Closed feedback loops are a fundamental part of engineering control theory. They should also be a fundamental part of your fencing.
Longswords are often treated as having static vibrational nodes, with implications for sparring. A combination of mathematical analysis, SolidWorks modeling, and practical experiments were used to analyze the motion of a longsword under realistic end conditions. It was determined that not only are the nodes not static with respect to different end conditions, they also vary over time during free vibration after an impulse. Due to the complexity of the vibrations, as well as the very specific design criteria of a sword, it is impractical to attempt to alter the sword to maintain specific node locations. Vibration damping gloves are suggested as a possible remedy to fatigue during sparring.
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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.
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.