- The 8 Windings & the 4 Hangings
One should seek
the openings by driving on to two from the pre-fencing by following after and
shooting with the long point. The second time one should probe with the eight
windings, when one binds from one to another on the sword, this you should also
understand when you come to him in pre-fencing that you should always drive as
best as one can to all with a strike or a stab into the four openings and pay no
attention to what he deploys or fences against you. Thus you will force your
opponent so that he must displace and, when he has displaced, then seek quickly
for the next opening by winding in the displacement on the sword, and thus
always roam to his openings and fence not to his sword, in this part you will
achieve placement at four end points, stay there and thus end the lesson.
Hangings are: Ox,
on both sides, and plow, on both sides.