The following rules represent the standard ruleset for Tournaments being held by Royal Arts fencing academy. This includes: Ascalon, Blue Box, Looking Sharpe, and Hemmageddon
Because of the lack of wrestling mats, throws will not be scored; this is a safety issue. If a host club is able to provide appropriate matts, grappling may be allowed provided that the action is safe.
Otherwise, when fencers enter into a grapple, the Director will begin a five-second count. If no fighter scores within that time, the director will call “halt,” and the fighters will return to their starting positions.