Rules of World Kung Fu & Tai Chi Championships 2017

25 -29 October in Carrara, Italy

 

 

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Kung Fu Full Contact  

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Age category includes senior ages from 18 years up to 35 years minus one day.

Men weight categories -52, - 56, -60, -65, -70, -75, -80, -85, -90, +90 kg

All preliminary matches are conducted 2 rounds of 3 minutes.

All matches are conducted in a ring 7x7 or 8x8, which complies with the international IKF specifications. 

 

The Fighter’s Equipment

 

1)      Individually fitted head protector (helmet), open helmets are forbidden

2)      Individually fitted tooth protector (gum shield)

3)      T-shirt (sleeveless undershirt or bear-chest is prohibited)

4)      Individually fitted chest protector

5)      Hand bandages max 2.5 meters

6)      Gloves 10 OZ in all weight categories

7)      Shorts (long trousers are prohibited)

8)      Individually fitted groin-protector

9)      Individually fitted foot protectors (shin guard)

All preliminary matches are conducted 2 rounds of 3 minutes. There is a break of 1 minute duration between rounds. When neither fighter dominates the other and the rounds are even the 3rd round should be conducted. 

All final matches are conducted 3 rounds of 3 minutes. There is a break of 1 minute duration between rounds. When neither fighter dominates the other and the rounds are even, the weigh-in will be conducted and the contestant with less weight will be a winner.

  Legal techniques  

1)      All forms of boxing in combination with kicks to the body and head

2)      Low kicks to the thighs, inside and outside

3)      Rear (reverse) kicks to the body or the head, spinning back kicks to the body and

         to the head with full contact to knock out the opponent, also foot sweeps are

         permitted

4)      Any kind of throwing

5)      Holding the opponent’s leg while executing striking or punching techniques

  Illegal techniques  

¨     Any forms of biting are prohibited

¨     All strikes, blows and punches executed with the palm side of the gloves are   

       prohibited

¨     All kicks to the back and back of the neck are prohibited

¨     Any form of butting with the head is prohibited

¨     All attacks (strikes, punches, kicks) against the joints are prohibited

¨     Kicks to the groin is prohibited

¨     Attacking a downed opponent, or an opponent who touches the floor with

       his/her gloves is prohibited

¨     Spitting out one’s tooth protector (gum-shield) is prohibited

¨     Holding the ropes of the ring and attacking an opponent, also in clinching

       situations

  Scoring

  1 point

1)      Any legal punch to the body, head, to a legal area

2)      Any legal kick to the body, legs, to a legal area

3)      When the contestants do not fight for 8 seconds, the referee chooses, which of the two athletes is to attack. If the athlete chosen does not attack within 8 seconds, he/she loses one point

4)      When the person doing a throw falls on top of the opponent

5)      When using a sacrifice technique (sweep, scissors, flying kick, etc) an athlete falls to the ground without touching the opponent, the opponent gets 1 point

6)      Any legal foot sweep if the balance is broken or the opponent is downed

  2 points

1)      Any legal kick to the head, to a legal area

2)      Any legal jumping kicks to the body

3)      The opponent falls to the ground and the person doing the throw remains standing

 

3 points

1)      Any legal punch that makes the opponent fall to the ground

2)      Any legal kick that makes the opponent to fall to the ground

3)      jumping kicks to the head

  

Minus point                                                       

Minus points are given for using any illegal technique or doing prohibited actions, also for the coach.

In case of a serious violation of the rules, the referee stops the fight with the command “Stop” and issues minus point. Should a fighter receive 3 minus points in one match, immediately he/she is disqualified.

  Evaluation of the fight will be on the following guidelines:    

- Best technique

- Effective parries and counterattacks

- Best combinations

- Fighting spirit and initiative

- Good sportsmanship and fair play

- Number of points scored

- Number of minus points and knock downs 

Note: All legal kicks or punches must be directly without being blocked or parried on any legal area. For punches and blows the technique must be delivered with the striking zone of the glove.

