UNIFIED INTERNATIONAL TAEKWON-DO FEDERATION - TOURNAMENT RULES

Unified ITF World Championships Corrientes, Argentina August 10th -13th, 2017

TOURNAMENT RULES
Tournament Rules Index

SECTION 1 - GENERAL
Article 1 – Purpose Article 2 – Application Article 3 – Officials Article 4 – Duties Article 5 – Competitors Article 6 – Dress Article 7 - Safety Equipment and Protective Wear Article 8 - Medical Attention Article 9 - Injury Liability and insurance for Competitors Article 10 - Insurance for Event Article 11 – Square Article 12 - Result Recording Article 13 – Delegates Article 14 – Coaches Article 15 – Awards Article 16 - Official Terminology Article 17 - Division of Competition Article 18 - Competitors Numbers - individuals and Teams Article 19 - Order of Match Article 20 - Weight Check Article 21 - Draw for Order Of Competing Article 22 – Announcements Article 23 - Equipment Check Article 24 - Courtesy

SECTION 2 - PATTERNS
Article 25 – Groups Article 26 - Elimination - Junior/ Adult / Veteran individual Article 27 - Performance and Decisions – individuals Article 28 - Elimination - Junior/ Adult / Veteran Team Article 29 - Performance and Decisions – Team Article 30 - Officials for Pattern Division
SECTION 3 - SPARRING
Article 31 – Divisions Article 32 - Duration of Bouts and Decisions Article 33 - Target Area Article 34 - Attacking Tools Article 35 - Point Awards
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Article 36 - Scoring Procedure Article 37 – Disqualification Article 38 – Fouls Article 39 – Warnings Article 40 – Injury Article 41 - Bout Procedure- Individual and Team Article 42 – Timing Article 43 - Officials for Sparring Competition
SECTION 4 - POWER
Article 44 – Divisions Article 45 - Procedure – Individual Article 46 - Procedure – Team Article 47 - Officials for Power Breaking
SECTION 5 - SPECIAL TECHNIQUE
Article 48 – Divisions Article 49 - Procedure – Individual Article 50 - Procedure – Team Article 51 - Officials for Special Technique
SECTION 6 - PROTEST PROCEDURE
Article 52 – Protest Article 53 – Decisions Article 54 – Disqualification Article 55 - Team / Competitor Withdrawal
SECTION 7 - RULES
Article 56 - Copies of Rules
SECTION 8 - APPENDICES
Appendix A – Veteran Divisions Appendix B - Reduced Divisions Appendix C - Competition Proforma
SECTION 1 – GENERAL
Article 1: PURPOSE
The purpose of the Competition Rules is to elevate the quality of Taekwon-Do by scoring every aspect and to provide an equal opportunity for all participants to show the ultimate of their abilities in a friendly competition with one another.

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Article 2: APPLICATION
These are to be applied at every International and National Unified International Taekwon-Do Federation competition for degree holders. They apply to male and female except where stated otherwise.

Article 3: OFFICIALS
Every participating country will supply 2 umpires unless there are “exceptional circumstances,” which are to be agreed with Tournament Committee prior to the event.
Article 4: DUTIES
Jury will normally consist of 3 senior Umpires who will be seated in place of honour, in front, and will render the final decision in case of a tie or dispute.
Referee will be in the square to control the match.
Judges for patterns will be seated in a line facing the competition. Judges for sparring will be seated at the four corners of the square. They will give points in accordance with their judgement.
Timekeepers will be seated at ringside to check and indicate the beginning, end and continuation of each match.
Recorder will be seated at ringside to keep match records.

Article 5: COMPETITORS
CADET COMPETITORS must be 12 years old or younger at the beginning of the championships and will compete in the divisions laid down in the Competition Rules. All competitors must be I dan ITF system black belt certificate holder (internationally recognized) or up to II dan with local recognition in their country.
JUNIOR COMPETITORS must be 13 to 17 years old at the beginning of the championships and will compete in the divisions laid down in the Competition Rules. All competitors must be I, II or III degree ITF system black belt certificate holders and re.
SENIOR COMPETITORS open age division will compete in the divisions laid down in Competition Rules. They must be I, II, III, IV, V or VI degree ITF system black belt certificate holders. All Competitors must be healthy and registered with a Unified ITF representative.
VETERAN COMPETITORS must be 36 years and older at the beginning of the championships and will compete in the divisions laid down in the Competition Rules. They must be I, II, III, IV, V or VI degree ITF system black belt certificate holders. Competitors must be healthy and registered with a Unified ITF representative.
Article 6: DRESS
Officials will wear the dress requirements as laid down in the Unified ITF Umpire Rules.
Competitors, while competing must wear an official approved Taekwon-Do dobok with badges also officially approved by the Unified ITF. The black belt must be of the official dimensions and must indicate the competitor's degree. A number will be given to all competitors and this must be worn
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on the lower back part of the dobok at all times. Female competitors may wear a white T-shirt under the dobok jacket.
Competitors are allowed, when not performing, to wear normal sportswear such as tracksuits, dressing gowns, training shoes, etc. however it is at the discretion of the Tournament Adjudication Committee. For opening and closing ceremonies, countries may wear the official ITF dobok or the official country training suit, but all team members should be dressed the same. No participant in the parade is permitted to carry cameras, flags, banners, etc, other than authorised, into the arena during the opening and closing ceremonies. Any participant committing a breach of the above regulation will be liable to sanctions.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages or smoking while wearing the dobok is prohibited.

