The Course follows three principles. The first is that sabre is meant to be fun. The second is that sabre is a combat sport, and both combat and sport can only be learned by doing. The third principle is that sabre is diverse and ever changing. … More The Sydney Sabre Course (with article index)
So, the FIE COMEX wants to change the rules of sabre again. 20-odd years ago, the rules of sabre were changed to ban all attacks where the back foot crosses in front of the front foot. Essentially, they banned running. They also banned the kind of flashy cross-step attack known as the flèche. Now they … More Broken Arrow: The Return of Flèche
1389 AD, Germany: everything is done in the nearest and shortest, simplest and most direct way, as if the cut or thrust of the fencer is guided by a wire pulling on the point or edge of the sword, straight to the openings of the opponent. In this way, the fencer makes their attack in … More Keep it simple.
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.
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee Our Training Philosophy: We are not a clone army. We are all individuals. Every student training at Sydney Sabre starts by working their way through our 50-Week Course. The … More One Kick: The Sydney Sabre Training Philosophy