Rules for the Zhengzhou China
International Shaolin Wushu Festival
China Wushu Association // Henan
Province Sports Bureau
The People's Government of Zhengzhou City in Henan
Province, P.R. of China
The Wushu Competition and
exhibition will be held in
Zhengzhou City, Henan
20st to 24th, 2006.
to enter the Festival
Martial arts delegations and organizations of every
country or area can send their
teams to participate.
(1) Routine Events( for
both men and women)
a. Shaolin Routine Competitions (totally 3
Boxing, short-apparatus and Long-apparatus.
b. International Routine Competitions
Changquan, Nanquan, Taijiquan, Broadsword, Sword,
Spear, and Cudgel.
(2) Sanda Competitions(age limited
from 18 to 35)
a. Men Group
-52 kg -56kg -60kg
-65kg -70kg -75kg
-90kg + 90kg up
b. Women Group
kg -56kg +56kg up
(1) Any boxing or apparatus routine which is helpful
to the body and accords with
science other than those
competition events listed above.
(2) Set sparring: with the limit of three athletes,
men and women can be arranged in
(3) Collective Events: the number of athletes
should be more than 4, with no limit
to sex, can be
accompanied by music.
(1) Each Wushu delegation or organisation can
enroll one delegation leader, one
two or three coaches,
one doctor. The number of the overseas
staff and athletes to participate in routine
competitions and exhibitions will not be limited.
(2) Each athlete to participate in routine
competitions and exhibitions can not enter more than 3
(3) Each athlete to participate in Sanda Competition
can only enroll one athlete in one category.
8> Competition Methods
Routine Competitions and Sanda Competitions are only
Rules for International Wushu Routine Competitions
will be taken as the
reference for routine
competitions or exhibitions
. In case of disagreement in
Rules, the only correct explanation will be as per the
Chinese version of the Rules. If there aer
some special requirements for traditional routine
exhibition in time or content, please explain them
clearly in entry form.
(3) Sanda competition will adopt Rules for
International Martial Arts Sanda
The system of best of
tree games will be adopted ( win 2 sets in a row),
each game for 2 minutes , one minutes for rest at the
9> Placing and Awards
(1) Competition Events:
The first six places for routine competitions (both
for men and women's events) will be awarded. If the
number of the athletes is not more than 7 (including
for each competition group, one place will be
to the number.
b. The first six places for Sanda competitions in each
category will be awarded.
If the number of the
athletes is not more than 7 (including 7) for
group, one place will be cancelled
according to the number.
c. Those who win the first three places will be
awarded gold medals, silver
medals, bronze medals,
certificate of award and prizes. Those who win the
sixth places will be awarded certificate of
award and prizes, athletes
who fail to enter
the first six places will also be
a. The first place (one--fifth) and the second place
(two--fifth) will be awarded
according to different
sex proportion and events.
The first place and the second place
will be awarded
for 3 to 4 athletes . Exhibition
prize will be set when there are only
one or two
performers. Winners will be awarded certificates, or
b. In set sparring events: places will be awarded
together in boxing and
c. In collective events: places will be awarded
together in boxing and
Entry and check-in
delegation should fill in the entry forms (enclosed )
and mail them not
later than June, 30, 2006 to
the Competition Committee or to your partner in China.
All the participating delegations or teams are kindly
requested to check in on
August 30 or 31th , 2006 in
Committee of the Seventh Zhengzhou
Shaolin Wushu Festival.
At the time of checking-in and registration, each
member of the delegation will
have to pay 50 USD per
board and lodging, 40 USD as the registration
The visiting and sightseeing arranged by the
of the Festival will
be free of charge.
Traveling expenses and other fees should be paod by
Judges and the Jury
method to select members of the Jury and Judges
will be informed in other
apparatuses for competitions, Sanda protective things
should be provided by participants
things for Sanda
Competitions will be provided by the
athletes who will attend Sanda Competitions should
hand in their
passorts or duplicating copy of their
identity cards, identification papers of their
physical examinations(being valid for 15 days before
competitions , the detailed
contents are the
following: electroencephalogram, blood pressure,
paper of physical examination proved by county
hospital or hospital of
higher grade) and should show
their accident insurance identification papers.
