(The translation is sort of misleading.)
The first passage refers that you should not be hasty when you work from the bind. It means that you should have some decent commitment in attacking his upper opening, and then you either hit, or you have drawn his guard up, so his lower openings are exposed. Taking the lower opening then must me done quickly (Indes - while his guard is being drawn up)
In the verse there are "indes" "vor" and "nach" mentioned, as the tactical decision points that are especially needed when in measure and more specifically in the bind (krieg).
The second passage reiterates the first, adding that your moves should be done without break, so that you work from one opening to the next in general, which is the true art.
In this specific example its change from high to low, which can be done with a "mutieren" or with a "Niedernehmen" or with any other technique that changes the openings.
Last edited by T. Stoeppler; 02-22-2008 at 02:14 AM.
Erschrickstu gern /
Keyn Fechten lern.