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 Rules for International full Jadh Competiton 


CONTENTS

Chapter 1    General Rules
 

Article 1  Types of Competition  

Article 2  Systems of Competition

Article 3  Qualifications and Requirements 

Article 4  Weight Categories

Article 5  Weighing-in    

Article 6  Drawing Lots

Article 7  Dress and Protective Gear

Article 8 
Competition Protocol   

Article 9  Default

 Article 10    Other Provisions  in Competition


Chapter 2    Officials and Duties   

Article 11   Officials    

Article 12   Support Staff  

Article 13   Duties of Contest Officials

Chapter 3    Jury of Appeal and Its Duties    


Article 14   Composition of the Jury of Appeal

Article 15   Duties of the Jur
y of Appeal    

Article 16   Procedure and Requirements of Appeal    


Chapter 4    Competition Methods, Scoring Criteria and Penalties

Article 17   Competition Methods 

Article 18   Prohibited Areas  

Article 19   Scoring Areas   .

Article 20    Prohibited Methods


Article 21   Scoring Criteria  

Article 22   Fouls and Penalties  

Article 23   Stopping the Contest

Chapter 5  Winning and Placing

Article 24   Winner and Loser  
Article 25   Placing   

Chapter 6    Arrangement of Competition and Recording

Article 26   Arrangement of Competition 

Article 27   Recording  
 

Chapter 7    Calls and Gestures      

Article 28    Platform Judge’s Calls and Gestures

Article 29    Sideline Judges' Gestures   

Chapter 8    Competition Area and Equipment   
 

Article 30   Competition Area

Article 31   Equipment

 

 

CHAPTER 1 GENERAL RULES


Article 1  Types of Competition

Jadh competition is divided into team event and individual event.

Article 2  Systems of Competition

2.1   Jadh competition shall be conducted under the round-robin or elimination system.

2.2   Each bout consists of three two-minute rounds with a one-minute rest in between. A bout is won by the best two of three rounds.

Article 3  Qualifications

3.1  The competitor must hold a passport issued by the country/region which he represents.

3.2   A senior competitor shall be 18-35 full years and a junior competitor shall be 15-18 full years of age at the time of competition.

3.3   The competitor must produce a personal insurance certificate.

3.4 The competitor must produce a health certificate showing his electroencephalogram (EEG), electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure and heart rate in a medical check-up taken within 20 days before his registration.

Article 4  Weight Categories

4.1     48kg Category (Under  48kg)

4.2     52kg Category (48kg 52kg)

4.3     56kg Category (52kg≤56kg)

4.4     60kg Category (56kg≤60kg)

4.5     65kg Category (60kg≤65kg)

4.6     70kg Category (65kg≤70kg)

4.7     75kg Category (70kg≤75kg)

4.8     80kg Category (75kg≤80kg)

4.9     85kg Category (80kg≤85kg)

4.10   90kg Category (85kg≤90kg)

4.11   Over 90kg  Category (90kg)


Article 5  Weighing-in

5.1  The weighing-in shall be conducted by the chief registrar in collaboration with the scheduler-recorders under the supervision of the Jury of Appeal.

5.2   Only competitors with credentials shall be weighed in. They must show their passports at the time of weighing-in.

5.3   Competitors shall be weighed in at the designated place and at the designated time, either in the nude or only with their trunks on. (Female competitors may wear close-fitting undergarments.)

5.4   The weighing-in shall start with the lighter weight categories, each to finish in an hour. A competitor who outweighs his entered category and fails to reduce his weight within the stipulated time shall not be allowed to compete in any of the subsequent contests.

Article 6   Drawing Lots

6.l  The drawing-lots ceremony shall be conducted by the scheduling-recording group, in the presence of the chairman of Jury of Appeal, the chief referee and team coaches or team leaders.

6.2   The drawing-lots ceremony shall take place after the first weighing-in, starting with the lighter weight categories. Any category with only one competitor shall be excluded from the contest.

6.3   The team coaches or team leaders shall draw lots for the competitors of their respective teams.

Article 7   Dress and Protective Gear

7.1   Competitors shall wear boxing gloves, headgear and chest protectors designated by the Competition and use their own gum shields and cup protectors (under their trunks). Competitors' wear and protective gear shall be either red or black.

7.2   Competitors shall wear shirts and trunks in the same color as their protective gear.  Female competitors may wear close-fitting undergarments.

