WUSHU Rules

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HVR Sports   2987391989 e9a8680ea4 z WUSHU Rules

Wushu is both an exhibition and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. It was developed in China after 1949, in an effort to standardize the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts, although attempts to structure the various decentralized martial arts traditions date back earlier, when the Central Guoshu Institute was established at Nanking in 1928. The term wushu is Chinese for “martial arts” . In contemporary times, wushu has become an international sport through the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), which holds the World Wushu Championships every two years; the first World Championships were held in 1991 in Beijing and won by Yuan Wen Qing.

WUSHU RULES

Article 1 Weight Category

Senior Boys

Under 44 kg, -48 kg, -52 kg, -56 kg, -60 kg, -65 kg, -70 kg, -75 kg, over 75

Senior Girls

Under 40 kg, -44 kg, -48 kg, -52 kg, -56 kg, -60 kg,–65 kg, over 65 kg

Junior Boys

Under 40 kg, -44 kg, -48 kg, -52 kg, -56 kg, -60 kg, -65″kg, over 65 kg

Junior Girls

Under 36 kg, -40 kg, -44 kg, -48 kg, -52 kg, -56 kg, over 56 kg

Mini Boys

Under 36 kg, -40 kg, -44 kg, -48 kg, -52 kg, -56 kg, over 56 kg

Mini Girls

Under 32 kg, -36 kg, -40 kg, -44 kg, -48 kg, -52 kg, over 52 kg

Article 2 Weighing-in

1 The weighing-in shall be conducted by the chief registrar in collaboration with the

scheduler-recorders under the supervision of the Jury of Appeal.

2 Only competitors with credentials shall be weighed in. They must show their

passports at the time of weighing-in.

3 Competitors shall be weighed in at the designated place and at the designated time, either in the nude

or only with their trunks on. (Female competitors may wear close-fitting undergarments.)

4 The weighing-in shall start with the lighter weight categories, each to finish in an hour. A

competitor who outweighs his entered category and fails to reduce his weight within the stipulated time

shall not be allowed to compete in any of the subsequent contests.

OFFICIALS AND THEIR DUTIES

Article 3 Officials

11.1 There shall be one (1)- chief referee and one (1) or two (2) assistant chief referees.

11.2 The jury on duty shall consist of one (1) head judge, one (1) assistant head judge, one (1)

platform judge, one (1) recorder, one (1) timekeeper and three (3) or five(5) sideline judges. 11.3 One (1) chief scheduler-recorder

11.4 One (1) chief registrar

Article 4 Auxiliaries

12.1 Four (4) scheduler-recorders 12.2 Three (3) to five (5) registrars

12.3 Two (2) to three (3) medical workers 12.4 One (1) to two (2) announcers

Article 5 Officials’ Duties

1 The chief referee shall:

(1) Organize all officials to study the Rules and Regulations of the

Competition, and to master the officiating methods.

  1. Make sure that everything is ready for competition in regard to the platform, equipment and officiating apparatus, and to the weighing-in, drawing of lots and programming.

  2. Settle problems according to the Rules and Regulations, but without the power to modify them.

  3. Provide guidance to juries in. competition and replace officials if necessary.

  4. Notify the referee, chief program-recorder and announcers i.n time if any change has occurred in the order of competition owing to a competitor’s default.

  5. Have the right to make the final decision when a dispute arises in a jury.

  6. See to it that the officials are implementing the Rules properly.

  7. Examine, sign and announce the results of competition.

  8. Submit a written summary report to the Organizing Committee.

2 The assistant chief referee shall assist the chief referee and may act on his behalf in

his absence.

3 The head judge shall:

  1. Organize his jury in its work and study.

  2. Supervise and guide the work of the judges, timekeeper and recorder.

  3. Whistle as a hint for correction, before the fmal result is announcement, when the platform judge has made an apparent misjudgement or ommission.

  4. Announce the result at the end of each round to decide the winner.

  5. Handle such maters as absolute victory, fall off, penalty and forcible counting, according to the competitor’s conditions on the platform and the recorder’ records.

  6. Examine and sign the results at the end of each bout.

4 The assistant head judge shall assist the referee and perform other officials tasks

concurrently when necessary.

5 The platform judge shall :

  1. Check the competitor’s protective gear and ensure safety in fighting.

  2. Guide the fights through calls and gestures.

  3. Announce the result of a bout

6. The sideline judges shall:

  1. Award points to the competitors according to the Rules.

  2. Display the results simultaneously and instantly at the head judge’s signals / at the end of each round.

  3. Sign the scorecard at the end of each bout, to be kept for examination and verification.

7 There recorder shall:

(I) Fill in the two fighters’ forms carefully before the competition.

  1. Participate in the work of weighing-in ceremony and record the

competitors’ weights in the statistical chart of the bout.

