Transcriptions | Johannes Lecküchner | Four Displacements

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Four displacements you shall refrain from,
if you want to overcome the guards.
Beware of the displacing,
the displacing troubles a man greatly.

Here the Master speaks of the eighth chapter or piece, which is the four displacements. They counter the four guards. Now you shall know what the four displacements are. Know that no displacement is useful against the four guards since four strikes counter the four guards.
The first is the Wecker, it counters the guard Stier.
The second is the Entrüsthau, it counters the guard Luginsland.
The third is called Zwinger, it counters the guard Eber.
The fourth is the Geferhau, it counters the guard that is called Pastei.
How to execute these you have been taught earlier adequately, where the strikes are explained and how to counter the four guards. The text also states that you shall refrain from the displacement, as it was said very often that you shall not displace if you don't want to be humiliated and beaten. This you have been taught before.

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If Eber and Stier aim to defend,
turn the long straight point on them.

Here the Master teaches a counter to Eber and Stier. [Rep.v.] If he stands in the Eber on his left side and wants to thrust at your right side, Indes let your point dart at his face long and straight and step out with the hind foot. Thus you will hit him in the face. You shall know that the counter with the long point is better than the strikes described before, since the strikes can't save themselves from the long point. They are countered by it as well.

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If he stands in the Eber on his right side and wants to thrust at your left side from the guard, stand with your Messer pointing to the ground letting the thumb rest upwards on the flat and the back edge facing the man. Let the long point dart at his face as pictured below.

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If he stands in the Stier on his right side and wants to thrust from the guard, Indes let your long point go straight up and thrust at his face as pictured below.

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If he stands in the Stier on his left side and wants to thrust like before, let the outstretched point go up and thrust at his face, throat or chest as pictured below. With these counters you break the four guards at their best.

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