The participants will be put in smaller groups where every participant is up against all the others. There are maximum 5 participants in each group. If the total number of participants cannot be divided by five, there might be various groups of four and five in the division. The groups are created by seeded draw. If the division is only made up by two groups (the total amount of participants is between 6-10 people), the winners of each group advance to the final. The runner-up of each group gets the bronze medals. In case of having three groups in the division (11-15 participants in total), the winners of each group advance to the finals, where they all compete against each other. There is only one bronze medal in this case. If there are four groups in the division (16-20 participants in total), the winners of the four groups advance to the finals, where they all compete against each other (there are two bronze medals here). In the case of having more than 20 participants in a division, the winners of each group advance to the finals, where they compete in a knockout (elimination) system.
As draws are possible in the group stage of the round robin system, two or more participants might finish with equal points. In this case the umpires will apply the following criteria to determine the rankings:
- The result of the match between the two competitors is considered. If the result of that is not a draw, the winner will advance to the finals.
- In case of a draw, the results of the group stage will be considered the following way: the umpires calculate from the fight reports the record of the participant. The decisions of the umpires are considered by adding them up. The participant with a better winner record (patterns: 0:5; sparring: 0:4) will advance to the finals.
- If there is still a draw between two competitors, they have to compete against each other again.