   

 

 Kung Fu Light Contact

Kung Fu Light (Light Contact) system allows the athletes to compete with no risk of serious injury under safety rules, which takes into consideration male and female juniors.  

All matches are conducted on a mat 7x7 or 8x8, which complies with the international IKF specifications.

 

16-18

3. Male and female junior age category includes ages from 16 years up to 18 years minus:

1) Boys’ weight categories -45, -50, -55, -60, -65, -70, +70 kg
2) Girls’ weight categories -45, -50, -55, -60, +60 kg

All preliminary matches are conducted 2 rounds of 2 minutes.

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4. Male and female senior age category includes ages from 18 years up to 35 years minus:

1) Men weight categories -52, - 56, - 60, -65, -70, -75, - 80, +80 kg
2) Women weight categories -50, -60, -70, -80, +80 kg

All preliminary matches are conducted 2 rounds of 3 minutes.

 

The Fighter’s Equipment

  1. Individually fitted head protector (helmet), open helmets are forbidden

  2. Individually fitted tooth protector (gum shield)

  3. White t-shirt (sleeveless undershirts or bear-chest is prohibited – penalty disqualification)

  4. Individually fitted chest protector

  5. Gloves open hand (closed, boxing type gloves prohibited)

  6. Long black Kung Fu trousers (kickboxing or any kind of other trousers, shorts prohibited – penalty      dis qualification)

  7. Individually fitted groin-protector for men and women

  8. Individually fitted foot protectors (shin guard)

All preliminary matches are conducted in 2 rounds of 2 minutes. There is a break of 1 minute duration between rounds. When neither fighter dominates the other and the rounds are even the 3rd round should be conducted.

 

All final matches are conducted 3 rounds of 2 minutes. There is a break of 1 minute duration between rounds. When neither fighter dominates the other and the rounds are even, the weigh-in will be conducted and the contestant with less weight will be a winner.

 

Legal techniques

  • All forms of boxing combined with kicks to the body and the head with controlled contact.

  • All types of foot sweeps performed with the inside of the foot.

  • Rear and reverse kicks to the body with controlled contact.

Illegal techniques – penalty disqualification 

  1. Any kind of too strong contact

  2. Any strike, blow, punch or kick which is executed without restraint and control

  3. All kicks to the knees

  4. All strikes, blows, punches and kicks to the back and to the back of the neck

  5. All types and forms of throwing (excluding foot sweep)

  6. All types of clinching (holding the opponent)

  7. Any form of butting with the had

  8. Any type of strikes and blows with the elbows

  9. Foot sweeps with the contact point being above the ankle knuckle

  10. Any type of attack against the joints

  11. Any type of kick to the groin

  12. Any form or type of kicks with the heel or the shin against the head

  13. Any for or type of kicks with the shins against the thighs

  14. Pushing with the gloves and all forms of biting

  15. All strikes, blows and punches executed with the palm side of the gloves

  16. Any type of aggressive behavior

  17. Any kind of throws

 

MUST: Knockouts are not allowed! All techniques must be executed with good control! The referee will always keep an eye on controlled attacking! If a fighter executes a technique which sends the opponent down for the count the referee shall give a minus point or disqualify the fighter. 

 

Note: All Full Sanda legal rules are permitted in Light Sanda on the basis of light contact. Only spinning back punches to the body and to the head are not allowed! If a fighter executes a technique with full contact he is disqualified after 2 warnings.

 

Scoring 

1 point

1)      Any legal punch to the body, head, to a legal area

2)      Any legal kick to the body, legs, to a legal area

3)      Any legal foot sweep if the balance is broken or the opponent is downed  

2 points

1)      Any legal kick to the head, to a legal area

2)      Any legal jumping kicks to the body

3)      The opponent falls to the ground and the person doing the throw remains standing  

  3 points

1)      Any legal punch that makes the opponent fall to the ground

2)      Any legal kick that makes the opponent to fall to the ground

3)      jumping kicks to the head

 

 

Minus point

                     

Minus points are given for using any illegal technique or doing prohibited actions, also for the coach.

