The March

Sabre finally came into its own. By the time I write this, in 2020, it is the fastest growing, most glamorous, and probably most popular form of fencing. Most of this was because the lock-out time fixed the march. … More The March

The Break

Fencing was one of those curious niche sports where a mid-level government executive like me, playing in his spare time, could claw his way up the gateway competitions, pay his blood money to his national federation, then take his chances against the best fencers in the world who did this for a living. … More The Break

Women’s Squad Drills #1: Deception of Attack

Some notes from the womens’ sabre squad training session at Sydney Sabre on Wednesday 8/11/2017: Sabre is all about deception. The types of deception used are generally different for women’s sabre and men’s sabre. For men – and frankly, only the young guns before their joints start to go and their brains start working – … More Women’s Squad Drills #1: Deception of Attack