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Traditional - no Music

 

1 FHS – Forms: Hard Style Japanese

2 FKO – Forms: Korean

3 FVT – Forms: Veterans traditional

4 FVW – Forms: Veterans traditional weapon

5 FSS – Forms: Soft Style traditional

6 FWT – Forms:with Weapons traditional Creative - with Music

7 FFS – Forms: Freestyle

8 FFW – Forms Freestyle

Weapons: Creative - no Music

9 CRE – Forms - creative

10 CRW – Forms – creative with Weapons

11 BHO – Breaking Hard Objects

12 SD – Self-Defence

13Kempo

14 Tai Chi

 

Traditional Forms

A person performing a form must express and demonstrate a mentally and physically realistic approach to the various defence scenarios he/she is trying to emulate. The moves within the Form must be appropriate to the style being performed. Techniques should be performed with full power, focus and explosiveness. When executing the form all basic techniques should be performed logically and be relative to the selected Form. The Competitor’s name, the name of the form and club, (or country) must be announced to Judges in all styles. In all sections 4 people will qualify for the final, and will perform again in reverse order. It is optional at National level that the winner can be decided after only one round. In all World level competitions, wherever rankings are available, heats must be seeded.

A Referee for Forms must have traditional background, and be a minimum 1st degree Black Belt or similarly.

It is at the host country’s discretion i.e. the promoter, to decide if mats are to be used on the area or not. Valid traditional WMMAF forms like Japanese, Okinawa or Korean are listed on the official “WMMAF selected listing of official Okinawa Japanese Hard style and Korean Forms” All creative forms with and without music, with and without weapons, and any so called traditional styles which are not listed, must be performed only in division nine, creative forms no music. Any traditional form must be announced according the style. For example Shotokan Kata Bassai-Dai can not be done in Korean or Taekwondo style. Same procedure for traditional Kobudo forms. Only such traditional forms listed in the WMMAF selected Kobudo forms list are valid. Others must be performed in division ten, creative forms weapons no music.

Scoring 3-5 judges scoring with the highest and lowest scores taken away.

Points are given to one decimal place.

In preliminary rounds will range between 6,0 and 8,0 (starting point 7), in finals between 8,0 and 9,9 ( starting point 9 )

In all sections only 4 people will qualify for the finals. Current World ranked competitions will be seeded. For example, the World ranked No. 1 will go last. In the finals, the competitors will be seeded according to their score in the heats. In the case of a draw in Hardstyle and Softstyle, the competitors will be asked to do a second and different form.

At National and International level, all competitors should be able to perform at least two different Forms. If the competitor does not show a different form, he can repeat the first form with a penalty of 0,5 being deducted by each Judge. You can repeat the same Form or Kata in all creative categories. If the competitor is using a weapon and the weapon is dropped, this will be deemed a lack of control and a penalty minus of 0.5 will be deducted from their score by each Judge. If the competitor is using a pair of weapons ( e.g. Kama or Sai ) they may not clash together clumsily or a penalty of 0.5 will be deducted by each judge.

This also applies in creative divisions. A time keeper will be appointed, if necessary. Judges will not be blinded by shouting at every technique; this does not constitute strength.

 

Presentation Dress code:the competitor must wear a martial arts uniform.

No T-shirts may be worn, including club T-shirts.

The uniform must be clean and pressed. Belt of appropriate grade must be worn, no jewellery may be worn.

No costumes may be used; no special effects i.e. dry ice, lasers, smoke etc. No dance moves are to be included in your form;

The Competitor must announce Style, Club or Country, according to whether competition is National or International.

The Competitor must show good etiquette at all times in the presentation, performance or application of Kata or Form.

Etiquette:While on or around the mat the competitor should show respect and discipline at all times.

Respect must be shown to the other competitors. Expected mat etiquette will consist of the Competitor bowing upon entering the competition area and approaching the Judges. The Competitor should perform the introduction – see General rules.

Competitor should then ask for permission to begin, bow to the judges and get ready to begin the Form.

Competitor must show Martial Arts discipline at all times. They must maintain focus and concentration on what they are doing.

Upon completion of the Form, the Competitor should wait for the Judges’ permission to leave the floor.

 

FHS - TRADITIONAL JAPANESE HARDSTYLE KATA

 Karate Forms must be using traditional moves only.

A traditional Form / Kata must resemble a traditional work, an adaptation will be acceptable if added moves are of a traditional nature. A high kick cannot be higher than the top of the Competitor’s own head. A creative form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc…).

A traditional Gi or Dobokmust be worn. There will be no use of weapons. No music is allowed, there is no time limit. When Scoring, Judges should be looking for: Basic techniques, Stances , Punches , Kicks executed with balance, Blocks, Balance, Strength, Focus and good transition between moves.

