Say Hello to our new friend!

Sean and Gav are joined by a new co-host - GB international sabreur Kate Daykin. Together they look at the end of the regular season from Paris (again), Shanghai, Dubai and Moscow. Sean presents his homage to Deriglazova, Gav reveals his most embarrassing fencing moment and Kate seeks haircare tips from Velikaya. Coolest Fencer on the Planet is more hotly contested than ever."

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Links to the streams

Paris (SNCF) - mens epee

Shanghai - mens foil


These are a bit all over the place but they’re all available on Fencing Vision.
For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Ytci4wC6Y

Moscow - sabre GP
Women’s finals: https://youtu.be/iynOyROZK8k
Men’s FInals: https://youtu.be/os1hDi-76eM

How many tournaments???

Welcome to episode 42. How many tournaments can we talk about?

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TONS of action this episode.

Let’s start off with a bit of contrition. We missed Barcelona Women’s Epee last episode. it’s so busy at this time of the year that it feels easy to miss something. We feel bad, especially Gav who does watch Womens Epee.

We had a discussion on the role of commentary. Gav admits that he can’t watch fencing without sound and Sean observes that fencing without audio feels a bit amateurish? What do you think? Interested in your views on that one.

Foil from Cairo:
Individual: https://youtu.be/fT7WUjVvGj8
Team: https://youtu.be/DiVQ6FztMGU

Budapest Grand Prix
Epee FInals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULsFvP83XB4&t=8523s

Mens Sabre Padua
Mens Sabre Individual: https://youtu.be/K_d7-P0Azss
Mens Sabre Teams: https://youtu.be/h4ql_bj-lMk

Womens Sabre Athens
Womens Sabre Individual: https://youtu.be/K_d7-P0Azss
Womens Sabre Teams: https://youtu.be/iy9jIj7S2gI

At home with Alice & Daniele. A ton of action

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Arianna interviews fencing's most successful and glamorous couple, Olympic men's foil champion Daniele Garozzo and women's foil world champion Alice Volpi. There's been a deluge of action - Warsaw men's sabre, Turin foil Grand Prix, Vancouver men's epee and Cairo Sabre Grand Prix. Sean forgets his notes and Gav names his favourite children's television programmes. It's all here!

Warsaw Men’s Sabre
Individual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mzzuu4rSME&list=PL_pQQho0KExwaMBczq1_IXjsJlkyUfX-A
Team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04U1Bfmz5m8&list=PL_pQQho0KExw9ioJdAAktzMXXBGUrJlFF

Turin Foil
Finals Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AungGAaZfGE

Vancouver Epee
Finals Individual: https://youtu.be/IDvnp4YdruY
Finals Team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCwIbnfPpRo

Cairo Sabre

Mens Sabre Finals: https://youtu.be/qBKBR1YHXQM
Womens Sabre Finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQGm18mrHN0

Episode 40: Kruse hits the spot, it's good to be French...

Sean and Gav celebrate the podcast's 40th with a feast of fencing. Tokyo men's foil World Cup in Japan, St Maur women's foil World Cup in France, Salt Lake City women's sabre World Cup in the USA and women's and men's epee Grand Prix from Doha, Qatar. Kruse on top of the world, Borel returns, Estonia in the limelight and the French in fine form around the globe. Much to enjoy!


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Doha women’s and men’s epee Grand Prix finals: https://youtu.be/VOP69JXeGoQ

Tokyo men’s foil World Cup individual finals: https://youtu.be/BIovPd7gnEU

Tokyo men’s foil World Cup team final: https://youtu.be/SgbfeRTm2VA

St Maur women’s foil World Cup individual finals: https://youtu.be/NpPB5xAFvQs

St Maur women’s foil World Cup team final: https://youtu.be/RhZAXGC6QBs

Salt Lake City women’s sabre World Cup individual finals: https://youtu.be/H5RYZkq3D9U

Salt Lake City women’s sabre World Cup team medal matches: https://youtu.be/vTORboVyMIo

Episode 38: Return of the Mamatletas

We look at the decisions of the FIE Congress (and are appalled), discuss the action from Algiers (Mens Sabre and Womens Foil) and Gav expresses his disappointment with a result that he should love… you’ll have to listen to find out why. Coolest fencer on the planet is a bit of a surprise… no spoilers! Also a large shout out to the returning Mamatletas!