Article 7: SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PROTECTIVE WEAR
During sparring competition competitors MUST wear:
• Safety equipment of an approved type on their hands and feet. Can not be weighted. Hand pads must have the fingers and thumb covered and the palm open • Mouth guard • Head gear • Groin guard protectors (men only) must be worn INSIDE the dobok trousers.
Competitors may optionally wear the following:
• Shin protectors • Breast protectors (female only)
These all being of an approved type consisting of elasticized material with sponge or rubber type padding and containing no metal. Bone or hard plastic or similar hard material whatsoever, nor involving the use of zip, lace or stud fasteners. No other protective or safety equipment may be worn, except in special circumstances with the approval of the Tournament Committee.
All Competitors with injuries that require bandaging or strapping of any kind must satisfy the tournament doctor of their need and obtain approval of type before performing, i.e. no pins or hard material can be worn, neither can bandaging give extra support so that it constitutes an advantage to that competitor.
No jewelry, watches or other adornments may be worn; hair may be kept in place using a material of a soft elastic nature only, no grips or slides are allowed.
Article 8: MEDICAL ATTENTION
All tournaments must have qualified First Aid personnel in attendance. Their recommendations, with regard to competitors' further participation, following injury, must be adhered to. Article 9: INJURY LIABILITY AND INSURANCE - COMPETITORS
All Competitors must sign a tournament entry form and liability waiver and must have insurance coverage for all eventualities.
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Article 10: INSURANCE - FOR EVENT
All hosts must ensure that the event booked has all the necessary public liability insurance, checked out venues fire procedures, required for such events. Article 11: THE RING
The ring size will be 7 by 7 metres floor space. When the ring is elevated then the elevation must be at least 2 metres greater in size than the square. Elevations may be from 50 cm to 100 cm. Lighting must not be lower than 5 metres above the ground. The official table where the Jury, Recorder and Timekeeper are seated is beside the ring.

Article 12: RESULT RECORDING
All tournaments must have several forms of visual display of results for the benefit of participants and audience. Results should generally be shown as often as possible so as to enable the competitors to follow the course of the event while it is in progress.
Article 13: DELEGATES
The delegate of the individual or team may be any person authorized by their National Governing Body. A delegate registers the Competitors, submits the documents, lodges complaints and cooperates with the other officials in the competition.

Article 14: COACHES
An individual wishing to act as a coach must register with the tournament organizing committee. For individual or team Sparring Competition there can only be one (1) coach to a ring, however, the coach must not interfere in the competition by action or words. During the competition, the coach must wear a training suit/track suit ok and gymnastic shoes and carrying a towel. During Sparring Competition, the coach will be seated at least 1 meter from the ring. The coach must not speak to the Referees. The coach is the only person allowed to present an official protest. Failure to the above mentioned rules will render the Coach liable to be disqualified from his advisory position.
Article 15: AWARDS
Cadet Championships Individual • PATTERN (male) 3 Gold - 3 Silver - 6 Bronze • PATTERN (female) 3 Gold - 3 Silver - 6 Bronze • SPARRING (male) 18 Gold - 18 Silver - 36 Bronze • SPARRING (female) 18 Gold - 18 Silver - 36 Bronze Junior Championships Individual • PATTERN (male) 3 Gold - 3 Silver - 6 Bronze • PATTERN (female) 3 Gold - 3 Silver - 6 Bronze
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• SPARRING (male) 5 Gold - 5 Silver - 10 Bronze • SPARRING (female) 5 Gold - 5 Silver - 10 Bronze • POWER (male) 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • POWER (female) 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE (male) 1 Gold – 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE (female) 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • OVERALL CHAMPION (male) 1 Gold • OVERALL CHAMPION (female)
Senior Championships - Individual
1 Gold
• PATTERN (male) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • PATTERN (female) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • SPARRING (male) • 5 Gold - 5 Silver - 10 Bronze • SPARRING (female) • 5 Gold - 5 Silver - 10 Bronze • POWER (male) • 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • POWER (female) • 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE (male) • 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE (female) • 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • OVERALL CHAMPION (male) • 1 Gold • OVERALL CHAMPION (female) • 1 Gold Veteran Championships Individual • PATTERN (male) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • PATTERN (female) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • SPARRING (male) • 5 Gold - 5 Silver - 10 Bronze • SPARRING (female) • 5 Gold - 5 Silver - 10 Bronze • POWER (male) • 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze
• POWER (female) • 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE (male) • 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE (female) • 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze • OVERALL CHAMPION (male) • 1 Gold
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Only points gained in individual events will count for Overall Winner of the individual events. However, in the event of two or more competitors having the same number of gold medals, then the silver and bronze medals will count in determining the Overall Winner. In the event that this also results in a tie then the Competitors will be awarded the same medals.
N.B: Medals, which count towards the Overall Champion award cannot be won without at least 4 Competitors for the event.
• OVERALL CHAMPION (female) 1 trophy
Only Gold medals will count towards the Overall Winner. Only points gained in Team events will count for Overall Team Winner. However, in the event of two or more teams having the same number of gold medals, then the silver and the bronze medals will count in determining the Overall Team Winner. In the event that this also results in a tie then the Teams will be awarded with the same Trophies.
• OVERALL CHAMPION (female)
• 1 Gold
Cadet Championships - TEAM • PATTERN (male) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • PATTERN (female) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze Junior, Senior Women and Veteran Championships - TEAM • PATTERN (male) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • PATTERN (female) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • SPARRING (male) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • SPARRING (female) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver – 8 Bronze • POWER (male) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • POWER (female) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE (male) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver - 8 Bronze • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE (female) • 4 Gold - 4 Silver – 8 Bronze • OVERALL CHAMPION (male) • 1 trophy
Senior Men Championships - Team • PATTERN (male) • 6 Gold - 6 Silver - 12 Bronze • SPARRING (male) • 6 Gold - 6 Silver - 12 Bronze • POWER (male) • 6 Gold - 6 Silver - 12 Bronze • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE (male) • 6 Gold - 6 Silver - 12 Bronze • OVERALL CHAMPION (male) • 1 trophy
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Overall Team winner: one trophy given to the female team and one to the male team with the most medal count. In case of a tie, silver and bronze will be counted.
N.B: Medals, which count towards the overall champion award cannot be won without at least 4 Teams for the event.
Nation Classification
In order to have the Nations Classification, all points from individual and team events (male and female) will count except for Individual and Team Overall Winner. In the case of Team, it will be counted as a single gold and not multiplied by 6, for example the winning team for Pattern will only have one gold added to the overall total and not 6 gold. The first classified Nation will be awarded with one trophy.

