It’s been brought to my attention that multiple people are claiming that having double-out rules in tournaments makes people double hit more often. That would be an interesting story if true.
“In your opinion, which country has the highest level of practitioners?” Let’s see if I can answer this in the most unhelpful way possible.
Good fighters find a way to get it done. It looks like hitting them more than they hit you is more important than what the point values of the targets are.
How important is the first exchange? Turns out, it tells you quite a bit.
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.
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!
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.
Is there such a thing as home field advantage in HEMA tournaments? Do international or local fencers tend to win more matches?