Tetrads of the Hauptstücke

Liechtenauer sets out his Hauptstücke (chief/principal techniques) near the beginning of his Zedel, and then structures the rest of his Zedel around explaining these techniques and concepts, and how they apply throughout the art of fencing. We are going to examine one possible method of understanding the relationship between Hauptstücke and how we can use this to improve our decision-making at the strategic level during sparring.

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Required equipment

You will need a mask, padded gloves, a gorget, and a longsword. A jacket may be nice.