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Article 16: OFFICIAL TERMINOLOGY
Article 17: DIVISION OF COMPETITION
Competition is divided into INDIVIDUAL and TEAM matches and will be decided by the pyramid tournament system.
INDIVIDUAL CADET – Individual matches are divided into:
• PATTERN: Male / Female, 10 years old and younger/11 & 12 year olds, I/II dan • SPARRING: Male/Female, up to 9 weight divisions, 10 years and younger/11&12 years

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CHARYOT ATTENTION

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KYONG YAE BOW

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JUNBI READY

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SHIJAK BEGIN

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HAECHYO SEPARATE

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GAESOK CONTINUE

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GOMAN END

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JU UI WARNING

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GAM JUM D E D U C T I N G POINTS

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SIL KYUK DISQUALIFICATION

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HONG RED

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CHONG BLUE

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JUNG JI TIME STOP

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IL HE JON 1st ROUND

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YI HE JON 2nd ROUND

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SUNG WINNER

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INDIVIDUAL JUNIOR - • PATTERN: Male / Female – I, II, III degree divisions • SPARRING: Male / Female - Micro, Light, Middle, Heavy, Hyper weight divisions • POWER: Male / Female • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE: Male / Female
N.B: Individual competitors may enter all items.

INDIVIDUAL SENIOR - Individual matches are divided into:
• PATTERN: Male / Female I, II, III, IV-VI degree divisions • SPARRING: Male / Female Micro, Light, Middle, Heavy and Hyper weight divisions. • POWER: Male / Female • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE: Male / Female
N.B: Individual competitors may enter for all items.
TEAM CADET -
• PATTERN - One division, Male and Female together, teams can be mixed, 12 years old and younger, I or II dan
TEAM JUNIOR AND SENIOR – Team matches are divided into
• PATTERN – Male/Female • SPARRING – Male/Female • POWER – Male/Female • SPECIAL TECHNIQUE – Male/Female
Each team may perform Pattern, Sparring, Power and Special Technique. In Sparring competitors may be any weight.

Article 18: COMPETITORS NUMBERS – INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM Individual: The number of individual competitors who may enter each item is unlimited from each country unless it will be indicated in another way. These competitors may be a team member or not, as chosen by the national trainer for that country. Male Senior Team: Male teams will consist of 5 competitors and 1 in reserve. 5 must compete in Sparring, 5 in Patterns, 5 in Power Technique and 5 in Special Technique. Teams with less than 5 competitors may NOT enter Team Tul but may enter the other events. A score of 0 or a loss will be recorded if a competitor is not available to complete a technique or bout. No team competitor may complete 2 techniques or 2 matches in the preliminary round (competitors may be reported in the case of tie breakers). The coach will specify his team prior to the division commencing. Senior Women, Junior and Veteran Teams: Teams will consist of 3 competitors and 1 in reserve. 3 must compete in Patterns, Sparring, Power and Speciality breaking. Teams with less than 3 competitors may NOT enter Team Tul but may enter the other events. A score of 0 or a loss will be recoded if a competitor is not available to complete a technique or bout. No team competitor may complete 2 techniques or 2 matches in the preliminary round (competitors may be repeated in the case of tie breakers) The coach will specify the team prior to the division commencing.
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Cadet Team: Cadet teams (pattern only) will consist of 3 competitors, 12 years old and younger, male or female (can be combined) and I or II dan.
Article 19: ORDER OF MATCH
Divisions will run simultaneously.

