Quick one: Parry this!

Here’s a dirty little secret in sabre: no one hits straight.

Everyone angulates.

Dyachenko-angulated-hit
I have complex feelings when I look at this picture.

It’s like one of those mystic “wax on, wax off” journeys in sabre training, the one where¬†your coach spends years getting you to hold your sabre properly, make light fast touches, and relax.

Then one day, this happens:

Check out that wrist mobility.