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
Forget dangling shiny things in front of the camera.
Get people to play the game. … More Mass Market: How To Make Sabre Broadcasting Huge
So, the FIE COMEX wants to change the rules of sabre again. 20-odd years ago, the rules of sabre were changed to ban all attacks where the back foot crosses in front of the front foot. Essentially, they banned running. They also banned the kind of flashy cross-step attack known as the flèche. Now they … More Broken Arrow: The Return of Flèche
1389 AD, Germany: everything is done in the nearest and shortest, simplest and most direct way, as if the cut or thrust of the fencer is guided by a wire pulling on the point or edge of the sword, straight to the openings of the opponent. In this way, the fencer makes their attack in … More Keep it simple.