Jesse Eaton wrote:So, Left has stepped back and wound up to place his hand in the line of the strike? If Right is still moving forward or in mid cut, Left is about to get hit. And his wind has not protected him at all.
No, Right is not in mid-cut. As I said above:
Left has passed back, striking Right's sword with the Zornhau (as described in my post above). However, Right is firm against the sword, so instead of shooting the point long (as in the zornhau-ort), Left, Indes, winds into left ochs, pushing Right's sword *slightly* out of the centerline with Left's strong (as is appropriate when winding). Now Left is leaning in with the thrust from ochs. Right, as you say, *may* be taking a simple (non-passing) step backwards. However, this is fine, as Left can, Indes, chase Right with either a short lunge with Left's right leg, or a longer "springen" with a pass of his left leg.
Also, as I said above, If Left had stood still to Zornhau against Right's oberhau, he would have no need at all to pass forward with his right leg in the thrust from ochs (provided Right did a true Oberhau, and didn't purposefully cut short)...Right would be so close, and the zornhau-winden (done properly, Indes) so quick, that Right would not be able to open distance again in time. It's the whole "time of the hand" vs "time of the foot" thing that George Silver talks about. So, Left's left leg should be forward in the image, if this were the case.