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Time Limits

• 30 sec minimum (45 sec - Advanced levels)
• 2 min maximum

All Tai Chi forms (includes 24, 48, & combined 72)
• 3 min minimum
• 3 min 30 sec maximum
(42 Step competitors must do complete form - between 5-6min)

Tai Chi Sword and Other Internal Weapons (wooden swords are allowed if 1lb or more)
• 1 min 30 sec minimum
• 3 min 30 sec maximum

Other Internal & External Forms
• 45 sec minimum
• 2 min 30 sec maximum

Musical Group Events:
1 min 30 sec minimum, 5 min maximum (Taiji Form & Taiji Weapon)
45 sec minimum, 2 min maximum (Other Forms & Weapons: Internal, External, Wushu)

Overall Grand Champion Finals Events:
3 min minimum, 5 min maximum (Internal)
45 sec minimum, 2 min maximum (External)

For Tai Chi, Internal forms, and Musical group events, the competitor will be given an audible signal before
the last 30 sec of the time limit. The competitor will then have the remaining 30 sec to complete the form.
For all forms competition, point deductions of one-tenth point will be taken for each 5 sec interval outside the
time limit.

Reaction skills:
• Restricted-Step Push Hands - two 60 sec rounds with a 15 sec break in between rounds
• Moving Push Hands - one round of 90 sec PUSHING TIME
• Point Sparring - one round of 90 sec.
• Continuous Sparring - two 30 sec rounds of continuous light-contact sparring
• Weapons Sparring - two 60 sec rounds with a 1 min rest period in between rounds
• Shuai Chiao - three 2 min rounds with a 1 min rest period in between rounds
• San Shou - three 2 min rounds, with a 1 min rest period in between rounds

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