If he displaces your thrust to his right but keeps his point on line to threaten you
then step forward to put your right foot behind your opponentís left foot (try to have
your right knee against the back of his left knee) as you simultaneously move your hilt
over his throat. Now yank him backward with your pommel and hilt over your right leg
to his rear. This is called a "back lever" throw. Just like the Grab and Stab, the
Back Lever Throw can be used from either an Oberstich or an Unterstich,
but unlike it
this technique can only be used when your opponent parries your thrust to his right.
Figure 1Figure 2
Figure 1: On guard; Hugh will thrust at Dave's face.
Figure 2: Dave displaces Hugh's thrust to his right but keeps his point online.
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Figure 3Video of complete move:
Passing forward with his right foot, Hugh maintains contact with his sword against Dave's to control it as he hooks his pommel over Dave's throat and, stepping behind Dave's front leg, throws him over backward. Itís important to jam your knee tightly into the back of your opponentís knee as you perform this technique
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