Article 20: WEIGHT CHECK
Competitors must weigh in no later than 1 hour before the start of the tournament. Article 21: DRAW FOR ORDER OF COMPETING
The order of matches for individuals and teams are drawn prior to the start of the competition. Medals which count toward the overall trophies cannot be won without at least 4 competitors or teams for the event. None of the competitors or teams can win 2 rounds one after another without competing unless it is due to the withdrawal of their opponent due to previous injury. Bye will be decided at the draw. After the drawing of the competitors or team numbers is completed, then registration will be closed. Article 22: ANNOUNCEMENTS
Draws and approximate times of event will be posted prior to the event, all competitor must be available in the ‘competitors area’ prior to that time with any equipment (such as safety equipment) which they require. A runner will collect the competitors and coaches from the competitor’s rest area, check their ID badges and escort them to the ring ready for their event to take place. It will be announced in which square an event will take place. Should the individual/ team not come forward immediately then the number, name and country will be called for a second time. Should the individual/team still not come forward to the square then they will be disqualified.
Article 23: EQUIPMENT CHECK
The Referee will check to ensure that doboks, equipment, etc are of an officially approved type and that they are not defective. Should any item(s) not be satisfactory, then it must be changed and the competitor/team has a maximum of 3 minutes to do so. If replacement is not done within 3 minutes, then that competitor will be disqualified and match points awarded to the opponent where appropriate.

Article 24: COURTESY
Competitors must at all times bow to the Jury and also to each other at the beginning and end of each performance or match.


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SECTION 2 – PATTERN

Article 25: GROUPS
• Cadet, Junior, Senior and Veteran ages divisions • Male and Female Groups • Dan Ranks?
Article 26: PATTERN - INDIVIDUAL
The pyramid system of elimination will be used.
Competitors will compete 1 to 1 and will perform simultaneously first one (1) designated Pattern and one (1) optional Pattern (within their degree, see Article 27). The Judges will choose the better competitor to go forward to the next round.

Article 27: PERFORMANCE AND DECISIONS - INDIVIDUAL
• I degree will compete against I degree with the designated Pattern being any one from CHON-JI to GEBAEK and optional being from Kwang-Gae - Ge Baek. • II degree will compete against II degree with the designated Pattern being any one from CHON-JI to JUCHE and optional being from Eui-Am - Juche. • III degree will compete against III degree with the designated Pattern being anyone from CHON-JI to CHOI-YONG and optional being from Sam-Il - Choi-Yong • IV degree will compete against IV, V & VI degree’s with the designated Pattern being anyone from CHON-JI to Moon-Moo and optional being from Yon-Gae - Tong-Il (IV dans YonGae to Moon Moo V dans Yon-Gae to Se-Jong and VI dans Yon-Gae to Tong-Il)
N.B: The designated pattern will be selected by the Jury President by random blind draw and performed first, followed by the optional pattern. This pattern will be announced and where appropriate and possible, displayed to the competitors in the respective division on completion of their optional pattern.
In individual matches, the following decisions will apply:
• When 3 or more Judges give a decision in favour of one competitor, then that competitor is the winner. • When 3 Judges give a draw and 2 Judges give a decision in favour of one competitor then that competitor is the winner. • When 2 Judges give a decision in favour of one competitor, 1 Judge for the other and 2 Judges give a draw, then the competitor with 2 judges in favour is the winner. • When 2 Judges give a decision in favour of one competitor and the other 2 Judges give a decision in favour for the other, and 1 Judge gives a draw, then another designated Pattern must be performed, until the winner is decided. ? When 4 or more Judges give a draw then another designated Pattern must be performed until the winner is decided.
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Article 28: ELIMINATION – CADET, JUNIOR, SENIOR, VETERAN - TEAM
The pyramid system of elimination will be used.
Designated patterns draw will take place while both teams are on the mat. A coin will be tossed to decide which team goes first. The team will perform 2 patterns and the second team will do likewise. The judges will choose the better team to go forward to the next round.

