i've heard conversations and read posts on the forum about the "two punches then kick" rule in sparring. i've never really thought about it til now after attending the European Champs in Sardinia, i couldn't imagine that rule working affectively.1. how would the judges score should someone throw three or more punches then kick? minus a point? adding a warning? considering how fast the pace of some fights are, they could be deliberating over the action to take and miss following scored techinques.
2. do they stop when it happens? many two minutes fights have numerous stoppages for going out the ring, falling over, injuries, warnings, point deductions etc. so would it also incur a stopping period?
3. sparring would become predictable. if you must throw a kick after two punches, the opponent knows what the must do next. and how long do you have between the two punches and the kick? if its a fixed rule that throughout the whole two minutes you must stick to the rule, sparring will become stale and more kicking like WTF sparring.
this is just just general interest, how many ITF tournaments have used this ruling as this is the first time i've ever heard of it!