SCS Fall Invitational

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  • When: Saturday, November 7 **
  • Where: SCS Martial Arts & Fitness, 7980 American Way, Daphne, Alabama
  • Who: Any SCS Student
  • Time: Session Times will be announced soon. We need to see about how many are in each session before we can announce times. Click here.
  • How to Register: https://www.mataction.com/SCS-Fall-Invite (Detailed instructions here. See below for division descriptions.)

This will be a fun way to prepare for the Destin Open, which is coming up in November. Detailed instructions on how to register for that event are coming soon.

Anyone who is a student can be part of it.

Explanations

Ranks

Beginner

White, Yellow or Orange Belts

Intermediate

Purple, Blue, or Green Belts

Advanced

Brown, Red, and High Red Belts

Black Belt

All Degrees of Black Belt

Age Groups

Age Groups vary based on ranking and division.

7 & Under

Ages 7 & younger

8 – 9

Ages 8 & 9

9 & under

Ages 9 & younger

10 – 11

Ages 10 & 11

10 – 12

Ages 10, 11 & 12

11 & Under

Ages 11 & younger

12 – 13

Ages 12 & 13

12 – 17

Ages 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17

13 – 17

Ages 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17

14 – 17

Ages 14, 15, 16 & 17

17 & Under

Ages 17 & younger

18+

Ages 18 and older

Divisons

Kicking Challenge Rules

Padded Sword Rules

Traditional Forms and Weapons

Any of our traditional forms or weapons routines may be used in these divisions. You should not modify these, however you will not be judged on whether you did the form exactly as taught. You will be compared to the other competitors.

Appreciation Form, Dragon Kata, Form One, Short One, Long One, Short Two, Short Three, Bookset, Mass Attacks, Logarshin

American Bo Form, Competition Bo Form, Chuk Form 1 and Chuk Form 2, Kama Set

Creative Forms and Weapons Rules

Extreme means extreme – do whatever you want. Note that if you can’t do flips and stuff, you might not do great in this division if your competition is doing flips and stuff but don’t fret – this is a great event to try something new.

Creative martial arts routine. No flips or crazy stuff that the average martial artist probably can’t do. Rolls and jump kicks are fine. No 540s or inverted moves (like cartwheels). If you can do great kicks, show them off. Routines should be no longer than 3 minutes.

Judges will be looking for: traditional techniques, stances, footwork, and weapons. Emphasis is placed on execution of technique, application of technique, balance, speed, power, solid stances, and focus.

These forms would be considered Creative Forms that we teach or have taught at SCS. They may be modified as much or as little as you would like!

Performance Form One, XMA Form One and XMA Form Two

Performance of the following movements will result in a downgrade by the judges, or upon unanimous voteof the judges, a “no score” as a form inappropriate for the division:

(a) Movements that involve more than a 360-degree spin;
(b) require the body to be inverted more than parallel to the floor;
(c) are similar to movements found in gymnastics and/or non-martial arts disciplines; and(d) forms that meet the above definition of strictly traditional forms.

Although one creative move qualifies a competitor for the creative divisions, it should be expected that a creative form or weapon routine with multiple creative moves of good quality would prevail as the winner, assuming all other criteria is met.

The following techniques are legal in the Creative Divisions and will be scored as any other techniques (power, speed, balance, and proper execution):

(a) Butterfly kick;(b) Illusion kick;(c) Forward Roll;(d) Kip Up.

Creative Weapons competitors are permitted to perform any weapons move (i.e., twirls, releases, spins, etc.), but is not permitted to perform “Extreme” body movements (i.e. flips, spins that are more than 360º, or any inverted body moves, etc.)

WEAPON BREAKS OR AND WEAPON CRACKS

  1. (a)  A competitor will be disqualified if he/she breaks their weapon, separates into 2 or more pieces.
  2. (b)  If the Weapon cracks, does not separate, the competitor may continue the routine and will not bedisqualified. The competitor may have their score lowered, if, in the opinion of the judges, the Crack impacted the execution of the form or the effectiveness of the weapon.

Extreme Forms and Weapons Rules

The Extreme Divisions allow the competitor to perform any movements whether they originate from traditional or contemporary martial arts systems or otherwise. However, (1) at least half of the form must originate from martial arts techniques, and (2) the competitor must execute at least one technique that involves an inverted move or greater than 360-degree spin.

Emphasis is placed on:

  • (a) the quality of execution of techniques and movements;
  • (b) martial arts skills,
  • (c) balance, speed, and power;
  • (d) the degree of difficulty;
  • (e) and showmanship.

NOTE – Although one extreme move qualifies a competitor for the extreme divisions, it should be expected that an extreme form or weapon routine with multiple extreme moves of good quality would prevail as the winner, assuming all other criteria is met.

From the SportMartialArts.com events: “Extreme means extreme – do whatever you want. Note that if you can’t do flips and stuff, you might not do great in this division if your competition is doing flips and stuff but don’t fret – this is a great event to try something new.”

WEAPON BREAKS OR AND WEAPON CRACKS

  1. (a)  A competitor will be disqualified if he/she breaks their weapon, separates into 2 or more pieces.
  2. (b)  If the Weapon cracks, does not separate, the competitor may continue the routine and will not bedisqualified. The competitor may have their score lowered, if, in the opinion of the judges, the Crack impacted the execution of the form or the effectiveness of the weapon.

GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OVERALL GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

  1. (a)  All competitors must compete in any Grand Championship and/or Overall Grand Championship with the style of forms or weapons (not exact form or weapon) they won with in their division (EXAMPLE – A winner of a creative form cannot compete with an extreme form in the grand championships)
  2. (b)  If a competitor wins more than one division, they have the option to select the style of form or weapon of the divisions they won.
  3. (c)  All competitors may use music in all Overall Weapons and Forms Grand Championships and Overall Grand Championships runoffs.
  4. (d)  Youth Weapons and Forms Grand Championships, music may only be used by competitors in the CMX Youth Grand Championships (this includes creative and extreme winners).
  5. (e)  To Compete in an 18+ Divisional Grand Championships, Overall Grand Championships, and/or Runoff in Forms, Weapons and/or Sparring, a competitor must have won an 18+ Division

LOSS OF WEAPON CONTROL IN GRANDS

(a) Loss of Control is divided into three categories and penalties:

  1. Category 1 = bobble but no interruption of form = .01 to .03 deduction (Discretion of the judges)
  2. Category 2 = form interrupted (usually a drop) = .05 deduction
  3. Category 3 = if the weapons goes out of bounds and/or off platform, or the competitor strikes aspectator, judge, or another person with the weapon regardless of intent = disqualification
  1. (b)  Deductions are mandatory, and each judge deducts from his or her score before figuring theirRelative Ranking order.
  2. (c)  If a competitor drops their weapons twice they will be disqualified.
  3. (d)  Score after deductions is subject to adjustment by Maximum Deviation Rule (See Article VII) just likeany other score.
  4. (e)  If Category 1 or 2 occurs, a competitor may continue and be scored, or may bow out and not bescored or placed.
  5. (f)  Disqualification for Category 3 is the decision of Center Official or a majority of other judges. Judgesonly conference is held as soon as the weapon goes out of bounds.
  6. (g)  A cracked or broken weapon is treated as a loss of control. If the break or crack prevents the weaponfrom being used as intended, it is a Category 3.
  7. (h)  The rule is used during finals and overall runoffs in all black belt divisions.

and no points or placement is awarded.

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