Article 29: PERFORMANCE AND DECISIONS – TEAM
Each team must perform one (1) designated and one (1) optional Pattern. The designated Pattern and optional Pattern being any from Chon-Ji to Ge-Baek with the exception of Cadets. Designated patterns for cadets will be from Chon-Ji - Choong Moo. Both teams will perform the same designated pattern which will be announced by the Jury President on team presentation ringside. The Team may line up in any format that they choose and team members may perform movement individually, or together, as they choose, but it must be seen as teamwork, for example: one member may not perform moves of the Pattern on his own without the others following in unison.
In team matches, the following decisions will apply:
• When 3 or more Judges give a decision in favour of one team, then that team is the winner. • When 3 Judges give a draw and 2 Judges give a decision in favour of one team then that team is the winner. • When 2 Judges give a decision in favour of one team, 1 Judge for the other and 2 Judges give a draw, then the Team with 2 judges in favour is the winner. • When 2 Judges give a decision in favour of one Team and the other 2 Judges give a decision in favour for the other, and 1 Judge gives a draw, then another designated Pattern must be performed, until the winner is decided. ? When 4 or more judges give a draw, then another designated Pattern must be performed until a winner is decided.

Article 30: OFFICIALS FOR PATTERN DIVISION
• 1 Jury President • 1 Recorder • 5 Referees
One of the 5 Referees shall give the commands.

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SECTION 3 – SPARRING

Article 31: DIVISIONS
INDIVIDUAL:
• Competitors must be from I to VI Degree • Male and Female Groups • Weights • Black belt The age categories will be:
• Cadets age 10 and under, cadets age 11 and 12 years • Junior 13 to 17 • Senior 18 to 35 • Veteran female 36 , veteran male 36-45 years, 46-55years and 56 (if possible)
CADET WEIGHT DIVISIONS
Male and Female divisions up to 10 years old 23kg, 26kg, 29kg, 32kg, 35kg, 38kg, 42kg, 46kg and more than 46kg
Male and Female divisions 11 and 12 years old 29kg, 32kg, 35kg, 38kg, 42kg, 46kg, 50kg, 55kg and more than 55kg
JUNIOR WEIGHT DIVISIONS
Male:
• MICRO: up to 52kg (114.6 lbs) • LIGHT: over 52 to 58kg (114.6 to 127.9 lbs) • MIDDLE: over 58 to 63kg (127.9 to 138.9 lbs) • HEAVY: over 63 to 70kg (138.9 to 154.3 lbs) • HYPER: over 70kg (over 154.3 lbs)

Female:
• MICRO: up to 42kg (92.6 lbs) • LIGHT: over 42 to 48kg (92.6 to 105.8 lbs) • MIDDLE: over 48 to 53kg (105.8 to 116.8 lbs) • HEAVY: over 53 to 60kg (116.8 to 132.3 lbs) • HYPER over 60 kg (over 132.3 lbs)

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SENIOR WEIGHT DIVISIONS
Male:
• MICRO: up to 54kg (119.0 lbs) • LIGHT: over 54 to 63kg (119.0 TO 138.9 lbs) • MIDDLE: over 63 to 71kg (138.9 to 156.5 lbs) • HEAVY: over 71 to 80kg (156.5 to 176.4 lbs) • HYPER over 80kg (over 176.4 lbs)

Female:
• MICRO up to 52kg (114.6 lbs) • LIGHT: over 52 to 58kg (114.6 to 127.9 lbs) • MIDDLE: over 58 to 63kg (127.9 to 138.9 lbs)
• HEAVY: over 63 to 70kg (138.9 to 154.3 lbs) • HYPER: over 70kg (over 154.3 lbs)
VETERAN WEIGHT DIVISIONS
Male: Up to 60kg, 60-75kg, over 75-90kg, more than 90kg
Female: Up to 55kg, over 55-66kg, more than 66kg
JUNIOR, SENIOR and VETERAN - TEAM
Each Male and Female Team, of any weight and degree will consist of either 5 competitors and 1 reserve (senior men) or 3 competitors and 1 reserve (Juniors, Veterans and Senior women) Article 32: DURATION OF BOUTS AND DECISIONS Individual Junior and Veterans? Each individual bout will be 2 rounds of 1 minute and 30 seconds with a 1 minute break between rounds. Individual Seniors? Each individual bout will be 2 rounds of 2 minutes each with a 1 minute break between rounds. TEAM Junior, Senior and Veteran? Each team bout will be 1 round of 2 minutes.
In individual matches, the following decisions will apply:
• When 3 or 4 corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor, then that competitor is the winner. • When 3 or 4 corner referees say that it is a draw, then a further one minute round will take place. If this results in a further draw then the first scored point will decide the winner. • When 2 corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor, 1 for the other and 1 for a draw or 2 for one competitor and 2 for a draw, the competitor who receives the 2 favoured decisions is the winner.
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• When 2 corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor and the other 2 corner referees give a decision in favour of the other competitor, then a 1-minute extension will follow. If this results in a further draw then the first scored point will decide the winner. • When 3 corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor in case of the first scored point bout, then that competitor is the winner.
In team matches, the following decisions will apply:
• When 3 or 4 corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor, then that competitor is the winner and 2 points will be added to that competitor's team score. • When 3 or 4 corner referees give in favour of a draw, then 1 point will be added to each team score. • When 2 corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor, 1 corner referee gives in favour of the other and 1 corner referee gives in favour of a draw, then the competitor who receives the two favoured decisions is the winner and 2 points will be added to that competitor's team score. • When 2 corner referees give a decision in favour of one Competitor and the other 2 Corner Referees give a decision in favour of the other Competitor, then the result will be a draw and 1 point will be added to each team score • When all bouts are finished and the result is a draw, then each Coach will select 1 competitor to spar an extra bout. The team whose competitor wins this bout will be the winner. However, if this results in a further draw then the first scored point will decide the winner. • When 3 corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor in case of the first scored point bout then that competitor is the winner.
Article 33: TARGET AREA
Head and neck area at the front and sides but not at the back.
Trunk of the body from neck to navel vertically and from a line drawn from the armpit vertically down to the waist on each side (that is frontal area only, excluding the back). Article 34: ATTACKING TOOLS • Hand Parts; Forefist. Sidefist, Backfist, Knife-Hand, Reverse Knife-Hand • Foot Parts; Ball of the foot, Footsword, Back Heel, Instep, Sole, Toes

