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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...