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.
Long long ago, in the Precedented Times, a bunch of nerds who liked to play a fun sword-fighting game somehow managed to convince a commercial landlord to lease them an unloved vacant office space on Parramatta Road so they could have a place to play sword-fighting game more often. The doors opened to regular folk … More Sydney Sabre’s 8th Iso-Birthday
Sydney Sabre has gone into hibernation. We started preparing for this a month or so ago, when the first reports of COVID-19 escaping Wuhan hit the news. Initially, we hoped to be lucky – Australia is the lucky country – and catch the incoming cases as they were detected, like Taiwan or Singapore or Hong … More Waratah
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