Crest strike

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A high strike from above performed while grasping only the butt of the staff.

  • Left leg forward centre Unterhut
  • Wind hands up to Steurhut (this is a parry)
  • Bring the weak of the staff back to the left side cast it forward in a high arc vertically.
  • Simultaneously release the left hand and take a Passing Step with the right foot, striking in an extended arm position to the top of the head.
  • Catch the staff with the left hand near the right, Passing Step back with the left foot to Mittelhut.
  • Repeat.

This strike can also be performed with both hands grasping the butt of the staff - especially useful for the heavier halberd.

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