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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...

Don´t fence the last bout all over again

Some time ago, I saw a training bout in which the fencer on the right was clearly superior. During this training session, the fencer on the right in this bout became my strategy student, so I will refer to him as the student from here on in this blog post. He is the...

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....