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This explains the WRKF team sparring competition

 

 

 

 

 

Team Sparring 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dress:

Full Gi

Or

gi bottoms or kick boxing bottoms - and club, federation or  team T-Shirt

Team dress should be uniformed

 

Age:

must be at least 16 years old to compete

 

Sparring Equipment:

Head Gear

Mouth peace

Going protection

12 ounce boxing gloves

hand wraps

shin and instep pads

rib guards (optional)

 

Weight Classes

155 and under = Light Weight (LW)

156 – 175 = Middle Weight (LW)

176 ---- = Heavy Weight (HW)

 

Officials: officials should be uniformed for each event, meaning they should all dress similar to make there status known.

a)      Full Gi with tennis shoes

b)      T-shirt with “OFFICIAL” across the back (preferably red with white lettering), black or blue pants, and tennis shoes.

c)       White button up shirt or short sleeve shirt with collar, black or dark blue pants with tennis shoes

 

 

 

Minimum Kicks:

5 kicks per round. If 5 kicks is not achieved in a bout,  that bout is automatically lost and the other team receives 5 points for the win.

 

Number on Team:

Minimum of 3 members per team, maximum 6 plus 3 alternates which brings the total maximum to 9

 

Alternates:

Each team may have 3 alternates to substitutes if a team mate gets hurt and can’t continue.  That would be one alternate per weight division

 

Cornerman and Coaches:

The max number of cornerman and coaches that you can have In your corner is 2.

 

Bouts and Rounds:

There will be 5 bouts per set. With two round at two minutes long per bout.

Bout #1: Light weight

Bout #2: Middle weight

Bout #3: heavy weight

Bout #4: The coach that wins the coin toss sets this weight class.

Bout #5: The coach that lost the coin toss sets this weight class.

 

15 minute break (at this time, set up the next set and a coin toss for bout 4 and 5)

Bout #1: Light weight

Bout #2: Middle weight

Bout #3: heavy weight

Bout #4: The coach that wins the coin toss sets this weight class.

Bout #5: The coach that lost the coin toss sets this weight class.

 

Ties:

If a bout ends in a tie an additional set will be done at one round per weight class at 1 minutes each round.  The total points of all 3 bouts added together will win the event. 

 

 

Points:

Points are earned for striking the midsection, sides of the body, inside, top and outside of the thigh, and on the head gear.  At the end of each round the judge will hand there score card to the referee and the referee will hand the score card to the chief official/judge. Who will add the scores together and divide it by the number of judges used. Minimum of 2 judges will be used. The highest points will receive 5 points for that teams over all score for the round.

 

·         There will be no rabbit punches

·          No strikes against any joints

·          No face contact

·         No kicks to the groin

·         Any illegal strikes that is done and the opponent is unable to continue fighting, may result in a disqualification.

·         Being disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct may result in suspension, loss of illegibility to fight, and loss championship in WRKF

·         No side kicks to the top of the thigh, only round houses are allowed to the thigh, must be 2 inches above the knee.

 

Sweeps  

§  sweeps are allowed – both inside and outside sweeps are allowed. The sweep must be below the ankle and fallowed by a  striking technique.

§  There will be no sweeps to the supporting leg.

 

Winner:

Each bout won adds 5 point to the team total points. The total high points for the set, wins that set.

Referee duties:

Primary concern is always the safety of the competitors:

At the end of each round, the fighters will go to his or her corner till the points are figured. When the points are ready to be addressed the referee will bring the fighters to the center of the ring and announce the red corner first, then the blue corner second by stating total points earn, then announcing which corner receives the 5 points for it’s team.

1) primary concern: the primary concern for the referees is the safety of the fighters

2) Dress:  officials should be uniformed for each event, meaning they should all dress similar to make there status known.

a)      Full Gi with tennis shoes

b)      T-shirt with “OFFICIAL” across the back (preferably red with white lettering), black or blue pants, and tennis shoes.

c)       White button up shirt or short sleeve shirt with collar, black or dark blue pants with tennis shoes

3) no jewelry, watches, rings, necklaces, or earrings

4) insure compliance of the WRKF rules

5) check fighters sparing gear to make sure it's in compliance to WRKF.

 

Judges Duties

1) count scoring strikes with a tally counter

2) record all fouls

3) every warning will be 1 strike reduction

4) every point deduction will count as a 5 strike reduction

 

Time Keepers

1) keep track of time

2) 3 taps on the wood indicates 10 seconds till the end of the round

3) sounds the gong for the end and beginning of each round

4) counts the number of kicks to assure 5 kicks per round are thrown.

 

General rules

If one team has one team member in a division and the other team has 2, the team with 2 may choose to fight the same person in both sets or switch people in the second set.

Must have a minimum of 6 on the team to be eligible for a state, regional or national championship match up.

The roster will start with the LW, then go to MW, then HW.

When both teams have 2 fighters on both teams in the same division, they will switch opponents in the second set. (example: if you have two team members Bob and Bill, both on team A competing against team b against Dan and Don. Bob would fight Dan and Bill would fight Don in the first round, then you switch who fights who in the second round. So Bob will fight Don and Bill will fight Dan in the Second round.