“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.
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.
Despite what you may want to believe, you CAN NOT have acceleration at the wrist and a locked structure at the moment of contact!
Learn about the exciting life cycle of cracks! From infant little microfractures to all grown up break-my-new-feder cracks.
Steel is a good choice for swords. But what is it in the first place?
What makes steel a good material for swords? There isn’t just one reason, steel just happens to be right in the middle of a bunch of desirable properties.
Stiffness of a training simulator is something that is often thrown around to help determine its safety. But what makes something that way?
What does it matter how a tatami falls down? When the fall is all that’s left, it matters a great deal.
A small collection of things too small to deserve their own article.
You don’t have to understand crazy math with imaginary numbers to appreciate the principles of control theory. They can be applied to sword fighting, and might give you a different perspective on your training or interpretations.