An addendum – the third insect

Preamble: I like nonobvious titles, analogs, and long introductions speaking about something that appears to have nothing to do with the overall topic at hand. In this blog post, I let those preferences have free reign, much more so than in my other writings. If you...

Ultimate loss, but very promising start

I recently saw an epee match in which the lower-ranked fencer (from now on abbreviated to LRF) got off to a 2-0 lead, before losing 2-5. That got me thinking: what went right in the beginning, and what should the fencer who got off to a lead have done in order to...

Strategic plan – how not to do it

Recently, I saw an epee match between two quite different fencers, who nonetheless were reasonably equally matched. The fencer on the left was quite short for being an epee fencer. To make up for that, he was very explosive, and he was quite good at scoring toe hits....

Don´t mess with something that works

Back from the hospital! Still on sick leave, but at least I can blog from home. Some time ago, I looked at a training bout between two 8-year old rookies during club training. In the beginning, more or less the same thing happened: the fencer on the left attacked, and...