We find searching Kabcom for the relevant links a bit difficult. Rest assuered, it’s all in here somewhere! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRKcRBFMZyzW8Ko7qhI908Q

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Episode 36: A Year in Review

Gav and Sean look back on the 2017/18 season and pick out their highlights and star performers. We have some sad news with the passing of several fencing greats in recent weeks. We also look forward to the upcoming season and what will bring a smile to our faces. Gav promises to watch more sabre and makes a confession about his worship of Max. Sean gambles on his knowledge of women's epee and continues to be enthused by women's sabre. We talk about our plans for the coming season.

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Episode 34: Kate & Alex Beardmore plus Richard Kruse

In this episode Sean's interviews more of Great Britain's leading foilists.

Kate and Alex Beardmore are the sister and brother team that propelled Kate to the top of the British women's foil rankings. Kate has ambitions to reach the very top of international level. We approve!

Richard Kruse probably doesn't need an introduction. He  is a serial winner of world class events and has been the spearhead of British fencing's recent success. What a guy! Find out what makes him tick.

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Bonjour from Paris

Bonjour from Paris

Last weekend were in Paris for our yearly trip the Paris Challenge International de Paris.

For us the action started on Friday morning when Sean was on site for initial the phases of the tournament. He also managed to sit down with Enzo Lefort, Alex Massialas and Ben Paul from Leon Paul. After surviving Parisian traffic, Gav trundled into town with his photo gear that evening.

As usual the CIP was a great tournament with lots of drama throughout the day.  We managed to sit down after the major sessions throughout Saturday to give our impressions.

The event is available to stream on youtube via FFEscrime, here's the link to their playlist:


We'd like to give a massive shout out to our pals at FFEscrime for making our visit really enjoyable.

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Episode 23: The Season Continues...

Welcome to Episode 23.

We discuss Ibtihaj Muhammad's new barbie (great news) and Gav mentions a book of stories for young girls. Sean has another suggestion for the "boring epee" problem.

And we pick our first Coolest Fencer on the Planet!

We catch up with all of the results. Footage was hard to find his time around, more on that in the podcas, resuls from:

Mens Sabre  from Algiers:
Individual finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyvFFUjJJ4o
Team Finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9AZrQ8yKw

Womens Sabre from St Niklaas WS (Gav's pretty sure there used to be a big epee comp here too!)
Individuals (finals): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxkvFyCALNQ
Teams (Final): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEy8aBnqDymMIcJCh72gMw#
Rest is all here on Kabcom.

Womens Epee from Souzhou
No Streams just results:
Individual: http://fie.org/competitions/2018/97/results/rank
Teams: http://fie.org/competitions/2018/452/results/rank

Mens Epee Legnano ME,
We were suprised that there was nothing for this either. Where we wrong? Let us know.
Individual: http://fie.org/competitions/2018/108/results/rank
Teams: http://fie.org/competitions/2018/823/results/rank
Note; at the time of recording Gav couldn't remember how old Berta is, he's 23.

Womens Foil action from St Maur
Watch the actions on the FFEscerime Youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSjeeZaP92mdOICSXsaGdiw/videos

Tokyo MF
Again, a lack of video. It was streamed live but because it was the middle of the night we don't think many people have seen it locally. And that's a real shame considering the results ... 
Individual: http://fie.org/competitions/2018/137/results/rank
Teams: http://fie.org/competitions/2018/206/results/rank

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Episode 22: We're back, Hooray!

It feels like an age since we last recorded but here we are, it's a new fencing season and a new episode to go with it. We apologise for the delay, there's been some unavoidable production delays.

Sean and Gav have a lot to go over: Women's Epee action in Tallin, Women's Foil action, Berne Mens Epee and Women's Sabre from Orleans (featuring chocolate). Gav makes an admission...

+++News News News+++
We hear some news in births section of the sport (congrats all!) and Sean and Gav discuss celebrity fencing gear.
And here's a question: How DO we fix epee??

Streams and Results

Womens Foil Cancun
Results are here: http://fie.org/competitions/2018/125/results/rank

Check out the official Stream here: https://www.facebook.com/federacionmexicanadeesgrima/

We want to hear your thoughts.

Cairo Mens Foil
Watch the finals session here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EgyFencing/videos/?ref=page_internal
Is there a better backdrop for any other tournament?!?

Berne Mens Epee
Finals session: https://youtu.be/F1mgO55eaD4
Check the Youtube channel for more

Orleans Sabre
Note:  this is the link to the final. To watch the L8 and up you will need to go this channel and watch each fight individually. In some ways this is a great way to present Sabre, in other ways it makes it difficult for us!!

Talinn Womens Epee
These is all we've found. (Cheers welovefencing.com)

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