Match Analysis – Tom Seitz v Luca Curatoli Plovdiv 2014 This is a guest article by Rob Cawdron. Rob is a Sabre coach based at Shakespeare’s Swords Fencing Club in the UK. You can reach him on Facebook. We’re continuing the theme of up-and-coming young sabre fencers with an epic analysis of one of the … More Guest post: A blow-by-blow analysis of Curatoli (ITA) v Seitz (FRA), 2014 Junior World Champs
Keeping it simple again today: regular readers will know I have a weakness for absurd trick shots. Here’s a pair of beauties from Oh Sanguk in his semifinal against Ibragimov: On closer examination, he’s not so much an extended-range version of Gu Bongil as he is a more laid-back version of Won Wooyoung, who happens … More Young guns: Padua World Cup Recap part 3: Oh SU (KOR) v Ibragimov (RUS)
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Continuing with our theme of how kids these days ain’t got no respect, check this out: *snerk* Dolniceanu loves nothing more than running into the middle and turning matches into a relentless slog of simultaneous attacks. This response is sheer unmitigated trollish brilliance. I think I have a new favourite fencer. The full match is … More Batman Gambit: Kim Junho (KOR) v Dolniceanu (ROU)
…And a super quick bonus round. This is a proper old-fashioned epic hit of the day. Another total rookie with zero FIE experience at any level, 20 years old, 14-14 against the reigning World Champion: Oooooh, pretty.