Happy new year, everyone!
I was going to post something from the epic ass-kicking that was the Kim v Szilagyi semifinal from New York. There’s a ton of seriously impressive 4m work from Kim in the bloodbath that was the second half, but I’m not allowed to talk about the interesting stuff. If anyone wants to know what we know about the start line tactics he’s using here, come to our workshop this weekend, we’re going to be all over that stuff, but I ain’t putting it in writing. Sorry.
The clear highlight of the match, in any case, is the reaction shot of Szilagyi after Kim’s (successful) video appeal towards the end of the first half. It’s amazing.
The thing with the eyebrow. Dear lord.
Mind you, Kim Junghwan has his own eyebrow thing that he does, although I’m yet to see him deploy it in a match.
Anyway, much as I would love to see some sort of epic eyebrow battle between these two, Kim clearly decided to to the thing with the ruthless sabre tactics instead. It was vicious perfection, and a neat synopsis of Kim’s game.
That thing. Right there. That’s the one.
Everyone loves a good flunge.
Also, nice breakdancing:
Anyway, the official version of the match, with so-bad-it’s-good commentary, is available here:
Meanwhile the much hipper bootleg CyrusofChaos version is available here:
Have fun with that.
Anyway, thanks for being with us this year! We’re looking forward to a fantastic 2015.