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Deutsche Fechtschule also known as The German school of fencing.It is the historical system of combat taught in the Holy Roman Empire in the Late Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern periods (14th to 17th centuries), as described in the Fechtbücher ("fencing books") written at the time. During the period in which it was taught, it was known as the Kunst des Fechtens, or the "Art of Fighting". It notably comprises the techniques of the two-handed longsword (Langschwert), but also describes many other types of combat.

German masters describe three basic methods of attack with the sword. They are sometimes called "drei wunder", "three wounders", with a deliberate pun on "three wonders".
Hauen, "hews": A hewing stroke with one of the edges of the sword.
Oberhau, "over hew": A stroke delivered from above the attacker.
Mittelhau, "middle hew": A stroke delivered from side to side.
Unterhau, "under hew": A stroke delivered from below the attacker.
Stechen, "stabbing": A thrusting attack made with the point of the sword.
Abschneiden, "slicing off": Slicing attacks made with the edge of the sword by placing the edge against the body of the opponent and then pushing or pulling the blade along it.

Zornhau: 'wrath-hew'
A powerful diagonal hewing stroke dealt from the vom Tag guard that ends in the Wechsel guard on the opposite side.When a Zornhau is used to displace (Versetzen) another oberhau the impact and binding of the blades will result in the hew ending in a lower hanging on the center of the body.This strike is normally thrown to the opponent's upper opening.
Krumphau: 'crooked-hew'
A vertical hew from above that reaches across the direct line to the opponent, traveling left from a right position and vice versa. The motion of the blade resembles a windshield wiper. Krumphau is almost always accompanied with a wide diagonal sideways step. The Krumphau breaks the guard Ochs.
Zwerchhau: or Twerhau 'transverse-hew'
A high horizontal hew, with the 'short' (backhand) edge when thrown from the right side and with the 'long' edge when thrown from the left side. The Zwerchau breaks the guard vom Tag.
Schielhau: 'squinting-hew'
A short edge (backand) hew dealt from the vom Tag guard that ends in an upper hanger on the opposite side and usually targets the head or the right shoulder. It is basically a twist from vom Tag to opposite side Ochs with one step forward, striking simultaneously downwards with short edge. The Schielhau breaks the both the Pflug and Langen Ort guards and can be used to counter-hew against a powerful Oberhau.
Scheitelhau: 'part-hew'
A vertical descending hew that ends in the guard Alber. This hew is dealt to the opponent's upper openings, most often to the opponent's head, where the hair parts (hence the name of the hew). Through the principle of überlauffen, “overrunning” or “overreaching”, a Scheitelhau is used to break the guard Alber.

Basic Guards
vom Tag: 'from-day', 'from-roof'
a basic position with the sword held above either the right shoulder or the head. The blade can be held vertically or at roughly 45-degrees.This guard is identical to hasso-no-kamae in kendo and kenjutsu if held on shoulder level, jodan-no-kamae if held above head.
Ochs: 'ox'
a position with the sword held to either side of the head, with the point (as a horn) aiming at the opponent's face.
Pflug: 'plough'
a position with the sword held to either side of the body with the pommel near the back hip, with the point aiming at the opponent's chest or face. Some historical manuals state that when this guard is held on the right side of the body that the short edge should be facing up and when held on the left side of the body the short edge should be facing down with the thumb on the flat of the blade.This guard can be considered as the equivalent of chudan-no-kamae in kendo and kenjutsu.
Alber: 'fool's guard'
low position, the sword is pointing forward and to the ground. This guard is identical to gedan-no-kamae in kendo and kenjutsu.

Additional Guards: Liechtenauer is emphatic that the above four guards are sufficient, and all guards taught by other masters may be derived from them. Later masters introduce richer terminology for variant guards:
Zornhut: 'wrath guard'
Langort: 'long point'
Wechsel: 'change'
Nebenhut: 'near guard' or 'side guard'
Eisenport: 'iron door', mentioned in 3227a as a non-Liechtenauerian ward, identical to Alber and the porta di ferro of the Italian school
Schlüssel: 'key'
'unicorn', a variant of Ochs
Schrankhut: 'barrier guard'
The following are transitional stances that are not properly called guards.
Hengetort: 'hanging point'
Kron: 'crown'

Other terms in Liechtenauers system (most of them referring to positions or actions applicable in mid-combat, when the blades are in contact) include:
Duplieren: 'double', the immediate redoubling of a displaced hew.
Mutieren: 'mutate', change of attack method, changing a displaced hew into a thrust, or a displaced thrust into a hew.
Versetzen: 'displacement' or 'parrying'(upper/lower, left/right), to parry an attack with ones own weapon.
Nachreisen: 'chasing', the act of attacking an opponent after he has pulled back to attack, or an attack after the opponent has missed, or an attack following the opponent's action.
Überlaufen: 'going-over' or 'overrunning', the act of countering a hew or thrust made to below with an attack to above.
Absetzen: 'setting-aside', deflecting a thrust or hew at the same time as stabbing.
Durchwechseln: 'changing-through', name for various techniques for escaping a bind by sliding the sword's point out from underneath the blade and then stabbing to another opening.
Zucken: 'pulling' a technique used in a strong bind between blades in which a combatant goes weak in the bind so as to disengage his blade from the bind and stabs or hews to the other side of the other combatant's blade. This technique is based upon the concept of using weakness against strength.
Durchlauffen: 'running-through', a technique by which one combatant "runs through" his opponent's attack to initiate grappling with him.
Händedrücken: 'pressing of hands', the execution of an Unterschnitt followed by an Oberschnitt such that the wrists of the opponent are sliced all the way around.
Hängen: 'hanging' (upper/lower, left/right)
Winden: 'Winding' The combatant moves the strong of his blade to the weak of the opponent's blade to gain leverage while keeping his point online with the opponent's opening. There are 8 variations.



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