Attacking in sabre is about doing things perfectly, and 90% of it is having well-calibrated reflexes. … More Q&A: Drill where the student hits to coach’s head?
For those of you trying to salvage what’s left of a rough season, here’s my usual pre-comp rant, written down. … More For my students going to competitions after an unusual year
Won Wooyoung didn’t move the way coaches taught people to move. He moved the way he wanted to. Or, more accurately, the way he needed to. … More The Footwork
Fencing was one of those curious niche sports where a mid-level government executive like me, playing in his spare time, could claw his way up the gateway competitions, pay his blood money to his national federation, then take his chances against the best fencers in the world who did this for a living. … More The Break
The Course follows three principles. The first is that sabre is meant to be fun. The second is that sabre is a combat sport, and both combat and sport can only be learned by doing. The third principle is that sabre is diverse and ever changing. … More The Sydney Sabre Course (with article index)