Competition Rules 比賽規則

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Experience Levels

The New England Championships are divided into three experience levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Please read these descriptions carefully!

We no longer divide experience levels strictly by years of practice. Someone who trains many times per week will progress much faster than someone who only takes one class a week, so years of practice is not a reliable measure of skill. We hope that this will lead to more equitable competition for all participants.

Beginners…

… have been training for a short period of time, or they do not train more than once or twice a week. (A dedicated practitioner might no longer be a beginner after about 2 years; people who practice less often might be a beginner even after 3 or 4 years.)
… sometimes make mistakes with basic movements.
… occasionally lose their balance or have unstable stances.
… lack the required power, speed, coordination, and control in most movements.

Intermediate competitors…

… have been training hard for a few years, or less often for a longer period of time. (A dedicated practitioner is likely intermediate level after 2 years; people who practice less often may not reach intermediate level until up to 4 years of training.)
… will rarely if ever make mistakes with basic movements.
… have stable stances, but might lose their balance occasionally.
… have clear power, speed, coordination, and control, but have not completely mastered these aspects of their art.

Advanced competitors…

… have been training for several years, and continue to practice several times per week. (It is hard to reach this level without years of dedicated practice; some people are advanced after 4 years, but generally it may take 8 or more years of practice.)
… will never make mistakes with basic movements.
… will rarely lose their balance, except possibly with very difficult movements.
… have mastered the requisites of their art, be it Shaolin, tai chi, etc. At this level, what separates first place from second are better execution of difficult movements or sequences, or very minor errors.

Individual Events

Contemporary Wushu (barehand and weapons)

Beginning-Intermediate: minimum 45 seconds, maximum 2 minutes
Advanced: minimum 1 minute, 20 seconds

Traditional Kung Fu (barehand and weapons)

All levels: minimum: 30 seconds, maximum: 2 minutes

Taijiquan and Other Internal

24 Form
All levels: minimum 4 minutes, maximum 5 minutes

42 Form Taijiquan
All levels: minimum 5 minutes, maximum 6 minutes

Other Taijiquan

All levels: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 5 minutes

Other Internal Barehand

All levels: minimum 1 minute, maximum 2.5 minutes

Internal Weapons

Taiji Sword: minimum 2 minutes, maximum 4 minutes

All other: minimum 1 minute, maximum 2.5 minutes

Group Events

Choreographed Fighting – External

All levels: minimum 30 seconds, maximum 2 minutes

Choreographed Fighting – Internal

All levels: minimum 30 seconds, maximum 4 minutes

Group External

All levels: minimum 30 seconds, maximum 2 minutes

Group Internal

All levels: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 7 minutes

MUSIC

Music accompaniment is permitted. The music must not be dubbed over the original sound track.


比賽規則

現代武術

初級和中級:最少45秒,最多2分鐘
高級:最少1分20秒鐘

傳統功夫

所有級別:最少45秒,最多2分鐘

太極拳與其他內家拳

24式太極拳
所有級別:最少4分鐘,最多5分鐘

42式競賽太極拳
所有級別:最少5分鐘,最多6分鐘

其他太極拳

所有級別:最少3分鐘,最多5分鐘

其他內家拳種

所有級別:最少1分鐘,最多2分半鐘

內家器械

太極劍:最少2分鐘,最多4分鐘

所有其他器械:最少1分鐘,最多2分半鐘

集體項目

外家對練

所有級別:最少30秒,最多2分鐘

內家對練

所有級別:最少30秒,最多4分鐘

外家集體項目

所有級別:最少30秒,最多2分鐘

內家集體項目

所有級別:最少3分鐘,最多7分鐘

音樂

太極項目允許配音樂。