Transcriptions | Johannes Lecküchner | Entrüsthau

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25 r

 

The Entrüsthau receives,
what comes from above.

Here starts the third chapter in the Messer. The Entrüsthau counters the guard Luginsland and all strikes that are hewn down from above. Use it when you come to him in the Zufechten. When he comes towards you and holds his Messer with an outstretched arm above his head in the guard Luginsland and waits for you, put your left foot in front when you get near him and hold your Messer towards the ground with the flat facing your right side. When he steps in your direction and attempts to strike at you, jump forward with your foot to your right side. Turn the Messer with the cross in front of your face while jumping, letting the thumb face down and strike to the upper opening on his left side with the back edge. If his strike is faster than yours, jump to your right side out of his reach with the right foot and the same displacement. Strike at his head with an Entrüsthau and an outstretched arm.

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25 v

 

Guard to the strength,
observe your work at that.

When you strike an Entrüsthau you shall do it with the strength of your Messer. If he displaces, raise the strength of your Messer to the weakness of his Messer. When your strength is in a bind with his weakness, use a Mutieren over his blade to the other opening at the neck. If you can't reach this, use the Duplieren behind his blade and strike at his head. If he displaces so strongly that you can't use theses options, push his blade away with your cross or spike and strike an Entrüsthau to the other opening.

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26 r

 

Aim at the openings,
if you get in you will succeed.

Always remember the four openings. Then you will surely reach your opponent. Strike at him not at his Messer: Like you have been told in the piece before. When he comes to you in the Zufechten and is in the guard Luginsland, jump towards him with your right foot to your right side and strike an Entrüsthau at the upper opening. If he displaces, strike at the lower right opening immediately, meaning from one opening to the other. To make it work, jump far to the side with every Entrüsthau and work with the arm, then you will surely reach him and give him a good hit to the head. You must take care that you raise your shield, witch is the displacement, in front of your head.

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26 v

 

The feint entices,
reaches the openings at its will.

Here the Master teaches how to feint with the Entrüsthau. With the feint those fencers will be hit who always displace and strike to the Messer. The feint works like this. Act as if you are about to strike an Entrüsthau at his upper left opening. When your blow is close to his Messer, strike at his other opening, to his head on the right side.

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