In case of a serious violation of the rules, the referee stops the fight with the command “Stop” and issues minus point. Should a fighter receive 3 minus points in one match, immediately he/she is disqualified. 

 

Evaluation of the fight will be on the following guidelines:  

  • Best technique

  • Best combinations

  • Fighting spirit and initiative

  • Good sportsmanship and fair play

  • Number of points scored

  • Number of minus points

NOTE: All legal kicks or punches must be directly without being blocked or parried on any legal area. For punches and blows the technique must be delivered with the striking zone of the glove.

 

MUST: The contestant should use minimum one kick after 3 hand movements. In case the athlete fails to do that, his/her scores got by continous punching will not be considered.

 

Kung Fu Tao Lu

KF is the international federation of traditional Kung Fu masters. The respectful Kung Fu masters may compete at the Masters Tao Lu categories of Bare Hands and Weapons.

 

Age requirement for Masters Tao Lu is above 35. The performance will be evaluated by the IKF Masters Committee and the

winners will be rewarded with a special Trophy.

 

Tao Lu Bare Hands and Weapon Categories for the athletes: 

  • 12-15 years minus one day

  • 15-18 years minus one day

  • 18-35 years minus one day

Note: The performance of modern wushu styles is prohibited.

 

Note: Children under 9 years can perform Tao Lu during demonstration. 3 athletes under 9 years old will be rewarded with

IKF Trophy for the best performance. 

 

 

Evaluation of the performance will be on the following guidelines:  

  • Speed

  • Power

  • Coordination

  • Low positions

  • Eye position

  • Balance

Scoring

  • General performance - 6 points

  • Force and coordination - 2 points

  • Spirit and determination - 2 points 

Loss of points

Momentary loss of balance - minus 2 points

Repeated momentary loss of balance - minus 1 points

Loss of balance and fall to the ground , including touching the ground with the hand - minus 3 points

Momentary involuntary pause - minus 1 point

Incomplete - no score

If the weapon accidentally touches the ground or bumps the athlete’s body - minus 1 or 2 points

Deformation of the weapon - loss of 1 to 3 points

Breaking of the weapon - loss of 1 to 4 points

Dropping of the weapon - loss of 1 to 4 points

Beginning and the end of the performance done incorrectly - minus 1 point

 

Must: Traditional Kung Fu costume is acceptable only with long sleeves, clean and ironed, with personal sash

Tao Lu events will be controlled by the IKF Tao Lu Committee and IKF Master and Referee Committee.  

Tai Chi

Every athlete should be aware of the energy source in his/her body. One is able to obtain this by correct way of practicing and learning the ways of breathing. Tai Chi must, generally, be exercised in the area that is fresh and full of oxygen.

Any Tai Chi style may be performed at the World Kung Fu & Tai Chi Championships of the International Kung Fu Federation.

Tai Chi Bare Hands and Weapon Categories for the athletes:

 

+16 - 18 years of age

+18 - 35 years of age

 

Tai Chi Bare Hands and Weapon Categories for the Masters:

 

35 + years of age

 

Tuei Sho

Tuei Shou (Push Hands) is based on balance. In this competition the opponents do not punch and kick each other, but try to lose each other's balance by pushing each other. There is no weight limit in this category. Any person may test his/her relaxation, flexibility, timing, balance, poise and numerous other qualities while in contact with another person.

 

Categories for the athletes:

 

18 - 35 years of age

 

Male and female senior age category includes ages from 18 years up to 35 years minus:

1) Men weight categories -60, -70, - 80, -90, + 90 kg
2) Women weight categories -50, -60, -70, -80, +80 kg

All preliminary matches are conducted 2 rounds of 3 minutes.