  1. Record the numbers of warnings, admonitions, forcible counts and falls-off according to the platform judge’s calls and gestures.

  2. Decide the winner of each round according to the sideline judges’ I

decisions and report to the head judge.

8 The timekeeper shall:

  1. Check the gongand timing devices before the competition, making sure that the stop-watches keep correct time.

  2. Keep a record of the time elapsed during the fights, stops and rest periods between the bouts

  3. When the computer scoring system is not available, blow a whistle ten (10) seconds before the start of each round and beat a gong to announce its end.

  4. Read out the sideline judges’ decisions.

9 The chief scheduler-recorder shall:

  1. Be responsible for examining the competitors’ credentials and entry

    forms.

  2. Organize the drawing-lots ceremony and work out the competition

    schedule.

  3. Prepare various forms to be used in competitions; check and verify the competitors’ results to determine their placings.

  4. Record and announce the results of all bouts.

  5. Collect data for statistics and complication of Results.

10 The scheduler-recorders shall person tasks as assigned by the chief 1 Ileduler-

recorder.

11 The chief registrar shall:

  1. Be responsible for the competitors’ weighing-in ceremony.

  2. Be responsible for the preparation of protective gear and its management during the Competition.

  3. Summon the competitors for roll-calls twenty .(20) minutes before the /start of a contest.

  4. Report to the chief referee immediately in cases of absence or default

during the roll-calls.

  1. Check the competitors’ dress and protective gear as required by the Rules.

12 The registrars shall perform tasks as assigned by the chief registrar.

13 The announcers shall:

  1. Give the audience a general idea of the Rules and Regulations of the Competition.

  2. Introduce the judges and competitors to the audience.

  3. Announce the results of competitions.

14 The medical workers shall:

  1. Check the competitors’ health certificates.

  2. Carry out anti-doping tests in cooperation with the experts.

  3. Conduct selective checkups among the competitors before the competition.

  4. Provide first-aid service to injured or sick competitors during the Competitive.

  5. Examine cases of injury caused by fouls.

  6. Be responsible for medical supervision and propose to the chief referee in time to suspend injured or sick competitors from competition.

Article 6 Prohibited Areas

The back of head, the neck and the crotch

Article 7 Scoring Areas

The head, the trunk and the thighs.

Article 8 Scoring Criteria

1 A competitor will be awarded two (2) pointsWhen the opponent falls off the platfonn;

  1. When he remains standing while the opponent falls down;

  2. When he hits the opponents head or trunk with the leg technique;

  3. When he makes the opponent fall down by falling down himself on purpose, only to get to his fret by means of a follow-through;

  4. When the opponent is given a forcible counting; and

  5. When the opponent receives a warning.

2 A competitor will be awarded one (1) point

  1. When he hits the opponents head or trunk with the fist technique;

  2. When he hits the opponents thigh with the leg technique;

  3. When he falls down after the opponent:

  4. When he makes the opponent fall down by falling down himself on purpose, without being able to get to his feet by means of a follow-through;

  5. When the opponent fails to attack within eight (8) seconds after the order for appointed attack;

  6. When the opponent fails to get to his feet within three (3) seconds after falling down on purpose;

(vi) When the opponent receives an admonition,

3 No point will be awarded to a competitor

  1. When the techniques he uses are not clean and effective’

  2. When both sides the on or off the platfonn at the same time;

  3. When the opponent falls on purpose as a fighting technique;

  4. When hits the opponent in a clinch.

Article 9 Fouls and Penalties

1 Fouls

(i) A competitor commits a technical foul

  1. When he holds the opponent passively or runs away passively;

  2. When he raises his hand to request to stop the bout in a

    disadvantageous situation;

  3. When he delays the fight intentionally;

  4. When he acts impolitely towards the judges or disobeys their

    decisions;

  5. When he wears no gumshield or spits out his gumshield, or. loosens

    his protective gear intentionally; and

0 When he fails to observe the protocol.

(ii) A competitor commits a personal foul

  1. When he attacks the opponent before the call of “Kaish (Start)!” or after the call of “Ting (Stop)!”

  2. When he hits the opponent on prohibited areas;

  3. When he hits the opponent with any prohibited method,

2 Penalties

  1. An admonition will be given for a technical foul.

  2. A warning will be given fora personal foul.

  3. A competitor with three (3) personal fouls will be disqualified from the bout.

  4. A competitor who hurts the opponent intentionally will be disqualified from the whole competition, with all his results annulled.

  5. (v) A competitor who uses prohibited substances or inhaling oxygen during — the rest period will be

    disqualified from the whole competition, with all his results annulled.

    1. Article 9 Stopping the Contest

    2. The contest shall be stopped

    3. 1 When a competitor falls on or off the platform (except for a purposeful fall);

    4. 2 When a competitor is penalized;.

    5. 3 When a competitor is injured.

