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Fencing: The Fenced In Podcast

Fencers: Christopher Mollard, Ben Peggs

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Fencing: The Fenced In Podcast

Fencing: The Fenced In Podcast

Fencers: Christopher Mollard, Ben Peggs

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The Fenced In podcast is, in essence sports and fencing framed in a light, conversational piece. The show is hosted by two GB international fencers, Ben Peggs and Christopher Mollard, who have the added dynamic of being coach and student. They share their experience as well as their tried and tested ideas of how to continue to improve in this technical sport that we all remain so passionate about, through lockdown and beyond.With nearly 30 years of knowledge between them, Chris and Ben discuss how to train and how to improve both their mental and physical fitness in such a way as to maximise their full potential. The duo explore the newest and continually evolving side of our sport that is ‘quarantine training’, sharing their experience from their own homes and exploring the many ways that fencers and athletes in other sports can make the most of training during this global pandemic. Discussing anything and everything - from mindfulness in the living room to point control in the garden, the show also features a much in demand ‘ask us anything’ segment where listeners have the opportunity to ask the questions they want the answers to.If you’re wanting to make the most out of quarantine then let’s be Fenced In together. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe!

Latest Episodes

The dream team behind some of GB's biggest successes - Maria Goriup and Sonia Aggio-Fierro

The fenced in podcast meets Maria and Sonia. British Fencing’s physiotherapist and sports therapist respectively. The dream team behind some of GB’s biggest successes! Maria and Sonia each run their own practice in different areas of London but that doesn’t stop them from finding them time support the fencers, and each other. Since Maria started, the GB team have qualified for the Rio Olympic Games, won numerous medals at World Cup, and with Sonia’s arrival followed not one but two World Championships silvers! We get to understand what makes Maria and Sonia tick, from their own athletic prowess to their professional careers and how they found themselves in the world of fencing. Their insights are fascinating, unlocking some of the fundamental principles behind staying injury free and recovering properly, with perspectives from their own sports and what they have brought to fencing. As we look to return to fencing, this information packed episode is your weapon of choice! Please ...

58 MIN1 w ago
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The dream team behind some of GB's biggest successes - Maria Goriup and Sonia Aggio-Fierro

The only athlete to have won a medal at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games - Pàl Szekeres

“In Hungary, if you want to be an icon you have to be Olympic champion" As he is the only athlete ever to have won a medal at both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games, it’s safe to say that’s exactly what Pal has achieved in a fencing career spanning 28 years, with a journey like no other! Ben and Chris discover what Pal went through from his first Olympics in Los Angeles 1984 to his last Paralympics London 2012. Describing his utter determination which resulted in his remarkable Paralympic title just 7 months after a life changing injury, he explains his re-educate of each and every aspect of life. Pál says that fencing was his saving grace, with a career which he views as a complete one. Now the president of IWAS Wheelchair Fencing and having held public office in Hungary for many years, promoting accessibility in all forms and changing the landscape of wheelchair fencing has been his goal. Pál views wheelchair fencing as the fourth discipline and it’s easy to understand wh...

60 MINJUL 7
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The only athlete to have won a medal at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games - Pàl Szekeres

Paralympian, world #1 and former double world champion - Dimitri Coutya

The ‘Fenced in’ podcast brings you its third guest: Paralympian and current World Number 1 - Dimitri Coutya. In this episode you’ll learn all there is to know about wheelchair fencing and the incredible story behind the former double World Champion. Dimitri talks us through his inspiring story at the Rio Games and how this spring-boarded him on to claim world titles in both Epee and Foil. With enlightening content about psychological wellbeing in lockdown and how just having a happy head can do wonders for you, this episode is jam packed so don’t miss out! Dimitri gives us an insight into his new Paralympic path, as the games shift by a year, and how that translates to his preparation. Echoing some of the ideals from other esteemed guests. Please remember to rate us and to subscribe for every update!

43 MINJUN 18
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Paralympian, world #1 and former double world champion - Dimitri Coutya

Olympian, head coach at Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club and to GB’s World silver medalist Marcus Mepstead - Dan Kellner

“We are fencers - we are trained to deal with change and adapt at a moments notice ” An opportunity, that is how our latest guest views the current situation. Dan Kellner talks us through his inspiring story as a fencer. With both highs and lows, that didn’t stop it from becoming a roaring success including being the first American in 33 years to win the Pan-American Games and finish 4th with team USA at 2004 Olympics Games. The story doesn’t stop there, we discuss the move into his coaching career: how it started, where he is now, and how he’s managing Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club in lockdown. Giving us a deeper understanding of his teaching methodologies that gave him successes with former students Race Imboden (former World #1 and Olympic medallist) and Sam Moelis (junior and cadet world champion) to current student and British number 1 - Marcus Mepstead (2019 World Championship Silver). It’s safe to say that Dan’s medal collection didn’t stop growing when he finished com...

