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
Punches, kicks, elbow, open hand strikes, etc. all require proper control and are intended only as set-ups for follow-up techniques. Any fighters wearing either heavy or metal gauntlets are not permitted to use closed fist punches, but open-handed strikes are permitted.