frequently asked questions

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What is STICKFIGHTING WORLD?
Is Grappling Allowed?
Can competitors wear shin guards and knee pads?
Will competitors fight against members of the opposite sex?
 
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A: STICKFIGHTING WORLD is the world's first Full Contact Stickfighting League. This is a commercial venue that shall exhibit Mixed Weapons Martial Arts competition (MWMA) as an entertainment product. Recruiting is underway now for STICKFIGHTERS, Ring Girls and Referees - apply now if you have experience in: Arnis Escrima Haidong gumdo Hapkido Iaido Irish Stick Fighting ISFW Jodo Kali Kalis Silat Kuntao Kendo Kenjitsu Kobudo Niten Ichi Ryu Kenjutsu WEKAF MMA Dog Brothers or any other relevant Martial Arts
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A: Yes,the Official STICKFIGHTING WORLD Rules make no mention of grappling and no provision against it. It is therefore allowed. However the Referee will stop the action when 1 competitor is 'downed'. (A competitor is officially 'down' when they are lying down, sitting or if both knees are in contact with the mat.) The fighter whose attack forced the opponent to the ground will be awarded 1 point, fighters will return to their corners and then the round shall continue.
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A: Yes, shin guards and knee pads (1 piece and separate) are allowed provided they do not have hard plastic, wood, metal or alloys on the surface or within. Standard martial arts type guards made of foam are allowed.
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A: As currently structured STICKFIGHTING WORLD fights will be between members of the SAME SEX. Male will compete against Male, Female against Female. STICKFIGHTING WORLD recognizes the diversity (LGBT) in the areas of SEX and GENDER however at this time Official STICKFIGHTING WORLD competition will only occur under the Male or Female divisions. STICKFIGHTING WORLD is open to input on this issue from its FIGHTERS and its fans - let us know if you feel there is more we can do to address this issue. Exhibition Matches may occur between persons persons of opposite sex.
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