rule question

rule question

Post by David Glass » Sat, 25 Feb 1995 07:21:10



Quote:

>Subject: rule question
>Date: 23 Feb 1995 21:33:11 GMT
>        Here's a question someone can hopefully clear up.  Just exactly
>        how many points (hands,feet, etc.) can one have touching at any
>        one time while fencing on the stip?  The reason why I ask this
>        is I recently saw a book demonstrating a move where a fencer
>        drops down on both feet (in a lunge)but leaning forward and restin
>        some weight on the front (non-weapon) hand.  I 've always
>        been told no more than two points can touch the ground at any one
>        time.  Any clarifications????

I don't think there is any restriction such as no more than two points of
contact.  In my opinion, the number of points is not the issue, but rather
whether the fencer has fallen or not.

David Glasser  
fencing master %DFB:BLZ/LLZ Bonn  NFF:BSI/BF/NSKS Bergen

Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin -- Madison

 
 
 

rule question

Post by Mary Ellen Curti » Sun, 26 Feb 1995 00:40:15


Quote:
>    Here's a question someone can hopefully clear up.  Just exactly
>    how many points (hands,feet, etc.) can one have touching at any
>    one time while fencing on the stip?  The reason why I ask this
>    is I recently saw a book demonstrating a move where a fencer
>    drops down on both feet (in a lunge)but leaning forward and restin
>    some weight on the front (non-weapon) hand.  I 've always
>    been told no more than two points can touch the ground at any one
>    time.  Any clarifications????

There is no rule about how many points of contact a fencer may have with
the strip.  The rules require you to fence in an orderly fashion, and
penalize a fall.  It is up to the referee to decide whether any
unconventional move constitutes a fall, and some referees may have
developed their own guidelines for deciding this, but the action you
describe is a well-defined and commonly-taught fencing move, and should
not be considered a fall by anyone.

Dirk Goldgar

postal:    9 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534,  USA

 
 
 

rule question

Post by Jest » Mon, 27 Feb 1995 06:47:38


Quote:


of Consequence) writes:

> >Subject: rule question
> >Date: 23 Feb 1995 21:33:11 GMT

> >        Here's a question someone can hopefully clear up.  Just exactly
> >        how many points (hands,feet, etc.) can one have touching at any
> >        one time while fencing on the stip?  The reason why I ask this
> >        is I recently saw a book demonstrating a move where a fencer
> >        drops down on both feet (in a lunge)but leaning forward and restin
> >        some weight on the front (non-weapon) hand.  I 've always
> >        been told no more than two points can touch the ground at any one
> >        time.  Any clarifications????

> I don't think there is any restriction such as no more than two points of
> contact.  In my opinion, the number of points is not the issue, but rather
> whether the fencer has fallen or not.

I have heard it put two ways for doing a duck.  One with three points
(foot-foot-offhand) and one with two points (foot-foot).  I have heard
that both have been seen as the 'legal' duck over time, but I have no idea
which is considered 'legal' now.
   I would like to know if a fencer can go down on one knee as a way of ducking?

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