- Minimum protection consists of a fencing mask, gloves and a cup for men.
- All attacks have to be made in a controlled manner – we’re simulating a fight with plasma-blades, overly hard hitting is not necessary and results in higher risk of injury.
- Unarmed techniques aimed at knees, elbows and neck are prohibited!
- At the beginning and end of each engagement, the fighters salute each other.
- Each fighter is obliged to call his/her hits! Intentionally failing to do so may result in penalties!
- This is no life-and-death fight. Our goal is as fair and spectacular a fight as possible.
- The whole body is a valid target, with the exception of the hands from fingertips to wrist and the groin. Hilt-hits also do not score.
- A scoring hit is defined as a solid, controlled touch with the lightened blade. Unarmed hits do not score, but can lead to Stylepoints.
- Hits on the head score as 3, those on the torso as 2, hits to the arms and legs as 1 point.
- Target-zone “arm” is defined as from wrist to shoulder, target-zone “leg” from thigh to ankle.
- Direct hits to hands and fingers are to be avoided!
- Each fighter has to call his own hits.
- The fight ends, when one fighter has an advantage of at least 4 points.
- Double-hits score normally for each fighter (e.g. a hit to the head vs. one to the arm scores as 2 : 1).
- After a hit, a fighter may finish one action he already started. This Afterblow scores nomally.
- Stylepoints are counted seperately, but count towards lead points. If a fighter is 2 points in the lead and has accumulated 2 additional Stylepoints, he automatically wins the fight.
- Stylepoints are awarded for especially spectacular, acrobatic or elegant actions that lead to a scoring hit (e.g. scoring out of a turn, spin or jump). Such a hit is awarded with 1 Stylepoint.
- There can be no more than 2 Stylepoints per fighter awarded in each fight.
- Practice fights do not need to be judged. Each fighter calls his own hits and score.
- If a judge is present, he stops the fight after each scoring hit by calling “Stop!” and gives the score.
- If the 4-Point advantage is reached, the judge ends the fight.
Example of fights with explanation: