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Self-Defense Competition
 

     Self-Defense competition may be based on single or multiple attack situations, with or without weapons. Competitors may compete with one (1), two (2) or three (3) self-defense situations with three situations maximum. Judging will be based on the Elements, rank and age.
     Mats will be provided for this competition event.
Note : Any competitor, who in the opinion of a Judge, sustains a FATAL Wound at any point during his/her performance shall receive a mandatory Performance Score of 0. Those competitors utilizing weapons in their performance must offer their weapon(s) to the Chief Judge for inspection. Failure to do so results in an ETIQUETTE Element Score deduction of 1 point. Refusal to offer weapons for inspection results in disqualification.

In the Self-Defense Divisions, ONLY a single competitor (the primary performer) competes for a medal, regardless of how many assistants he or she may have.

-  Judging Policy  -

 1. Competitor's performances in Judging Panel Divisions are broken down into the following five (5) judging/performance elements:

                                          Element 1 - APPEARANCE
                                          Element 2 - SPIRIT
                                          Element 3 - TECHNIQUE
                                          Element 4 - APPLICATION
                                          Element 5 - ETIQUETTE

For more detailed information about the preceding Performance Elements
 see the
American Warrior Behavior & Performance Requirements page.

Each of the preceding Elements of a competitor's performance is scored numerically by each Judge, based on the following Judging Point Scale:

JUDGING POINT SCALE
0 = Not Acceptable   1 = Poor    2 = Fair    3 = Good    4 = Very Good    5 = Excellent
     At the end of each performance, all five Elemental scores are then added together by each Judge and that total becomes the competitor's Performance Score (each competitor has the potential to achieve a possible high Performance Score of 25 from each Judge). The Chief Judge then waits for each Judge to announce that he/she has calculated the Performance Score for the respective competitor, at which point the Chief Judge directs the judging panel to voice their scores to the scorekeeper.
     With 3 Judges, all three Performance Scores are totaled. With 5 Judges, the high and low Performance Scores are dropped and the remaining three are totaled by the scorekeeper to establish the competitor's Competition Score. Each competitor has the potential to achieve a possible high Competition Score of 75. The highest Competition Score is awarded 1st Place and so on.
     In the event of a tie, the highest of the three low Performance Scores first, and then the highest of the three high Performance Scores shall break the tie. If still tied, the highest of the low, then highest of the high of any dropped scores shall break the tie. If the tie cannot be broken numerically, the Chief Judge will call for a show of hands, by which each Judge compares the Performance Score he/she gave to each of the tied competitors. The highest score breaks the tie. In the event the Performance Scores for each of the tied competitors are identical, then the Element Scores are compared. The competitor with the greater number of 5's is the winner. If still tied, then the greater number of 4's, then 3's, 2's, and finally 1's.
 
Failure to report to the designated ring within two (2) minutes after the competitor's name has been announced on the public address system shall result in disqualification.

NOTE :
IN DIVISIONS WITH A SINGLE COMPETITOR, that competitor shall compete and perform for a Competition Score from the judges. The appropriate award shall be based on the following range of scores :
 

Over 59 = 1st Place 45 to 59 = 2nd Place Under 45 = 3rd Place

JUDGES :
Based on the availability of Black Belts, there will be either three (3) or five (5) Judges in each ring, one of which will be the Chief Judge.

CHIEF JUDGE :
The Chief Judge is responsible for management of the Judging Panel
, will be the only person on the Judging Panel to communicate with the scorekeeper and will consult with the Chief Referee if a question or dispute can not be resolved within the ring.

OFFICIALS :
BE CONSISTENT IN YOUR STANDARDS, HONORABLE, FAIR and SET THE RIGHT EXAMPLE.

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