Quick one: Parry this!

Here’s a dirty little secret in sabre: no one hits straight. Everyone angulates. 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 … More Quick one: Parry this!

Old man game

“I am like Rocky…Rocky 3, Rocky 4, Rocky 5” – Aldo Montano (age 36) I figure when the overwhelming reaction to our post on the Korean pro sabre training program is WTF, most of you are probably thinking how you’re going to get anywhere near that schedule. The vast majority of the people who are reading this are recreational … More Old man game

So you want to fence like a pro…here’s the Korean cadet training schedule

Every week, we get another hopeful kid sidling up to one of our instructors (sometimes accompanied by mom or dad) to shyly ask: “How do I get really good at fencing?” In the words of the venerable Mr. Lee Hyo-kun, head coach of the Korean Mens Sabre Team and childhood coach of world #1 Gu … More So you want to fence like a pro…here’s the Korean cadet training schedule