Print out the forms below and bring them to our tournament
for registration at the event.
See the "EVENTS" webpage for current discounts.
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- Log in to your PayPal.com account
- After selecting the TAB "Send Money" / select the "Pay Anyone" SUBTAB (usually opens to this tab automatically)
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- For Tai Chi Youth PayPal payments:
- Type in your "Amount"
- Select "For":
- Service (for CLASSES, MEMBERSHIP FEES,, and TOURNAMENTS......)
- "Goods" (for WEAPONS, CLOTHING, CDS...)
To determine your BELT RANK LEVEL
visit the Tournament Rules page.
In order to create and maintain a fair tournament, the following Tournament Rules are defined.
To determine your BELT RANK for a Shaolin Chi Mantis tournament (despite whatever Rank may have been awarded you by your current or previous Kung Fu school), please view our Tournament Ranking for Shaolin Chi Mantis & Tai Chi Youth Tournaments webpage.
LOCATION: The location of each tournament and seminar should be verified on the shaolinCOM.com"Events" webpage.
SCHEDULE: The schedule of each tournament is subject to the number of entrants and regulations of the tournament location. The following order of events is for the SCM & TCY Annual Chinese Gongfu & Taijiquan Tournaments.
|Taijiquan Short Form Performance Competition|
|Choreographed Taijiquan Fighting Routines|
|Fast Taijiquan Forms|
|Northern Styles Gongfu Form Performance Competition|
|Southern Styles Gongfu Form Performance|
Northern Praying Mantis Form Performance
|2-Man Open Hand Forms|
|Weapon Form Performance Competition - Single Sabre|
|Weapon Form Performance Competition - Single Straight Sword|
|Weapon Form Performance Competition - Staff|
|Weapon Form Performance Competition - Spear|
|Weapon Form Performance Competition - Flexible Weapon|
|Weapon Form Performance Competition - Double Weapons|
|Weapon Form Performance Competition - Other Weapons|
|Division Championship: Taijiquan Short Form Performance Competition*|
|Division Championship: Taijiquan Applications*|
|Division Championship: Choreographed Taijiquan Fighting Routines*|
|Division Championship: Fast Taijiquan Forms*|
|Division Championship: Taijiquan Weapons*|
|Division Championship: Northern Styles Gongfu Form Performances*|
|Division Championship: Southern Styles Gongfu Form Performances*|
|Division Championship: Northern Praying Mantis Form Performances*|
|Division Championship:2-Man Open Hand Forms*|
|Division Championship:Gongfu Applications*|
|Division Championship:Weapon Form Performance Competition - Single Sabre*|
|Division Championship:Weapon Form Performance Competition - Single Straight Sword*|
|Division Championship:Weapon Form Performance Competition - Staff*|
|Division Championship:Weapon Form Performance Competition - Spear*|
|Division Championship:Weapon Form Performance Competition - Flexible Weapon*|
|Division Championship:Weapon Form Performance Competition - Double Weapons*|
|Division Championship:Weapon Form Performance Competition - Other Weapons*|
*Division Championships are FREE and consist of the First Place winners competing for ONE CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD per Division. Please inform the Registration Booth if you will not be competing at the end of the day for this award so that the events can be properly planned and scheduled. Each Division Championship must include at least 2 competitors to be scheduled.
**Closing Ceremonies will begin whenever all tournament events have been completed.
DIVISIONS: All participants will be grouped by Belt Rank, Chinese Gongfu Style, and age. Events lacking sufficient numbers of competitors will be combined to create competitive events of at least 3 persons. Should the combination of events still yield only one competitor, the sole competitor must perform to receive their award.
AGE DETERMINATION: The athlete's age on July 1, 2002, shall determine the proper age division.
RANK DETERMINATION: The athlete's rank, despite actual rank certified by athlete's school, shall be determined by years of experience in Chinese Martial Arts. e.g. A student studies one year in Hung Gar and one year in Shaolin Gongfu = 2 years experience = Intermediate Level. Korean, Japanese and other martial arts do not apply, however, the athlete may petition the Tournament Director for a division rank upgrade. For more information on Belt Ranking and contacting the Tournament Director, see the "Tournament Ranking of Shaolin Chi Mantis & Tai Chi Youth" webpage.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Preregistrationis advised to enable better event planning. All applications and fees must be submitted before the start of Opening Ceremonies on the day of the event. Late entries will not be accepted. Spectator tickets may be purchased at any time until the event is completed.
AAU MEMBERSHIP: All athletes, coaches, and officials must be members of the AAU Amateur Athletic Union and be able to present their AAU membership card at the time of registration (check-in). This is a requirement of our insurance policy and the event location owner. AAU memberships may be purchased when registering on the day of the event and will be effective immediately. For more information and registration forms online visit the Southern Pacific AAU website.
AAU RULES: A PDF version of the AAU Chinese Martial Arts Tournament Rules may be obtained from the AAU by clicking here. Shaolin Chi Mantis Rules, when different from AAU rules, will prevail.
ENTRY FEE: First event is $25 and $5 each additional event. Payments can be made ONLINE. Checks or money orders should be made payable to SHAOLIN CHI MANTIS.
QUALIFICATION: All participants must be students of an actual Chinese Martial Art Style. Kempo, Taekwondo, and Kenpo are not Chinese martial arts. Any tournament registration not including evidence of Chinese martial arts training will not be accepted. Unaccepted applicants will be provided a Spectator Pass. NO REFUNDS will be made for any reasons.
OFFICIALS: Advanced Level martial artists and Masters wishing to judge, referee or assist at any Shaolin Chi Mantis must complete a JUDGING SEMINAR.
AWARDS: Certificate Awards or trophies will be presented to the 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place winners of each event. If only one competitor is competing, even after the combining of related events, the single competitor must still perform to attain the 1st Place Award.
UNIFORMS: Traditional Chinese martial arts uniforms with or without Mandarin collars are required. All uniforms should have cloth type "frog buttons." Japanese "Ghis", T-shirts, or uniforms with designs, lettering, or logos on the back, front, or pant legs will not be allowed. Only two (2) patches will be allowed on any uniform: one (1) school emblem, and one (1) AAU no larger than 6" in diameter.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: Shin guards, forearm guards, chest protection, groin protection, and certified safety glasses with straps may be used if provided by the competitor. Other protection may be allowed per approval of the Officials.
WEAPONS: All weapons must be approved by an SCM Official prior to the weapon event. Unsafe or disqualified weapons will result in the disqualification of the competitor prior to the event unless it is replaced with an acceptable weapon.
DISQUALIFICATION: The following items may not be worn during competition: headbands, jewelry, T-shirts, metal hair clips, or any other article deemed inappropriate or potentially hazardous by the SCM Officials. Fingernails must be cut short for Tournament Combat Divisions. Only sports safety glasses or other approved eyewear is allowed during any Tournament Combat Divisions.
ARBITRATION: All Judges' decisions are final. No arbitration will take place. Complaints or suggestions can be submitted in writing to the SCM & TCY Tournament Committee so that future tournaments can be improved.
SUGGESTION: Attend the seminars and Judging Seminars prior to each tournament. This is a good opportunity to have your uniforms, weapons, and criteria approved BEFORE the tournament.