Conversation with Veniamin Reshetnikov, 2013 World Champion: J: “So how was your flight?” V: “Not so bad. I fly a lot – Novosibirsk to Moscow every weekend, 4 hours flight, 4 hours time zone” J: “That’s insane.” V: “It’s not so bad. When I was small, we could not afford flight so had to go … More No Excuses
Sabre has flaws. The conventional definition of attack in the 4m is a mess. But the conventional definition of attack outside the 4m is fine. Take priority, keep moving forward, and hit without missing or getting parried. It’s simple, it’s clear, it’s easy to apply, and it works. But sabre has just changed. While much … More The blink of an eye: a plea for simplicity
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
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.