Rules

EMAC RULES at A GLANCE:

Weapons & Forms Scoring:

9.99 is 1st place, 9.98 is 2nd place, 9.97 is 3rd place, 9.96 is 4th place. 

All others 9.90-9.95

*2 competitors or Tie Breaker – Referees will call for show of hands *There will be no deduction for the weapon touching the floor.  All competitors will perform, track performance.  Then bring back up for scoring.  Cannot repeat your top 4 numbers.

If Weapon dropped or fumbled, score with mistake as part of your scoring

Rules

updated 12-16-22

 Please resolve weapons challenges prior to the start of a division

  • Gymnastics, acrobatics, splits or other freestyle type movements not allowed.  Full uniform required.  
  • Judging based on use manipulation & control of the weapon(s) or just techniques in empty hand forms then Balance, Stances, Focus, Technical, Presentation, & Difficulty

 2 min or 10 Point Spread whichever comes first.

  • Face Shields Mandatory-except Adults then just Headgear required.
  • All Kicks 2 Points, All Hands 1 Point
  • All parts of Head allowed, except bops to top of head, front and side torso. (ie. Hammerfist, or jump touch)
  • NEW: There will be a 10 second time out for coaches in all age divisions.
  • One Coach allowed to sit in chair and coach.
  • Chest Protectors highly recommended for ages 17 and below.  MMA gloves not allowed. Footgear must cover toes.
  • If no one in division; competitor will do an exhibition match agreed by referees.

In all Sparring divisions bowing out in the first round is a disqualification from the division. 

  • Music required and must be provided by the competitor.
  • 1 inversion required in CMX Forms and 1 inversion or release of weapon required in CMX Weapons. Full uniform required.
  • Judging based on Balance, Stances, Focus, Technical, Presentation, & Difficulty.  In CMX weapons judging also based on use manipulation & control of the weapon.

 1 round only– 1:30 min.

  • Chest Protectors are MANDATORY for ages 9 & Below.  Face shield mandatory for ages 17 and below.  Adults headgear is required.
  • Head/face contact is light.  Kicks and punches allowed to head/face and front/side torso.  No leg kicks.
  • NEW: There will be a 10 second time out for coaches in all age divisions.
  • One Coach allowed to sit in chair and coach.
  • Winner will be determined by a show of flags at the end of time.
  • Up to 3 hand strikes are allowed in a fury, then either a disengagement or kicks required.  Ref can/will separate 
  • MMA gloves not allowed. Footgear must cover toes.
  • Winner will be determined be general ringmanship, strikes landed both kicks and hands, and aggressiveness.
  • NEW if center ref feels at any point the match is one sided or uncompetitive they can call both referees and a majority decision can be made stop the match and announce a winner.

 

In all Sparring divisions bowing out in the first round is a disqualification from the division.  Referee can go straight to disqualification if needed.

Code of Conduct:
Competitor/Spectator/Instructor/Coach/Parent or other Participant

Our primary goal is to provide a Safe, Fair and Motivating Environment in which a competitor can test their skills. It is through our example of Excellence that we can achieve our goal.