The creative weapons divisions are held to the same standards as the open-hand creative divisions but are permitted to include safe, skilled use of a non-thrown, non-projectile, traditional martial arts weapon.
All weapons may be inspected for safety by the judges. Any weapon deemed unsafe by a head referee or an arbitrator will not be permitted for use. A substitute weapon may be used.
Failure to demonstrate basic proficiency of a weapon in such a way that spectators, judges or other competitors are put at risk is subject to immediate disqualification from all weapons divisions that day. (ie, losing grip on a weapon in such a way that it’s thrown at someone).
There will be no music permitted in any divisions other than demonstrations, including Creative Weapons. No other objects beyond the utilized weapon are permitted – no props, partners, fire, smoke, etc.
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