The Art of Chinese Wrestling

Rules we abide by in tournament.
Divisions 

• By Uniform: Jacket & No Jacket
• By Gender: Male & Female
• And by Age (for both Male & Female competitors): 12-15 , 15-17 , 18-46

Weight Divisions: (Depending on number of competitors, weight classes may be altered to ensure competition)
Uniform / Attire 

Jacket Division:
o Traditional Shuai Jiao Jacket only fair condition.
o Bare chest or fitted t-shirt underneath
o Martial arts belt in either Red or Blue (depending on assign side). Must be worn snug.
o Long martial art style pants – no pockets, no rivets or metal of any kind
o Feet – depending on available service - (clean) bare feet, wrestling or light weight indoor athletic. No running, basketball etc. sneakers. No hard soles
o Protective equipment:
o Allowed: Mouth piece, Groin Cup, Knee Pads, Knee and/or Ankle braces without metal or laces
o Not allowed: Elbow pads, Knee and/or Ankle braces without metal or laces

No Jacket division:
o Short sleeve only – no collar, no tank tops, no pockets
o Martial arts belt in either Red or Blue (depending on assign side). Must be worn snug.
o Long martial art style pants – no pockets, no rivets or metal of any kind
o Feet – depending on available service - (clean) bare feet, wrestling or light weight indoor athletic. No running, basketball etc. sneakers. No hard soles
o Protective equipment
o Allowed: Mouth piece, Groin Cup, Knee Pads, Knee and/or Ankle braces without metal or laces
o Not allowed: Elbow pads, Knee and/or Ankle braces with metal or laces

Hygiene
o Overall Clean, free of order, No open wounds or infections.
o Hair – Tied back and secured
o Hands – Clean, manicured nails
o Jacket, Pants and all wearable apparel – Clean and free of odor
Competing 
Match:
• Competition area
• Rounds
• Scoring: 1, 2 or 3 points.
• Warnings & Disqualifications.

Competition area:
o Designated Fight Area
o Designated out of bounds area
o 2 markers 5 feet (1.5 meters) min apart
o Entire are must be flat and taped down.


Rounds: NO COACHING DURING ROUND
o Best 2 out of 3 rounds
o Engagement: 3 minutes
o Rest: :30 Rest

Scoring:
1 Point - 3 points of contact: Target is taken down to a hand, elbow or knee.
o Contestant throws/sweeps/takes down the opponent causing them to land on their back; and lands on top of the opponent’s torso.
o Contestant forces the opponent step out of area. Opponent falls through their own imbalance.

2 Points – The target has more 2 or more than points of contact without rotation

o Contestant remains standing whilst causing the opponent to touch down on the area with: one hand and one knee; both hands; both elbows; and/or both knees simultaneously.
o Contestant remains standing whilst effectively sweeping or throwing the opponent causing the opponent to land on their head, side, chest or bottom.
o Contestant effectively throws the opponent causing the opponent to land on their side or back; and remains standing.

3 Points – The target is fully thrown with rotation and control.

o Contestant effectively throws the opponent causing the of opponent rotate through a minimum of 180 degrees and to land on their back; and remains standing and balanced.

No Points
o Both contestants fall simultaneously or leave the area without the use of recognized technique or acceptable countering or finishing technique. Illegal techniques

Winner: The winner is determined by the highest score at the end of the two rounds or by a contestant taking a nine (9) point lead.

Technical Knock Out (TKO):
o Judge, Medical professional, Competitor, Competitors Coach can decide that competitor cannot or should not continue

Caveats: Competitor has to a count of 5 to execute throw them must change grips

Warnings & Disqualifications:
o 1st warning noted
o 2nd warning 2 points
o 3rd warning disqualification
o Any unsportsman like conduct can cause disqualification from match and tournament

Illegal:
o Stalling
o Biting
o Striking of any kind including head butting, elbow and forearm strikes.
o Joint locking without throws
o Belligerent behavior of coach.
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