The latest from our YouTube series: My god, the footwork. It’s worth comparing this to our earlier piece, and watching how Kharlan primarily fights on the front of the foot. It’s crisp and agile, and not at all textbook, which would seem to be a pretty clear indication that the textbook is wrong.
We’ve made a new video: Starring the 2016 European Champion, Mr Benedikt “Peter” Wagner, showing what he does best. It’s a 3 minute masterclass in double-advance prep, heavily angulated chest cuts and the filthiest stop cuts known to man.
From the final of Rio World Champs: Iliasz gets a beauty of a stop cut on Kovalev. In the face of the looming timing change, we’re going to celebrate this kind of hit as much as possible while we still can.
A little bird left the videos for the World Champs men’s sabre team bouts in our inbox. Here’s something we found in there that made us giggle: There’s a counterattack that would still work after the timing change. Poor Jeff never knew what hit him.
And we’re back! Just FYI, Epic Sabre Hit has been being posted over on our Facebook page in the form of Facebook videos, but I’ve decided to bring back the GIFs as well. From the Seoul Grand Prix, here’s Nikolay Kovalev with the best parry you’ll see all day.