Vectors are used to describe just about everything in life. And all it takes to win a sword fight is to transform all your opponent’s vectors into ones that can’t hurt you. Piece of cake!
We are used to thinking about the forces that swords apply on their targets, but we don’t spend as much time thinking about the forces that the targets apply to the swords. Between axial, shear, bending, and torsion there is a lot more going on than you might have thought!
In my previous article, “Do Fullers Make Feders Take a Set?”, I promised you that I would take some data on production swords and back up the theory with data. I still haven’t done it, but I do have some measurements of the sharps around my apartment.
We have many ways and senses to process information with. How do we put them all together to control our actions?
Closed feedback loops are a fundamental part of engineering control theory. They should also be a fundamental part of your fencing.
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You can cut without proper grounding, or across your body. But it does have consequences.
Does Meyer depict cutting with the hand on the pommel? Come and learn. (Or don’t read and post a response anyways.)
A breakdown of video footage of Robert Childs delivering his trademark start-from-low thrust.