In some tournament formats a competitor will be given a win and the maximum match points if their opponent doesn’t fight. This is a terrible idea and unfair to all the other competitors.
Final Design Project of recording sword impacts for an ECE 4710 university course in the Spring 2015 term.
You can tell when a sword lands flat. With MATH!
Even though we have tournaments all year I kind of felt like we had a tournament season. I was wrong…
That’s right, you heard me. Geometry forbids keeping your edge in line while the tip is below the hands.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but I have come across someone who thought they could bat a cut out of the way by hitting the backside of the blade with their hand…
It was the first two words that got you hooked, right?
I was cleaning up my computer and I found yet more data that I had tabulated for my own interest. And then I remembered that time I threw some random data I found into an article and it became one of my most viewed posts.
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!
The short answer to everything is always F = ma. For the longer answer, read the article.