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Mair’s Longsword – Krumphau from Both Sides

When you come to the closing with the opponent, set the left foot forward and hold your sword with the point at your right side and remain hence standing in the Krumphaw (Crooked/Off-line strike). If he then strikes you from … Continue reading

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So you’ve krumped, now what?

Imagine that you have successfully used the crooked strike so that you end in this posture. Now what? As I’ve mentioned many, many times before, simply leaving his sword to throw a short edge cut from that position is a … Continue reading

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A More Effective Krumphaw

I often see the crooked strike performed as two cuts. First the krump itself onto the sword, then a follow up strike. The problem with that is it leaves a sword blade near your leg, free to do all kinds … Continue reading

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Practice Notes: Flat Ochs vs Angled Ochs

I arrived late at practice to find a lesson already in progress. Lessons are rare at my Wednesday night practice, and longsword lessons even rarer, so naturally I accepted the vorfechter’s offer to join in. The drill was simple enough. … Continue reading

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Another Krumphauw for Meyer

I was recently introduced to another version of the krumphauw that ends as shown in the plate D. Pynenberg’s version gets us into that position while performing a long edge strike. This version also uses a long edge strike, but … Continue reading

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Arguments for the Winding Krumphauw over the Windshield Wiper Krumphauw in Meyer

I know of three variants of the Krumphau, which I will refer to as the Pynenberg version, Knight’s version, and the Other version. Knight uses a window-wiper motion as shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs1fuRl77fQ&list=UUBsDIGcIhlamARsPHYEJkzg&index=1&feature=plcp EDIT: I mistook Knight’s version for a short-edge, window-wiper krump. … Continue reading

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Krumphau is a Long Edge Strike… Until the Last Second

According to Aaron Pynenberg, Krumphau is a normal long edge cut to the sword until the last moment when it is turned over. He writes, My thought is that I am “cutting” with the long edge initially, and the long … Continue reading

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