The level 3 instructors syllabus is essentially a tournament refereeing workshop. All candidates should be capable of conducting their own competitions and adjudicating matches fairly.
Workshops are available throughout the year, and are open to members of any academy or school! Competent officials are the lifeblood of any competitive scene, and we do our best to help train dedicated professionals capable of arbitrating to an international standard.
All of our Level 4+ students are required to train as referees, as part of their fighter development programme. This gives them a better understand of the dynamics of a good, clear exchange, and heightens their awareness of safety and control. It also helps develop a mutual respect between fighters and referees.
THE LINTON CUP
The Linton Cup is an LED Sabre tournament, held annually in the UK and hosted by ourselves, the Silver Sabres Combat Academy Ltd.
The Linton Cup rules of engagement (see Combat Rules on the next tab), were originally created by Faisal Mian and Nick Musson in 2015, as a pathway through competition towards display fighting. These rules are available as open source material for other LED Sabre leagues to use and adapt as they see fit.
The Linton Cup is arbitrated with 4 line referees, 1 main referee, and where possible, a separate scorekeeper and parallel slow motion camera replay.
THE SABER ACCORDS
The Saber Accords is an international treaty intending to unite the LED Sabre community here on planet Earth, and to give them the opportunity to establish a shared set of virtues:
- FAIR PLAY.
The Silver Sabres Combat Academy is proud to be a founding member of the Saber Accords, and The Linton Cup is open to all organisations that are signed up to the Accords and that are fully pledged to upholding the 5 virtues to the best of their abilities.
- Protective gloves
- 350N Fencing Mask, with bib/throat protection
- Cup/box (for men)
- Elbow guards
- Knee guards
- Chest guard (for women)
- Back of head/neck guard
- Upper arm guards
- Forearm guards
- Outer thigh guards
- Inner thigh guards
- Waist guard/belt
- Clavicle guards
- Floating rib guards
- Groin guard (for women)
- Chest guard (for men)