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2019 Martial Arts America 22nd Tournament

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22ND ANNUAL INVITATIONAL
TAE KWON DO TOURNAMENT

Saturday, October 19 2019
Registration starting at– 9:30
Rules meeting – 10:30
Competition – 11:00
New Location
Brickhouse Fitness
86 Paine St SE
Bondurant IA 50035

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or check out our web page at martialartsamerica.net
www.martialartsamerica.net

MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA
22nd ANNUAL INVITATIONAL
TAE KWON DO TOURNAMENT
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Time: Registration – 9:30 a.m. New Location: Brickhouse Fitness
Rules Meeting – 10:30 a.m. 86 Paine St SE
Eliminations – 11:00 a.m. BondurantIA 50035

General Admission: Spectators
Children $1.00 Adults $5.00

REGISTRATION: $40 for 1-2 events, $50 for 3 events
$110.00 maximum cost per family
Tiny Tigers [4 to 6 year olds] $30 .00
Tournament Director: Master Bob Sledge
Mailing Address: 621 S. Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, Iowa 50021 Phone: 515-963-3494
(Email us at MAAankeny@outlook.com)

TOURNAMENT RULES

How a Winner is Determined: In Free Sparring competitions, the contestant who scores the most points at the end of two minutes or gains a three point lead is the winner. These points are awarded by decisions of the four corner judges and referee. One point is awarded for a hand or foot technique to a legal mid-section target. One point is awarded for a foot technique to a legal high-section target.

Legal and Illegal Target Zones: The only legal target areas are high section (from neck up) for foot techniques, and middle sections (from lower abdomen to neck) including both sides of the torso and the armpit, for hand and foot techniques. Techniques are to be controlled to 2 ½ cm, or under. Light uniform contact indicates this.
Illegal target areas are the whole of the spinal column, i.e. neck, back of head, backbone, groin, knees, throat and eyes. Blind techniques are prohibited.

Attacking Weapons: The only attacking tools to be used are the front fist, ball of the foot, heel, knife foot, and instep of the foot.

Warnings, Point Loss & Disqualification: Warnings will be issued for rule infractions. Three warnings constitute one minus point. Quarreling with any judge, attempting to end a match by injury of opponent, or the infliction of bruising, swelling, cut or
bleeding will result in disqualification

Grand Championship: the Grand Championship match shall consist of two, two-minute rounds with a one-minute rest between rounds.

Forms: Forms will be judged by a panel of five judges. Each judge may award a possible ten points. The highest and lowest scores will be disregarded and the total reached from the remaining points. Groups may be combined or broken down further depending on number of participants in each belt color.Open forms no live weapons allowed

Breaking: Breaking competition is available at all belt levels.

One Board White through Orange
Two Boards Green and Blue
Three Boards Brown
Four Boards Black

Appearance: Each contestant will compete in a clean uniform. Male competitors must wear groin protection. Hand and foot protection is required of all Black Belt competitors and hand and foot protection is highly recommended for all.

Miscellaneous: Anything that is not covered by these rules shall be decided by the Tournament Directors, as shall any dispute over the interpretation of the rules.

**HEADGEAR REQUIRED FOR ALL SPARRING PARTICIPANTS (available for sale at tournament)

TOURNAMENT DIVISIONS
MEN’S
SENIOR MEN’S
(35 and Over)
WOMEN’S
SENIOR
WOMEN’S
(35 & Over)
JUNIORS
(14, 15, 16)
GRIZZLIES
(11, 12, 13)
LIONS
(8, 9, 10)
BOBCATS
(5, 6, 7)
To Students and Parents,

October 19th we will have our 22stnd Annual Martial Arts America Tournament at a new location. Brickhouse Fitness 86 Paine St SE Bondurant IA 50035. Come and make new friends and challenge yourself!

Registration begins at 9:30am, but if you get your registration forms & payment in early you just need to be there in time for the rules meeting at 10:30. Register and pay at our website under events.
http://www.martialartsamerica.net/tournament-registration

The Adult and Junior Black Belt forms competition and breaking competition will begin after the rules meeting.

Immediately after the black belts the rest of the rings will be set up. All other students doing forms and breaking will compete next.
Open forms (weapons, team forms, musical forms etc.) is next.

All first place winners in traditional forms will then have the opportunity to go for Grand Championship forms.

We will finish the day with free sparring for all belts.

Our tournament information is also available at www.martialartsamerica.net on line or talk to your instructor.

Pilsung,
Grandmaster Bob Sledge
621 South Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, Ia 50023
515-963-3494
email MAAankeny@outlook.com