Events with fewer than three registered participants will be combined with other events when possible.
All scores and medal winners for competitive events will be published within two weeks of the end of the competition.
Registration discounts are available for USAWKF and USANTCCF members.
(ONLINE) New England International Chinese Martial Arts Championships
The 12th New England International Chinese Martial Arts Championships is an in-person competition.
Competition Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Competition Venue: Manchestr, Connecticut, at Malee’s School of Tai Chi & Kung Fu
Registration period: July 1 through September 15, 2022.
All registrations will be through an online form. Competitors will receive email confirmation of registration and payment.
The registration forms will go live on July 1st.
The last day to register is September 15.
Competitions are divided into 8 age groups.
- 5 & under
Placing and Awards
Events with fewer than 3 competitors will be combined with similar events when possible.
The top 20% scorers in each event will be awarded first place; the next 30% will be awarded second place; and the next 30% will be awarded third place.
First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded.
Full results of the competition will be published by December 31, 2021.
TIME LIMITS: Individual Events
Contemporary Wushu (barehand and weapons)
Beginning-Intermediate: minimum 45 seconds, maximum 2 minutes
Advanced: minimum 1 minute, 20 seconds for compulsory routines or optional taolu: Long Fist, Southern Boxing, Staff, Spear, Straight Sword, Broadsword, Southern Staff, or Southern Broadsword
Advanced: minimum 1 minute for other forms
Traditional Kung Fu (barehand and weapons)
All levels: minimum: 30 seconds, maximum: 2 minutes
Taijiquan and Other Internal
24 Form: minimum 4 minutes, maximum 6 minutes
42 Form Taijiquan: minimum 5 minutes, maximum 6 minutes
Other Taijiquan: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 5 minutes
Other Internal Barehand: minimum 1 minute, maximum 2.5 minutes
Taiji Straight Sword: minimum 2 minutes, maximum 4 minutes
All Other: minimum 1 minute, maximum 2.5 minutes
TIME LIMITS: Group Events
Choreographed Fighting – External: minimum 30 seconds, maximum 2 minutes
Choreographed Fighting – Internal: minimum 2 minutes, maximum 4 minutes
Group External: minimum 30 seconds, maximum 2 minutes
Group Internal: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 7 minutes
There are three experience levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Definitions of Experience Levels
Beginner: (1) still mastering the basics: (2) less than 2 years experience if training multiple days a week, or less than 3-4 years experience if training once or twice a week.
Intermediate: (1) good technique and stances, but may be lacking in power, speed, coordination, or balance; (2) 2-4 years if training multiple days a week; 4-6 years experience if training only once or twice a week.
Advanced: (1) excellent technique, stances, power, etc.; (2) several years training consistently several times a week.
Traditional vs. Contemporary Events
In order to encourage the practice of traditional wushu, please follow these guidelines when registering for traditional events.
Only traditional taolu styles are permitted. Examples include: Shaolin Quan, Cha Quan, Hua Quan, Mizong Quan, Tongbei Quan, Wing Chun, Hung Gar, Choy Lay Fut, Mok Gar, and traditional animal styles such as Seven Star Praying Mantis or White Crane.
Excluded from traditional events:
- Standardized wushu forms, such as 3rd duan changquan (elementary changquan), 5th duan changquan (youth compulsory form), and standardized weapons taolu;
- International compulsory barehand and weapon taolu and optional taolu;
- “Traditional” styles with excessive modern elements, such as tumbling movements that would not traditionally be found in that particular style;
- Metal weapons with flexible/floppy blades; and
- Staves or spears made from non-wood materials, such as carbon fiber.
The organizers and officials reserve the right to move a competitor from traditional wushu to contemporary wushu based on these requirements.
Music accompaniment is permitted.