### Combat Con 2022: Why Sample Size Matters

August 22, 2022

Combat Con 2022 had a hot take on how to run a longsword tournament: eliminate self-selection of skill level and, instead, have people fight in preliminary pools to get placed into different tiers based on their performance. Let’s see if that worked out the way it was intended.

### Geometry Hacks – Shielhau and Quarte Are The Same Thing

August 16, 2022

There are a finite number of ways to move your body, and similar patterns will likely emerge when trying to solve similar problems.

### Is There Even A Statistical Difference Between KdF Guards?

July 11, 2022

Everyone who fences has an understanding about how ‘good’ each guard is. Bucks now puts that to a quantitative test.

### Doing A Double-Take At Predicting Doubles

June 1, 2022

It didn’t work before, but I tried some new things to predict doubles. Could this be the success I have been looking for?

### Double, Double Toil and Trouble with Predictive Modeling

May 4, 2022

Time to take a stab at predicting doubles. How successful will this be?

### The Truth of the Blood Groove

April 1, 2022

Thought you had the whole scoop on the blood groove? You thought wrong!

### A Gentle Introduction to Predictive Modeling: HEMA Edition

March 21, 2022

Predictive modeling can be a very complex topic, but I’ll take it easy on you and give you some fun HEMA-related examples!

### Punches Hit Harder Than Cuts?

March 7, 2022

A punch is more likely to knock your pell over than a sword strike? That sounds crazy, but it’s true.

### SwordSTEM: Failure to Find a Relationship

February 14, 2022

Sometimes even I fall into the trap of the Positive Publication Bias. This is a step towards fixing that.

### HEY! Where the HEMA Women At?: A Graphical Analysis of Women’s Tournaments and Participation

February 3, 2022

Ever wonder about the prevalence of women competitors and tournaments tailored for them at events? Well, we’re going to take a little dive into the fHEMAle world now.