I’ve seen this video many times. Each time I’m impressed that the mongoose is a fine example for epee and foil fencers.  Each time the cobra strikes the mongoose is our of reach.  This is the lesson of “parry by distance.”  The cobra strikes over and over only to wear himself out.  Finally, the mongoose strikes and wins.  Watch this YouTube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdg9gkmWsEA

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