 

FKO - TRADITIONAL KOREAN HARDSTYLE FORMS

 Korean Hardstyle Forms must be using traditional moves only.

A traditional Korean Form / poomse / tul must resemble a traditional work. An adaptation will be acceptable if added moves are of a traditional nature. A high kick can be higher than the top of the competitor’s own head. A creative form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc…). A traditional Gi or Dobokmust be worn. There will be no use of weapons. No music is allowed, there is no time limit.

 Scoring should be based on: Basic techniques , Stances , Punches , Kicks executed with balance, Blocks, Balance, Strength, Focus and good transition between moves.

 

FVT - VETERANS TRADITIONAL FORMS

Veterans’ forms must be performed using traditional and acceptable moves only. Every competitor must be 40 Years or older.

A Traditional Kata / Poomse / Hyongmust be performed. An adaptation will be acceptable if added moves are of a traditional nature of the style. A high kick can’t be higher than the top of the Competitor’s own head. A creative form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc…). A traditional Gi, Dobok or Wu-Shu uniform must be worn. There will be no use of weapons. No music is allowed, there is no time limit.

Scoring should be based on:: Basic Techniques , Stances , Punches , Kicks executed with balance , Blocks , Balance, Strength, Focus and good transition between moves.

 

FVW - VETERANS TRADITIONAL FORMS WITH WEAPONS

 Veterans’ forms must be performed using traditional and acceptable moves only.

Every competitor must be 40 Years or older. A Traditional Kata / Poomse / Hyongmust be performed. An adaptation will be acceptable if added moves are of a traditional nature of the style. A high kick cannot be higher than the top of the Competitor’s own head. A creative form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc…).

A traditional Gi, Dobok or Wu-Shu uniform must be worn. The weapon must be used through whole Form and is to be kept in constant use. Traditional weapons used in traditional forms should respect traditional forms e.g. the BO made of wood in length 1,80 cm, or Sai made of metal etc. and not home made “weapons” .The Judges have the right to inspect weapons prior to starting a form.

Scoring: the form will be scored on the use of the weapon, not Kicks and other techniques. Manipulation of the weapon , speed of the techniques, degree of complexity , good control, etiquette, balance, basics stances, strength and focus.

 

FSS - WU-SHU SOFTSTYLE FORMS

Gymnastic type moves are permissible, provided they are within the style for i.e. Wu-Shu, but they must be practical and form part of that style. An adaptation is acceptable if added moves are traditional to the soft style being performed. Traditional uniform must be worn. There will be no use of weapons. No music is allowed. There is a three minute maximum time limit. A Timekeeper will be appointed. A creative form is not acceptable (no machine-gun kicking etc…).

Scoring should be based on: good  Techniques , Stances , Punches , Kicks executed with balance , Blocks , Balance, Strength, Focus and good transition between moves.

 

FWT –FORMS WITH WEAPON, TRADITIONAL (no music)

Weapon traditional forms must use traditional moves only. A traditional form / Kata must resemble a traditional work; an adaptation will be acceptable if added moves are traditional. A high kick can’t be higher than the top of his/her own head. A creative form is not acceptable, no machine-gun kicking etc.

A traditional GI, Dobok or Wu-Shu uniform must be worn, use of weapons is compulsory, no music is allowed. The use of stage props such as Lasers, Smoke, Fire or “ dry Ice “ is not permitted . No dance moves or theatrical costumes are allowed. The duration of a weapon traditional form must be between 1 and 3 minutes. The time starts with the first move of the form, not the announcement. A timekeeper will be appointed. All used weapons must be safe and clean and recognised within martial arts. Traditional weapons used in traditional forms should respect traditional forms e.g. the BO made of wood in length 1,80 cm, or Sai made of metal etc. and not home made “weapons” .The judges have the right to inspect weapons prior to starting a form.

Scoring: the form will be scored on the use of the weapon, not Kicks and other techniques. Manipulation of the weapon, speed of the techniques, degree of complexity , good control, showmanship, balance, basics stances, strength and focus.

 

CREATIVE FORMS

Creative forms are:

Freestyle forms with music, with and without weapons, and Creative forms no music, with and without weapons. In the result of a draw for first second or third, the Form will be repeated again and scored.between the two competitors who havetied score. The highest score will win the tied position. In the result of a second tie, Judges will show hands.

Competitor performing a Form must express a mentally and physically realistic approach to the various imaginary opponents in their form.

Techniques should be performed where necessary with full power, focus and explosiveness. When executing the Form, all basic techniques must be performed logically. Kiai’s or shouts should be included in a form but not on every single move.

