For those of you who don’t make a habit of following the pronouncements of our glorious overlords in Switzerland, a quick catch up is due: there are new rules for sabre! Here’s a short FAQ. What’s the new rule? Under current conditions, the fencers start 4 m apart, with their front foot just behind the engarde line (ie: … More The Russian Box Of Death: An in-depth report
Sabre is an amazing sport. It’s fast, dynamic, flashy, brilliantly complex in execution and brutally simple in principle. Over the last three years, I’ve taught over 5,000 people with no previous exposure to the sport to play, ref, and understand the game. We’ve published videos to introduce the soul of sabre to a wider audience, and we’ve … More This ain’t tennis: Testing a radical proposal to fix the 4 meters
The Lunge: The movement starts with the front foot. The toes are lifted and the front swings forward with an extension of the knee. The front heel advances, skimming the floor, as the rear leg pushes with a vigorous extension of the knee.” -Istvan Lukovitch, “Fencing, The New International Style” (1958) If you’ve had a … More Let it happen: Fencing footwork based on natural gait
We made a new video a few weeks back on some of the patterns we noticed in the refereeing at the 2015 World Champs in Moscow: Hope it’s informative. Hit us up on Facebook with any questions! The original video for the rest of the 2014/15 season is here.
We recently published a little piece on the type of training schedule followed by Korean pro and wannabe-pro sabre fencers. This was considered by many to be mildly demotivating. Yes, doing amazing stuff on the piste is fun and winning is cool. But what hope is there for the enormous majority who can’t dedicate 16 … More So you want to fence like a pro, but also go to uni… here’s a German national team training schedule.