fill out the Entry Form as required clearly with names
of the athletes'
competition events and exhibition
Provided By :
The Organizing Committee For Zhengzhou International
Shaolin Wushu Of China
of the 2nd InternationaI
Administration Center of State Sport General
Martial Arts Association
Provincial Sports Bureau
by: The Municipal Government of Jiaozuo City, Henan Province,
/ The Sports Center of
Jiaozuo City , Henan
groups or organizations form other countries or
regions can take part in the contests and
The state-prescribed Routines of Four Styles of Tai
jiquan (Chen style
, Yang style , wu2 style ), Routines of Wu3
Styles of Taijiquan and Routines of Taijiquan and
Routines of Taijiquan for Contests(42 patterns)
(5-6minrtes for all the above) and The Simplified
patterns ) ( 4-5 minutes ),Routines of
Taiji Sword Contest(42 patterns)
(3-4 minutes )
Each team can be composed of 4-8 athletes (men or
women). Either Taijiquan or Taiji Weapons of the
performance (the tape is self - provided
routines of Taijiquan which are beyond the state
description, such as Chen style,Yang style ,Wu2 style
,Sun style , Wu3 style
and other traditional styles (4-5 minutes
choose a single sword or a broad sword from short
Taiji apparatuses a cudgel, a spear or a long -handled
sword. The athletes have 3-4 minutes for the single
sword performance, and the time
for the performances using other apparatus
cann't be less than a minute
Push Hands Arena Contest
1)Three classes for
kilograms class (including 55kilograms )
class (55-60kilograms )
2)Eight classes for
kilograms class (including 52 kilograms )
class (52-56 kilograms)
class (56-60 kilograms)
class (60-65 kilograms)
class (65-70 kilograms)
class (70-75 kilograms)
class (75-80 kilograms)
to participate in the contest
team may have have a team leader, a coach ,a doctor
and there is no
limit to the member of the athletes (whether men or
athlete who intends to participate in the contests and
the performances can enter for 3 events at most ,and
among the three events one can enter for two Taijiquan
contests at most. The events for the performance
and the contest should not be the same. In
the performances, no one is allowed to repeat the same
the same style of Taijiquan or to perform with the
same Taiji apparatus. Those who choose Taiji
apparatuses must enter for Taijiquan. Each team can
participate in only one team event.
the push hands competition, only one athlete from each
team is allowed to enter for each class. And one
athlete can only enter for one class. The athletes for
push hands must enter for Taijiquan contests or enter
for the Taijiquan test.
registration, each athlete who is to participate
in push hands contests must hand in his or her life
insurance proof and health proof offered by hospitals
of county class, including electro-encephalogram,
electro-cardiogram, pulse and blood pressure. This
proof holds good within 15 days before the
contest, and the doctors at the conference will give
the athletes a random check .No one is allowed to
enter for the contest without sufficient proofs above.
of Taijiquan and Taiji sword;
Group A: Born
after January 1,1985
Group A: Born
before December 31,1984
There are no
age groups for Taijiquan and Taiji apparatuses
VIL. How to contest
are two kinds of contests: individual events and team
contests and performances of Taijiquan and Taiji sword
are to be
judged respectively according to the following books:
The Contest Regulations for Taijiquan and Taiji Sword
1993 and The Contest Regulations for Wu3 Style
Taijiquan and Taiji Sword 1996,authorized by the
former State Sport Commission .
the contests of push hands, the single round robin is
adopted if the contestants are less than three(
including 3); the elimination game is adopted if
the contestants are more than three
contests of push hands are to be judged according to
the newly constituted Regulations
for Push Hands Contests (see the attachment) ,which is
a tryout and only applicable to this annual
the athletes abstain from the game without reason, he
or she shall be disqualified and all the scores he has
achieved will be cancelled.
VIII. Places and
first eight contestants will be awarded in the
Taijiquan and Taiji sword contests, and men
contestants and women contestants will be awarded
respectively. The first eight teams will be awarded in
the team contests .If the number of contestants or
teams is less than 9,one fewer contestants or teams
will be awarded. If there is only one contestant or
team, the contestant or team shall not be awarded.2/5
of the contestants or teams who have not entered the
first eight shall be awarded for their excellent
performance and all the others shall be awarded
of the contestants or teams who participate the
shall be awarded for their excellent performances and
all the others shall be awarded certificates.
eight men athletes and women athletes will be awarded
to the age groups in the contests of push hands. If
the number of contestants is less than 9, the last
will not be awarded. If there is only one contestant
or team, the contestant or team shall
not be awarded. Those have not entered the first eight
places shall be awarded certificates.
IX. Referees and Arbitration Committee
designation of referees will be appointed later.
organization and responsibility of the arbitration
committee will be decided according to the Regulations
for Arbitration Commission.
