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Break Window

Disambiguation; not to be confused with Sprechfenster though the two seem linguistically related (see the article on Sprechfenster).

16th Century

The break-window is described in Mair and Meyer as being a guard quite similar to Tag and used when "under" the sword of the opponent. From the depiction in Mair, we se that the guard protects above the head in a similar way to Kron

Meyer includes several techniques from Brechfenster, typically contending with attacks that befall us when we stand in this guard, including attacks to the hands/fingers, and to the exposed openings and arms.

The counter-techniques are typically based on use of the Zwerch from the guard as a kind of Absetzen movement.

The figure on the left below stands in Mair's "Break Window":

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