Team Demonstration

*** All Team Demonstration teams will compete against one another, regardless of age, rank, or discipline ***


Team Demonstration
Demonstration teams put together a series of techniques that illustrate a range of martial arts skills. These demonstrations may include forms, weapons, sparring, breaking, and other techniques that illustrate the range of skills in martial arts training. Judges look for power, coordination, and spirit that represent the depth of martial arts. Demonstration teams who wish to use music must provide their own sound system.

Judging Criteria

The judging criteria for Team Demonstration follow those for forms, including:

  • Technical Skills/Accuracy
    • Accurate striking and blocking of imaginary targets (e.g. middle punch to solar plexus, back fist to philtrum/nose level, etc).
    • Accuracy of basic movements and balance
    • Application of technique
    • Breathing properly
  • Presentation
    • Mental Concentration (eyes focused on opponent)
    • Speed and Power
    • Expression of Energy
    • Strength, rhythm, balance, timing
    • Coordination of movement
    • Harmonious performance
    • Logical distribution of demonstration sections
    • Movement of transition is important. Participants can break from the group to transition into a different part of the routine, but this should be done in a smooth and organized way.
    • Integration of music (if used). Music is not required to be used and no points will be deducted for non-use of music.

Time Limit
Teams will have one (1 minute) before and after their routine for set up and clean up. Teams shall not exceed eight (8) minutes to complete their demonstration routine, for a total time of ten (10) minutes. Every ten (10) seconds after the regulation ten minutes has elapsed, the team will be issued 0.1 point deduction.

Scoring Procedures
Scoring for Team Demonstration competition is performed by black belt judges in each ring. The judges score performances on a scale from 5.11 to 9.99. When three judges are scoring, the score shall be determined by combining all three scores. When five judges are scoring, the highest score and the lowest score will be eliminated then the remaining three (3) scores will be totaled. In the case of a tie, the highest and lowest scores will be added back in to determine the winner.

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