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Rules and Time Limits

New England International Chinese Martial Arts Championships

New England Wushu Kung Fu Grand Champion Cup

USA Tai Chi Cup

中文(比賽項目的規程和時限)

Individual Events

Contemporary Wushu (barehand and weapons)

Beginning-Intermediate: minimum 45 seconds, maximum 2 minutes
Advanced: minimum 1 minute, 20 seconds

Traditional Kung Fu (barehand and weapons)

All levels: minimum 30 seconds, maximum 2 minutes

Taijiquan

24 Form
All levels: minimum 4 minutes, maximum 5 minutes (30 second warning before time limit is reached)

42 Form Taijiquan
All levels: minimum 5 minutes, maximum 6 minutes (30 second warning before time limit is reached)

Other Taijiquan

All levels: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 5 minutes (30 second warning before time limit is reached)

Other Internal Barehand

All levels: minimum 1 minute, maximum 2.5 minutes (30 second warning before time limit is reached)

Internal Weapons

Taiji Sword: minimum 2 minutes, maximum 4 minutes (30 second warning before time limit is reached)

All other: minimum 1 minute, maximum 2.5 minutes (30 second warning before time limit reached)

Group Events:

Choreographed Fighting – External

All levels: minimum 30 seconds, maximum 2 minutes

Choreographed Fighting – Internal

All levels: minimum 1 minute, maximum 4 minutes

Group External

All levels: minimum 30 seconds, maximum 2 minutes

Group Internal

All levels: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 7 minutes

Sparring:
(Continuous Light Contact)

  • Adults (18+): 1 minute of continuous fighting, 30 seconds rest
  • Children (< 18): 30 seconds of continuous fighting, 30 seconds rest
  • Best two out of three rounds decided by 3 judges.
  • If there is a draw at the end of the match, the winner will be determined by the athlete with the lighter weight at the weigh-in.
  • Mandatory protective gear: Head protector, foam gloves with no exposed fingers, mouth guard, groin cup (for males), foot protection.
  • Legal contact areas: Front and sides of torso, upper thigh, side of head gear
  • Prohibited areas: Groin, throat, face, back (including back of head)
  • Legal techniques: Kicks and punches, sweeping front leg
  • Illegal techniques: Knee strikes, elbow strikes, all takedowns, joint locks, spinning backfist, sweeping back leg
  • Warnings will be given for: intentionally leaving ring, illegal techniques, striking illegal target, not following referee’s directions
  • Two warnings in one round results in immediate loss of round. Three warnings in one bout results in immediate forfeit of bout.
  • Immediate disqualification results from: Excessive use of force, causing bleeding from an illegal strike, 3 warnings in a bout, unsportsmanlike conduct by athlete, coach, or parent

Sanda/Sanshou
(Full Contact Sparring with Throws)

Adult sanda rules:

  • Best two out of three rounds decided by 3 judges.
  • Each round will be 2 minutes long, with 1 minute rest between rounds
  • If there is a draw at the end of the match, the winner will be determined by the athlete with the lighter weight at the weigh-in.
  • Mandatory protective gear: Mouth guard, groin guard, head gear, chest guard, gloves
  • Optional protective gear: Shin pads
  • Scoring areas: Leg above the knee, torso, head
  • Prohibited areas: Groin, throat, back of head
  • Prohibited techniques: Knee strikes, elbow strikes, intentionally injuring opponent in a takedown
  • 1 point: Punch to permitted area, kick to leg above the knee and below torso, opponent falls first
  • 2 points: Kick to torso, opponent falls while athlete remains standing, opponent falls off platform
  • Admonitions, warnings, and other regulations will follow current IWUF rules. See www.iwuf.org

Please note: The junior sanda rules are not clearly stated on the IWUF website. The differences between adult and junior rules are as follows:

Competitors aged 12 and under:

  • 1 minute rounds with no time stoppage, 1 minute rest between rounds.
  • Additional prohibited areas: Head
  • Additional prohibited techniques: Kicks or punches to the head

Competitors aged 13-17:

  • Additional prohibited areas: None
  • Additional prohibited techniques: Kicks to the head, continuous (2+) punches to the head

USA Tai Chi Cup

This is a Grand Champion competition for taijiquan competitors. The competition is divided into 4 age groups, with first, second, and third place trophies for each age group, male and female. Champions will be selected based on their combined highest barehand score and highest weapon score.

U.S. Traditional Wushu Team Trials Selection

This optional event, part of the 9th New England International Chinese Martial Arts Championships, will award a spot on the 2021 U.S. Kungfu Team that will go on to compete at the 9th World Kungfu (formerly Traditional Wushu) Championships in 2021. Athletes with at least one third-place finish (with a score of 8.5 or higher) will qualify for the team.

比賽項目的規程和時限

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個人項目

競技武術(拳術和器械)

初級和中級:最少45秒,最多2分鐘
高級:最少1分20秒鐘

傳統功夫(拳術和器械)

所有級別:最少45秒,最多2分鐘

太極拳

24式太極拳
所有級別:最少4分鐘,最多5分鐘

42式競賽太極拳
所有級別:最少5分鐘,最多6分鐘

其他太極拳種

所有級別:最少3分鐘,最多5分鐘

其他內家拳種

所有級別:最少1分鐘,最多2分半鐘

內家器械

太極劍:最少2分鐘,最多4分鐘

所有其他器械:最少1分鐘,最多2分半鐘

集體項目

外家對練

所有級別:最少30秒,最多2分鐘

內家對練

所有級別:最少30秒,最多4分鐘

外家集體項目

所有級別:最少30秒,最多2分鐘

內家集體項目

所有級別:最少3分鐘,最多7分鐘

散打:
(輕量級散打)
成年人(18歲以上):每局1分鐘不斷打,30秒休息
青少年(18歲以下):每局30秒不斷打,30秒休息
三局兩勝,由三位裁判每局的判斷