Training Curriculum

IV. Langenschwert (Longsword)

Krump to the Flat

If your opponent correctly follows the blow it will be difficult to cut his hands with the Krumphau. To deal with that, the masters tell us that "To weaken a master, throw your point at the flats."

This means that when you jump out to the side you will do a Krumphau exactly as before, but instead of trying to hit your opponent’s hands you will strike his blade to bind it (since he’s cutting on an angle you will hit the flat of his blade).

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Figure 1 Figure 2 Matthew attacks with an Oberhau (figure 1). and Hugh responds by leaping out to his right front (figure 2) and striking into Matthew’s blade with a Krumphau (figure 3).

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Figure 3 Figure 4 Hugh then uses a push-pull motion of his hands, augmented by hip rotation and by lifting his hands, to cut up into Matthew’s head with an Unterhau using the short edge of his sword (figure 4).

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