Scoring should be based on: basic techniques, stances, speed and cleanness of execution. Tricks or gymnastics whilst being high risk and high difficulty must be performed with accuracy throughout. A Form should be fluid and continuous, time spent standing still should be kept to a minimum. All aspects of the person’s physical ability will be taken into account, such as flexibility, strength, speed, stamina and attitude. Creativeness is encouraged and high risk moves and combinations will score highly if executed without fault. Weapons forms will be scored primarily on the weapon usage. Manipulation and creativity with the weapon should be your main focus during a weapons form. The weapon cannot be left unattended once a form has begun.

DURATION:

 All creative forms are permittedwith no more than thirty second introduction. This time starts from the first foot on the mat. The minimum time allowed for all creative forms is 1 minute, maximum  3 minutes. This time will begin from the first move after the Judges have given permission to begin. Should the time be over or under in any parta deduction of 0.5 will be made from the score by all Judges.

DROPPING  WEAPON:

A release is classified when the weapon is intentionally dropped leaving contact with the body to be thrown in the air or momentarily balanced on the floor. Should the weapon be dropped  0.5 will be deducted from the final score by each judge. Should the weapon leave the competition area then the person will be disqualified. A balance release is the weapon being balanced on the ground, i.e. a Bo staff being stood upright. Should the staff fall to the ground, this will be classified as a drop and 0.5 will be deducted from the final score by each judge.

MUSIC:

Music must fit in with the form being performed, synchronisation to music is high compulsory and will show the level of preparation. No music containing swearing or derogatory or inflammatory comments may be used; this will result in a disqualification.

 

FFS - Free Style Empty Hand - with music

A self made Form to music with no gymnastics. The Free style Empty Hand Form should contain only the use of standard martial arts techniques, along with the individual’s creative variation. Music must be used and the choreography to the music is of high importance for the scoring. The use of weapons is strictly forbidden. The use of stage props such as Lasers, Smoke, Fire or “Dry Ice“, is not permitted . No dance moves or theatrical costumes are allowed. The duration of a free style form must be between 1 and 3 minutes. The time starts with the first move of the form, not the announcement. A Timekeeper will be appointed.

Scoring should be based on: Synchronisation to the music, showmanship, speed of the techniques, degree of difficulty, basic hands and feet techniques, balance, basic stances, strength and focus. All the above are to be executed with strength and power according to the basic technique.

 

FFW - Free style weapon - with music

A self made Weapons Form to music using no gymnastics. The Free style Weapon Form should contain only the use of standard martial arts techniques, along with the individual’s creative variation. The weapon may be released  maximumthree times. The weapon must be used through whole Form and is to be kept in constant use. Standard use of the weapon along with the individual’s creative manipulation will be the primary scoring points. Music and weapons must be used and the choreography to the music is highly important for the scoring. The use of stage props such as Lasers, Smoke, Fire or “dry Ice“, is not permitted. No dance moves or theatrical costumes are allowed. The duration of a Freestyle Form must be between 1 and 3 minutes. The time will start with the first move of the Form, not the announcement. A Timekeeper will be appointed. All weapons used must be safe and clean and recognised within Martial Arts. The Judges have the right to inspect weapons prior to starting a Form. Failure to show basic strikes and stances will result in the form being marked down.

Scoring should be based on:  Synchronisation to the music , manipulation of the weapon , speed of the techniques, degree of difficulty, showmanship, balance, basics stances, strength and focus. The form will be scored on the use of the weapon, not Kicks and other techniques.

 

CRE - Creative empty hand - no music

A self made Form without music, with no gymnastic moves. The Creative Empty Hand Form should contain only the use of standard martial arts techniques, along with the individual’s creative variation. All creative forms without music and without weapons, and any so called traditional styles which are not listed must be performed only in this division of creative forms. All Karate, Korean and Wushu forms may have traditional moves only. It must consist of traditional techniques, stance and blocks. No machine gun kicks etc. In this kind of forms the competitor must wear a martial arts uniform. The use of weapons is strictly forbidden. The use of stage props such as Lasers, Smoke, Fire or “Dry Ice“, is not permitted . The duration of a creative form must be between 1 and 3 minutes. The time starts with the first move of the form, not the announcement. A Timekeeper will be appointed.

Scoring should be based on: showmanship, speed of the techniques, degree of difficulty, basic hands and feet techniques, balance, basic stances, strength and focus. Traditional performance in all styles of traditional forms. All the above are to be executed with strength and focus according to the basic technique.

 

CRW - Creative weapons - no music

A self made Form without music but with weapons, with no gymnastic moves. The Creative weapon Form should contain only the use of standard martial arts techniques, along with the individual’s creative variation. All creative forms without music and with weapons, and any so called traditional Kobudo styles which are not listed  must be performed only in this division of creative weapon forms. All Karate, Korean and Wushu weapon forms may have traditional moves only. It must consist of traditional techniques, stance and blocks. No machine gun kicks etc. In this kind of forms the competitor must wear a martial arts uniform. Weapon must be used and is highly important for the scoring. The use of stage props such as Lasers, Smoke, Fire or “Dry Ice“, is not permitted . The duration of a creative form must be between 1 and 3 minutes. The time starts with the first move of the form, not the announcement. A Timekeeper will be appointed.

