From right ox. When he strikes high to your left side, turn the short edge into
his strike and pull to left ox, then stab to his face with your tip.
If he displaces
the stab with strength, then wind back to right ox and stab high to his face……
or drop point, allow his sword to pass then pull up and stab…… or slash around
to the other side.
When you come to
stand in the guard of the Ox on the left side, if he strikes one high to you
from his left side then wind against his strike with the long edge to your right
side on his sword and stab him one high to his face, this is one winding. If he
displaces the stab and pushes the sword to the side, then stay on the sword and
wind the long edge to your left side into the Ox on his sword and stab him one
high to the face. These are the four windings from the two upper hangings on the
left and right side.
The plough on
both sides comprises the lower two hangings, when you stand in it or will fence
from it, then you shall deploy four windings from the left and right sides with
all your drives, as was done from the upper hangings, to make the windings
eight. And especially mark whenever you wind to think of the strike, the stab,
and the slice in each winding. Thus twenty four plays come from the eight
windings; you shall find how you drive these twenty four elements written before
in the glosa.
That if you want
to drive the eight windings right, that it is with striding from both sides and
above all testing nothing more than the two forces that are there when he binds
on your sword, if he is weak or hard in his drive.
First when you
have found this then wind and work to the four openings as was written before,
and know that all fencers who wind on the sword and do not know how to feel,
they will be hit by winding on the sword. Onward thus be diligent that you mark
well the feeling and the words Just As since from these two things comes all the
arts of fencing
Cut, stab, and
slice with all strikes.
- Cross hands or wind the tip behind his sword with his weak on your strong.
Push your pommel under your right forearm striking with the short edge to his
head. Uncross your hands, cutting with long edge, pull to left side ox. Thus
slicing with long edge. That way you cut, stab, and then slice.