The second option begins life as a Zornhau that transforms into Zwerch with a bit of a snap. When coming from vom Tag this is the action that I usually use.
I like the second version because…
- It delays the decision point
- It works from both guards
- I feel as though I have metal between me and my opponent’s blade sooner.
- Which version strikes faster?
- Which version strikes harder?
- Which version forms a defense sooner?
- Which version forms a stronger defense against each of the primary attacks?