So I said no more Korean fencers until I got my hands on the final of Asian Games. Then I got my hands on the final of Asian Games. And boy oh boy, it’s a bar fight. There’s a lovely counterattack from Gu, but it seems Kim’s not in the mood to appreciate it. This … More Smackdown: Kim (KOR) v Gu (KOR)
Marching attacks have become more powerful this year, as updates to the FIE rule interpretations have given more flexibility to the attacker. We ran a workshop recently on how to take them down. To illustrate, we made a video, using a compilation of successful defensive actions from the 2014 Coupe Acropolis in Athens. Starring Nikolai … More Video: Breaking the march
Today’s hit is also from the 2014 Coupe Acropolis: this time an incredibly ballsy attack-on-prep by Daryl Homer. It’s a combination of superlative timing and nerves of steel. There’s a reason we have this on a poster at the club:
OK, so they were always going to lose horribly. But the Australian men’s sabre team at the 2014 Coupe Acropolis in Athens weren’t going to go down without a fight. Happy Sunday, everyone!
Just to keep the flamewars lively, I’m going to throw in an epic hit every so often where all of the awesome fencing leads to a totally ambiguous outcome. This lovely exchange is from the round of 16 at the 2014 World Championships between Nicolas Limbach and Aron Szilagyi, and suffice to say it goes … More Errhm? Impossible Ref Call of the week: Limbach (GER) v Szilagyi (HUN)