Sport section

Knife competition rules

CONTENT

CHAPTER 1: PURPOSE OF THE RCP KNIFE FIGHTING COMPETITION RULES 

CHAPTER 2: THE BATTLE AREA

CHAPTER 3: OFFICIAL CLOTHING

CHAPTER 4: CONDUCTING THE LATE COMPETITION

CHAPTER 5: THE COURT OF JUDGES

CHAPTER 6: DURATION OF THE MATCH

CHAPTER 7: MATCH PROCEDURE, DETERMINATION OF WINNER

CHAPTER 8: PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR, PENALTIES

CHAPTER 9: INJURIES, ACCIDENTS IN THE RACE

CHAPTER 10: PROTEST

CHAPTER 11: FINAL PROVISION

CHAPTER 1: PURPOSE OF THE RCP KNIFE FIGHTING COMPETITION RULES 

The aim of the RKSZ Knife Competition Regulations is to provide a competitive and competitive opportunity for all participants who want to test and demonstrate their knife combat skills, skills, technical and tactical knowledge during the RKSZ knife competition.

To provide an opportunity for the leaders, masters and coaches of different styles and disciplines to professionally prepare their students and competitors for the knife-fighting skills they know, spread or teach.

Its purpose is to ensure an independent, unified judicial approach to style, the applicability of rules, and the authority of judges.

CHAPTER 2: BATTLE AREA

1. The surface of the arena must be smooth and safe.

2. The arena is square, can be of any surface, covered with anything. Size 8x8 meters on the outer edge.

3. 1-1 0.5 m tape shall be affixed 1.5 m from the center of the arena, indicating the starting position of the competitors.

4. The Chief Judge is located on the side of the battlefield, in the middle of it, with his back to the judging table.

5. The judge in charge of the competition will sit at the judge's table.

6. The coaches and trainers are located outside the arena, at a suitable distance from it, on the side of their competitors.

EXPLANATION:

1. Within one meter of the outer perimeter of the arena, there must be no billboard, plank, column, wall, etc.

3. The Chief Judge must make sure that the surface of the arena is smooth and non-slip.

CHAPTER 3: OFFICIAL CLOTHING

The judges of the competition as well as the competitors must wear the following attire.

JUDGES

Dark gray fabric trousers (not black, not colored, not jeans, not warmer, etc.)

Unique polo shirt defined by RKSZ

Elegant black half-shoes that harmonize properly with the fabric pants (no boots, no sports shoes, no hiking shoes, etc.)

Dark colored socks

Blue and red wristbands to determine the victory of the competitors

EXPLANATION:

1.The uniform appearance of the judiciary determines the standard of competition and raises the authority of judges

COMPETITORS

1.Competitors may wear clean and tidy clothing that best reflects and characterizes their own style or discipline. But they can wear any clothing that matches the dignity of the competition. The use of sports shoes, training shoes is allowed or they can be barefoot.

2. Competitors' nails must be short and must not wear any metal or other objects that could injure their opponent or themselves.

3. The use of the following protective equipment is mandatory for everyone and must be provided by competitors:

    head protection
    parapet for girls and ladies

4. The use of protective gloves on the hand holding the knife is permitted, but not mandatory.

5. Goggles may be worn at your own risk, but only if the competitor has a safety helmet. The use of soft contact lenses is always permitted.

6. The use of bandages and bandages may be authorized by the Chief Judge on the recommendation of the race doctor.

EXPLANATION:

1. Competitors may wear a uniform during the competition in which they feel best and most comfortable and which meets the standard of the competition

2. If a competitor arrives at the arena in inappropriate clothing or protective equipment, he will not be disqualified immediately, but will be given 1 minute to put his clothing and protective equipment in order.

3. The blue and red battle ribbons of the competitors mark the competitors in determining and announcing the victory

CHAPTER 4: CONDUCTING THE LATE COMPETITION

1. The RKSZ late fight competition consists of either individual or individual and team competitions as announced by the competition organizer. Only persons over the age of 16 may compete in the individual competition, without age or weight restrictions, in the men's and women's categories.

In the case of a team competition, a match is an individual fight between members of opposing teams.

2. In the case of an individual match, no competitor may be replaced by another person.

3. Competitors or teams that do not show up on the call will be excluded from the category.

4. Teams - which can be men-only, women-only, or mixed - consist of four or even more people, 3 of whom compete in a given round.

5. Competitors are all members of the team, there are no defined reserves.

6. Before each team match, the team representative will submit the names of the competitors in the given round and their starting order to the competition table in an official format. The starting order of the competitors selected from the team can be changed from round to round, but after the submission, it can no longer be changed within a given round.