7.3   The weight of gloves shall be 230 grams for 65kg category and under (and also for women and juniors of all categories), and 280 grams for the 70 kg category and above.

Article 8  Competition Protocol

8.1  Competitors shall give a fist-palm salute when they are introduced to the audience.

8.2   Each round shall start with a fist-palm salute on the platform from both sides to their respective coaches, who shall answer with the same salute.

8.3  Each bout shall start with an exchange of fist-palm salute between the two sides.

8.4  At the announcement of the result, the two competitors shall exchange their positions. After the announcement, they shall give a fist-palm salute to each other and then simultaneously to the platform judge, who shall answer with the same salute, and then to the opponent's coach, who shall answer with the same salute.

8.5  Sideline judges shall exchange fist-palm salute at the time of replacement.


Article 9   Default

9.1   A competitor who is unable to compete due to injury or illness, which must be proved by a platform doctor’s prescription, or who is not qualified for competition due to over weight, shall be considered as a default, and shall not be allowed to take part in the subsequent contests. However, his results achieved in previous placings shall count.

9.2   If a competitor is being outclassed, his coach may, for the sake of safety, show the default plate. The competitor may also raise his hand to request a default.

9.3   A competitor who is absent for weighing-in, or who fails to answer the  three roll-callls prior to a bout, or who leaves after the roll-calls without permission and fails to appear in time in the competition area, shall be regarded as a groundless default .

9.4   A competitor who makes a groundless default shall have all his results cancelled.


Article 10   Other Provisions During Competition

10.1   All officials on duty shall concentrate on their work, without talking among themselves. Nor shall they leave their seats without the referee’s permission.

10.2   All participating teams shall abide by the Rules and respect and obey the judges' decisions. It is prohibited to wrangle, curse, throw protective gear, or act in any way to vent discontent. Competitors are not allowed to walk out (except in cases of first-aid emergency) before the announcement of result of the bout.

10.3   The team coach and doctor may be seated at the designated place and are allowed to give massage or guidance to their athletes during the rest periods between the rounds.

10.4  Doping is strictly prohibited. Infusion of oxygen is forbidden during the rest periods between the rounds.
 

 

 

CHAPTER 2 OFFICIALS AND THEIR DUTIES

 

Article 11   Officials

11.1   There shall be one (1) chief referee and one (1) or two (2) assistant chief referees.

11.2   The jury on duty shall consist of one (1) head judge, one (1) assistant head judge, one (1) platform judge, one (1) recorder, one (1) timekeeper and three (3) or five (5) sideline judges.

11.3   One (1) chief scheduler-recorder

11.4   One (1) chief registrar

 Article 12   Auxiliaries

12.1   Four (4) scheduler-recorders

12.2   Three (3) to five (5) registrars

12.3   Two (2) to three (3) medical workers

12.4   One (1) to two (2) announcers


Article 13  Officials’ Duties

13.1  The chief referee shall:

 13.1.1  Organize all officials to study the Rules and Regulations of the Competition, and to master the officiating methods.

13.1.2  Make sure that everything is ready for competition in regard to the platform, equipment and officiating apparatus, and to the weighing-in, drawing of lots and programing.

13.1.3  Settle problems according to the Rules and Regulations, but without the power to modify them.

13.1.4  Provide guidance to juries in competition and replace officials if necessary.

13.1.5  Notify the referee, chief programr-recorder and announcers in time if any change has occurred in the order of competition owing to a competitor’s default.

13.1.6  Have the right to make the final decision when a dispute arises in a jury.

13.1.7  See to it that the officials are implementing the Rules properly.

13.1.8  Examine, sign and announce the results of competition.

13.1.9  Submit a written summary report to the Organizing Committee.

13.2  The assistant chief referee shall assist the chief referee and may act on his behalf in his absence.

13.3  The head judge shall:

13.3.1  Organize his jury in its work and study.

13.3.2  Supervise and guide the work of the judges, timekeeper and recorder.

13.3.3  Whistle as a hint for correction, before the final result is announced, when the platform judge has made an apparent misjudgment or omission.

13.3.5  Announce the result at the end of each round to decide the winner.

13.3.6  Handle such matters as absolute victory, fall-off, penalty and forcible counting according to the competitors’ conditions on the platform and the recorder’s records.

