Zornhaw and krumphaw are both extremely useful techniques, but many people struggle with when to apply them and how to choose which to use. Drawing from the anonymous tactical advice in the Dresden manuscript and on the four fencing roles in L’Esprit de l’Epee, this class explores ways to set up these techniques for improved efficiency. The approach used here is particularly helpful for shorter fencers, who have to overcome a distance disadvantage when fencing most opponents.
Equipment: Mask, good gloves and throat protection compulsory. Full gear recommended.
Experience: Intermediate. Participants need to know basic longsword cuts along with how to make a zornhaw and a krumphaw – this is a tactics class, not a techniques one.