7. A team whose member or coach changes the starting order without submitting it in writing before the round will be disqualified.

8. In the case of a team match, if two competitors from one team leave the battlefield in individual matches, the third match will no longer be played.

EXPLANATION:

1.The "round" is a separate part of the competition, the succession of which leads to the determination of the finalists.

In a straight knockout race, a round will knock out 50% of the riders, including the advantage.

2 Before the team match, only the competitors fighting in the given round will be lined up. The coach and reserve competitors may be in a separate place designated for them.

3. In the case of teams, the minimum number required for the start is 3 people. Teams that do not have the minimum number required to start will be disqualified.

4. The starting order can be given by either the coach or a designated competitor. If the starting order is given by the coach, his identity must be clearly identifiable, otherwise the list may be rejected. The starting order must include the following: the name of the team (country, club), the color of the battle ribbon allocated for the given round, the starting order of the team members. Either the names of the competitors or their start number must be indicated and the list must be signed by the coach or the designated person.

CHAPTER 5: THE COURT OF JUDGES

1. For each match, the judging panel consists of a REFEREE and a CONTROL JUDGE.

2. The nationality or club of the Chief Judges and Review Judges may not be the same as any of the competitors.

3. In order to ensure the smooth running of the matches, timekeepers, announcers and record keepers must also be appointed.

EXPLANATION:

1. At the start of the match, the Chief Judge will stand on the outside edge of the battlefield, with his back to the Referee's Table, where the Referee, Timekeeper, Announcer and Recorder will be located.

2. In order to ensure the smooth running of the competition, no unauthorized persons may be present at the judging table.

CHAPTER 6: DURATION OF THE MATCH

1. Each match of the RKSZ Knife Competition consists of 2 minutes of pure fight time.

2. Measuring the fight time on the referee's starting sound signal - COMBAT! or FIGHT! - starts and stops in any case if you STOP! Or STOP! tell.

3. The timer indicates the expiration of the match time with a clearly audible gong or other signal. The sound of the end of the match time or the display of another signal marks the end of the fight.

EXPLANATION:

1. The knife fight takes place continuously, without interruption during the clear fight time defined above.

2. The continuous fight can only be interrupted by the match manager depending on the outcome of the match and the specific situations.

CHAPTER 7: MATCH PROCEDURE, DETERMINATION OF WINNER

1. In the RKSZ knife combat competition, each fight takes place in a white, long-sleeved polo shirt, which the competitors wear on their own combat clothing. The polo shirt is provided by the competition organizer.

2. Wooden, rounded tip and edge-free, wide-bladed knives are also provided by the competition organizer, along with crayons to indicate distinctive coloring.

3. The knife fight takes place continuously, imitating life-like conditions that cannot be influenced by the Chief Judge.

4. If during the fight one of the competitors leaves the battlefield, the Chief Judge will stop the fight and warn the competitor.
If the same competitor exits or leaves the arena once more, he must be eliminated and declared a loser.

5. If during the fight one of the competitors drops his knife or his opponent takes it from him, ie he disarms it successfully, the Chief Judge stops the match and writes 5 reward points to the disarming competitor, which will be included in the result at the end of the fight.

If the same competitor drops his knife once more or his opponent successfully disarmes him again, he must be demoted and declared a loser.

6. During the knife fight, care must be taken not to fight, kick, warp, deliberately strike, and to strive for a clean and lifelike knife fight.

7. During the knife fight, the knife can be in any hand, it can be changed at any time, it can be used in any position.

8. When the two minutes of clear fighting time have elapsed, the inspecting judge, together with the Chief Judge, counts the cuts and stabs made by the knife on the T-shirt, ie the clues indicating the hits, and then summarizes them.

9. The Chief Judge will then return to the edge of the battle area and raise the hand indicating the color of the competitor with fewer hits to announce the winner. That's the end of the match.

10. In the event that the total value of the hits is the same, including the penalty points, there will be a 1 minute clear fight time, after which the hits will be re-summed. If this is the same, the winner will be announced by a joint decision of the Review Judge and the Chief Judge.

EXPLANATION:

1. In order to achieve an evaluable hit, the technique must be performed in contact with the valid hit surface, ie the polo shirt, neck down to the hip line, and the arms and hands.

2. Any visible line or sign that would have corresponded to a cut or a puncture, whether on the front, side or back of the body, during a real knife fight is considered a valuable technique.

