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 or don’t want to borrow.” People fencing at Sydney Sabre don’t need to have their own gear — we have gear here. But that’s not the case in most fencing clubs. Even … 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