Scoring should be based on: Manipulation of the weapon, speed of the weapon techniques, showmanship, degree of difficulty, basic hand and feet techniques, balance, basics stances, strength and focus. Traditional performance in all Kobudo styles of traditional forms. The form will be scored on the use of the weapon, not Kicks and other techniques.

 

 

KATA
- In  KATA division a competitor or a team shows their skills in a particular Kempo Kata of their choice . A Kempo Kata means a traditional Kempo Kata as well as a modern Kempo Kata.
- All WMMAF Kata have a purpose, they are for defending, attacking, balance, developing muscles or breathing purpose . An WMMAF Kata is not a dance and it must have a combat value.
- Inside the KATA division there are 2 subdivisions: :                                                                             
1. INDIVIDUAL KATA (one single       competitor)                                                                                                          
2. SYNCHRONIC KATA (one team composed of3 competitors ) 
 - All competitors or teams will wear Red Belt / Blue belt, depending on their corner.

Presentation in KATA :

- When the names of the competitors or teams are announced for the first time by the head referee, the competitors or teams must take place in the competition area, on the chair(s) in the back of the competition area.
- When the belt color of the competitor or team is announced by the head referee, the competitor or the team has to start their presentation followed by their KATA .  
- The competitor or team walks in front of the head referee, salute to the head referee and speaks out loud just the name of the KATA .   This information will be  very clear ( Example : Ni Cho Zai no Kata  ) . In case of teams  the head of the team is the announcer to the head referee . 
- After a signal of the head referee the competitor or team walks to the point where they have to start their performance  and start when they are ready to do it . The head referee gives a signal by a gong to start the time. 
- When the competitor or team finish their performance they salute the head referee again, and the head referee gives for the second time a gong-signal ordering  the time keeper  to stop the time.
- All the competitors will wait  before and after their performance  outside the competition area in a  decent manner . 

Time limit in KATA :

- Maximum time  is 5 minutes. 
- The time will start from the salute for starting to perform  until the salute at the end of performance . 
- If the time limit is exceededthe scorekeeper will give the sign “OVERTIME” to the head referee. 
-  When the performance is finished the head referee informs the competitor or team and the audience that the time limit is exceeded.
- In case of exceeding the time-limit  the head referee will disqualify the competitor or team.                                     

How to win in KATA

- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees .  
- In KATA competition there will be always one competitor competing against another competitor, or one team competing against another team.
- The winner will go forward in the next round, the loser is eliminated .
- The last 4 competitors or teams will compete for place 1 to 4 in that competition. 

Refereeing and Judging in KATA
- The refereeing system within the World Mixed Martial Arts Federation is based on using 3-5 referees.
- The referee team is composed of one head referee and 2 or 4 side referees.
- In the semi-finals there are 3 referees of different countries.
- In the finals there are 3 or 5 referees depending on decision of the the organizing staff of the WMMAF .
- The decision will be taken directly by the referees as follows : the  side referees and the head referee will watch in the same direction and they will show the winner  directly by their blue or red stick, at once, at the sign of the head referee .  
- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees .  
- A referee who was not present in the referees seminar on the day before competition will be not allowed to act as referee in that event .
- The following principles are very important for judging a performance in KATA .
- Every referee must have the knowledge of rules and must be able to give the right interpretation of the rules .  

 7  PRINCIPLES of KATA
1. KATA and WEAPON KATA has to be alive and has to be performed with feeling.  The purpose of techniques  must be clear, they should have a combat value. A KATA must not be just a dance, nice for looking but devoid of  combat value.
2. There has to be “spirit”. Energy, force and mind must come together in one point in a short moment. Here we can talk about “Focus”.
3. The power of strong and weak, hard and soft, flex and relax . We have to see all this in a KATA .
4. The timing of fast and slow. There has to be a variation in speed. There is a  difference between action and no action in a KATA . In this manner there will be a rhythm reflecting a character and conveying a feeling of a battle.
5. Rhythm of breathing, the right way of breathing in and out.  It is important to gather power and energy in the area of the energy-centre in the lower abdomen. 
6. Balance is very importantin every exercise. For right and effective techniques it is important to have a good balance of the body. Some techniques in a KATA are just for development of balance of the body.     
7. Synchronization is very important in KATA SYNCHRONIC . 

