True edge strike from above

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This strike moves from high guard through middle-guard, down to low guard. During the course of the cut we move from a very upright position to a slight forward lean.

  • Left leg forward, Oberhut on left shoulder.
  • Strike diagonally down with a Gathering Step forward to Mittelhut, extending well out in the cut.
  • Continue the movement to Unterhut on the right.
  • Bring staff back up to Oberhut at the left shoulder, gather back.

This technique can be used as both an attack and a parry.

As an attack it usually targets the upper openings, while as a parry it is aimed at the opponent's weapon, particularly at their hands.

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