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Martial arts is understood to mean the arts of unarmed and armed combat against one or more opponents, which have been developed from military applications - in particular the traditional arts of fighting from eastern Asia. Martial arts is a collective term, under which other systems of combat such as sword fighting (Kendo), Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu or else Karate can be included. To some extent the original philosophical, ethical and educational aspects of these martial arts continue to live on unchanged; a general systemization, as has taken place in karate or judo, has not occurred. Martial arts are represented internationally by the International Association of Martial Artists(IAGMLA).
Sporting competitions can take place in martial arts and are divided into three categories : sparring, forms and self-defense. A uniform system of rules has been created to enable sport without danger and to establish consistent standards.
In sparring two unarmed opponents face each other and attempt to score strikes as allowed by the rules. In the forms, traditional or modern fighting scenarios are presented with or without weapons. A further modern variation is the presentation of forms with music. The self-defense aspect is a discipline of its own; here serious real-life situations are presented and solved by applying martial arts.
We will divide all categories according to ranking:
Lower category / Beginners: white yellow orange
Participants from other grading systems are asked to discuss this with us in advance.
We reserve the right to divide sparring into weight categories, depending on the volume of registrations, otherwise there will be a combined category; for this reason please always enter your weight when registering. The actual weight on the day of competition is then decisive. We emphasize the importance of protective equipment as in the rules..
There are separate competitions for women and men, - however, if the number of participants in the forms or self-defense competitions is small, both sexes may be combined.
No team competitions are planned. Should you be interested, please get in touch with us. Should there be enough teams, we could arrange to organize this additional category.
Martial artists with special needs are welcome, but we request you in this case to discuss your participation personally in advance.
Bringing traditional budo weapons with you to Germany for presentations and competitions presents no problem.
The current tournament rules of the IAGLMA apply. They can be found here: http://www.iaglma.org/rules.html.
The rules will get explained at the morning of the competition at the competitors seminar. This seminar is mandatory for all contestants.
Forms: Empty Hand Forms, Weapons Forms, Musical Forms
Beginners, intermediate, advanced and black belt competitors have to show different self-defence sets:
Set 1 (Beginners)
Set 2 (Intermediate / Advanced)
Set 3 (Black Belt)
For your information:
The martial arts tournament of the EuroGames takes place at the gymnasium of the Berufsbildungszentrum, 80337 München, Lindwurmstraße 90 (subway U3/6 Poccistraße).
Subject to modifications