point in line

point in line

Post by Craig Harki » Fri, 22 Dec 1995 04:00:00


OK.  I didn't get a chance to ask this of the officials that were in
Tucson, but I felt like it was being called this way.  George, if you are
still reading this group for some reason please answer my question.

Walid Mahran, my coach, was recently in Vienna and told us when he came
back that one can now lunge with a point in line without it being ruled a
counterattack and that one didn't need to break open distance, but only
had to have the line established for three or more 'steps' (footwork
movements) for it to become an established line.  He said that this is
how the line is now being called internationally.

Now George, before I tell this to people and begin to perpetuate a
'myth', I'd like to hear what you were told at the referee's meeting
regarding the line and where my uderstanding of the current
interpretation of the rules is not on par with the officiating climate at
the upper levels of national competition.

Thanks, and Happy Holidays,

Craig Harkins

 
 
 

point in line

Post by Eric H Anders » Fri, 22 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>OK.  I didn't get a chance to ask this of the officials that were in
>Tucson, but I felt like it was being called this way.  George, if you are
>still reading this group for some reason please answer my question.
>Walid Mahran, my coach, was recently in Vienna and told us when he came
>back that one can now lunge with a point in line without it being ruled a
>counterattack and that one didn't need to break open distance, but only
>had to have the line established for three or more 'steps' (footwork
>movements) for it to become an established line.  He said that this is
>how the line is now being called internationally.

I've seen this one enough times to make a really good guess what George
will say:
1) If you are moving forward it isn't a point in line it is either
2) an attack if it executed in time and in distance or
3) a counter attack if it is executed out of time and in distance,
4) and if it is executed out of distance (ie beyond advance lunge
distance) it is nothing and not worth calling.

The only bit I am fuzzy on (for which I will get my knuckles rapped for
answering without a rule book on me) is if you can move backwards and
maintain a point in line.  I think you can retreat and not lose the
priority of the line, but am not sure.

Quote:
>Now George, before I tell this to people and begin to perpetuate a
>'myth', I'd like to hear what you were told at the referee's meeting
>regarding the line and where my uderstanding of the current
>interpretation of the rules is not on par with the officiating climate at
>the upper levels of national competition.
>Thanks, and Happy Holidays,
>Craig Harkins

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