2018 US Challenge X Rules and Regulations

1.  Date:                       Sunday, October 7, 2018

2.  Location:                Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

                                        9751 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

3.  Organizers:            United States Wushu Academy

                                        Center for Cultural Exchange

                                        United States Health Qigong Association 

4.  Co-Organizers:     Kung Fu Magazine

                                         Zhao Changjun Wushu Academy

                                         World Swordsman Federation

 5.  Competition Divisions:

            A.     IWuF Wushu Division

B.     IWuF Junior Wushu

C.     First Timer

D.     US Challenge Wushu Division

E.     US Challenge Northern Kung Fu Division

F.     US Challenge Southern Kung Fu Division

G.     US Challenge Yang Style Taiji Division

H.    US Challenge Chen Style Taiji Division

I.       US Challenge Other Style Taiji Division

J.       Fighting Sets

K.     Team Event

L.     Health Qigong                   

6.  Competition Rules: 

A.     Any country, regional, and local martial arts school, club or individuals can register for this competition. 

B.     IWuF Wushu Division adopts the International Wushu Federation’s Rules;

This division only has Male and Female Division with NO Age separation. 

All Self-Compulsory Routines plus Nandu Techniques. 

C.     IWuF Junior Wushu Division adopts the International Wushu Federation’s Rules:

1. A Group competes in 3rd International or Self Compulsory Routines,

2. B Group competes in 1st International Standardized Routines

3. C Group competes in International Elementary 3rd Routines 

D.     First Timer Division opens to all style, skill levels, age and sex competitors in one special division, and the goal to over come your anxiety and feels the excitement of competition.  

E.     Team Events requires minimum of six (6) people to compete;

All Age and Gender in one division. 

F.     Health Qigong Division requires minimum of six (6) people to compete,

All Age or Gender in one division.  Non Vocal Music is required. 

G.     All the information on the registration form is true fully and accurately completed by the athlete. 

H.    You are responsible for your own safety. During competitions, the organizers and co-organizers is not responsible for your injury and/or medical expenses. 

I.       No refund of registration fee on athlete failed to show up to compete in his/her event(s). 

J.       To Change your registration events, a writing statement is required on or before September 14, 2018.  After September 15, 2018 NO changing request will be allowed.  Each changing request is US $25.  Change is made after a full payment is received. 

K.     All athlete need to bring prove of document or ID on age at the time of the check-in at the morning of the event. 

L.     Be on time.  After you had check in for an event and didn't report to your designed ring on time to compete, we will count you “forfeit” for this event. 

M.    If there is a discrepancy between the English and Chinese Rules.  The Chinese Rules will prevail. 

7.   Age Groups for IWuF Wushu divisions: 

No Age separations only Male and Female Divisions. 

8.   Age Groups for IWuF Junior Wushu Divisions: 

A.               C Group is for 12 and 12 Years and under,

born after January 1, 2007 

B.               B Group is for 13 to 15 Years Old,

born between January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2006 

C.               A Group is for 16 to 18 Years Old,

born between January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2003

 

9.   Age Groups for US Challenge Divisions: 

A.     Group C5 is Toddler 5 years and under, born on and after January 1, 2014 

B.     Group C6 is Children 6 years old, born in 2013 

C.     Group C7 is Children 7 years old, born in 2012 

D.     Group C8 is Children 8 years old, born in 2011 

E.     Group C9 is Children 9 years old, born in 2010 

F.     Group C10 is Children 10 years old, born in 2009 

G.     Group C11 is Children 11 years old, born in 2008 

H.    Group C12 is Children 12 years old, born in 2007 

I.       Group T13 is Teens 13 years old, born in 2006 

J.       Group T14 is Teens 14 years old, born in 2005 

K.     Group T15 is Teens 15 years old, born in 2004 

L.     Group T16 is Teens 16 years old, born in 2003 

M.    Group T17 is Teens 17 years old, born in 2002 

N.    Group T18 is Teens 18 years old, born in 2001 

O.     Group A1 is Adults 19 to 29 years old, born between1989 to 2000 

P.     Group A3 is Adults 30 to 39 years old, born between1979 to 1988 

Q.     Group A4 is Adults 40 to 49 years old, born between1969 to 1978 

R.     Group A5 is Adults 50 to 59 years old, born between1959 to 1968 

S.      Group A6 is Adults 60 to 69 years old, born between1950 to 1959 

T.     Group A7 is Adults 70 years and older,

born on and before December 31, 1949 

 

8. Time Requirements: 

A.     IWuF Wushu and IWuF Junior Wushu Divisions adopts International Wushu Federation’s appointed time requirements. 

B.     First Timer division is allowing all styles, ages and skill level competitors to be in one special division. The maximum time is two minutes.  As time expire, the Chief Judge will stop the competitor.  No time deduction. 

C.     Wushu, Traditional Northern and Southern Style Kung Fu individual event in Barehanded, Short and Long Weapons for 12 years old and under is maximum two minutes.  As time expire, the Chief Judge will stop the competitor.  No time deduction. 

D.     Wushu, Traditional Northern and Southern Style Kung Fu individual event in Barehanded, Short and Long Weapons for 13 years old and over are minimum one minute and ten seconds (1’10”) and maximum two minutes (2).  For every two seconds short or over the time limit will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score. 

E.     All Tai Chi Style events required minimum three minutes (3) and maximum five minutes (5). For every five seconds over and short of the time limit will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score.  Chief Judge will give a warning at four (4) minutes. 

F.     Fighting Set All style, all ages and sex in one division. Maximum two minute (2’).  For every two seconds over the time limit will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score. 

G.     Team Event All Styles, all ages and sex are allowed on one team. Music is optional. For every missing person on the team 0.5 deductions are made on the final score. Maximum time is three (3) minutes.  For every two seconds over the time limit will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score. 

H.    Health Qigong All age and sex are allowed on one team. Minimum 6 people are every missing person on the team 0.5 deductions are made on the final score. Only non-verbal music is allowed. When the music finished and the athletes are still moving, 0.1 deductions are made for every five seconds until all athletes are finished. 

The goal to over come your anxiety and feels the excitement of competition.   

9. Placement: 

A.     IWuF Wushu Division, No Age division, only top five awards to Male and Female athlete’s events. 

B.     IWuF Junior Wushu Divisions awards top five in each Group A, Group B and Group C male and female events in each division. 

C.     All First Timer will receipt a special Medal for competing. 

D.     All US Challenge Divisions in Wushu, Traditional Northern Kung Fu, Traditional Southern Kung Fu and Taiji are awarded for the top five athletes in each division separated by age and sex. 

E.     Fighting Set is awarded for the top five teams. 

F.     Team Event is awarded for the top five teams. 

10.  Registration and Fees:  

A.     No on site registration.  

B.     Registration begins on July 1, 2018 and ends on September 25, 2018

C.     Early registration for individual from July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018: 

1.     Registration fee is US$70.

2.     Each event registration fee is US$20. 

D.     Late registration for individual from

September 1, 2018 to September 25, 2018: 

1.     Registration fee is US$90.

2.     Each event registration fee is US$20. 

E.     Fighting Set registration: 

1.     July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018 is US$.100.

2.     September 1, 2018 to September 25 2018 is US$120. 

F.     Team Event registration: 

1.     July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018 is US$100.

2.     September 1, 2018 to September is US$150. 

G.     Health Qigong registration: 

1.     July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018 is US$100.

2.     September 1, 2018 to September is US$150. 

H.    Non-competitor’s ticket purchase at the door is US $15. 

I.       Non-competitor’s ticket purchase online is US $15.