The most common point allocations for Full Afterblow tournaments are 1&2 and 2&3 points. Thanks to HEMA CM we can observe what difference that makes.
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.
Can the Bilateral Hits measurement tell us about Afterblows and Doubles? Or are they essentially independent quantities?
Some people have taken issue with the matches on the Swordfish finals due to a perceived high number of double hits. Let’s crunch some numbers and see if this is actually true.
Even if you don’t like singlestick, there is a lot to learn about how the afterblow affects both the attacker and the defender independently.
The afterblow is supposed to make fighters act with more concern for their safety. But whether it does or not is a different story. Lets have a look at the problem with the power of math.
A follow up to “How Much Does Initial Point Value Discourage Safe Attacks?” in which I sort the results based on participant skill.