Note : Referees /judges must always apply the following criteria in order to judge correctly :

1. How was the PERFORMANCE ?
2. How was the SYNCHRONIZATION ? 
3. How was performer’s manner ? Did he/she look like a fighter or was his action passive during the performance?
4. How was his/her BREATHING ? Was it good?                                                                                       
5. How was his/her BALANCE ? Did he/she loose balance during the performance ? Was the performer strong on his/her legs ? 
6. How was HARD/SOFT applied, did it correspond to the main principle of
WMMAF? Was it just Soft movements ? Was it just HARD movements ? 
7. How was his/her KIME ? Did he/she  show the fighting spirit ? Did he/she look like having a real fight , a real battle during his/her KATA ?  Did he/she make you feel that something strong and focused was inside the performance, or did his/her movements look just like a dance , just like a beautiful succession of movements and that’s it ?

Disqualification in KATA
- If one competitor/team is not coming to compete, after 30 seconds follows disqualification.
- When a competitor or  team stops the performance before the end, disqualification will follow.
- When a competitor or  member of a team moves out of the competition area, the competitor or the team will be disqualified.                                                                                                                                    
– When a performance is less or more than the time limit .  

First competitor or team 
- The competitors will compete in the order of their registrations . In this way the competitor or team who was delayed sending registrations forms will be the first in starting the competition. The first registered competitors will compete in the end of division .

WEAPON KATA
- In  WEAPON KATA  division a competitor or team shows their skills in a particular weapon Kata of their choice . This weapon Kata can be a traditional or a modern weapon form  ( NO  FIRE GUNS WEAPONS ARE ALLOWED !!! ) .
- Weapons Kata are for real defending or/real attacking.  Therefore it is not allowed to work with soft-weapons. 
- Also traditional weapons like Katana (sword), Kama (sickle), Tanto (knife), Tonfa, and others have to be made of Iron / Metal / Wood  and  not of plastic.
- Inside the WEAPON KATA division there are 2 subdivisions :  WEAPON KATA INDIVIDUAL and WEAPON KATA SYNCHRONIC . 
- Single competitors compete in Weapon Kata and teams composed of 3 members compete  in Weapon Kata Synchronic.


Safety in WEAPON KATA
- Each weapon must be in good shape and safe for the competitor, referees and audience.
- Before starting a weapon competition the weapon will be checked by the referees.
- Each weapon which is not safe, will be taken out of competition, the competitor or team can stay in the competition, but has to use another weapon checked and authorized by a referee.
- Only the competitor is responsible for his (own) weapon, nobody else.
- Sharped weapons used in W.M.M.A.F. competitions have to be covered with a safety cover when outside of the competition area.

Presentation in WEAPON KATA :

- When the names of the competitors or teams are announced for the first time by the head referee, the competitors or teams must take place in the competition area, on the chair(s) in the back of the competition area.
- When the belt color of the competitor or team is announced by the head referee, the competitor or the team has to start their presentation followed by their KATA .  
- The competitor or team walks in front of the head referee, salute to the head referee and speaks out loud just the name of the KATA .   This information will be  very clear ( Example : Ni Cho Zai no Kata  ) . In case of teams  the head of the team is the announcer to the head referee . 
- After a signal of the head referee the competitor or team walks to the point where they have to start their performance  and start when they are ready to do it . The head referee gives a signal by a gong to start the time. 
- When the competitor or team finish their performance they salute the head referee again, and the head referee gives for the second time a gong-signal ordering  the time keeper  to stop the time.
- All the competitors will wait  before and after their performance  outside the competition area in a  decent manner . 

Time limit in WEAPON KATA :

- Maximum time  is 5 minutes. 
- The time will start from the salute for starting to perform  until the salute at the end of performance . 
- If the time limit is exceeded the scorekeeper will give the sign “OVERTIME” to the head referee. 
- When the performance is finished the head referee informs the competitor or team and the audience that the time limit is exceeded.
- In case of exceeding the time-limit  the head referee will disqualify the competitor or team.                   

 

How to win in WEAPON KATA

- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees .  
- In KATA competition there will be always one competitor competing against another competitor, or one team competing against another team.
- The winner will go forward in the next round, the loser is eliminated .
- The last 4 competitors or teams will compete for place 1 to 4 in that competition. 

Refereeing and Judging in WEAPON KATA
- The refereeing system within the World Mixed Martial Arts Federation is based on using 3-5 referees.
- The referee team is composed of one head referee and 2 or 4 side referees.
- In the semi-finals there are 3 referees of different countries.
- In the finals there are 3 or 5 referees depending on decision of the the organizing staff of the WMMAF .
- The decision will be taken directly by the referees as follows : the  side referees and the head referee will watch in the same direction and they will show the winner  directly by their blue or red stick, at once, at the sign of the head referee .  
- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees .  
- A referee who was not present in the referees seminar on the day before competition will be not allowed to act as referee in that event .
- The following principles are very important for judging a performance in KATA .
- Every referee must have the knowledge of rules and must be able to give the right interpretation of the rules .  

