Tournament start times 10:00 a.m. White, Gold, Green belt check-in 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Purple, Blue, Red, Brown belt check-in 12:00 p.m. Event timing example The White belts would be assigned a ring for testing. Green belts in another ring for sparring competition and the Gold belts would do Form competition in a third ring. When the events are done (approximately 20-30 minutes) they will rotate to another event. All awards will be done at ringside. Form Competition This is where students compete against one another by doing a form in front of a panel of Judges for points (we’ve been practicing in class). Form divisions are set by belt level. Judges look for intensity, Focus, strength, technique and attitude. The competitor with the most points wins 1st place etc. Tournament Champions There will be a Lower belt Champion (green belt and below) and an Upper belt Champion (purple and above). The competitors who win first place in both form and sparring events will be eligible for this event. The competitors may have to do their form again in front of the judges to determine the Tournament Sparring Competition The sparring competition is where the contestants try and score points on each other by kicking and punching at specific target areas while protecting (blocking) their own. They will not be allowed to actually touch or make contact with those areas. A typical heat will consist of 6-8 competitors of approximately the same size and belt level, sparring in a contest of timed rounds until all places have been determined.