Ever wonder what goes into the HEMA community’s favorite term to describe their favorite sword?
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.
Lots of people look at fencing. Lots of people watch videos. What are you actually “looking” at when breaking down someone’s motion?
You see the title.
I’ve harped about Moment of Inertia in multiple articles. Now I try a new experimental method for figuring it out.
I don’t like remembering arbitrary sequences. And on the surface the 16-cut pattern that forms the Meyer’s Square is the exact type of arbitrary sequence that I hate. But is it really?
There have been a number of very good physics descriptions of sword motion. However they neglect the most important part: a sword isn’t free floating in space!
We frequently talk about how to make swords “safe”. Unfortunately unless you can come up with a definition which satisfies a few specific criteria, the word “safe” doesn’t have a lot of meaning.