Article 35: POINT AWARDS
One (1) point will be awarded for:
• Hand attack directed to mid or high section • Hand attack while in the air (both feet must be off the ground) directed to the mid section • Foot attack directed to mid section. ?
Two (2) points will be awarded for:
• Foot attack directed to high section • Hand attack while in the air (both feet must be off the ground) directed to the high section.
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• Jumping or flying kick directed to the midsection Three (3) points will be awarded for:
• Jumping or flying kick directed to high section
Article 36: SCORING PROCEDURE
In competition a technique is valid when:
• it is executed correctly. • it is dynamic, that is to say it is delivered with strength, purpose, rapidity and precision • it is controlled on the target. • perfect block: o defender must maintain complete balance, o an appropriate blocking tool must be used, o block must be powerful and accurate, o defence must be maintained at a proper distance o opponents balance must be broken. All techniques can only be validly scored if after execution, the competitor executing the technique does not overbalance, fall or in the case of aerial techniques, land outside the ring on completion.

Article 37: DISQUALIFICATION
A Red Card will be raise by the Centre Referee upon the following:
• misconduct against officials or ignoring instructions. • heavy contact • committing 3 fouls • any competitor suspected of being under influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs
N.B: A Competitor cannot be disqualified for any sum of warnings.

Article 38: FOULS
One (1) point will be deducted for the following offences:
A Yellow Card will be raise by the Centre Referee upon the following:
• loss of temper • insulting an opponent in any way • biting, scratching, clawing • attacking with the knee, elbow or forehead • attacking a fallen opponent • contact
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N.B: The sum of three (3) fouls will automatically result in disqualification.
Article 39: WARNINGS
Warnings will be assigned for the following offences:
• attack to an illegal target, • stepping completely out of the ring (both feet), • falling down, whether intentional or not (this means any part of the body, other than the feet, touching the ground) • holding / grabbing / pushing • sweeping • faking a blow, pretending to be injured to gain an advantage, • intentionally avoiding sparring • pretending to have scored a point by raising the arm,
N.B. If a competitor is pushed out of the ring with intent (without undergoing a technique) then he/she will not receive a warning. If a competitor leaves the ring they must re-start 1 metre inside the ring.
N. B. The sum of 3 warnings will result in one (1) minus point. 3 points deducted for warning is not disqualification.

Article 40: INJURY
When a competitor is injured, the centre referee must stop the match and call the Doctor. The Doctor must diagnose, treat the wounds and decide about the match continuation.
When a contender cannot continue because of Doctor's decision:
• he is the winner if his opponent is responsible • he is the loser if his opponent is not responsible
An injured competitor that is unfit to fight, according to the Doctor's decision, cannot fight again during the event.
A competitor that refuses to accept the Doctor's decision will be disqualified.
If two competitors injure themselves at the same time and both are unfit to fight, according the Doctor's decision, the winner is the contender that has more scored points at that moment. If the competitors are even, the Jury President will decide the bout.

Article 41: BOUT PROCEDURE - INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM
INDIVIDUAL
The bout will commence with the competitors on the start positions each with a red or blue marker to differentiate between them. At the command of the Centre Referee the competitors bow to the Jury table and then to each other. The Centre Referee will then start the match with the command "shi-jak" and the competitors continue to spar until the Referee issues the command "haechyo". At this point the competitors cease to spar and remain where they are until restarted with command "gaesok". On completion of time, the Timekeeper will signal audibly to warn the Centre Referee, but the bout only ends on the final command "goman" by the Centre Referee. The reverse for
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bowing will follow and the result will be declared. In a draw situation, warnings and/or minus points are not carried forward.

TEAM
Bout procedure will be as individual. A coin will be tossed to decide between team coaches which team selects their competitor first, and team competitor selection will continue in alternate mode. Article 42: TIMING
On the first "shi jak" (start) command from the Centre Referee, the Timekeeper starts the clock and this continues until full time, unless the Centre Referee calls for a “jung-ji"(time out) by saying "goman". At this time the Timekeeper stops the clock until the "gaesok" (continue) command is given. Article 43: OFFICIALS FOR SPARRING COMPETITION
• 1 Jury President • 1 Timekeeper and 1 Recorder • 1 Centre Referee • 4 Corner Referees SECTION 4 – POWER
Article 44: DIVISIONS
Male and Female groups. It is compulsory for each competitor to attempt each item listed, for his / her group.

