inter-club tournament

I am arranging a friendly `Inter-Club` competition with Grandmaster Ian Parker 8th Dan and his students. I would like all students (including parents) to get behind the club on this and make it a really awesome event for yourselves and your family can come and watch. Any student can enter, regardless of rank and it will be a really great opportunity for you to shine and show off your talents.

This will be on Sunday 3rd June and it starts at 10am and will finish around 2pm. There will be: a `Forms section` and a `Sparring section`. You can enter either or both and you will have the chance to win a Medal or a Trophy…. or maybe both!!!

SPARRING RULES:

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Every competitor MUST wear:
Head guard Gum shield (single or double).
Gloves (they MUST cover the fingers and thumbs).
Groin guard (male & female).
Foot & shin protectors.
Chest guard for female, (Male is optional).
Forearm guard (optional).

THE REFEREES POWER
The referee is the only person who can stop a fight.
The referee WILL deduct a point from a competitor leaving the fighting area 3 times in a bout.
The referee WILL disqualify a competitor for leaving the area a 4th time during the same bout.
The referee WILL deduct a point from a competitor after he has already been warned once.
A referee WILL deduct a point from a competitor for any interference from their coach after they have already been warned once.

The referee WILL deduct a point from a competitor for serious `unsportsmanlike` behaviour by either themselves or their coach.
The referee WILL disqualify a competitor who turns up with improper safety equipment.
A sparring bout MUST always be judged by a centre referee and two side judges, who MUST constantly move during the bout and not stand in the same spot. The Referee WILL can stop a bout, if they believe the rules are not being adhered to.

ROUNDS

In point fighting all rounds will be 1 x 2 minutes and finals 2 x 2 minutes. Extra time will be ruled if the score is a draw and there will be an extra 30 second round. The first to score, will determine the winner.    

COMPETITORS SAFETY

The competitor must be dressed in clean and appropriate clothing. Competitors MUST NOT wear: Metal objects or Jewellery, (that which may cause any injuries to the opponent), for example: Piercings, Chains, Watches, Earrings etc. Long hair must be tied back and the use of any type of hair grips (metal or wooden), are not allowed.

EQUIPMENT CHECK

Side judges are responsible for the wearing of the competitors safety gear before the bout starts. Groin guards and Breast guards, can only be checked by `ASKING` the competitor if they are wearing them and `NO` physical check can be carried out. In case of an injury to a competitor, who is found to be NOT wearing the correct protective equipment, then they will be disqualified immediately.

START OF A BOUT

The main referee will take their place in the middle of the competitors, facing the table (time keeper etc). They must also check that the side judges are ready and also the timekeeper and scorekeeper and that the First Aiders are present in the hall. The referee should also keep an eye on the score cards, to check that they are showing `NO SCORE` at the beginning of each bout.
Once the command to Bow, or touch gloves have been given, the referee will then start the bout.
If a referee sees a point scored by one of the competitors, they have to raise their hand immediately and stop the fight by saying `STOP`. Both competitors will return to their starting positions. The referee, will then check with the side judges, to see if they seen and acknowledge the same point (it MUST be unanimous). If the point is awarded, the referee will show with their hand, which of the competitors has scored. Time WILL be stopped, until the command `fight` has been given.The referee has to stop the time if the competitor is: Outside of the area, giving warnings, awarding penalty points and when equipment is ill fitting. At the end of the match, the timekeeper shouts `stop` and throws in a `bean bag`. When the bout is over, the referee will turn to the timekeepers table and take the hands of the competitors and then raises the hand of the winner.    

SCORING TECHNIQUES

Hand, foot or knee techniques, to either head or body. All techniques must be controlled and clearly done and only `Light contact` is to be used.
ALL PUNCHES - 1 POINT (head or body)

KICK TO BODY - 1 POINT
KICK TO HEAD - 2 POINTS
JUMP KICK TO BODY - 2 POINTS
JUMP KICK TO HEAD - 3 POINTS

PROHIBITED ACTIONS

Sweeping of the legs.
Kicks to knee and thigh

Kicks or punches to groin.
No kicks or punches to back of the head or body.
No scratching, biting, spitting or verbal attacks on opponent or referee.
Kicking, or punching after `stop or time` is called.

No leaving the fighting area or falling down to waste time.
The referee will stop time to give a warning or a minus point.

ILLEGAL ACTIONS

Open hand, spinning back fist, elbow strikes, pushing with arms, low leg kicks and head butts.

STANDING 8 COUNT RULE
Any competitor that is knocked down, or hurt as a result of a `legal` scoring technique, shall be counted for standing 8 count. If the competitor is not standing and showing a willingness not to carry on after 10 seconds, the win will be awarded accordingly.

CLARIFICATION:
If a competitor scores with more than one consecutive technique, before the Centre Referee shouts STOP, the contestant will be awarded the highest scoring technique ONLY.

EXAMPLE:
If a kick followed by a successful punch etc, the points for the kick would be awarded regardless if the punch scored first as the kick has the highest point value.





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