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Restricted Step Push Hands

Attack areas:
Attacks may be made within restricted areas of the body: from below the base of the neck to above the coccyx or bladder area. Pushing the neck, head, bladder area, hip joint, or leg is illegal.

Stepping:
Competitors may take a step or steps forward or backward, with either the front or the back foot, but may not reverse the stance, i.e., the front foot must stay forward. Competitors must keep to the orientation of the center line; they may not step to the side to defend or to gain an advantage in pushing.

Violations:
Points are awarded to the opponent of the competitor who committed the violation. However, the opponent will receive 2 pts if one commits a serious personal violation. Disqualification may be enforced for one serious violation and must be disqualified for 2 serious violations. The referee in consultation with the judges may disqualify a competitor.

Errors:
Loss of balance and endangering oneself.

Personal Violations:

  • Using Techniques with excessive strength

  • Grabbing the opponent's clothing

  • Holding on to prevent loss of balance

  • Attacking illegal target areas

  • Reversal of stance

  • Attacking groin area

  • Using techniques determined to cause undue injury


Serious Violations:

  • Striking, hitting, punching

  • Head butting

  • Use of Legs, feet, or knees to attack

  • Twisting or locking the joints (grappling or qinna)

  • Using pressure points

  • Pulling hair


Technical Violations
1. Not following instructions of the referee 9. Unsportsman-like conduct2. Not completing the mandatory revolutions3. Receiving coaching during the round

Points are awarded to the opponent of the competitor who commited the violation. However, the opponent will receive 2 points if one commits a serious personal violation as listed above.

Disqualifications:
Competitors may be disqualified for one serious violation and must be disqualified for 2 serious violations. A competitor may also be disqualified by the referee in consultation with the judges.

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