Quick one: Parry this!

Here’s a dirty little secret in sabre: no one hits straight.

Everyone angulates.

Dyachenko-angulated-hit
I have complex feelings when I look at this picture.

It’s like one of those mystic “wax on, wax off” journeys in sabre training, the one where your coach spends years getting you to hold your sabre properly, make light fast touches, and relax.

Then one day, this happens:

Check out that wrist mobility.