Youth Combat

Rules for Gulf Wars Youth Combat:

All eligible youth fighters ages 6-17 are invited to join us on the battlefield at Gulf Wars.  Any current kingdom authorizations will be accepted.  Note: Any Div. 3 that has crossed over to heavy combat will not be allowed to compete in tournaments.  Per Society:  Section 5 (D).  

Youth Combat is NOT a babysitting service!

There will be (3) youth combat divisions:

· Division 1 (ages 6 to 9)

· Division 2 (ages 10 to 13)

·  Division 3 (ages 14 to 17)

Gulf Wars will follow the current society youth combat rules, with these exceptions:

  • Due to the nature of mixed division melees, at the minimum, Division 1 will be required to use Division 2 armor standards.
  • Division 1 fighters will not be thrusted, due to the force of the strike and fair play.
  • ALL calibrations will be thrown at Division 2 level, which means Division 1 will have to ramp up a bit and Division 3 will need to tone it down. 
  • Any combatants using excessive force or force sufficient to leave a bruise or injure an opponent will, after ONE warning, be removed from the field of combat. This is NOT flexible.


There will be NO AUTHORIZATIONS AT GULF WARS. Authorizations will be required. This requires a card or form completed by a local youth marshal. Parents can bring card/paperwork when their child comes for the initial inspection.  Youth fighters MUST have access to gear, owned or shared. No loaner gear will be available. 


Weapons and armor will be checked before each day and throughout the day. Equipment not meeting standards will not be allowed on the field.  The marshal is not responsible for fixing gear. Each fighter and parent/guardian will be responsible for any fixes needed. Any weapons made with PVC will not be allowed.


Parents/Legal Guardians are to understand that this is a contact sport and injuries can occur. Parents/guardians are responsible for the youth’s safety, with the youth combat marshal’s armoring/safety process.

At least one parent/guardian/responsible adult must be always present for children under 10. Children over 10 do not require an adult while the participant is involved in youth combat.  “Present” is defined as within visual or vocal range of the child and attentive to the combat activity.