fingers to sever opponent's tendons, crippling them with a single blow. The technique derived from the essence of fencing in the cross-cutting style relies on simple and very dynamic combinations of diagonal cuts, both high and low, going from left to right, and from right to left. Such cuts, performed with precision and celerity, are used offensively (in case of a cut that reached its target or reached the guard of the opponent) as well as defensively (when a cut was a deflecting parry). This allowed for the maximum use of the users energy. Moreover, the continuous movement of the hands makes it possible to change a cut into a feint almost imperceptibly.