7  PRINCIPLES of WEAPON KATA
1.WEAPON KATA has to be alive and has to be performed with feeling.  The purpose of techniques  must be clear, they should have a combat value. A WEAPON KATA must not be just a dance, nice for looking but devoid of  combat value.
2. There has to be “spirit”. Energy, force and mind must come together in one point in a short moment. Here we can talk about “Focus”.
3. The power of strong and weak, hard and soft, flex and relax . This we have to see in a WEAPON KATA .
4. The timing of fast and slow. There has to be a variation in speed. There is a  difference between action and no action in a WEAPON KATA . In this manner there will be a rhythm reflecting a character and conveying a feeling of a battle.
5. Rhythm of breathing, the right way of breathing in and out.  It is important to gather power and energy in the area of the energy-centre in the lower abdomen. 
6. Balance is very importantin every exercise. For right and effective techniques it is important to have a good balance of the body. Some techniques in a WEAPON KATA are just for development of balance of the body.     
7. Synchronization is very important in WEAPON KATA SYNCHRONIC . 

Note : Referees /judges must always apply the following criteria in order to judge correctly :

1. How was the PERFORMANCE ?
2. How was the SYNCHRONIZATION ? 
3. How was performer’s manner ? Did he/she look like a fighter or was his action passive during the performance?
4. How was his/her BREATHING ? Was it good?                                                                                       
5. How was his/her BALANCE ? Did he/she loose balance during the performance ? Was the performer strong on his/her legs ? 
6. How was HARD/SOFT applied, did it correspond to the main principle of
WMMAF? Was it just Soft movements ? Was it just HARD movements ? 
7. How was his/her KIME ? Did he/she  show the fighting spirit ? Did he/she look like having a real fight , a real battle during his/her KATA ?  Did he/she make you feel that something strong and focused was inside the performance, or did his/her movements look just like a dance , just like a beautiful succession of movements and that’s it ?

Disqualification in WEAPON KATA

- If one competitor/team is not coming to compete, after 30 seconds follows disqualification.
- When a competitor or  team stops the performance before the end, disqualification will follow.
- When a competitor or  member of a team moves out of the competition area, the competitor ore the team will be disqualified.                                                                                                                                    
– When a performance is less or more than the time limit .  

First competitor or team 
- The competitors will compete in the order of their registrations . In this way the competitor or team who was delayed sending registrations forms will be the first in starting the competition. The first registered competitors will compete in the end of division .

SELF-DEFENSE

      1.      SELF-DEFENSE COMBAT
     In Self-Defense Combat a team is composed of 2 competitors, 1 attacker and 1 defender.
     - MALE teams  is composed strictly by two (2) male members  having the same age category.
     - FEMALE teams is composed strictly by two (2) female members  having the same age category.
     - MIXT teams is composed strictly by  two ( 2 )  members , one male and one female having the same age category. 
     - In Self-Defense Combat there must be 70% of the performance in a reality way of fighting, 30% of the performance is allowed for show choreographic.

      2.      SELF-DEFENSE SPORT is a team of 4 competitors, 3 attackers and 1 defender. 
     In the choreography of Self-Defense Sport there must be 50%  realistic fighting techniques and 50% of the performance must be show/choreographic. Basically  50% of the decision  will be for the realism and 50% for the show/acrobatic techniques/coreography . 
     - All teams are composed strictly of four ( 4 ) members , from any sex category , from any age category. 

Weapons used in SELF-DEFENSE divisions

The weapons used for the SELF-DEFENSE performances have to be real weapons ( not sharpened but made of iron / wood / metal and not from plastic,  NO  FIRE GUNS WEAPONS ARE ALLOWED !!! ) .
- Weapons within SELF-DEFENSE are for real defending or real attacking .  Therefore it is not allowed to work with soft-weapons. 

Weapon safety in SELF-DEFENSE

- Each weapon must be in good shape and safe for the competitor, referees and audience.
- Before starting all Self-Defense competition the weapon will be checked by the referees.
- Each weapon which is not safe, will be taken out of competition, the competitor or team can stay in the competition, but has to use another weapon checked and authorized by a referee.
- Only the competitor is responsible for his (own) weapon, nobody else.
- Sharped weapons used in W.M.M.A.F. competitions, have to be covered with a safety cover when outside of the competition area.


