People get excited about big tournaments and all the people they get to fight. But is that really true?
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.
There are a finite number of ways to move your body, and similar patterns will likely emerge when trying to solve similar problems.
Everyone who fences has an understanding about how ‘good’ each guard is. Bucks now puts that to a quantitative test.
It didn’t work before, but I tried some new things to predict doubles. Could this be the success I have been looking for?
Time to take a stab at predicting doubles. How successful will this be?
Thought you had the whole scoop on the blood groove? You thought wrong!
Predictive modeling can be a very complex topic, but I’ll take it easy on you and give you some fun HEMA-related examples!
A punch is more likely to knock your pell over than a sword strike? That sounds crazy, but it’s true.
Sometimes even I fall into the trap of the Positive Publication Bias. This is a step towards fixing that.