The sabre is descended from the eighteenth & nineteenth century cavalry sword. The valid target area in sabre is from the bend of the hips (both front and back), to the top of the head, simulating the cavalry rider on a horse. The sabre is unique, since it’s a cutting weapon as well as a thrusting weapon. Points are scored when an opponent hit lands in the target area with either the point or edge of the weapon. Similar to epee, there is no ‘right of way’ rule in sabre.
Our Sabre coaches have an impressive pedigree. Many have competed, as well as coached at International, Olympic and National levels throughout the world. Their impressive coaching credits include the US National Team, US National Junior Team, and the Russian National Team. To our coaches’ credit, many of their students have become Junior Olympic champions, North American Cup champions and US national champions, Junior World Cup champions as a result of their world-class instruction. See our Sabre class schedule