Unfortunately our next reaction is "Yaaargh, where did they dredge this commentator up from ?".
He's attempting to explain fencing concepts (e.g. right of way) while clearly having trouble with even keeping up with the score, let alone the phrasing of the action. I suspect he's reading off a cheat sheet, a "fencing for
Also, sabre bouts really don't last very long, and they have a 1 hour show (minus ads), so it seems a bit cheap to only show half a dozen points from each of the semi-finals. They are showing all of the bronze medal and gold medal bouts, though, so we just have to tune out the commentary and enjoy the fencing (and occasionally rwrylsin and I do a small pathetic Mexican wave).
Oh well, beggars can't be choosers, I guess.