As I understand it we are limiting the use of steel in free sparring and ring matches to people who have the following equipment:
Jacket or Gabeson of some kind
Mask, preferably with back of the head protection
Gloves preferably with fingertip protection
We have a pair of Regenyei's Feder's in Division 1 to spar with but are limiting their use to those in sufficient protection as without it things can get broken a lot easier than with synthetics or wood.
As for Competition we have gotten the approval to fight with them as long as both fighters have the correct protection and agree on it. If neither person has it, or if both do and do not agree, they will not be used.
This does not mean that you cannot handle them or drill with them in class, but it means nothing more than slow speed drilling will happen with them unless you have the right amount of protection.
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- Jordan Hinckley
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