Home     Our Mission     History  Community Services     Board of Directors     Testimonials       Related Links       Contact Us

News
Photo Album
Schedule of events
Competition Categories
Grand Champions
Judges Information
Workshop & Seminar
Masters' Demonstration
Map & Hotel locations
Registration & Fees
Rules & regulation
Sponsored List
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparring

Point Sparring:

Protection must be used for the head, hands, mouth, groin, shin, and feet. Head gear must cover the side,
top, and back of the head. Face grills are permitted and optional. Gloves must not expose the fingers. Feet
and shin pads may be foam-dipped or the pull-over instep/shin socks.

Divisions will be determined on the day of the competition. Fighting time and the clock will stop as dictated by
the referee. All bouts will be 1 ½ minutes. Fighting will stop when valid techniques strike a legal contact area.
Points will be awarded by majority vote of the judges. The first competitor to score 5 pts wins or 3 points
spread wins. At the end of the 1 1/2 minutes, if the match is tied, the match will continue until the first
competitor to score a point will be the winner. The following actions are not acceptable and will either result in
a break, warning, or disqualification:

Break:

Head contact that may cause injury
Controlled, non-contact technique scored on the back
One or both competitors falls to the floor
When any judge calls foul

Warning:

Illegal techniques
Contact to a non-contact area
Excessive force
Failure to break when called

Disqualification:
1. If an injury occurs to an opponent as a result of a foul
2. Accumulating 4 warnings
3. Running out of the ring, second offense
4. Repeated and deliberately exposing of a foul area

Immediate Disqualification:
1. Deliberate excessive force/intent to injure
2. Deliberate fouling
3. Rude or belligerent behavior
4. Use of objectionable or abusive language by a competitor or by their school

Legal contact areas:
Torso (front part, outside of thigh, outside of leg, entire arm, and front and side of head gear)

Illegal targets:
1. Back and top of the head
2. Spine
3. Neck and throat
4. Entire knee and knee joint
5. Groin the leg only
6. Inside of thigh
7. Shin, other than to check

Illegal techniques:
1. Knee strikes
2. Elbow strikes
3. Finger strikes
4. Take-downs or throws
5. Joint locking or breaking attempts
6. Head butts
7. Biting
8. Floor or ground fighting
9. Groin Strikes
10. Open hand strikes to the face
11. Sweeps to the opponent's back leg or sweeps that attempt both legs of an opponent.
12. Dangerous blind attempts at spinning hand or foot strikes.

Continuous Sparring:

Protection must be used for the head, hands, mouth, groin, shin, and feet. Head gear must cover the side,
top, and back of the head. Face grills are permitted and optional. Gloves must not expose the fingers. Feet
and shin pads may be foam-dipped or the pull-over instep/shin socks.
Divisions will be determined on the day of the competition. All bouts will be 30 seconds. Fighting time and the
clock will stop as dictated by the referee. The best of three ?C 30 second rounds of continuous light-contact
sparring will be the winner. The winner is declared by a majority vote by the referee and two judges for each
30-second round. Winner of the first 2 rounds wins the fight. The following actions are not acceptable and will
either result in a break, warning, or disqualification:

Break:

Head contact that may cause injury
Controlled, non-contact technique scored on the back
Competitor scores 3, quick unanswered techniques on the opponent
One or both competitors fall to the floor
When any judge calls a foul

Warning:

Illegal techniques
Contact to a non-contact area
Excessive force
Failure to break when called

Disqualification:
1. If an injury occurs to an opponent as a result of a foul
2. Accumulating 4 warnings
3. Running out of the ring, second offense
4. Repeated and deliberately exposing of a foul area

Immediate Disqualification:
1. Deliberate excessive force/intent to injure
2. Deliberate fouling
3. Rude or belligerent behavior
4. Use of objectionable or abusive language by a competitor or by their school

Legal contact areas:
Torso (front part, outside of thigh, outside of leg, entire arm, and front and side of head gear)

Illegal targets:
1. Back and top of the head
2. Spine
3. Neck and throat
4. Entire knee and knee joint
5. Groin the leg only
6. Inside of thigh
7. Shin, other than to check

Illegal techniques:
1. Knee strikes 8. Floor or ground fighting
2. Elbow strikes 9. Groin Strikes
3. Finger strikes 10. Open hand strikes to the face
4. Take-downs or throws 11. Sweeps to the opponent??s back leg or sweeps that attempt both legs of an
5. Joint locking or breaking attempts opponent.
6. Head butts 12. Dangerous blind attempts at spinning hand or foot strikes.
7. Biting

Hosted by: The International Chen Style Tai Chi Development Center,9730 Townpark Drive # 116 Houston, Texas 77036

TEL:713-270-6797 Email: jincaich@gmail.com