Why learn sabre? You can get into a lot of hand-waving aesthetic arguments about the beauty and elegance and history of fencing and whatever, but that’s a hard sell to make to someone who’s not already committed. There’s plenty of books and blog posts out there arguing about how it makes your kids (and … More Courage and Collaboration: Why sabre makes you a better person.
tldr; version: “Buy the minimum set. For your body, right now. Of the best quality you can afford. Starting with things you can’t/don’t want to borrow.” There is no requirement for people fencing at Sydney Sabre to have their own gear. However, most people tend to get their own set as they progress through … More John’s Guide to Sabre Equipment
Luigi Martilotti made a call which was consistent with the the rules of sabre and the role of the referee. His call will stand, and will be cited in future. … More Judgment: What referees can learn from Budapest Worlds
Back in 2013 when we were just starting out, an acquaintance of ours in Korea sent us a (now sadly defunct) video link of a national tournament, in which some enormous fencer in unmarked gear was mauling the bejeesus out of Kim Junghwan. “Who the heck is that?” we asked. “He is high school student! … More Flash
Forget dangling shiny things in front of the camera.
Get people to play the game. … More Mass Market: How To Make Sabre Broadcasting Huge
Question from one of my students after the Moscow Grand Prix the other day: “Hey, do you know what was up with the camera angles in Moscow? You couldn’t see what was going on at all.” Between that and the incessant cutting around, it made following the game a lot harder than it needed to … More Focus – Specialisation and Sabre Broadcasting