- Head/Helmet (forehead, top, back & sides)
- Groin (Adult Black Belt Division ONLY)
1. There is NO time limit for all matches. The first competitor to accumulate three (3) points shall be declared the winner. No point margin is necessary.
2. One point shall be awarded
for each valid hand or foot technique. Both hand and foot
techniques are permitted to the face/head targets.
3. FACE, HEAD & BODY
CONTACT RULES :
& JUNIOR BLACK BELT DIVISIONS
(DO NOT ATTACK)
ADULT BLACK BELT
ACTIONS - ALL DIVISIONS :
any Non-Target area, not being used as a defensive
technique by the opponent (Incidental contact does not
the Back, Spine, Collarbones, Neck, Throat and Legs are
technique, whether it makes contact or not.
attempt, leg check, pushing, wrestling and/or attempting
to throw the opponent.
Any ax kick
to a target other than the opponents chest. ONLY the
BALL OF THE FOOT (Toe Area) may be used as a slapping
technique for permissible ax kicks.
Any open hand technique (i.e., poking, clawing, gouging, scratching). A Ridge Hand is a permissible technique.
and/or making contact after the Referee has called
Stalling, turning your back to the opponent to avoid fighting and/or running out of the ring.
Inappropriate comments and/or behavior (i.e., BAD
ATTITUDE, DISRESPECT, ANGER, MALICE, SHOWBOATING).
5. WARNINGS :
An OFFICIAL WARNING shall be issued by the Referee for each
NON-FLAGRANT, NON-PERMISSIBLE ACTION listed in [4.] above.
POINTS : +1 Penalty point shall be awarded to the violator's opponent each time any of the following occurs :
OFFICIAL WARNING and for EVERY OFFICIAL WARNING
thereafter. The 1st official warning is free.
FLAGRANT violation of any of the NON-PERMISSIBLE ACTIONS listed in [4.] above, which is determined at the sole discretion and authority of the Referee.
upon appropriate vote by the Referee and Judges. (See
below... REFEREEING & JUDGING POLICY FOR SPARRING,
CONTACT (Not Excessive) to any target area, which is
determined at the sole discretion and authority of the
competitor must be in the ring to score a point. Any
competitor out of the ring can not score, but may be scored
upon as long as the scoring competitor is in the ring. If ANY part of
your body is touching the ring and/or ring line, you are
considered in the ring.
is permissible, but only with an immediate follow up
a fallen opponent is permissible, but only within
one second (a count of one-thousand-one by the
Referee) after the opponent has fallen.
DISQUALIFICATION shall be the result of any of the following
Two (2) FACE
CONTACT violations within the same match.
excessive blow, which is defined as any visible
mark, redness, swelling and/or bleeding OR
incapacitation of a competitor due to loss of air or
damage to a body part, either of which was the result of
OR unacceptable behavior by a competitor, parent, relative, friend or instructor.
Absence or failure to report to the designated ring within two (2) minutes after the competitor's name has been announced on the public address system.
(misrepresentation of age, rank and/or experience level
(skill), which includes competitors who have achieved
rank and/or expertise in arts other than they currently
JUDGING POLICY FOR SPARRING :
1. Disqualifications due to excessive contact shall be a
majority rule by the Referee and the Judges.
2. Two (2) Officials out
of five (5) OR
one (1) Official out of three (3) minimum, in agreement, are
required for the valid awarding of a FACE CONTACT penalty
3. FACE CONTACT penalty
point votes take precedence over point votes. Example:
Three Officials vote for Red point and two Officials vote
for Red contact penalty point. The proper result is that
White is awarded one point because Red made FACE CONTACT.
The two votes for FACE CONTACT over-ruled the three votes
(Chief Center Official) :
1. Is solely responsible for his/her ring and all
occurrences within and has sole authority to
disqualify a competitor for unacceptable behavior by the competitor, parent, relative, friend or instructor.
2. Shall vote
simultaneously with the Judges for all points, but
ONLY he/she may make the
NON-PERMISSIBLE ACTION calls (listed in [4.
NON-PERMISSIBLE ACTIONS] above).
3. Shall shout
"BREAK"! to stop the action.
4. Has the authority to
over-rule the Judges.
Is responsible for management
of the Officiating Crew,
will be the only person to
communicate with the scorekeeper and will consult with
the Chief Referee if a question or dispute
can not be resolved within the ring.
(Corner Officials) :
1. Shall vote ONLY for Point, No Point, Face Contact Penalty
Point and No See. A No See call disqualifies the
respective Official from that vote and the majority is
2. Are expected to move (float) parallel to the ring lines, from corner to corner in a 180 degree arc, to establish the best view possible.
3. When appropriate,
are expected to shout
"POINT"! to inform the Referee of intent to
vote. The action then stops ONLY when the Referee shouts
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 Referee.
BE CONSISTENT IN YOUR
STANDARDS, HONORABLE, FAIR and SET THE RIGHT EXAMPLE.
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