Differences in tournament format can have a surprising effect on the overall match results, even for the exact same fighting. Does that sound confusing? Read on!
The short answer to everything is always F = ma. For the longer answer, read the article.
Longpoint showed us that once again we want to be going deep and targeting the head, if we care about the afterblow at all that is.
This year I had the privilege of helping out the Longpoint team with software support, and on the way go to offer my two cents about some of the things.
A thought experiment: what if we assigned points by how often targets were mentioned?
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Maybe this quote from the Art of War might not be the most applicable excerpt, but regardless you could always stand to learn a bit.
Counting down, rather than up. Would you be surprised to hear that I actually think that’s better?
Not too long ago I published the article “Accelerating the Wrist in a Cut – It Doesn’t Work!”. A few valid questions were raised, and they deserve answers.
Is there such a thing as home field advantage in HEMA tournaments? Do international or local fencers tend to win more matches?
Despite what you may want to believe, you CAN NOT have acceleration at the wrist and a locked structure at the moment of contact!