Senior Male:
• Ap Joomuk Jirugi Forefist Punch 2 Plastic boards or equivalent • Sonkal Taerigi Knife Hand Strike 2 Plastic Boards or equivalent • Yopcha Jirugi Side Kick 3 Plastic Boards or equivalent • Dollyo Chagi Turning Kick 2 Plastic Boards or equivalent • Bandae Dollyo Chagi
Junior Male and Female Senior Female, Veteran Female:
Reverse Turning Kick 2 Wooden Boards or equivalent
• Sonkal Taerigi Knife Hand Strike 1 Plastic Board or equivalent • Yopcha Jirugi Side Kick 2 Plastic Boards or equivalent • Dollyo Chagi Turning Kick 1 Plastic Board or equivalent
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Individual Veteran Male competitors will attempt all 5 techniques but for team competition will have the option of knife hand strike or punch and ball of the foot turning kick and reverse turning kick.

Article 45: PROCEDURE - INDIVIDUAL
For each item a standard will be set by the Tournament Adjudication Committee and indicated boards are recommendations only.
A wooden board (30x30x1.5cm thick), or the plastic equivalent, or a machine designed for the specific test will be used. In Power Breaking, it is permitted to make one step forward, to slide, to skip as long as the competitor does not jump, that means that one foot keeps contact with the floor at all times. For Sonkal Taerigi the strike may be either inwards or outwards.
For each item, each competitor will have 1 attempt to break, and only 1 prejudging of distance is allowed. Competitors may touch the board only 1 time during the prejudging of distance. Prejudging of distance is not mandatory. An L-stance forearm guarding block ready posture must be adopted before and after the attempt to break. The attempt to break must be in one continuous movement. After the signal of the referee the competitor has 30 seconds to complete that item.
Referees may disallow an attempt for failure in maintaining the following:
• correct balance and posture throughout technique • correct attacking tool in the correct manner
Referees must examine each board before each attempt. Each broken/separated board will count as 3 points and each cracked/bent board will count as 2 points. The winners will be the competitors with the highest scores after having attempted all items listed for their group.
In the event of a tie the Judge President will select, by drawing one item to be the "tiebreaker". He will decide how many boards are to be used. The tied competitors will then carry on until the places are decided.
Organizing Committee approved wooden or metal holders must be used to give uniform resistance to break for all Competitors.

Article 46: PROCEDURE - JUNIOR, SENIOR AND VETERAN TEAM
• Senior Male - five (5) competitors one (1) reserve • Junior Male and Female, Senior Female and Veteran Male and Female - three (3) competitors one (1) reserve will perform items as indicated in Article 44 and the procedure at Article 45 will be carried out.

Veteran Male Team: • Sonkal Taerigi OR Ap Joomuk Jirugi
Knife Hand Strike or Forefist Punch
1 Plastic Board or equivalent
• Yopcha Jirugi Side Kick 3 Plastic Boards or equivalent • Dollyo Chagi OR Bandae Dollyo Chagi Ball of the foot turning kick or reverse turning kick 2 Plastic Boards or equivalent
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Article 47: OFFICIALS FOR POWER BREAKING
• 1 Jury President, • 2 Referees, • 1 Recorder will supervise each attempt.


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SECTION 5 SPECIAL TECHNIQUE

Article 48: DIVISIONS
Male and Female groups. It is compulsory for each competitor to attempt each item listed for his / her group.
SENIOR Male:

Article 49: PROCEDURE – INDIVIDUAL
In each event a wooden board (30x30x1.5cm thick), or the plastic equivalent, or a machine designed for the specific test will be used. The board thickness and height/length will be set by the Tournament Adjudication Committee prior to the event.
For each item, each competitor will have one (1) attempt to break only with 1 pre-judging of distance. An L Stance forearm guarding block ready posture must be adopted before and after the attempt to break and competitors must land on their feet (if any part other than the bottom of the foot touches the ground no points will be awarded). The attempt to break must be in one continuous movement. After the signal of the referee, the competitor has 30 seconds to complete that item.
Referees may disallow a break for failure in maintaining the following:
• correct balance and posture throughout technique,
• Twimyo nopi apcha busigi Flying high kick • Twio nomo chagi Overhead kick • Twio dolmio chagi Mid-air kick • Twimyo dollyo chagi Flying turning kick • Twimyo bandae dollyo chagi
Junior Male and Female, Senior Female and Veteran:
Flying reverse turning kick
• Twimyo nopi apcha busigi Flying high kick • Twio nomo chagi Overhead kick • Twimyo dollyo chagi Flying turning kick
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• correct attacking tool in the correct manner,
• knocking over any of the hurdles.
Referees must examine each board before each attempt. If a wooden board is used, it cannot be used again, even if it is not broken or cracked.
Each broken/separated board will count as 3 points, each cracked/bent board will count as 2 points and each touch on the board without break/separation or bend/crack will count as 1 point
The winners will be the competitors with the highest scores after having attempted all items listed for their group. In the event of the tie, the Jury President will select by drawing one item to be the "tiebreaker" He will decide how high/long the jump will be and the tied competitors will then carry on until places are decided.
Organizing Committee approved metal holders must be used to give uniformity for all Competitors

