Peter S wrote:Mike Cartier wrote:Meyer says that pulling is the beginning of all deception.
I kind of read it like Jake describes but i also allow for Zucken from a bind if necessary.
I differentiate Zucken as pulling back towards you, Abnehmen as lifting over, and Durchweseln as dipping under, the latter two by rotating the sword more or less around the crossguard/hands/CoB as it happens to work at the time. But pulling back as well helps to avoid snagging on his blade and failing to get past it. I wasn't aware of the Meyer quote, thanks for it.
The way durchwechseln is described makes it sound more like the tip "snaps over" when he hits your sword, so it's kinda like back towards you. But then these are all variations on the same principle, so I don't think it matters too much what you call it.