Why does Sydney Sabre exist? Like any good sinister corporation, we have a mission. Ours is a little more specific than most: We will make sabre fencing a mainstream sport. But why? Why sabre? You can get into a lot of hand-waving aesthetic arguments here about the beauty and elegance and history of fencing … More Courage and Collaboration: Why sabre makes you a better person.
Let’s start with a statement that’s both dangerous and self-evident: At professional level, sabre is not refereed according to the rule book. It hasn’t been for decades. So what’s going on? It’s worth noting that this essay is not about the first and last sections of the rule book, the procedural stuff. These parts cover an extensive … More The Common Law: How sabre refereeing really works, and how to make it better
Sabre refereeing is tough. Things happen very fast and decisions need to be made based on very subtle differences in complex movements. You’re also dealing with a pair of (often) fired-up people with weapons. It can be scary at the best of times, but we reckon learning to deal with that is a powerful skill. … More An Armed Society Is A Polite Society
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee Our Training Philosophy: We are not a clone army. We are all individuals. Every student training at Sydney Sabre starts by working their way through our 50-Week Course. The … More One Kick: The Sydney Sabre Training Philosophy
Regular followers of our work will know that we have a strong affinity for K-sabre. There are plenty of reasons: it is spectacular to watch, we’ve worked with them in the past with great success, and they’re nice guys. But the real reason is this: They set sabre free. Back in the distant bygone era … More Why We Love Korean Sabre