No year passes without the bureaucrats at the FIE passing changes to the rules. Some are necessary — addressing advances in safety technology and materials.

Others are pure bunk. (Think “Russian box of death” or the current meddling with the epee “non-combativity” rules. Don’t get me started…)

So don’t be caught flat-footed by a rule change that may have slipped through the cracks of your conscious awareness. Click on the link below to review the current (August 2018) set of rules adopted by USFencing.