Lone Star Showdown

presented by Lone Star Black Belt Academy

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Lone Star Showdown

Saturday, Oct. 10th, 8:15am

9450 Ray White Rd

Keller

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Agenda

7:30 Doors Open

7:45 CHECK IN ***It is important to arrive before the tournament starts to check-in/late register to help us start on time.***

8:15 Flag Sparring/Bopper Sparring Divisions Begin

9:00 Rules Meeting for ALL AOK Divisions

9:30 All Forms Divisions begin - At the completion of Forms Divisions, Sparring Divisions will begin.

3:00 Estimated End Time

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Best of Age Awards!

You can win a samurai sword set by having the most points in your age group for the Lone Star Showdown! If you win first place in your division you will receive 3 points for this contest, Second place receives 2 points and Third place receives 1 point. The person at the end of the day with the most points wins!


You receive points in the following divisions:

Bopper Sparring

Flag Sparring

Sparring

Forms

Specialty/Musical Forms


Note: These points are in no way associated with the AOK point system. This is a completely separate contest exclusive to the Lone Star Showdown to reward the younger belts participation! More hardware, more FUN!

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Bopper Sparring Rules

* Competitors will hold a bopper, which will be used to strike, and a pad which will be used to block. Only strikes landed with the bopper will count. If a competitor successfully blocks a strike with the pad, it does not count as a landed point

* Strikes to acceptable targets will gain one (1) point for any technique

* Acceptable targets include the chest, arms, ribs, kidneys, abdomen, groin, legs and feet. Unacceptable targets include the neck and anywhere on the head

* The judging runs as it does with regular sparring divisions with a head judge

* Matches are 2 minutes in length

* Competitor with the most points at the end of the 2 minutes wins, OR the competitor who gains a 5 point advantage over their opponent shall win

* Ties will be decided by "Sudden Victory" overtime, in which the next competitor to score a point will win the match

* When a competitor has committed any three (3) confirmed fouls, the competitor's opponent shall receive one (1) point, and an additional point for every foul thereafter. Fouls are to include:

1. Unauthorized strikes: Any strike not executed with the bopper; Strikes with the bopper to the neck or head (Unless Red Belt or higher in which case head/neck strikes are legal)

2. Continuing to fight after “Break” has been called.

3. Coaching by an instructor, parent, teammate, etc.

4. Dropping to knees or sitting on mat

5. Stepping out of bounds during a match in progress. A competitor is out of bounds when a

foot either touches or crosses the boundary line while fighting, retreating or being knocked

back by a legal technique that does not score. (Pushing an opponent out is a foul.) A competitor

may not score or be scored upon while out of bounds; however, other confirmed fouls or face

contact penalties committed while out of bounds shall be assessed.

* A competitor who commits a foul before, during, or after scoring a point shall receive a foul

rather than a point.

* A competitor who commits three (3) confirmed head contact violations in the same match should

be disqualified UNLESS they are a Red Belt or higher (Face contact penalties shall not be included as fouls.)

* If head contact causes any swelling, discoloration, or bleeding, in any division, the offender shall

be disqualified. At least one official must confirm the strike that caused the injury. (Two

officials must confirm if five officials are used).

* If illegal head contact by both competitors is confirmed in the exchange, each competitor shall

receive one (1) point assessed as face contact penalty. If said contact is the third committed by

either or both competitor(s), then that competitor(s) shall be disqualified. (If both are

disqualified in the final round, both shall receive second place AOK points.)

* A head contact penalty shall nullify any point scored in the same exchange by the competitor who

makes the face contact (but shall not nullify a foul by that competitor.)

* A competitor who is struck with an illegal face contact immediately during or after the execution

of a legitimate scoring technique shall receive both the contact point and the point(s) for the

scoring technique, if both are confirmed.

* A knockout or other injury requiring the opponent to bow out to seek immediate medical

attention shall result in the offender being disqualified. If medical personnel and/or the

tournament producer feel that further competition would aggravate the injury, the injured

competitor will not be allowed to compete for the rest of the day.

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Flag Sparring Rules

* Each competitor will start with 4 "flags" tucked into their belt (belts are turned around with the knot at the back), evenly spaced across the front of their body (One on each hip, two towards the middle

*Only one judge is required to run the match

* A competitor wins when the judge deems that they have successfully pulled all 4 flags from the challenger's belt

*No striking of any kind is allowed, only blocking with arms when the challenger is reaching in for a flag

* Matches are 2 minutes in length

* In the event of a tie, each competitor will have one (1) flag placed in their belt at the center, and the first to pull out the flag will win

* * When a competitor has committed any three (3) confirmed fouls, the competitor's opponent shall be able to pull one flag uncontested, and an additional flag for every foul thereafter. Fouls are to include:

1. Striking any part of the challenger's body with an actual strike

2. Continuing to fight after “Break” has been called.

3. Coaching by an instructor, parent, teammate, etc.

4. Dropping to knees or sitting on mat

5. Stepping out of bounds during a match in progress. A competitor is out of bounds when a

foot either touches or crosses the boundary line while fighting, retreating or being knocked

back by a legal technique that does not score. (Pushing an opponent out is a foul.) A competitor

may not score or be scored upon while out of bounds; however, other confirmed fouls or face

contact penalties committed while out of bounds shall be assessed.

* A competitor who commits a foul before, during, or after a flag has been pulled, shall receive a foul

rather than a point.

*A competitor may not grab and hold onto their own belts preventing an opponent from pulling the belt free. They also may not use their elbow in this manner.