Article 50: PROCEDURE – JUNIOR AND SENIOR TEAM
Senior Male - five (5) competitors one (1) reserve
Junior Male and Female, Senior Female, Veteran Male and Female - three (3) competitors one (1) reserve will perform items as indicated in Article 48 and the procedure at Article 49 will be carried out.

Article 51: OFFICIAL FOR SPECIAL TECHNIQUE
• 1 Jury President • 2 Referees • 1 Recorder will supervise each attempt.
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- SECTION 6 DISPUTE PROCEDURE

Article 52: PROTEST
Only the Coach can present a protest when a decision seems to violate the rules. Protests are to be accepted only if a violation of the rules has occurred, not as a protest against results.
Each protest must be written on the Official Protest Form and presented to the Chairman of the Umpire Committee within 5 minutes from the end of the match. The protest must be precise and circumstantial and must be accompanied by a tax that will be fixed by the Tournament Adjudication Committee at the beginning of each tournament, in order to limit the protests only in cases where the decisions are really questionable. Only in cases where the protest is positively accepted by the Umpire Committee the tax will be returned to the coach.
The Umpire Committee will then examine the circumstances of the protest and will decide:
• to validate the match • to repeat the match • to assign the victory of the match to another competitor • to disqualify either or both competitors. In case of a protest the competitors or teams cannot compete again before the decision of the Umpire Committee has been made.

Article 53: DECISIONS
In order to give a decision the Umpire Committee may call anyone else they desire to give evidence on the protest. On reaching a decision the Umpire Committee will notify all parties concerned of the decision.
The Umpire Committee will at all times base their decision on the rules laid down in this document and their decision cannot conflict with the rules of this document.

Article 54: DISQUALIFICATION
Team Managers, Representatives or Individuals who persist in arguing against decisions made by the Tournament Adjudication Committee may, at their discretion, have the whole team or the individual, disqualified from all further events at the championship. The Tournament Adjudication Committee shall consider the matter at a later date with a view of taking further action.

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Article 55: TEAM / COMPETITOR WITHDRAWAL
In case of teams or individuals withdrawing from championship as a protest then the following will result:
• automatic disqualification from that event, which means no placing for that event, therefore no medals,
• automatic disqualification from all further events at the championship • further disqualification from future events as decided by the Tournament Adjudication Committee
SECTION 7 RULES

Article 56: COPIES OF RULES
A copy of the Unified ITF Tournament Rules must be present at all tournaments and be accessible to all officials and competitors.
SECTION 8 COLORED BELT COMPETITION

Article 58: COLORED BELT COMPETITION
Colored belts will compete in pattern (tul) and sparring.
All colored belts will compete with their tul or the immediate previous tul White belts may compete with Saju Jirugi or Saju Maki on one side.
Colored belt competitors under the age of 15 may NOT punch to the high section. Competitors 15 years and older AND blue belts and higher are permitted to punch to the high section. No white, yellow or green belts are permitted to punch to the high section. For cadets, juniors and veterans there will be one round of 1minute and 30 seconds. For seniors there will be one round of 2 minutes. -------------------------------------------------- ---
Colored belt competition will be divided in the following way
Colored belts - tul and sparring
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Up to 7 years old Competition workshop -------------------------------------------------- --- Cadets 8 and 9 years old – tul and sparring Male/Female Weight White Yellow-green Blue-red 23kg, 26kg, 29kg, 32kg, 35kg, 38kg, 42kg, 46kg and more than 46kg -------------------------------------------------- --- Cadets 10 and 11 years old – tul and sparring Male/female Weight White Yellow-green Blue-red 29kg, 32kg, 35kg, 38kg, 42kg, 46kg, 50kg, 55kg and more than 55kg -------------------------------------------------- --- Cadets - 12, 13 and 14 years old – tul and sparring Male/female Weight White Yellow-green Blue-red 35kg, 38kg, 42kg, 46kg, 50kg, 55kg, 60kg and more than 60kg -------------------------------------------------- --- Juniors-15, 16 and 17 years old – tul and sparring Female White Yellow-green Blue-red 48kg, 53kg, 60kg and more than 60 kg -------------------------------------------------- --- Juniors-15, 16 and 17 years old – tul and sparring Male White Yellow-green Blue-red 58kg, 63kg, 70kg and more than 70 kg -------------------------------------------------- --- Senior 18 to 35 years old – Tul and sparring White Yellow-green Blue-red 55kg, 66kg and more than 66 kg

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