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POINTFIGHTING (PF)

In Pointfighting,or Semicontact the fight gets interrupted after every successful hit and competitors move back to their starting position.

In a way it is similar to the Olympic fencing. During the short interruption, the three referees involved evaluate the previous action. Hits with the fist as well as kicks to the body score one point. Jumped kicks to the body and kicks to the head will score two points. A jumped kick to the head is the most sophisticated technique and will be rewarded with three points.

The winner is the competitor with the highest total score at the end of the fight.


LIGHTCONTACT (LC)

Lightcontact is a hybrid of Fullcontact and Semicontact/Pointsfighting. In contrast to the score-and-break rhythm of the semicontact bouts the sparring is continuous without interference by the referee as long as no foul play takes place and penalties need to be awarded. In Lightcontact sparring demands a lot of technical skills and a high level of stamina. It differs from Fullcontact in the severity of the blows allowed. All attacks are to be executed with maximum control. Hard punches and kicks which could lead to knockout are not allowed.


Karate Kumite (KK)

Fullcontact (FC)


Kickboxing (KB)

Kickboxing is another Full Contact Ringsport. In addition to all techniques allowed in Fullcontact it is legal to use Low kicks to the inner and outer part of the thigh.


Thaiboxing (TB)




Forms

Hard Style (HS)

Hard-Style forms must use traditional moves only. A traditional form / Kata must resemble a traditional work; an adaptation will be acceptable if added moves are traditional. A high kick can not be higher than the top of his / her self head. A freestyle form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc.). A traditional GI or Dobok must be worn, no use of weapons, no music is allowed, no time limit.

Scoring, judges should be looking for: Basic techniques, Stances, Punches, and Kicks executed with balance, Blocks, Balance, Strength, and Focus.


Korean Style (KS)


Karate Kata (KK)

Karate Kata forms must use traditional moves only. A traditional form / Kata must resemble a traditional work; only traditional japaness Katas are allowed (JKA) A freestyle form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc.). A traditional GI white must be worn, no use of weapons, no
music is allowed, no time limit.

Scoring, judges should be looking for:
Basic techniques, Stances, Punches, and Kicks executed with balance, Blocks, Balance, Strength, and Focus.


Forms Soft-Style (SS)

Gymnastic type moves are permissible, provided that they are within the style for i.e. Wu-Shu, but they must be practical. An adaptation is acceptable if added moves are traditional to soft styles. A traditional uniform must be worn, no use of weapons, no music is allowed, 3 min time limit. A time keeper will be appointed.
This is not a freestyle section, a freestyle form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc.).

Scoring, Judges should be looking for:
Good flowing techniques, punches, kicks, blocks, balance and stances. Strength and focus are important.


Free Style (FS)

Music must be used and the choreography to the music is of high importance. The use of weapons is strictly forbidden.

No dance moves or theatrical costumes are allowed.
The duration of a freestyle form must be between 1 and 3 minutes. The time starts from the first move of the form, not the announcement. A time keeper will be appointed.
This is NOT a gymnastic contest and only three gymnastic moves will be permitted or a penalty of 0.5 will be deducted by each judge.

Scoring, Judges should be looking for:
Synchronisation to the music, showmanship, speed of the techniques, degree of difficulty, basic hand and foot technique. Balance, basic stances, strength and focus
All the above are to be executed with strength and power according to the basic technique.


Karate Weapons (KW)


Basic techniques, Stances, Punches, and Kicks executed with balance, Blocks, Balance, Strength, and Focus.

Musical Weapons (MW)

Music and weapons must be used and the choreography to the music is highly important.

The duration of a freestyle form must be between 1 and 3 minutes. The time starts with the first move of the form, not the announcement. A time keeper will be appointed. All used weapons must be safe and clean and recognised within martial arts. The judges have the right to inspect weapons prior to starting a form.
This is NOT a gymnastic contest and only three gymnastic moves are permitted or a penalty of 0.5 will be deducted by each judge.
Scoring, Judges will mark the form on:
The form will be scored on the use of the weapon, not Kicks and other techniques.
Synchronisation to the music, manipulation of the weapon, speed of the techniques, degree of difficulty, showmanship, balance, basics stances, strength and focus.


Weapon no Music (WN).



The duration of a weapon traditional form must be between 1 and 3 minutes. The time starts with the first move of the form, not the announcement. A timekeeper will be appointed. All used weapons must be safe and clean and recognised within martial arts. The judges have the right to inspect weapons prior to starting a form.
Scoring, Judges will look for:
The form will be scored on the use of the weapon, not Kicks and other techniques.
Manipulation of the weapon, speed of the techniques, degree of difficulty, good control, showmanship, balance, basics stances, strength and focus.

Vetrans Traditional (VT)

Vetrans Traditionl forms must be using traditional moves based on korean, japaness or chines style only. A freestyle form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc.). A traditional Dress (japaness, korean, chines) must be worn, no use of weapons, no music is allowed, no time limit.

Scoring, judges should be looking for:
Basic techniques, Stances, Punches, and Kicks executed with balance, Blocks, Balance, Strength, and Focus.


Traditional Team Forms (TT)

Traditional team forms must be using traditional moves based on korean , japaness or chines style only. A freestyle form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc.). A traditional Dress (japaness, korean, chines) must be worn, no use of weapons, no music is allowed, no time limit.

Scoring, judges should be looking for:
Basic techniques, Stances, Punches, and Kicks executed with balance, Blocks, Balance, Strength, and Focus.


Free Style Team Forms (FT)

Music must be used and the choreography to the music is of high importance.

No dance moves or theatrical costumes are allowed.
The duration of a freestyle form must be between 1 and 3 minutes. The time starts from the first move of the form, not the announcement. A time keeper will be appointed.
This is NOT a gymnastic contest and only three gymnastic moves will be permitted or a penalty of 0.5 will be deducted by each judge.

Synchronisation to the music, showmanship, speed of the techniques, degree of difficulty, basic hand and foot technique. Balance, basic stances, strength and focus
All the above are to be executed with strength and power according to the basic technique.