Alert but not alarmed: Berrè (ITA) v Apithy (FRA)

Continuing the old-school footwork theme today, here is Enrico Berrè using his smooth and relaxed march as a platform for a very nice piece of countertime against Bolade Apithy in the 32 at Kazan:

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He’s generally a very stable fencer (with legs that long, you kind of need to be), but he’s been known to indulge in a bit of a skip from time to time. His last hit in the same bout has a beautiful flow to it:

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Apithy gets some textbook attacks in, too. He’s a very different fencer to Berrè, with fantastic power and acceleration. Here he is displaying both, with very good use of distance:

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Full match has just been uploaded to our YouTube channel. It’s a very classy affair, with lots of nice fluid exchanges. Well worth checking out.

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