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
A weapon may be grabbed only while it is at rest or the momentum has been primarily stopped due to contact with another weapon.
Grabbing a blade that has sufficient velocity to score will result in a single point being awarded to the fighter whose blade was grabbed.
A blade may be grabbed and held for any length of time at the strong or forte of the blade without penalty but will begin the grapple clock.
A blade may be grabbed at the weak or foible for only a single beat and must then either lead to a completed technique, be released, or result in a point to the opponent. Further, if a blade visibly slides against the hand of the individual grabbing it will also lead to a point for the opposing fighter.