Section 13.01 TEAM SYNCHRONIZED FORMS DIVISION

Team Synchronized Forms is defined as a group organized to function cooperatively in a joint effort. Synchronized: Working at same time or rate/ Go together or happen at the same time/ Working in unison/ Use of Techniques in a Domino effect

Section 13.02 TEAM SYNCHRONIZED FORMS JUDGING

Synchronize Team Forms will be graded on how well a team is working in a cooperative joint effort with the majority of techniques being executed together, at the same time, in unison and/or in a domino sequence effect.

Section 13.03 TEAM SYNCHRONIZED FORMS GENERAL RULES

  • (a)  Teams are comprised of 2 – 5 members; however, 60% of the original declared team must be present for the team to earn points;
  • (b)  4 Minute Maximum Time Limit – Time starts when the first team member steps into the competition ring and ends when the team is obviously finished in the opinion of the Center Official.
  • (c)  Empty Hand Forms, Weapons Forms or combinations of both are legal.
  • (d)  All the technical Martial Arts skills are graded for execution, presentation, and difficulty.

Section 13.04 TEAM DEMONSTRATION DEFINITION
Team Demonstration is given more liberties and freedoms to exhibit one or a combination of Martial Arts Skills. Synchronization may or may not be a part of team demonstration.

Section 13.05 TEAM DEMONSTRATION GENERAL RULES

  • (a)  Teams are comprised of 2 – 15 members; however, 60% of the original declared team must be present for the team to earn points.
  • (b)  A team may compete and have their score counted, if they are competing with the original declared members.
  • (c)  Additional “extra” member(s) cannot compete unless they are replacing an original member;
  • (d)  Substitutes are allowed, but only to replaced missing declared members and will not be considered asoriginal team members; and/or
  • (e)  Additional competitor(s) cannot compete with a team, except to substitute a missing member.Examples:
    i. A team registers its’ team with 3 members – 2 original members must compete in the team eventto be considered a legal team;
    ii. A team registered its’ team with 10 members, 6 original members must compete in the teamevent to be considered a legal team
  • (f)  A team may change their team by replacing a member(s) or by adding new members. All changes must be made prior to the next event and cannot exceed 60% or the original team.
  • (g)  4 Minute Maximum Time Limit – Time starts when the first team member steps into the competition ring and ends when the team is obviously finished in the opinion of the Center Official.
  • (h)  All the technical Martial Arts skills are graded for execution, presentation, and difficulty.

Section 13.06 TEAM PROPS

Props that are considered dangerous or harmful to people and/or to any part of the competition area or that will cause major clean up time will not be allowed. All teams are responsible for their own cleanup. If a team has any question about their Team Synchronize Form or Team Demonstration, they should ask the Center Official before the competition starts.