Rules & Regulations

The U.S. Capital Wushu Championships will be conducted in accordance with the 2005 International Wushu Competition Rules endorsed by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF).

Competition Events

  1. Contemporary Wushu Hand Forms
  2. Contemporary Wushu Short Weapons
  3. Contemporary Wushu Long Weapons
  4. Traditional Hand Forms
  5. Traditional Short Weapons
  6. Traditional Long Weapons
  7. Taiji Hand Forms
  8. Taiji Weapons

Age Categories

(All age categories based on year beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31)

***Please register in the age group you or your child/children will be in 2018**

1. Individual Event Age Categories (including Qigong, Tai Chi, Wushu)

Group 1: 5-12 years old, male or female, born in 2006 – 2013
Group 2: 13-15 years old, male or female, born in 2003-2005
Group 3: 16-18 years old, male or female, born in 2000-2002
Group 4: 19-35 years old, male or female, born in 1983-1999
Group 5: 36 years old & over, male or female, born on or before 1982

2. All-Around Championship Age Categories

A. Traditional and/or Contemporary Wushu (Advance Level Only):
1) All-Around Group 1: 5-12 years old, male or female
2) All-Around Group 2: 13-15 years old, male or female
3) All-Around Group 3: 16-18 years old, male or female
4) All-Around Group 4: 19-35 years old, male or female
5) All-Around Group 5: 36 years old and above, male or female

**All-Around Group 1 through 5 Eligibility: Any athlete registered in Traditional and/or Contemporary Wushu, competing in at least 4 events: one hand form, one short weapon, one long weapon, and one other event (includes other/optional barehand and/or weapon), is eligible to apply for the All-Around Championship on the registration form.**

 

Experience Level

Beginner (0-2 years experience)
Intermediate (No more than 4 years experience)
Advance (4 years or more)

 

IWUF Standard Routines, Traditional Events, and Taiji Events

IWUF Compulsory Routines, Traditional Events, and Taiji Events, will use the Scoring Method and Criteria for Non-Degree of Difficulty of Movements.

 

Time Requirements

  • Traditional Forms: less than 2 minutes.
  • Contemporary Wushu, IWUF 2nd set and 3rd set Compulsory Routines, Optional Forms: 1 minute 20 seconds.
  • Beginner Level forms, IWUF Elementary Routines, IWUF 1st set: no time limit.
  • Health Qigong Form: 5-6 minutes.
  • Tai Ji Hand Form, Tai Ji Weapons: 3-4 minutes.

 

Music Requirements

  1. TaiJi (if applicable) may use music.
  2. Music used for events shall not have narration or lyrics.
  3. Music must be submitted to the organizers during the competitors event check-in.

 

Costumes and Equipment

During all events, competitors shall wear wushu competition costumes that are in compliance with the rules and are provided by the competitors themselves.

All weaponry shall conform to the requirements stipulated in the rules and must be provided by the competitors themselves.

 

Scoring Criteria

Each experience level has its own score range. Judges will present their scores after the athlete’s routine is done. The highest and lowest scores from judges will be excluded from the calculation of final score. The final score will be the average of all remaining scores.

  1. Beginner: 6.0 to 7.0
  2. Intermediate: 7.0 – 8.0
  3. Advance (for individual) + dual/group: 8.0 – 10.0
    1. Scoring Method and Criteria for Non-Degree of Difficulty of Movements (IWUF Standard Routines, Traditional Events, Taiji Events, and Other Events)

 

Rankings and Awards

All competitors will receive a participation certificate.

  • 1st place Gold Medal & Certificate
  • 2nd place Silver Medal & Certificate
  • 3rd place Bronze Medal & Certificate
  • 4th – 8th place Certificate

All- Around Champions will receive a Trophy/Cup

Registration and Fees

Early Registration (November 1st, 2017 – November 30th, 2017)

  • $90 for up to 4 events; $20 for each additional
  • $30 for All-Around Champion
  • $200 for Group Competition (6 to 10 people)

Standard Registration (December 1st, 2017 – February 10th, 2018)

  • $90 for 2 events, $20 for each additional
  • $30 for All-Around Champion
  • $400 for Group Competition (6 to 10 people)

Please use the online registration here

** NO REFUNDS. Please note that all registration and event fees are non-refundable.**

 

Drawing of Lots

Athletes shall have the opportunity to draw lots online via a randomizing selection process prior to the tournament. Registered competitors will be able to go online on Sunday, February 18, 2018 between 9:00AM and 10:00PM Eastern Daylight Time to draw their lots for each registered event. Competitors who do not select their lots will be randomly assigned the remaining slots after February 18, 2018 10:00PM EDT.