13.3.7  Examine and sign the results at the end of each bout.

13.4  The assistant head judge shall assist the referee, and perform other officials’ tasks concurrently when necessary.

13.5  The platform judge shall:

13.5.1  Check the competitors' protective gear and ensure safety in fighting.

13.5.2  Guide the fights through calls and gestures.

13.5.3  Make decisions on such matters as fall-down, fall-off, penalty, forcible counting and call for first aid.

13.5.4  Announce the result of a bout.

13.6   The sideline judges shall:

13.6.1  Award points to the competitors according to the Rules.

13.6.2  Display the results simultaneously and instantly at the head judge’s signals at the end of each round.

13.6.3   Sign the scorecard at the end of each bout, to be kept for examination and verification.

13.7   The recorder shall:

13.7.1   Fill in the two fighters’ forms carefully before the competition.

13.7.2   Participate in the work of weighing-in ceremony and record the competitors' weights in the statistical chart of the bout.

13.7.3  Record the numbers of warnings, admonitions, forcible counts and falls-off according to the platform judge’s calls and gestures.

13.7.4  Decide the winner of each round according to the sideline judges’ decisions and report to the head judge.

13.8   The timekeeper shall:

13.8.1  Check the gongand timing devices before the competition, making  sure that the stop-watches keep correct time.

13.8.2   Keep a record of the time elapsed during the fights, stops and rest periods between the bouts

13.8.3   When the computer scoring system is not available, blow a whistle ten (10) seconds before the start of each round and beat a gong to announce its end.

13.8.4  Read out the the sideline judges’ decisions.

13.9  The chief scheduler-recorder shall:

13.9.1   Be responsible for examining the competitors' credentials and entry forms.

13.9.2  Organize the drawing-lots ceremony and work out the competition schedule.

13.9.3  Prepare various forms to be used in competitions; check and verify the competitors’ results to determine their placings.

13.9.4  Record and announce the results of all bouts.

13.9.5  Collect data for statistics and complitation of Results

13.10  The scheduler-recorders shall perform tasks as assigned by the chief scheduler-recorder.

13.11  The chief registrar shall:

13.11.1  Be responsible for the competitors’ weighing-in ceremony.

13.11.2  Be responsible for the preparation of protective gear and its management during the Competition.

13.11.3  Summon the competitors for roll-calls twenty (20) minutes before the start of a contest.

13.11.4  Report to the chief referee immediately in cases of absence or default during the roll-calls.

13.11.5  Check the competitors’ dress and protective gear as required by the Rules.

13.12  The registrars shall perform tasks as assigned by the chief registrar.

13.13  The announcers shall:

13.13.l  Give the audience a general idea of the Rules and Regulations of the Competition.

13.13.2  Introduce the judges and competitors to the audience.

13.13.3  Announce the results of competitions.

13.14  The medical workers shall:

13.14.l  Check the competitors’ health certificates.

13.14.2  Carry out anti-doping tests in cooperation with the experts.

13.14.3  Conduct selective checkups among the competitors before the competition.

13.14.4  Provide first-aid service to injured or sick competitors during the Competition.

13.14.5  Examine cases of injury caused by fouls.

13.14.6  Be responsible for medical supervision and propose to the chief referee in time to suspend injured or sick competitors from competition.

CHAPTER  3 JURY OF APPEAL AND ITS DUTIES


Article 14  Composition of the Jury of Appeal

The Jury of Appeal shall be composed of one (1) chairman, one (1) vice chairman and three (3) or five (5) members.

Article 15  Duties of the Jury of Appeal

15.1 The Jury of Appeal shall work under the leadership of the Organizing Committee of the Competition, being held responsible mainly for supervising international competition, on such matters as checking the competition area and facilities, equipment, scheduling, drawing of lots, competitors’ weighing-in, grouping of officials and arrangement of their work.

The Jury of Appeal shall supervise the officiating work. In case of any obvious unjust behavior or incorrect judgment, it shall have the right to give warnings to the officials concerned and, in serious cases, may even propose to the WSAMAF Technical Committee to remove them from their current officiating work to ensure the smooth running of competitions.

15.2  The Jury of Appeal shall deal with appeals submitted by participating teams in disagreement with the judges' decisions concerning the Rules and Regulations of the Competition. But such appeals shall be confined to decisions related to the appealing team.

15.3  The Jury of Appeal shall handle the appeals immediately after receiving them and duly notify the parties concerned of the ruling.

