Reflexes of a rattlesnake: Tokunan (JPN) v Reshetnikov (RUS)

So I was looking for counterparries for a little side-project I’ve got going on, and I stumble onto the bout between Kenta Tokunan and Veniamin Reshetnikov in the L16 team match between Japan and Russia at the 2014 World Champs. And damn, if almost every hit in that bout isn’t worth its own post. There’s an incredible 6-hit sequence which kicks off with this little beauty:

Tokunan v Reshetnikov counterparry 9 WigglyRashFrogmouth

I’ll link the original HTML5 with speed controls, because you need it.
I think I have a new fencer to watch.