Class: A closer look at some of the techniques from Ringeck we've already seen.
Warmup: Start in right Ochs (left foot forwards). Cut a Zornhau, Mittelhau (left to right) and Unterhau (right to left), each with a pass. You should now be in left Ochs. Cut a Zornhau (left to right), Mittelhau (right to left) and Unterhau (left to right). You are now back where you started (in right Ochs). Repeat.
A pattern: Zorn, wind into Ochs (as if your opponent had block your initial cut), then cut around with an Oberhau to the otherside.
Comments: The Zornhau and Wind both threaten the same opening - the top left - forcing an opponent to strongly defend it. Cutting around swaps the attack to another opening - the top right. Winding to Ochs threatens a thrust: if the opponent doesn't respond, stab them in the face. Cutting around is a response to the opponent's parry: use their setting aside (absetzen) to start the cut.
Exercise: The passive responds to the Zorn with a counter cut (Zorn), responds to the Wind by also winding, prompting the cut around. Practice with masks, make sure to be responding (not pre-empting) your partner's actions.
Alternative defence: Zwerchhau instead of Zornhau. The Zwerch makes winding impracticable. Zwerch to the other side as soon as the active takes their next move.
Wrenching to other side: Instead of winding into Ochs, push opponent's blade to other side with the strong of your sword, using the quillons to catch the blade.
Krumphau: relies on stepping wide (mostly sideways, just a bit forwards). Can cut before the opponent, putting your sword under theirs, leading to a hanging guard.
Discussion of the parts of the fight: Zufechten (onset/pre-fencing), Handtarbeit (hand work), Abzug (withdrawel).
Zufechten: Cut/Thrust, Handtarbeit: Wind/Wrench/Twitch, Abzug: cut through the cross.