 Presentation in  SELF-DEFENSE 
- When the name of team is announced for the first time by the head referee the team takes place in the competition area or on the chairsin the back of the Competition area.
- When the name of team is announced for the second time by the head referee the team has to start their presentation followed by their SELF-DEFENSE performance .  
- The team walks in front of the head referee , salutes to the head referee and speaks out loud the following information for the jury : country name, number of the team . This information will be made very short , simply and very clear by the head of the team ( Example : Finland , Team 1 ) . 
- The head referee gives a signal by a gong to the team to start their performance . 
- The team walks to the point where they have to start  their performance , salute again and  start when they are ready to do it. This is the moment when the time starts being counted . 
- When the members of the team finish their performance they salute to the head referee again, and the head referee gives a gong-signalfor the second time This is the moment when the time-keeper stops the time.
- All the competitors will wait , before and after their performance , outside  the competition area in a  decent manner . 

Time limit of  SELF-DEFENSE divisions . 
- Each team must take care of the time limits of their performances which will be mandatory as follows :
     Self-Defense Combat (2 persons in a team ) , time limit : 2-4 minutes
     Self-Defense Sport (4 persons in a team ) , time limit : 3-5 minutes
- If duration of performance is less or more than these time limits it will result in disqualification from that division.  



How to win in SELF-DEFENSE 

- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees .  
- In Self-Defensecompetition there will be always one team competing against another team.
- The winner will go  to the next round, the loser is eliminated .
- The last 4 teams will compete for place 1 to 4 in the competition. 


Refereeing and Judgeing in SELF-DEFENSE

- The refereeing system within the World Mixed Martial Arts Federation is based on using 3-5 referees.
- The referee team is composed of one head referee and 2 or 4 side referees.
- In the semi-finals there are 3 referees of different countries.
- In the finals there are 3 or 5 referees depending on decision of the the organizing staff of the WMMAF .
- The decision will be taken directly by the referees as follows : the  side referees and the head referee will watch in the same direction and they will show the winner  directly by their blue or red stick, at once, at the sign of the head referee .  
- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees .

How to create and how to perform a  SELF-DEFENSE  choreography ?!
- The coach and competitors must know the time will start to be counted from the salute for starting the performance until the salute for the ending the performance .  
- Each team must perform  strictly 4 scenarios (small street-fights scenarios ) .
- Each “scenario” will be performed  first  with slow-motion and immediately after in the real-speed  ( ex: first scenario slow-motion, first scenario real-speed, second scenario slow-motion, second scenario real-speed, and so on ) .
 - In each team in the FIRST 2 scenarios  , the attacker will attack strictly  by using no weapons and in the  LAST 2 scenarios he will attacks with weapons .
- In each team the defender will always use just empty-hands for his defense but he can also finish as his wish using the weapon taken from the attacker . The defender starts always without weapons . 
 - Each team will  perform their  scenarios using Self-Defense techniques in a realistic but also in a show/choreographic manner .

Note :  „SCENARIO” means a small street-fight choreography based on Self-Defense applications . The way of working in this a scenario is like “ attack , counter-attack , attack , counter-attack ......and finalization .

Judging System  in SELF-DEFENSE
Scoring points are given based on the following FIVE  CRITERIA :
Presentation:  The way of entering  the Competition area,  the introduction, the salute, and the way they are closing the performance . 
Slow-motion: The performance in slow motion.  Are they hitting with their weapons  the right part of the body ? Do all team members sgow good techniques? 
Normal speed: How is the performance in normal speed ? Was it good, was it too slow...? Was there Focus in their techniques ??? 
Working together: How are the competitors in working together ? Was the team work bad, normal or extra good ? Are they working like a real team, synchronizing their techniques, ....? 
Choreography: How was the choreography? Was it realistic?  Was  it also attractive and spectacular besides demonstrating high level of techniques?

Disqualification in SELF-DEFENSE 
- If one team is not coming after the head referees call them by the microphone to compete, after 30 seconds follows disqualification.
- When a team stops the performance before the end, disqualification will follow.
- When any member of a team moves out of the competition area, the team will be disqualified.                                                                                                                                      


First team who has to compete
- The teams will compete in the order of their registrations . In this way the competitor or team who delayed sending registrations forms will be the first in starting the competition. The first registered competitors will compete in the end of division .

WEAPON SELF–DEFENSE
In  the  Weapon Self-Defense  division there will be  a traditional fight „weapon vs. weapon”. The weapons used for the Self-Defense performances have to be real weapons ( not sharpened but made from iron / wood / metal and not from plastik or silicon ).Just traditional Martial Arts Weapons are allowed or traditional national weapons of somebody’s country . All weapons must be used in a very traditional manner and not in a very modern survival one . The Chairmen of Referees has the final decision in this case.

TEAMS in WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE
There are two ( 2 ) kinds of WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE teams  :
- MALE teams  composed of two (2) male members  having the same age category.
- FEMALE teams composed of two (2) female members  having the same age category.

