Hanging Against Zornhau

A retelling of Mair’s Zornhau Against the Thrust

With wrath I have struck,
right foot and right arm traveling together,
his head and neck our my prize.

With hands held high I have sprung to left,
his blade caught, I lower mine as I thrust.


I have seen the thrust and push it away

I take his push
and stepping with my right to his
I cut across to the other side.

My long edge protects my ear,
ready to push high lest he cut across again.


See how I have caught his blade?
I keep it as I wind down and thrust.


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