Suppose we have:
Attack from A, counter attack from B.
Simple: Point for A.
Now suppose that B makes the counter attack with opposition. After
B finds A's blade, A disengages and hits.
As I understand it, I can't call the opposition a parry, nor can I say
A was not continuously threatening target nor has B broken distance.
So, as far as I can tell, A's attack is (technically) unbroken and
simple and it is point for A.
So, why am I uncomfortable with this? Two reasons:
1) It seems odd that B can find A's blade (on the foible) yet still
not get the point.
2) I cannot find any exact wording to describe what is and is not a
parry. I understand that it is "the defensive action made with the
blade to prevent the attack arriving." I cannot find any rule
distinguishing a parry from an attack with opposition except perhaps
the implied exclusivity of offensive and defensive actions.
Anyone care to comment? Am I just wrong?
-- Mike Buckley