This was inevitable, really. Gu Bongil, World #1, is a sabre prodigy with the most extraordinary attack of any fencer on the circuit. His lunge leaves biomechanics experts speechless and his counterparries are terrifyingly fast, but almost every other element of his game is built around a hilariously incongruous clumsiness. Word has it he’s rather … More I like the way you move: Gu Bongil (KOR): Epic Sabre Compilation
We’re going to be running with a bit of a Gu Bongil theme for the next few days. The 25 year old world #1 has a simple but devastatingly effective game which is built entirely around his one showstopper move: the most extraordinary advance lunge on earth. It’s most commonly seen in the 4m, but … More Applied Physics: Gu (KOR) v Szilagyi (HUN)
Today’s epic hit comes from the much-anticipated deathmatch between two team mates, World #1 and World #2, Gu Bongil and Kim Junghwan. The winning point from Gu in the 2014 Asian Games final is one of the most beautiful fencing actions I’ve ever seen. It’s the last word on attack-on-prep in the 4m. Here it … More Battle Royale: Gu (KOR) v Kim (KOR)
After a month of searching, we’ve finally got (unofficial) video from Asian Games! Here’s the first semifinal, between Kim Junghwan and Lam Hin Chung. Crowd reaction is intense. Good stuff. Thanks to David Sim and Lee KyuJin for providing the video!
Friday fencing flamewar time! Keeping it local today for this week’s Impossible Ref Call with a lovely slow-mo from Zak Henry. From the poules at last weekend’s NSW State Championships, here’s Sydney Sabre’s John Chow v UNSW’s Adam Wilcock. We’ve had a bit of an internal debate at the club about this one. What’s your … More Nope, nope, nope? Chow (AUS) v Wilcock (AUS)