    6. 4 When the competitors hold each other in a clinch for more than two (2) seconds

    7. without launching effective attacks, or any attack at all, or run away passively;

    8. 5 When a competitor falls on purpose and remains dol—n for more than three (3)

      seconds;

    9. 6 When a competitor raises his hand to request a stop of the fighting for objective

    10. reasons;

    11. 7 When the head judge corrects a misjudgment or omission.

    12. 8 When some problem or dangerous incident happens on the platform;

    13. 9 When competition is interrupted by some unforeseen troubles with the lighting or the

    14. competition area; and 23.10 When no attack is launched for eight (8) seconds after appointed attack.

    15. WINNING AND PLACING

    16. Article 10 Determination of Wins and Loses

    1. the order for

  6. 1 Absolute victory

  7. In a one-sided bout, the technically stronger will be declared the winner of the bout by the platform judge with the referee’s approval.

  8. During a bout, the competitor whose opponent has been knocked down and fails to get to

  9. his feet within ten (10) seconds after receiving heavy blows (except for personal fouls),

  10. or who has managed to get to his feet but remains in an abnormal state of consciousness, will

  11. be declared the winner of the bout

  12. During a bout, the competitor whose opponent has been forcibly counted three times after receiving heavy blows (except for personal fouls), will be declared the winner of the bout.

  13. 2 Determination of the winner of a round:

  14. (0 The result of each round will be decided by the side judges.

  15. (ii) During a round, the competitor whose opponent has been forcibly counted two (2)

  16. times after receiving heavy blows (except for personal fouls), will be declared the winner of the round.

  17. (iii) During a round, the competitor whose opponent falls off the platform two (2) times, will be declared the winner of the bout.

  18. (iv) In case of an equal number of points awarded in a round, the winner will be decided in the following order:

  19. The competitor with fewer warnings will be declared the winner.

  20. The competitor with fewer admonitions will be declared the winner.

  21. The competitor with a lighter weight on the day of the contest will be declared the winner.

  22. (v) If the tie remains, the round goes as a draw.

  23. 3 Determination of the winner of a bout

  24. The competitor who wins two rounds will be the winner of the bout.

    During the fighting, if a competitor is injured or ill and, as certified by the doctor, unable tocontinue the competition, the opponent will be declared the winner oft—c bout.

  25. During the fighting, if a competitor feigns injury in a foul committed by the opponent – an injury as later proved by medical supervisors to be a mere cheat, the fouling side will be declared the winner of the bout.

  26. The competitor who is injured by the opponent in a foul and, as confmned by

  27. medical supervisors, unable to continue the fight, will be declared the winner of the bout, but he will be barred from subsequent contests.

  28. Under the round-robin system, an equal number of rounds won by the two sides in a bout will be declared a draw.

  29. Under the elimination system, an equal number of rounds will be handled as

  30. follows:

  31. The competitor with fewer warnings will be declared the winner.

  32. The competitor with fewer admonitions will be declared the winner. If the tie remains, an additional round will be held.

  33. Article 11 Placing

  34. 1 Placing of individuals:

  35. Under the elimination system, the placing will be decided directly from the

  36. results.

  37. Under the round-robin system, the competitor with a greater number of running points shall be placed higher. In case of a tie between two or more competitors, their places will be determined in the following order of precedence:

  38. The competitor with fewer lost rounds will be placed higher.

  39. The competitor with fewer warnings will be placed higher.

  40. The competitor with fewer admonitions will be placed higher.

  41. The competitor with a lighter weight at the time of drawing-lots will be placed higher. If the tie remains, the competitors will share the tied place.

  42. 2 Placing of teams

  43. (i) Points for placing

  44. The first eight places in each weight category will be awarded 9,7,6,5,4,3, 2 and 1 points respectively.

  45. The first six places in each weight category will be awarded 7, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively.

  46. (ii) If two or more teams are awarded equal points, the placing will be determined in the following order

  47. of precedence:

  48. The team with more individual champions will be placed higher. If the tie remains, the team with more individual runners-up willl be placed higher, and so on and so forth.

  49. The team with fewer warnings will be placed higher.

  50. The team with fewer admonitions will be placed higher. If the tie remains, the teams will share the tied place.

  51. ARRANGEMENT OF COMPETITION AND RECORDING

  52. Article 12 Recording

  53. 1 The slideline judges shall keep a record of the points awarded to each competitor according to

  54. the scoring criteria and the platform judge’s decisions. At the end of each round, they shall enter the competitors scores into the scorecard (Table 4)

  55. 2 The recorder shall keep a separate record of the admonitions, warnings,

  56. disqualification, passivity and forcible counting (Table 5)

  57. 3 Under the round robin system the programming recording group shall enter the results of each bout

  58. into the scorecard, with two points for the winner, zero point for the loser and one point to both sides for a drawn bout. A winner by default shall be awarded two points and the defaulter zero point.