47 MINJUN 9
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Olympian, head coach at Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club and to GB’s World silver medalist Marcus Mepstead - Dan Kellner

GB Sabre coach, Truro high performance lead and published fencing co-author - Jon Salfield

“Tough times don’t last, but tough teams do” This is exactly the mantra the head coach for Great Britain’s Sabre team lives by. Jon joins Chris and Ben to discuss how his club Truro is not only surviving but thriving in lockdown! Having established, and still leading, the Cornish club’s high performance programme he explains what has gone into producing some of GB’s best sabreurs and how, in a time like this, no club should lose momentum. Nearly an hour was spent talking to Jon but it could have been much longer listening to his tales and perspective on how Truro, a town of just 18,000 people, became a powerhouse of fencing world. The British Fencing Athlete Development Programme (ADP) coach talks in depth about his own learning as an athlete, having started fencing and achieved his World Cup selections later than most. It’s his attitude towards development that has seen him become one of Britain’s most successful coaches. Jon explains how through all his years in the game, ...

53 MINJUN 2
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GB Sabre coach, Truro high performance lead and published fencing co-author - Jon Salfield

Diet and nutrition

Diet. Nutrition. Stoke the fire and feed the flames. This episode is about understanding what you put into your body and how it can be as effective as the training you do. Ben and Chris talk about how their food intake has changed since lockdown and some examples of their favourite meals. Spoilers: Ben will eat anything and Chris is obsessed with peanut butter. ‘Ask us anything’ features two questions about the elements of training and how to manage breaks at competitions. Please remember to rate us and to subscribe for every update!

59 MINMAY 27
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Diet and nutrition

Recovery and periodisation

What’s just as important as your training? Recovery and how to schedule it! Ben and Chris delve deep into recovery to understand how being smart will get you back to your best quicker than before. Exploring the idea of periodisation through concise planning, you’ll get what you need to develop a structure to your training, helping you to peak at the right times whether you’re fencing domestically or internationally. ‘Ask us anything’ features a great question about visualising matches against opponents that you have lost to before, brought to you by a former British no.1 and GB international foilist. Please remember to rate us, subscribe for every update and share wherever you do that best!

50 MINMAY 20
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Recovery and periodisation

Strength and conditioning

Deep into lockdown and it’s time to power through! This lasted edition is exactly that - strength and conditioning! Ben and Chris build on the foundations from last weeks episode by discussing what physical training looks like for different levels of fencer and what key areas should be developed to avoid the pitfalls of injuries as well as making measurable differences to your game. The conversation evolves into how these gains can be made without the traditional training aids, and how both have been managing to keep in tip top shape despite quarantine. With more questions flooding in to the ‘Ask us anything’ section, Ben and Chris share personal experiences and give direction to reading material that could be considered the fencing bible for parents of this complex and dynamic sport. Please remember to rate us, subscribe for every update and share wherever you do that best!

46 MINMAY 13
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Strength and conditioning

Reach further - mobility, stability and flexibility

In week 5 of lockdown, Ben and Chris get their teeth into mobility, stability and flexibility - isn't that a mouthful! They talk about how this foundation supports fencing at any level, and how can it be developed or practised in your own home. Exploring common misconceptions and discussing injury prevention, this chapter shows the best way to prepare an athletes body for basic practise right through to professional training with knowledge gained from years of experience in doing both right and wrong! Reflecting on experience gained from British Fencing’s physios - Maria and Sonia - you'll start to understand primary principles on how balancing your bodies will give you a cutting edge. ‘Ask us anything’ becomes more poplar with a question from high level youth development coach and GB international medalist. With special remembrance to Matthew Dickinson who sadly passed away. A huge loss for our fencing community. Please remember to rate us, subscribe for every update and share w...