15.4  The Jury of Appeal shall investigate the matter at issue and may watch the videotapes if necessary. It may hold discussion meetings and invite personages concerned to attend them as observers without the right to vote. The meetings must be attended by more than half of the members of the Jury of Appeal. Only decisions made by more than half of its members present at the meeting shall come into effect. In case of a tied vote, the chairman shall have the right to make the final decision.

15.5  Members of the Jury of Appeal shall withdraw from discussions and voting on issues in which their country or region is involved.

15.6   After strict and careful reexaminations of the problem raised in the appeal, the original decision shall remain unchanged if it is confirmed to be right If it is confirmed to be obviously wrong, the Jury of Appeal shall request the WSAMAF Technical Committee to deal with the officials who have made the misjudgment. However, the result shall remain unchanged. The decision of the Jury of Appeal shall be final.

 

Article 16  Procedure and Requirements of Appeals

16.1  A participating team in disagreement with the judges’ decisions shall submit its appeal in written form through its representative or coach to the Jury of Appeal within 15 minutes after the conclusion of the contest, together with a fee of US$100. The fee will be returned if the appeal proves to be justified. If not, the original decision will remain unchanged and the fee will not be returned.

16.2  All teams shall abide by the final decisions made by the Jury of Appeal. Strict measures will be taken, according to the severity of the case and IWUF’s relevant rules, against trouble-making caused by disobedience to the decisions.      

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 4

FIGHTING METHODS, SCORING CRITERIA AND PENALTIES


Article 17  Fighting  Methods

All attacking and defending techniques of sanshou may be used in fighting .

Article 18 - Prohibited Methods

20.1  Attacking with the head, the elbow, or the knee, or by twisting the opponent's joints.

20.2  Forcing the opponent to fall head over heels, or intentionally smashing or pressing him down.

20.3  Hitting the opponent’s head by any means when he is already down.

Article 19  Prohibited Areas

The back of head, the neck and the crotch.

Article 20  Scoring Areas

The head, the trunk and the thighs.

Article 21 - Scoring Criteria

21.1  A competitor will be awarded two (2) points

21.1.1  When the opponent falls off the platform;

21.1.2  When he remains standing while the opponent falls down ;

21.1.3  When he hits the opponent’s head or trunk with the leg technique;

21.1.4  When he makes the opponent fall down by falling down himself on purpose, only to get to his feet by means of a follow-through;

21.1.5  When the opponent is given a forcible counting; and

21.1.6  When the opponent receives a warning.

21.2  A competitor will be awarded one (1) point

21.2.1  When he hits the opponent’s head or trunk with the fist technique;

21.2.2  When he hits the opponent’s thigh with the leg technique;

21.2.3  When he falls down after the opponent:

21.2.4  When he makes the opponent fall down by falling down himself on purpose, without being able to get to his feet by means of a follow-through;

21.2.5  When the opponent fails to attack within eight (8) seconds after the order for appointed attack;

21.2.6  When the opponent fails to get to his feet within three (3) seconds after falling down on purpose;

21.2.7  When the opponent receives an admonition,

21.3  No point will be awarded to a competitor

21.3.1  When the techniques he uses are not clean and effective;

21.3.2  When both sides fall on or off the platform at the same time;

21.3.3  When the opponent falls on purpose as a fighting technique;

21.3.4  When he hits the opponent in a clinch.

Article 22  Fouls and Penalties

22.1  Fouls

22.1.1  A competitor commits a technical foul

1)  When he holds the opponent passively or runs away passively;

2)  When he raises his hand to request to stop the bout in a disadvantageous situation;

3)  When he delays the fight intentionally;

4)  When he acts impolitely towards the judges or disobeys their decisions;

5)  When he wears no gumshield or spits out his gumshield, or loosens his protective gear intentionally; and

6)  When he fails to observe the protocol.

22.1.2  A competitor commits a personal foul

1)  When he attacks the opponent before the call of "Kaish (Start)!” or after the call of "Ting (Stop)!”

2)  When he hits the opponent on prohibited areas;

3)  When he hits the opponent with any prohibited method.

22.2  Penalties

22.2.1  An admonition will be given for a technical foul.

22.2.2  A warning will be given for a personal foul.

22.2.3  A competitor with three (3) personal fouls will be disqualified from the bout.

22.2.4  A competitor who hurts the opponent intentionally will be disqualified from the whole competition, with all his results annulled.

