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
Won Wooyoung didn’t move the way coaches taught people to move. He moved the way he wanted to. Or, more accurately, the way he needed to. … More The Footwork
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.