Flash: Tokunan (JPN) v Yakimenko (RUS)

Back to cool bladework today: here’s Kenta Tokunan pulling some sweet moves in the team match against Russia at the 2014 World Championships in Kazan, during which he scored an absurd number of points with this sort of thing.

2014-10-15 Tokunan v Yakimenko parry Flash WhichDescriptiveCod

The whole match is here, and is worth a watch:

I’ll be very interested to see how the Japanese team continues to develop under the direction of Lee Wookjae, who coached the Korean team up to their London Olympic gold. It’d be great to see the development of a new Asian sabre power.

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