37 MINMAY 5
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Reach further - mobility, stability and flexibility

Footwork and technical training

Ben Peggs and Chris Mollard - who both represent GB in the sport of fencing - bring you the next chapter of their podcast, following on seamlessly from last weeks episode on tactical analysis. This week they discuss footwork and technical training - what it is, why it’s important and how to find new ways to do it at home. In this extended episode Ben and Chris take a deeper look at a range of technical elements, delving into a greater analysis of how modern foil is developing. Featuring a new section where listeners have questions answered, so be sure to get in touch for next week instalment. Please like, rate and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. We are also on Twitter @FencedInPodcast (https://twitter.com/FencedInPodcast) - follow us and get in touch for your questions to be answered!

55 MINAPR 27
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Footwork and technical training

Latest Episodes

The dream team behind some of GB's biggest successes - Maria Goriup and Sonia Aggio-Fierro

The fenced in podcast meets Maria and Sonia. British Fencing’s physiotherapist and sports therapist respectively. The dream team behind some of GB’s biggest successes! Maria and Sonia each run their own practice in different areas of London but that doesn’t stop them from finding them time support the fencers, and each other. Since Maria started, the GB team have qualified for the Rio Olympic Games, won numerous medals at World Cup, and with Sonia’s arrival followed not one but two World Championships silvers! We get to understand what makes Maria and Sonia tick, from their own athletic prowess to their professional careers and how they found themselves in the world of fencing. Their insights are fascinating, unlocking some of the fundamental principles behind staying injury free and recovering properly, with perspectives from their own sports and what they have brought to fencing. As we look to return to fencing, this information packed episode is your weapon of choice! Please ...

58 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The dream team behind some of GB's biggest successes - Maria Goriup and Sonia Aggio-Fierro

The only athlete to have won a medal at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games - Pàl Szekeres

“In Hungary, if you want to be an icon you have to be Olympic champion" As he is the only athlete ever to have won a medal at both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games, it’s safe to say that’s exactly what Pal has achieved in a fencing career spanning 28 years, with a journey like no other! Ben and Chris discover what Pal went through from his first Olympics in Los Angeles 1984 to his last Paralympics London 2012. Describing his utter determination which resulted in his remarkable Paralympic title just 7 months after a life changing injury, he explains his re-educate of each and every aspect of life. Pál says that fencing was his saving grace, with a career which he views as a complete one. Now the president of IWAS Wheelchair Fencing and having held public office in Hungary for many years, promoting accessibility in all forms and changing the landscape of wheelchair fencing has been his goal. Pál views wheelchair fencing as the fourth discipline and it’s easy to understand wh...

60 MINJUL 7
Comments
The only athlete to have won a medal at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games - Pàl Szekeres

Paralympian, world #1 and former double world champion - Dimitri Coutya

The ‘Fenced in’ podcast brings you its third guest: Paralympian and current World Number 1 - Dimitri Coutya. In this episode you’ll learn all there is to know about wheelchair fencing and the incredible story behind the former double World Champion. Dimitri talks us through his inspiring story at the Rio Games and how this spring-boarded him on to claim world titles in both Epee and Foil. With enlightening content about psychological wellbeing in lockdown and how just having a happy head can do wonders for you, this episode is jam packed so don’t miss out! Dimitri gives us an insight into his new Paralympic path, as the games shift by a year, and how that translates to his preparation. Echoing some of the ideals from other esteemed guests. Please remember to rate us and to subscribe for every update!

43 MINJUN 18
Comments
Paralympian, world #1 and former double world champion - Dimitri Coutya

Olympian, head coach at Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club and to GB’s World silver medalist Marcus Mepstead - Dan Kellner

“We are fencers - we are trained to deal with change and adapt at a moments notice ” An opportunity, that is how our latest guest views the current situation. Dan Kellner talks us through his inspiring story as a fencer. With both highs and lows, that didn’t stop it from becoming a roaring success including being the first American in 33 years to win the Pan-American Games and finish 4th with team USA at 2004 Olympics Games. The story doesn’t stop there, we discuss the move into his coaching career: how it started, where he is now, and how he’s managing Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club in lockdown. Giving us a deeper understanding of his teaching methodologies that gave him successes with former students Race Imboden (former World #1 and Olympic medallist) and Sam Moelis (junior and cadet world champion) to current student and British number 1 - Marcus Mepstead (2019 World Championship Silver). It’s safe to say that Dan’s medal collection didn’t stop growing when he finished com...

