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ICBA will be adding a Tui Shou event to the Sanshou comp on 20th October (Saturday) In Finglas
Entry: €15 (pay on day)
Weigh in - 10am
Catagories- male & female -60 and every 5kg up to 100kg then open weight
Contestants will approach one another at the direction of the referee from opposite ends of the contest area and make hand/arm contact. The contest will begin on the referee's command.
Scoring 1 point will be awarded where a contestant steps outside of the area. 2 points will be awarded for a half fall. 4 points for a full fall and 8 points where a contestant is sent flying out of the area. 1 extra point for good technique may be awarded at the referee’s discretion
Permitted Moves: Contestants may move freely within the contest area. Safe throws, trips, sweeps and locks are permitted.
Round times are single 2 minute round, then 1 minute extra with 30 second break of draw, still a draw... 30 second break and sudden death.
No grabs around neck, no head / face attacks.
All arm locks and leg locks etc. permitted. Diliberately smashing a joint is obviously out!
Small joint locks - fingers toes not allowed again common sense.
Sweeps are permitted, but there is a difference between dropping someone with a low kick and a sweep I'm sure we can all recognise that.
You can fireman lift and throw over the shoulders, just not spike an opponent. Just to be aware as I know some wrestling bans this.
The 8pointer is where you throw someone out of the area, where they are completely in the air, and they fall, and you remain on your feet inside area. It's rare enough not to be too concerned about it.
Half fall is where a hand or knee touch ground but you're not totally collapsed.
Full fall is where both hands, both knees or back touches ground.
Push out will have some leeway, ie of your heel moves out a bit in the middle of moving you're not going to be called out. This differs slightly from international rules, but hey, we are more into a good competition rather than a culture of fine detail.
The opponent must push you out so both feet are outside and he must have both feet inside to score. If you drag him out with you then he didn't control the situation so doesnt score. Old school tui shou.
Oh yea, just to reiterate the thread title, it's no-gi so different to shuai Jiao, also in the fact that you do not score if you land on your opponent.
Shorts, loose trousers etc, t-shirt (I suggest sleeveless) body armour is fine too.
Just make sure it's robust or clothing won't last long.
Finger and toe nails must be cut short.
Safety equipment like groin and gum protectors not mandatory but advised.
Each competitor will have a corner and a coloured sash (red or blue), the ref will have corresponding red and blue armbands, which will identify scores
A score count will be kept on the judges table, pointed towards the contest so competitors will be able to know score throughout.