The following is a thorough and in-depth analysis of the Rio men’s sabre field, based on only the finest in armchair-quarterbacking, internet rumours, random encounters in nightclubs, and gossip overheard at tournaments. It has been delayed by several weeks due to the machinations of WADA, CAS, IOC and FIE, thus proving that we’re fundamentally pretty naïve … More Cheat sheet: A form guide to Rio 2016
The other week, USFA announced it was implementing the “Russian Box Of Death” start line rules at all tournaments during the FIE test period. The internet freaked out. We decided to join the party by running a full tournament with Box Of Death rules. We’ll be providing an in-depth analysis later, but for now, here’s … More The Russian Box of Death: A quick taste
Budapest was the final tournament in the 2015 World Cup calendar. I have delayed publication of a proper recap because watching the final again will make me cry, and because everyone in the sabre world has already heard about the grotesque farce that was the Yakimenko/Rousset semi. Instead of serious analysis, we’re going to be announcing … More Hero time: Our Very Serious 2015 World Cup Awards
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’ve been busy with a few major projects as late, but have been prompted to break radio silence by some unexpected news from Korea. Their national qualification tournament was held over the weekend: The new 2015/2016 squad was announced shortly after the event. Gu Bongil Ha Hansol Kim Junghwan Kim Junho Oh Sanguk Song Jonghun … More A sad departure: Retirement of Won Wooyoung and Oh Eunseok from the FIE circuit