3. There is no quality difference between the hits, each sign represents a hit of equal value.

CHAPTER 8: PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR, PENALTIES

1. The RKSZ Late Fighting Competition Rules exclude all behavior that causes serious injury and harms the standard of competition and the sporting spirit of competition.

A competitor who uses prohibited techniques or behaves undisciplined must first be warned and then excluded from the competition!

2. With this in mind, it is FORBIDDEN during the knife fight!

    cut and stab the legs and testicles with the hand holding the knife
    cut or stab the head, face and eyes with the hand holding the knife
    cut or stab the neck and throat with the hand holding the knife
    intentional heading
    all kinds of blows and blows
    all kinds of kicks
    pushing and pulling
    all kinds of throws
    leaving the battlefield, provided it was not caused by the opponent
    behavior that is self-dangerous or dangerous to the opponent
    any speech or squabbling to the opponent
    refusing the chief judge's instructions

EXPLANATION:

1. During RKSZ knife combat competitions, some particularly dangerous techniques are prohibited, so their use must be controlled by competitors.

2. During the RKSZ knife combat competitions, the positive behavior, self-control and respect of the competitors towards their competitors and the judges are decisive.

3. The rude behavior of any member of the official delegation or team may result in the disqualification of the competitor, the team or the entire delegation from the competition.

4. During a fight, if one competitor visibly intentionally uses a prohibited technique against the other competitor, or has lost his temper or behaves disrespectfully, the Chief Judge will stop the fight and warn the competitor. If the same competitor commits another irregularity, the competitor will be promoted.

5. During a fight, if one of the competitors leaves the battlefield or drops his knife from his hand or is disarmed, the Chief Judge will stop the fight and warn the competitor. If the same competitor leaves the arena once more, or knocks out the knife again, or is disarmed again, the competitor will be disqualified.

6. The fact and reason for the disembarkation shall be communicated to the spectators through the loudspeaker and they shall be informed thereof.

CHAPTER 9: INJURIES, ACCIDENTS IN THE RACE

1. A competitor who does not show up at the time of the call, or is unable to continue the fight, or is not allowed to continue by the doctor or the Chief Judge, will withdraw from further fights. The reason for giving up may also be an injury that cannot be blamed on the opponent.

2. If a competitor is injured, the Chief Judge will immediately stop the match and call the race doctor. The race doctor is only authorized to diagnose and treat the injury.

3. 3 minutes are allowed for the treatment of a competitor injured during the fight and in need of medical care. If the treatment is not completed within this time, the Chief Judge, together with the Review Judge, may decide to declare the competitor unfit for further combat or to allow additional time for treatment.

EXPLANATION:

1. The Chief Judge must always call the doctor by raising his arm and shouting “doctor” if the competitor is injured and needs medical treatment.

2. If a competitor is physically able to do so, he must be escorted from the arena for medical examination and treatment.

3. The physician need only make a recommendation regarding the medical treatment of the currently injured competitor.

CHAPTER 10: PROTEST

1. Judicial decisions may not be challenged before the judiciary.

2. If the decision of the judging panel is suspected of violating the rules, only an official representative of the team may file a protest.

3. The protest must be submitted in writing immediately after the contested match.
(Exception if an administrative error has occurred. The administrative error must be reported to the Chief Judge immediately after it is discovered.)

4. The protest must be submitted to the Chief Judge at the same time as the payment of the protest fee set by the competition organizer. The Chief Justice shall examine the circumstances which led to the contested decision. Taking all the facts into account, the judging panel will jointly decide on the protest. This can be negative or decisive.

EXPLANATION:

1. The protest must contain: the name of the competitor, the judging team participating in the given match and the exact description of the objected event or decision. A general complaint cannot be accepted as a formal protest. The authenticity of the protest must be verified by the complainant.

2. The protest shall be examined by the Chief Justice, taking into account the evidence supporting the protest. In order to be able to decide objectively on the legitimacy of the protest, the Chief Justice is entitled to watch the official videos and to question the officials involved.

3. If the protest is accepted by the Chief Justice, appropriate measures shall be taken. In addition, every effort must be made to ensure that a similar incident does not occur in future races. In this case, the protest fee will be refunded by the Competition Organizer.

4. If the Chief Judge rejects the protest, the protest fee will be credited to the RKSZ.

5. In the event of an administrative error detected during the match, the coach may contact the Chief Judge directly, who will notify the Chief Judge.

CHAPTER 11: FINAL PROVISION

These rules can only be modified by the current Chief Justice of the RKSZ with the prior approval of the RKSZ Board.


Made by:
Rab Sándor
Chief Judge of the RKSZ