Time limit of WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE divisions  
- Each team must take care of the time limits of their performances which will be mandatory as follows : 2-4 minutes . 

Disqualification in WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE

- If one team is not coming after the head referees call them by the microphone to compete, after 30 seconds follows disqualification.
- When a team stops the performance before the end, disqualification will follow.
- When any member of a team moves out of the competition area the team will be disqualified–--When the performance is less or more than the time limit.

Presentation in  WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE

- When the name of team is announced for the first time by the head referee the team takes place in the competition area or on the chairs in the back of the Competition area.
- When the name of team is announced for the second time by the head referee the team has to start their presentation followed by their WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE performance .  
- The team walks in front of the head referee, salutes to the head referee and speaks out loud the following information for the jury : country name, number of the team . This information will be made very short , simply and very clear by the head of the team. . 
- The head referee gives a signal by a gong to the team to start their performance . 
- The team walks to the point where they have to start  their performance, salute again and  start when they are ready to do it. This is the moment when the time starts being counted . 
- When the memebers of the team finish their performance they salute to the head referee again, and the head referee gives a gong-signal for the second time This is the moment when the time-keeper stops the time.
- All the competitors will wait , before and after their performance , outside  the competition area in a  decent manner . 



How to win in WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE 

- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees .  
- In Weapon Self-Defensecompetition there will be always one team competing against another team.
- The winner will go  to the next round, the loser is eliminated .
- The last 4 teams will compete for place 1 to 4 in the competition. 


Refereeing and Judgeing in WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE

- The refereeing system within the World Mixed Martial Arts Federation is based on using 3-5 referees.
- The referee team is composed of one head referee and 2 or 4 side referees.
- In the semi-finals there are 3 referees of different countries.
- In the finals there are 3 or 5 referees depending on decision of the the organizing staff of the WMMAF .
- The decision will be taken directly by the referees as follows : the  side referees and the head referee will watch in the same direction and they will show the winner  directly by their blue or red stick, at once, at the sign of the head referee .  
- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees .

How to create and how to perform in WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE 


- Each team must take care of the time limit of their performances which will be mandatory between 2-4 minutes . Less or more than this limits will mean disqualification .  
- Each team must perform strictly 4 scenarios which must look as small traditional fights , using Weapon Self-Defense  techniques in a traditional but also in a  choreographic manner .

  • Each scenario will be performed  first  with slow-motion and immediately after in the real-speed  ( ex: first scenario slow-motion, first scenario real-speed, second scenario slow-motion, second scenario real-speed, and so on ) .

Note : In Weapon Self-Defense divisions a „scenario” means a traditional fight choreography based on  weapon self-defence applications . The way of working a scenario is like “ attack , counter-attack , attack , counter-attack ......and finalization .

Judging System  in WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE

Scoring points are given based on the following FIVE  CRITERIA :
Presentation:  The way of entering  the Competition area,  the introduction, the salute, and the way they are closing the performance . 
Slow-motion: The performance in slow motion.  Are they hitting with their weapons  the right part of the body ? Do all team members sgow good techniques? 
Normal speed: How is the performance in normal speed ? Was it good, was it too slow...? Was there Focus in their techniques ??? 
Working together: How are the competitors in working together ? Was the team work bad, normal or extra good ? Are they working like a real team, synchronizing their techniques, ....? 
Choreography: How was the choreography? Was it realistic?  Was  it also attractive and spectacular besides demonstrating high level of techniques?


First team who has to compete
- The teams willcompete in the order of their registrations . In this way the competitor or team who delayed sending registrations forms will be the first in starting the competition. The first registered competitors will compete in the end of division .

 

PROTEST

A decision rendered at the termination of any forms contest is final, and cannot be changed unless the WMMAF Representative at the event, determines that any one of the following occurred: There was collusion affecting the results of any category. There was a clear violation of the rules or regulation governing WMMAF Form rules book which affected the result of any category. The adding of the points is incorrect. If the WMMAF Supervisor or Commissioner determines that any of the above occurred with regard to any bout, then the decision rendered shall be changed as the WMMAF Representative or Commissioner may direct.

All protests over the decision of a match shall be verbally registered only by the protesting Sportsman and / or his Coach to the WMMAF Supervisor or head referee prior to the end of the event.

All protests must be received at the appropriate WMMAF office, in writing and accompanied by all pertinent evidence, no later than 10 days following the bout in question. No protest will be considered unless accompanied by the appropriate fee: Euro 100.

- Any decision by the WMMAF Supervisor is final. The standard for review is “clear” evidence which would justify a change of decision, or “clear” circumstances which in the best interest of the sport, would justify a change in decision. Any questions on the rules of the WMMAF should be directed to the attended WMMAF Supervisor.