Rules for Southern Kung Fu

Cash Prize For the Grand Champions of Chinese Martial Arts Divisions

  • Men’s Open Hand Black Belt Grand Champion (Age Group: 18+): $300
  • Men’s Weapon Black Belt Grand Champion (Age Group: 18+): $300
  • Women’s Open Hand Black Belt Grand Champion (Age Group: 18+): $300
  • Women’s Weapon Black Belt Grand Champion (Age Group: 18+): $300
  • 2 Open Hand Grand Champions and 2 Weapon Grand Champions, will be awarded $300 each. To be eligible to compete in the Grand Championship, the competitor has to win a gold medal in one of the Chinese Martial Arts Advanced divisions (Wushu, Northern Kung Fu, Southern Kung Fu, Internal Martial Arts, and Taijiquan) within the age group of 18+.

General Rules

  • Maximum performance time for All Northern Kung Fu Styles is 1.5 minutes; minimum performance time 30 seconds.
  • Salute to the judges upon entering ring, then announce to the chief judge your name and the form you will be performing.
  • Once an age group is announced to perform, the cut off time for competitors at that age group to enter the competition is 5 minutes.
  • All Southern Kung Fu styles are scored based on good stance, balance, power, and coordination; characteristics of the particular style performed and representation of combat effectiveness.

Southern Kung Fu Styles

  • Hung Ga, Choy Li Fut, Jow Ga, Hop Ga, Lama P’ai
  • Wing Chun, Bak Mei, Tiger Crane, Eagle Claw, Southern Mantis, Loong Ying

Quality of Movements (6 Points)

  • One-tenth of a point shall be deducted when a slight inconformity with the technical specifications occurs in any hand form, stance, hand technique, footwork, leg technique, jumping or balance. Two-tenths of a point is deducted for an apparent inconformity, and 0.3 point for a serious one. The deduction is not more than 0.3 point if several fouls occur in a single movement.

Power and Coordination (2 Points)

  • Full points (two points) are given to the contestant who performs vigorously and smoothly, with accurate and proper application of power and with clear-up and harmonized movements.
  • One-tenth to five-tenths of a point is deducted for a slight inconformity to the requirements, 0.6-1.0 point for an apparent inconformity, and 1.1-2.0 for a serious inconformity.

Spirit, Rhythem, Style, and Structure (2 Points)

  • Full points are given to the contestant who performs in high spirit, with good rhythm, distinctive style, rich content, well-knit and varied structure and well-balanced choreography.
  • One-tenth to five-tenths of a point is deducted for a slight inconformity to the requirements, 0.6-1.0 point for an apparent inconformity, and 1.1-2.0 points for a serious inconformity.

Scoring

  • Beginner Under Belts: 6 – 7.5 points
  • Intermediate Under Belts: 7 – 8.5 points
  • Advanced Under Belts: 8.5 – 10 points

 

Southern Kung Fu performed at the US Open Martial Arts Championship