Nine Parries

By Robin Catling. To parry: to defend yourself from a weapon or an attack by blocking or pushing the weapon away. In sports…

What is fencing?

Modern fencing is a martial art derived from older forms of duelling with swords. The objective is to hit your opponent without being…

In praise of plastic

by Robin Catling. From Pirates of the Caribbean, to Star Wars and even Transformers, it seems every other movie poster features a character…