The current rule that defines what a parry is:
Attacks by beats on the blade:
In an attack by beating on the blade, the attack is correctly carried out and retains its priority when the beat is made on the foible of the opponentâ€™s blade i.e. the two-thirds of the blade furthest from the guard.
In an attack by beating on the blade, when the beat is made on the forte of the opponentâ€™s blade i.e. the one-third of the blade nearest the guard, the attack is badly executed and the beat gives the opponent the right to an immediate riposte.
t.56.4.b states a parry occurs when the attacker comes into contact with the forte of the defenders blade. This is currently the only definition of a parry in foil.
Looking through the rules to ascertain whether the guard is part of the forte of the blade I've found:
The length of the blade includes the button and everything which is added in front of the convex surface of the guard whether or not it is fixed to the latter.
So, m.3.1 excludes the guard as being part of the length of the blade and therefore it is not part of the forte as defined in t.56.4.b.
My quandary, how should we call the following actions:
Fencer A attacks by beating the blade but hits Fencer B's guard with his own foible not touching any part of B's blade. Fencer A lands his attack on target. But, Fencer B makes a simple, direct 'riposte' after the beat and also lands a hit on target. The machine registers two good hits. What's the call?
Fencer A attacks and hits B's guard with his pointe d'arret (point). No hit is registered. A makes a simple and immediate offensive action (remise as per t.8.4.a) and hits. Fencer B after the hit on the guard makes a simple direct 'riposte' and hits. The machine registers two good hits. What's the call?
So, reddit fencers any thoughts?
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