- The Purpose of the Rules
These Rules are made up for competitions on Modern Sword Fighting (MSF) and are obligatory to application at all competitions held and accredited by the Federation of Modern Sword Fighting of Russia (FMSFR) and/or International Federation of Modern Sword Fighting (IFMSF).
- Definition of Modern Sword Fighting (MSF)
Modern Sword Fighting is a full-contact type of martial arts, which is a duel or group fight of athletes, with the use of safe simulators of medieval bladed weapons – a “sports sword” and a “sports shield” made of soft polymer materials.
- Organization of competitions
3.1. MSF competitions are held in accordance with these Rules, as well as the Competition Regulations, developed in each case by the Organizing Committee of competitions.
3.2. The Organizing Committee is obliged:
3.2.1. to develop Competition Regulations and approve them at the President of FMSFR / IFMSF and/or at the Chief Referee of FMSFR / IFMSF.
3.2.2. to form and approve the Referee Panel of competitions;
3.2.3. to provide an appropriate level of organizational, logistical and medical support of competitions;
3.2.4. to prepare the competition venue;
3.2.5. to provide accommodation for participants, team representatives, coaches, referees;
3.2.6. to provide high-quality work of service staff.
3.3. The Organizing Committee of competitions is obliged to provide and organize the work of the following commissions:
3.3.1. Referee Board (including the Secretariat of the competition);
3.3.2. Medical Board;
3.3.3. Technical Board.
- Competition Regulations
4.1. Competition Regulations is the main document, which guides the Referee Board and participants of the competitions.
4.1.1. Competition Regulations are developed taking into account requirements of these Rules.
4.1.2. Competition Regulations are agreed and approved by the President of the IFMSF and/or the Chief Referee of the IFMSF.
Note: when the Organizing Committee of the competition wishes to test any innovation not described in these Rules, these innovations must necessarily be agreed and approved by the President of the FMSFR/IFMSF.
4.1.3. If there are statements in the Competition Regulations that are contrary to these Rules and not approved by the President FMSF/IFMSF, the Referee Panel is guided by the Competition Regulations.
4.2 The Competition Regulations are drawn up and agreed no later than 7 days prior to the event, otherwise such competitions are not approved by the FMSFR;
4.3 The Organizer has the right to announce an independent set of disciplines and nominations held during the competition in full accordance with the Rules.
4.4. A competition must be entered into the schedule of FMSFR/IFMSF competitions no later than on the 20th of September of the current academic year. The Tournaments that are only officially submitted before the 20th of September, 2019 to the FMSFR Calendar via the link https://forms Hm.gle/NR4epL6aTJAAH2Qm6, or a separate individual Petition to the FMSFR Council for the other date – have the right to be “rated”. Other tournaments that are not included in the Calendar and not designed properly are not considered as “rating”.
4.5 All competitions in FMSFR / IFMSF are divided into 6 categories A++, A+, A, B, C, D. Accordingly they are subject to the rules for organization, composition, number of participants and the Referee Board.