July 1,each person, group or team shall send the
following to the contest department of the Second
International Taijiquan Annual Conference 2000 Jiaozuo, China :
copies of registration form;
fee and contest fee;
photos (as used for passports) of each contestant with
names on the
copy of each contestant's passport as age proof via
Fax: 0086 371 65653362
team should check in at Shanyang Hotel on August
26,2002 and representatives
should be sent to the Contest Department to transact
the necessary procedures.
keep the preciseness of the arrangement of the
contests,applications for any necessary alteration must be made three days before the contests
The charge for each alteration is $ 10 if the
application is permitted .
Foreign guests will
be charged by US dollars.
fee:$ 50 for each person;
contestant is charged $ 15 for one contest or
XII. Additional information shall be provided by
the hosting organization.
Government of Jiaozuo City, Henan Province, China
of Push Hands for the International
Taijiquan Annual Conference , Jiaozuo, China
following principles should be carried out : "Lure the
opponent's advance into emptiness; harmonize with him, then
issue power. Adhere, join, stick to and follow the opponent,
without letting go or resisting. "One should never
use stiff, forceful energy to attack."
contestant should adopt the principles of "Peng
"(Ward off ),"Lu" (Rollback), "Ji"
(Push), "Cai" (Pull down), "Lie" (Split),
"Zhou" (Elbow) , "Kao" (Shoulder stroke)
to make his opponent lose his balance and therefore fall down
or be knocked off the platform.
can use his palms to make a sudden attack.
Opponents face each other and each places the right foot on
the center mark. hen prepared to begin they
make contact with the back of the right wrist. In the second
round, opponents each places the left
on the center mark and they make contact with the back of the
left wrist. The referee gives the command to begin, at which
the competitors are required to perform a minimum of two full
revolutions (firs anti -clockwise and then clockwise) before
initiating any techniques
areas: Attacks may be made within restricted areas of the
body: from below the base of the neck to above the coccyx or
bladder area and the arms.
may use foot techniques beneath the opponent's nklebone.
The contestant who knocks the
opponent down using hand or foot techniques shall be awarded 5
points. The contestant, who attacks with hand or foot
techniques, thus forcing the opponent to fall and rise
immediately, shall be awarded 3 points. The contestant who
knocks the opponent off the platform or out of the playing
field using obvious hand or foot techniques shall be awarded 5
points. The contestant who pushes the opponent off the
platform or out of the playing field shall be
awarded 1 point. No points shall be awarded to either
contestant if they both fall down simultaneously. If the
contestants fall one after the
other, the one who falls after the opponent shall be awarded 1
stiff, forceful energy to attack
both hands beyond the sides of the opponent
causing the opponent to foul
the opponent or grabbing the opponent's clothes
before the referee starts the round with verbal or hand
signals, or attacking after the referee stops the round with
verbal or hand signals
before completing the two full revolutions
coaching during the round
A warning is issued for coach
Personal Violation and every time the contestant is warned the
opponent shall be awarded 0. 5 point. If the contestant
is warned six times, the opponent wins.
,hitting, punching, using head to attack, CHIN NA catching and
grappling), pulling hair or beard, elbowing, attacking
pressure points, attacking groin area or gripping the the roat,
any part of body excluded in the Target Area
rude to the referee or not following instructions of the
A serious warning is
issued for each Serious Personal Violation and every time the
contestant is seriously warned the opponent shall be awarded 1 point. If the
contestant is seriously warned three times, the opponent wins.
competitor may be disqualified for one of the following
scornfully, laying siege to or humiliating referees on illed
attacking the opponent's parts of body that are strictly
forbidden to be attacked.
V. Criteria of
contestant shall win if he or she has 20 points more than the opponent
in a bout.
contestant shall win if he or she is injured to the opponent's
foul and therefore can not continue to contest.
one contestant is injured and can not continue to contest, the
opponent shall win.
one contestant or the coach abstains from the contest, the
opponent shall win
the end of the contest, the contestant who gets more points
the points they get are the same, the one who gets higher
scores in the test of Taijiquan
the points are still the same, the one whose weight is less
still the same, the one who gets fewer warnings and/or serious
warning shall win.
still the same, more rounds shall be added until one wins.
requirements of push hands contests shall be satisfied
according to the regulations of Taijiquan, stipulated by State
Sport General Administration.
The Contest Department
of the 2nd International Taijiquaqn Annual