For those of you who don’t make a habit of following the pronouncements of our glorious overlords in Switzerland, a quick catch up is due: there are new rules for sabre! Here’s a short FAQ. What’s the new rule? Under current conditions, the fencers start 4 m apart, with their front foot just behind the engarde line (ie: … More The Russian Box Of Death: An in-depth report
The other week, USFA announced it was implementing the “Russian Box Of Death” start line rules at all tournaments during the FIE test period. The internet freaked out. We decided to join the party by running a full tournament with Box Of Death rules. We’ll be providing an in-depth analysis later, but for now, here’s … More The Russian Box of Death: A quick taste
From the final of Rio World Champs: Iliasz gets a beauty of a stop cut on Kovalev. In the face of the looming timing change, we’re going to celebrate this kind of hit as much as possible while we still can.
A little bird left the videos for the World Champs men’s sabre team bouts in our inbox. Here’s something we found in there that made us giggle: There’s a counterattack that would still work after the timing change. Poor Jeff never knew what hit him.
And we’re back! Just FYI, Epic Sabre Hit has been being posted over on our Facebook page in the form of Facebook videos, but I’ve decided to bring back the GIFs as well. From the Seoul Grand Prix, here’s Nikolay Kovalev with the best parry you’ll see all day.