Head/Helmet (forehead, top, back &
(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.
HEAD & BODY CONTACT RULES :
| ALL GRADE RANK
& JUNIOR BLACK BELT DIVISIONS
| NONE (HALO)
|| SLIGHT (Touch)
|| NOT A TARGET
(DO NOT ATTACK)
| ADULT BLACK BELT
|| SLIGHT (Touch)
|| SLIGHT (Touch)
|| SLIGHT (Touch)
ACTIONS - ALL DIVISIONS :
to any Non-Target area, not being used as
a defensive technique by the opponent
(Incidental contact does not apply).
to the Back, Spine, Collarbones, Neck,
Throat and Legs are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
blind technique, whether it makes contact
sweep attempt, leg check, pushing,
wrestling and/or attempting to throw the
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.
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 "BREAK"!
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,
WARNINGS : An OFFICIAL WARNING shall be
issued by the Referee for each and every
NON-FLAGRANT, NON-PERMISSIBLE ACTION
listed in [4.] above.
PENALTY POINTS : +1 Penalty point shall
be awarded to the violator's opponent each
time any of the following occurs :
2nd OFFICIAL WARNING and for EVERY
OFFICIAL WARNING thereafter. The 1st
official warning is free.
violation of any of the NON-PERMISSIBLE
ACTIONS listed in [4.] above, which is
determined at the sole discretion and
authority of the Referee.
CONTACT 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 Referee.
A competitor must be in the ring to score a
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.
Grabbing and hooking is permissible,
but only with an immediate follow up attack.
Attacking a fallen opponent is
permissible, but only within one
second (a count of one-thousand-one
by the Referee) after the opponent has
shall be the result of any of the
(2) FACE CONTACT violations within the
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 a
vulgarity OR unacceptable
behavior by a competitor, parent,
relative, friend or instructor.
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 represent).
& JUDGING POLICY FOR SPARRING
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 point.
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
vote simultaneously with the Judges for
all points, but ONLY he/she may
make the NON-PERMISSIBLE ACTION
calls (listed in [4. NON-PERMISSIBLE
shout "BREAK"! to stop
4. Has the
authority to over-rule the Judges.
5. 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 adjusted accordingly.
expected to move (float) parallel to the
ring lines, from corner to corner in a 180
degree arc, to establish the best view
appropriate, are expected to shout "POINT"!
to inform the Referee of intent to vote.
The action then stops ONLY when the
Referee shouts "BREAK"!
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
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