Competition Categories

  1. Forms Competition:
    1. One External or Hard Style routine
    2. One Internal Style routine
    3. One short weapon routine
    4. One long weapon routine
    Competitors will be given a score between 1 and 10 by the panel of judges. All competitors are required to compete in this category and must receive a total of 24 points or better to be qualified to compete in the Full Contact Sparring. Your highest placement in this category will be used in your overall score.>Must be recommended by an IWSD Association Affiliate school of the nation you are representing.
  2. Full Contact Sparring:
    Points for the bout are given to the competitor who successfully applies any allowable kicking, arm striking, downing the opponent, and Push Hands techniques. Weight divisions are based on the international standard.
  3. Demonstration Events:
    1. Ten or more choreographed qinna techniques
    2. Ten or more choreographed downing the opponent and ground control techniques. Competitors will be given a score between 1 and 10 by the panel of judges. Your highest placement of this category will be used in your overall score. The above three categories are used for the competitor's overall martial ability standing.
  4. Weapon Sparring Events:
    1. Short Weapon Sparring
    2. Long Weapon Sparring