Transcriptions | Johannes Lecküchner | Zwinger

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The Zwinger counters,
what the ox strikes or thrusts.
From those who have faith in the turn,
the Zwinger will steal.

Here the Master talks about the fourth chapter called Zwinger. Execute it like this. When you come to him in the Zufechten, set your left foot in front and hold your Messer with the point towards the ground and the thumb facing down. If he strikes at your head from above, turn your Messer with the back edge against his blow and strike to his face with an outstretched arm above his Messer. If he is cunning and feints and does the Durchwechseln, stay with the long point in front of his face. Then he will not manage to get through below.

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