47 MINJUN 9
Comments
Olympian, head coach at Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club and to GB’s World silver medalist Marcus Mepstead - Dan Kellner

GB Sabre coach, Truro high performance lead and published fencing co-author - Jon Salfield

“Tough times don’t last, but tough teams do” This is exactly the mantra the head coach for Great Britain’s Sabre team lives by. Jon joins Chris and Ben to discuss how his club Truro is not only surviving but thriving in lockdown! Having established, and still leading, the Cornish club’s high performance programme he explains what has gone into producing some of GB’s best sabreurs and how, in a time like this, no club should lose momentum. Nearly an hour was spent talking to Jon but it could have been much longer listening to his tales and perspective on how Truro, a town of just 18,000 people, became a powerhouse of fencing world. The British Fencing Athlete Development Programme (ADP) coach talks in depth about his own learning as an athlete, having started fencing and achieved his World Cup selections later than most. It’s his attitude towards development that has seen him become one of Britain’s most successful coaches. Jon explains how through all his years in the game, ...

53 MINJUN 2
Comments
GB Sabre coach, Truro high performance lead and published fencing co-author - Jon Salfield

Diet and nutrition

Diet. Nutrition. Stoke the fire and feed the flames. This episode is about understanding what you put into your body and how it can be as effective as the training you do. Ben and Chris talk about how their food intake has changed since lockdown and some examples of their favourite meals. Spoilers: Ben will eat anything and Chris is obsessed with peanut butter. ‘Ask us anything’ features two questions about the elements of training and how to manage breaks at competitions. Please remember to rate us and to subscribe for every update!

59 MINMAY 27
Comments
Diet and nutrition

Recovery and periodisation

What’s just as important as your training? Recovery and how to schedule it! Ben and Chris delve deep into recovery to understand how being smart will get you back to your best quicker than before. Exploring the idea of periodisation through concise planning, you’ll get what you need to develop a structure to your training, helping you to peak at the right times whether you’re fencing domestically or internationally. ‘Ask us anything’ features a great question about visualising matches against opponents that you have lost to before, brought to you by a former British no.1 and GB international foilist. Please remember to rate us, subscribe for every update and share wherever you do that best!

50 MINMAY 20
Comments
Recovery and periodisation

Strength and conditioning

Deep into lockdown and it’s time to power through! This lasted edition is exactly that - strength and conditioning! Ben and Chris build on the foundations from last weeks episode by discussing what physical training looks like for different levels of fencer and what key areas should be developed to avoid the pitfalls of injuries as well as making measurable differences to your game. The conversation evolves into how these gains can be made without the traditional training aids, and how both have been managing to keep in tip top shape despite quarantine. With more questions flooding in to the ‘Ask us anything’ section, Ben and Chris share personal experiences and give direction to reading material that could be considered the fencing bible for parents of this complex and dynamic sport. Please remember to rate us, subscribe for every update and share wherever you do that best!

46 MINMAY 13
Comments
Strength and conditioning

Reach further - mobility, stability and flexibility

In week 5 of lockdown, Ben and Chris get their teeth into mobility, stability and flexibility - isn't that a mouthful! They talk about how this foundation supports fencing at any level, and how can it be developed or practised in your own home. Exploring common misconceptions and discussing injury prevention, this chapter shows the best way to prepare an athletes body for basic practise right through to professional training with knowledge gained from years of experience in doing both right and wrong! Reflecting on experience gained from British Fencing’s physios - Maria and Sonia - you'll start to understand primary principles on how balancing your bodies will give you a cutting edge. ‘Ask us anything’ becomes more poplar with a question from high level youth development coach and GB international medalist. With special remembrance to Matthew Dickinson who sadly passed away. A huge loss for our fencing community. Please remember to rate us, subscribe for every update and share w...

37 MINMAY 5
Comments
Reach further - mobility, stability and flexibility

Footwork and technical training

Ben Peggs and Chris Mollard - who both represent GB in the sport of fencing - bring you the next chapter of their podcast, following on seamlessly from last weeks episode on tactical analysis. This week they discuss footwork and technical training - what it is, why it’s important and how to find new ways to do it at home. In this extended episode Ben and Chris take a deeper look at a range of technical elements, delving into a greater analysis of how modern foil is developing. Featuring a new section where listeners have questions answered, so be sure to get in touch for next week instalment. Please like, rate and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. We are also on Twitter @FencedInPodcast (https://twitter.com/FencedInPodcast) - follow us and get in touch for your questions to be answered!

55 MINAPR 27
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Footwork and technical training
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