So I was looking for counterparries for a little side-project I’ve got going on, and I stumble onto the bout between Kenta Tokunan and Veniamin Reshetnikov in the L16 team match between Japan and Russia at the 2014 World Champs. And damn, if almost every hit in that bout isn’t worth its own post. There’s … More Reflexes of a rattlesnake: Tokunan (JPN) v Reshetnikov (RUS)
OK, I know I said no more Koreans, but this is Occhiuzzi’s hit. I also know he was putting on a spectacular display of poor sportsmanship through the entire bout, but this hit almost redeems it. Extra points come from the fact that Kim tried (and got away with) the exact same move at 14/14 … More Successful troll is successful: Occhiuzzi (ITA) v Kim (KOR)
Keeping it clean and simple with today’s epic sabre hit. Montano v Anstett, Kazan 2014. There ain’t nothing quite as satisfying as a good solid parry-riposte. You know who won that sword fight.
Guest post from the team at Hot Fencer Of The Day The trope of the chameleon character is as old as the oldest oldness in Old-onia. The idea that one begins as an ugly duckling, goes through a series of character building experiences and/or makeovers (usually established with a visual montage), and is then revealed … More Warning: Tropes may….or may not be, exactly what they seem.
An idle thought came to me the other day: sabre is a sport almost uniquely suited to GIFs. Exchanges almost universally take 5-15 seconds and frequently require multiple views to appreciate. I’ve been spamming people with time-specific YouTube links for a while, but GIFs are a much more elegant solution. The series was in part … More Welcome to a new series: Epic sabre hit of the day