Flash8} Need help with hitTest

I have a character who can walk around and swipe his sword, but I only want the target (t_mc) to react when he’s swiping and not just touching it.

He is made up of several movie clips. The top one is on the main stage (move_mc)
The second has his moving actionscript (guy_mc)
The third has his moving animation and swiping movie clip (at_mc) from frame 9

Thanks :slight_smile: