“How do I hold the sabre?” is one of the most common questions we get at Sydney Sabre. This is the traditional way of holding a sabre: This is the modern way to hold a sabre: Things have not changed much in over 100 years.
Disclaimer: This isn’t intended as a dig at any particular recent policy decisions by the FIE. I have always used 2-pin, as does most of my club. But the phrasing of the announcement was hilarious, and reminded me of one of the greatest moments of the 2015 Madrid world cup. Ladies and gentlemen, I present … More “Equipment works perfectly in all situations”
Kim v Szilagyi: If that billing doesn’t get your attention, you’re not doing sabre fandom right. The last match of the Moscow quarterfinals was the kind of lineup that forces foolish Australians like myself to stay up to 4am to watch the live stream. Szilagyi had apparently recovered his equilibrium after his epic thrashing by Kim … More Mild trolling: Kim (KOR) v Szilagyi (HUN)
Something simple and lovely for your Friday. Daryl Homer really is the master of showboat moves. Allllmost as good as the best duck parry of all time, from the 2014 Coupe Acropolis teams. Not that we’re biased at all. Full match is here:
We’re back! This time I’d like to just spend a few quiet minutes appreciating the force of nature that is Tamas Decsi’s long attack. Based on post-match interviews with people who’ve fenced him, I understand that in terms of sheer lethal inevitability, it’s somewhere between a pouncing Siberian tiger and an oncoming avalanche. What a … More The Pain Train: Decsi (HUN) v Ibragimov (RUS)