22.2.5  A competitor who uses prohibited substances or inhaling oxygen during the rest period will be disqualified from the whole competition, with all his results annulled.

Article 23   Stopping the Contest

The contest shall be stopped

23.1  When a competitor falls on or off the platform (except for a purposeful fall);

23.2  When a competitor is penalized;.

23.3  When a competitor is injured.

23.4  When the competitors hold each other in a clinch for more than two (2) seconds without launching effective attacks, or any attack at all, or run away passively;

23.5  When a competitor falls on purpose and remains down for more than three (3) seconds;

23.6  When a competitor raises his hand to request a stop of the fighting for objective reasons;

23.7  When the head judge corrects a misjudgment or omission.

23.8  When some problem or dangerous incident happens on the platform;

23.9  When competition is interrupted by some unforeseen troubles with the lighting or the competition area; and

23.10  When no attack is launched for eight (8) seconds after the order for appointed attack.

 

 

Chapter 5  Winning and Placing

Article 24  Determination of Wins and Losses

24.1  Absolute victory

24.1.1  In a one-sided bout, the technically stronger will be declared the winner of the bout by the platform judge with the referee’s approval.

24.1.2  During a bout, the competitor whose opponent has been knocked down and fails to get to his feet within ten (10) seconds after receiving heavy blows (except for personal fouls), or who has managed to get to his feet but remains in an abnormal state of consciousness, will be declared the winner of the bout.

24.1.3  During a bout , the competitor whose opponent has been forcibly counted three times after receiving heavy blows (except for personal fouls), will be declared the winner of the bout.

24.2  Determination of the winner of a round:

24.2.1  The result of each round will be decided by the side judges.

24.2.2  During a round, the competitor whose opponent has been forcibly counted two (2) times after receiving heavy blows (except for personal fouls), will be declared the winner of the round.

24.2.3  During a round, the competitor whose opponent falls off the platform two (2) times, will be declared the winner of the bout.  

24.2.4  In case of an equal number of points awarded in a round, the winner will be decided in the following order:

1) The competitor with fewer warnings will be declared the winner.

2) The competitor with fewer admonitions will be declared the winner.

3) The competitor with a lighter weight on the day of the contest will be declared the winner.

24.2.5  If the tie remains, the round goes as a draw.

24.3  Determination of the winner of a bout

24.3.1  The competitor who wins two rounds will be the winner of the bout.

24.3.2  During the fighting, if a competitor is injured or ill and, as certified by the doctor, unable to continue the competition, the opponent will be declared the winner of the bout.

24.3.3  During the fighting, if a competitor feigns injury in a foul committed by the opponent – an injury as later proved by medical supervisors to be a mere cheat, the fouling side will be declared the winner of the bout.

24.3.4  The competitor who is injured by the opponent in a foul and, as confirmed by medical supervisors, unable to continue the fight, will be declared the winner of the bout, but he will be barred from subsequent contests.

24.3.5  Under the round-robin system, an equal number of rounds won by the two sides in a bout will be declared a draw.

24.3.6  Under the elimination system, an equal number of rounds will be handled as follows:

1 ) The competitor with fewer warnings will be declared the winner.

2 ) The competitor with fewer admonitions will be declared the winner.

If the tie remains, an additional round will be held.

Article 25   Placing

25. 1  Placing of individuals:

25.1.1  Under the elimination system, the placing will be decided directly from the results.

25.1.2  Under the round-robin system, the competitor with a greater number of running points shall be placed higher. In case of a tie between two or more competitors, their places will be determined in the following order of precedence:

1) The competitor with fewer lost rounds will be placed higher.

2) The competitor with fewer warnings will be placed higher.

3) The competitor with fewer admonitions will be placed higher.

4) The competitor with a lighter weight at the time of drawing-lots will be placed higher.

If the tie remains, the competitors will share the tied place.

25.2  Placing of teams

25.2.1  Points for placing

1) The first eight places in each weight category will be awarded 9,7,6,5,4,3, 2 and 1 points respectively.

2) The first six places in each weight category will be awarded 7, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively.

25.2.2  If two or more teams are awarded equal points, the placing will be determined in the following order of precedence:

1) The team with more individual champions will be placed higher. If the tie remains, the team with more individual runners-up willl be placed higher, and  so on and so forth.

2) The team with fewer warnings will be placed higher.

3) The team with fewer admonitions will be placed higher.

If the tie remains, the teams will share the tied place.



 
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