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 39: A jaunt to Paris, an interview with Race Imboden

Sean and Gav go to Paris for the Challenge International de Paris and spend all weekend working. While in Paris we met up with the lovely Arianna Scarnecchia of PianetaScherma who have kindly allowed us to share an interview with Race Imboden. While we are in Paris, elsewhere in Europe Heidenheim men's epee was in full swing. It’s a stupidly big competition and sees the first run out of the new non-combativity “Unwillingnes to Fence” rules. Katowice women's foil sees a mixture of the familiar and the new.

Note: You’ll hear some heavy breathing in the background. You’re not hearing an asthmatic pug, Gav picked up a cold while he was in France!


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Paris men’s foil individual (with commentary provided by us.
Unfortunately the audio quality is terrible): https://youtu.be/XkOmuvDvSBg

Heidenheim men’s epee individual finals: https://youtu.be/Nrc4EzUvAp4

Katowice women’s foil individual playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_pQQho0KExzavF_D0er_ReGbiU8zbCI5

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 33: We cast the runes...

The dust has settled on the season, the fencers have fought and now it's time for Sean and Gav to sit down and scry what might happen in the World Championships in Wuxi, China. We cast the runes, Gav investigates the gribbly bits of Epee, Sean tries his hand at a bit of Sabre divination.

Where the stars in alignment? We'll only know once the World Championships are over...

Episode 30: A grab bag of Epee, Sabre and Foil

We talk about the Moscow Sabre Grand Prix - Queen Velikaya returns and we find out who scares Sean. Gav's been watching the SNCF Reseau men's epee from Paris. Oldies dominate the podium and Sean doesn't feel encouraged to watch the team event. And finally we look at the Shanghai Foil Grand Prix with mixed feelings of joy and inevitability. Gav's previously hitherto unknown obsession with Quavers* becomes apparent...

Our flirtation with democracy comes to an end as Sean imposes his coolest fencer on the planet**!

Video links below:

Moscow Sabre Grand Prix
Mens Sabre
Womens Sabre

SNCF Reseau Paris
You can watch it all here on the French Federation's youtube channel.

Shanghai Grand Prix
Womens Foil
Mens Foil

*Editor's Note: Quavers are a delicious cheese flavour potato-based snack. They don't sponsor us but probably should.
**Power to the people, who's with me? -Gav

Episode 27: Foil, Epee and Sabre!

Episode 27: Foil, Epee  and Sabre!

Full house in this episode as Gav & Sean catch up on the latest action in all three weapons!

We've had some good news. Leon Paul will sponsor us again this year so we're looking at  attending a few more events. We're excited and hope you are too! Leon Paul aren't the only cool people out there there's also our patrons.

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The Fencing action in this episode:

Athens Sabre World Cup:
Individual SF and finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67iGt718Pi0
Teams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDNtSaZX63A

Warsaw Mens Sabre World Cup
All of the action can be found on this handy Fencing Vision playlist: https://youtu.be/TOfJ6l4sE0c

Anaheim Mens and Womens Foil Grand Prix
Playlists are available for each event: Womens Foil GP Anaheim & Mens Foil GP Anaheim

Budapest Womens and Mens Epee Grand Prix
More Playlist action: Mens Epee Budapest GP &

Editor's note: We're big fans of playlists. It makes it easy to find all of the action and the bout collectsions are good. A wee suggestion for Youtube: make it easier to list and search channels!

Episode 10: International Epee and Sabre, Sean sits down with Ziemek Wojciechowski

Welcome to Episode 10! Our first milestone, Gav thought we should throw a party but that somehow slipped off the agenda. Maybe next time though as we share our excellent news - we are now sponsored by Leon Paul UK!

So we bought some new kit (which we're getting used to) and booked flights to Leipzig to bring you all the action from the upcoming World Championships!

In the news:
Yangzhou Women's Sabre World Cup results.
Individual http://fie.org/competitions/2017/151/results/rank
Team http://fie.org/competitions/2017/756/results/rank
Seoul Sabre Grand Prix Action finals https://youtu.be/DMPG6hhKEb0
Terrific Epee from Budapest. Gav continues his love affair with Japanese and Korean fencing. https://youtu.be/CFFxNtwI-ok

You can learn more about Ziemek and where he coaches here: https://www.zfw-fencing.co.uk
If you have the time we recommend you attend one of his seminars. It's impossible to walk away withouth feeling enthusiastic, having learned something new. Details here: https://www.zfw-fencing.co.uk/coaching-course-2017