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How the game is played/scored. This should be information about WHAT to do, but please save WHY for the "Design" field.

Additional rules could be added because:
- You've decided that the game is better in every way with the new rule.
- You found a *slight* tweak that makes a small difference in a meaningful way. (If it's a big enough change just make a new game and tag it as a variant of this one.)


Why the rules are designed the way they are. What are the core skills targeted, and possible weaknesses.
Descriptions of the design iterations, failed attempts, or changes in thoughts are also helpful to other coaches.


Notes on what coaches have noticed playing this game with their students.


Video or article links

Zwerhaw Mixup game

Uploaded by Stephen Cheney on 2021-06-16
Tags:   dupliern | zwerhau | feint | defend_the_wall |


Like "defend the wall" but A may only attack with zwerhaw (cross hew). They may do mix-ups such as fehler (non-hitters, fake attacks) and duplieren (duplication, hitting behind the blade).

  • V1: A may only attack to the head
  • V2: A may vary height, attacking high or low
(added 2023-03-22 by Sean Franklin)
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Developed by Sean Franklin
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