A secondary cut which shares much in common with the early german technique which break the guard ochs. The cut is a version of the krumphauw which preemptively cuts underneath an oberhauw with a short cut to the head.
The interpretation of the canonical description of this strike is executed as follows:
- Standing in left forward weighted posture
- As the opponent goes up for a strike overhead passing step forward and cut a krumphauw quite tight and short and cut "forward" in the strike so it lands with a short cutting/slicing action to their head.
- If the opponent cuts down ensure the hands are lifted high so the high guard parries their incoming blow.
In which the 'student' demonstrates their knowledge to the 'teacher'.
Application 1: Kurtzhauw
|Ochs, left leg forward||Mittelhut or Nebenhut, left leg forward|
|Lift through Vom tag and take a Passing Step with the right foot, to cut an Oberhauw||As soon as they lift to Vom tag, Krumphauw without a step short under their blade angled sharply toward the opponent (this looks almost likes a sturtzhauw), lifting the hands high to collect theirs on the way down, and slice/cut their head.|
|Withdraw (Abzug) with a defensive high cut or a guard.|
Perform this from both sides