Section III (T31 through T42)

SECTION III – SPARRING

T 31. DIVISIONS

INDIVIDUAL
a. Male and Female groups.

b. Weights

JUNIOR WEIGHT DIVISIONS

MICRO Up to 52 kg (M), Up to 45 kg (F)

LIGHT Over 52 to 58 kg (M), Over 45 to 50 kg (F)

MIDDLE Over 58 to 63 kg (M), Over 50 to 55 kg (F)

HEAVY Over 63 to 70 kg (M), Over 55 to 60 kg (F)

HYPER Over 70 kg (M), Over 60 kg (F)
SENIOR WEIGHT DIVISIONS
MICRO Up to 54 kg (M), Up to 52 kg (F)

LIGHT Over 54 to 63 kg (M), Over 52 to 58 kg (F)

MIDDLE Over 63 to 71 kg (M), Over 58 to 63 kg (F)

HEAVY Over 71 to 80 kg (M), Over 63 to 70 kg (F)

HYPER Over 80 kg (M), Over 70 kg (F)

N.B.: In individual sparring matches competitors shall participate in the category according to their weight. It is not allowed to participate in any other weight class.

TEAM
JUNIOR AND OR SENIOR – TEAM
Each Team (Male and/or Female of any degree and weight) must consist of five (5) competitors and one (1) reserve (optional).

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – Grand Master Seung Yang supervises a free-sparring match between Love Ortadon, a 6-year-old green belt and Niko Perez, a 5-year-old white belt, during their class Feb. 11. The free-sparring class test the student’s discipline and respect for others by not allowing a student to come in contact with another student. The class is offered to registered members of the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Youth and Teen Center, ages four through 18 (still in high school). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Fredrick J. Coleman) (Released)

T 32. DURATION OF BOUTS & DECISIONS
Individual elimination and final bouts will be two (2) rounds of two (2) minutes duration with a one-minute break between rounds. Each team bout will be one (1) round of two (2) minutes.
In individual matches the following decisions will apply: When three (3) or four (4) corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor then that competitor is the winner. When three (3) or four (4) corner referees say that it is a draw then a further one (1) minute round will take place. If this results in a further draw then the first scored point will decide who is the winner. When two (2) corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor (two (2) for one competitor + one (1) for the other + one (1) given it as a draw or two (2) for one competitor + two (2) giving it as a draw) then that competitor is the winner.

When two (2) corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor and the other two (2) corner referees give a decision in favour of the other competitor then a one (1) minute extension will follow. If at this time it results in a further draw then the first scored point will decide who is the winner. When three (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 three (3) or four (4) corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor then that competitor is the winner and two (2) points will be added to the team score. When three (3) or four (4) corner referees decide that it is a draw then one (1) point will be added to each team score. When two (2) corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor (two (2) for one competitor + one (1) for the other + one (1) given it as a draw or two (2) giving it as a draw) then that competitor who got the decision of the two (2) corner referees is the winner and two (2) points will be added to the team score. When two (2) corner referees give a decision in favour of one competitor and the other two (2) corner referees give a decision in favour of the other competitor then the result will be a draw and one (1) point will be added to each team score.

When all five (5) bouts are finished and the result is a draw then each coach will select one (1) competitor to spar an extra bout of two (2) minutes. The team whose competitor wins this bout will be the winner. If at this time it results in a further draw then the first scored point will decide who is the winner. When three (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.

T 33. TARGET AREA
a. Head at the front and sides but not at the back.
b. Trunk of the body from shoulder 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).
T 34. POINT AWARDS
a. One (1) point will be awarded for: Hand attack directed to mid or high section. Hand attack while in air (both feet must be off the ground) directed to mid or high section.
b. Two (2) points will be awarded for: Foot attack directed to mid section. Jumping or flying kick directed to mid section.
c. Three (3) points will be awarded for:
– Foot attack directed to high section.

– Jumping or flying kick directed to high section.

T 35. SCORING PROCEDURE
In competition a technique is valid when:
a. it is executed correctly.
b. it is dynamic, that is to say it is delivered with strength, purpose, rapidity and precision.
c. it is controlled on the target.
T 36. DISQUALIFICATION
a. Misconduct against officials or ignoring instructions.
b. Heavy contact.
c. Committing three (3) fouls.
d. Any competitor being under influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs.

T 37. FOULS
One point will be deducted for the following offences:
a. Loss of temper.
b. Insulting an opponent in any way.
c. Biting, scratching.
d. Attacking with the knee, elbow or forehead.
e. Attacking a fallen opponent.
f. Attack to an illegal target with contact.
g. Contact.
T 38. WARNINGS
Warnings will be assigned for the following offences:
a. Attack to an illegal target.
b. Stepping completely out of the ring (both feet).
c. Falling down, whether intentional or not (this means any part of the body, other than the feet, touching the ground).
d. Holding/grabbing/pushing.
e. Leg sweeping.
f. Faking a blow, pretending to be injured to gain an advantage.
g. Intentionally avoiding sparring.
h. Pretending to have scored a point by raising the arm.
N.B.: The sum of three (3) warnings automatically means deducting one (1) point.
If an athlete is pushed out of the ring with intent (without undergoing a technique) then he will not receive a warning.
T 39. INJURY
a. When a competitor is injured, the Centre Referee must stop the match and call the Doctor. At the moment the doctor is in front of the injured competitor, he has a maximum of 2 minutes to diagnose, treat the wounds and decide about the match and competition continuation.
b. When a competitor cannot fight on because of Doctor’s decision:
i. he/she is the winner if his opponent is responsible;
ii. he/she is the loser if his opponent is not responsible.
c. An injured competitor that is unfit to fight cannot continue for the time/day(s) set according to the Doctor’s decision.
d. A competitor that refuses to accept the Doctor’s decision will be disqualified and taken out of the competition.
e. If two competitors injure themselves at the same time and both are unfit to fight, according to the Doctor’s decision, the winner is the contender that has more scored points at that moment. If the competitors are even, the Ring Council will decide about the bout.
T 40. BOUT PROCEDURE – INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM
INDIVIDUAL
Competitors will commence the bout on the start positions each with a red or blue pair of hand and feet equipment to differentiate between them. At the command of the Centre Referee the competitors bow in turn to the Jury table and then to each other. The Centre Referee will then start the Sparring 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. On completion of time an audible signal will warn the Centre Referee, but the bout only ends on the final comment “GOMAN” by the Centre Referee. The reverse for bowing will ensure and the result will be declared.
In a draw situation warnings and/or minus points are not carried forward. If a competitor leaves the square they must re-start one (1) metre inside the square.
TEAM
Bout procedure will be as individual. A coin will be tossed between the two (2) coaches. The winning coach of the toss decides which team sends its first competitor into the ring. The teams must then alternate.
T 41. TIMING
On the first “Shi-Jak” (Start) command from the Centre Referee the timekeeper starts the clock until full time, unless the Centre Referee calls for a “time out” by saying “Jung-Ji. At this time the timekeeper stops the clock until the next “Gae-sok” (Continue) command is given.

T 42. OFFICIALS FOR SPARRING COMPETITION
One (1) Jury President, two (2) Jury Members, one (1) Centre Referee and four (4) Corner Referees.