We know to react to strength (his push) with weakness, so just as (Indes) he pushes
your blade offline you must leave the bind; since he will expect you to resist this
will cause his blade to fly out farther than he intended, giving you an opportunity to
In figure 1, Hugh has tried to attack with the Zornort but Matthew reacts by pushing Hugh’s point off to his left.
Hugh reacts to the strength of Matthew’s push by Indes pulling his blade straight back with a scissors action of his hands (not by pulling back with his arms—that’s too slow) just until his blade clears Matthew’s (figure 2).
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