I’m continuing my video series with Won Wooyoung: 2010 World Champion, current world #13 and the single most entertaining fencer I have ever seen. I’ll always have a soft spot for Won: he’s the guy who first made me pay attention to sabre. Simply amazing. Watch with sound, the song matches his sabre game perfectly.
I know I posted this match just the other day, but I can’t resist this hit. It makes me laugh. Leave it to Won Wooyoung to win a match this way. Full match is here, if you missed it. Thanks again to CyrusofChaos.
Friday fencing flamewar time! It’s Montano v Gu in the round of 32 at the 2014 Budapest Grand Prix. It’s a fascinating battle of age and guile versus youth and athleticism, and Montano has his young opponent pretty thoroughly outfoxed. There’s three or four brutally difficult referee calls in the match of which, I think, … More Hostile takeover: Montano (ITA) v Gu (KOR)
Won and Occhiuzzi, in the round of 64. What could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot for Occhiuzzi, as it turns out, but his misfortune means the rest of us get to watch stuff like this hit. The Korean coach’s reaction sums it up perfectly. Full match is available thanks to CyrusOfChaos: The whole thing … More Full power: Won (KOR) v Occhiuzzi (ITA)
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. The whole match is here, and is worth a watch: I’ll be very interested to see … More Flash: Tokunan (JPN) v Yakimenko (RUS)