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China Adventure 2007

 

Shanxi Yang Style Taijiquan Association 25th Anniversary Celebration
and Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 3rd International Invitational Tournament, Shanxi, China

About Trip | Work Plan | Competition Rules | Scoring Standards | Ranking Method | Registration Form

 

China Adventure 2007

The 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Shanxi Yang Style Taijiquan Association
&
The 3rd Traditional Yang Style Invitational Tournament
&
Tour of Yunnan Province or Beijing

 

The Association is pleased to announce the details of our trip to China in July, 2007 to attend the special Celebration of the Shanxi Yang Style Taijiquan Association and Invitational Tournament.  We are planning an exciting and informative series of programs during this time that will combine Taiji study with sightseeing and travel.

The Taiyuan Program: July 11th to 17th

            All travelers should plan on arriving in Beijing on July 11th.  The next day we will fly to Taiyuan as a group.  The following day we will be in preparation for the opening ceremonies and tournament competition.  At the opening ceremonies on July 14th we will present a 150 person group of international students performing the 49 form (Download Music) we are going to use for performing).  If you wish to be a part of this group please contact your Center Director as we will be preparing a detailed floor map, describing the formation.  If you are not with a Center please notify Fang Hong of your intention to be in this group.  This group will be in special traditional performance uniforms, which need to be ordered with your registration for the Tour.  At the opening Ceremonies there will be demonstrations by groups from all over China and Master’s performances from the 5 Traditional Taijiquan lineages.
During the three days of the Tournament there will be some very special study opportunities. After an early breakfast there will be practice in the park, attended by senior representatives of other Taiji styles who will be offering demonstrations and commentary on their traditions. In the evenings as well, these distinguished Masters:
Chen Zhenglei, Wu Wenhan, Ma Hailong and Sun Yongtian will present a series of demonstrations and discussions in a conference setting. This will be a wonderful chance to learn more about other Taiji styles and these gentlemen are very kind to participate in this manner.     
The competition will begin the afternoon of July 14and run for the whole days of the 14th and 15th, concluding with a half day on 16th after which the awards ceremony will take place in the afternoon.  There will be a grand banquet to close the event that evening.  For those not participating in the Tournament there will be a series of day trips from Taiyuan to the walled City of Yu Ci, the Changjia Garden and other local sites of special interest.
Our program in Taiyuan will conclude on the 17th.  That afternoon we will fly out of Taiyuan, with one group heading back to Beijing for two additional days of sightseeing and the other group bound for a 6 day adventure into the highlands of Yunnan Province.

The Beijing Tour July 18th and 19th

            For those who have a limited time and budget for this 2007 Adventure we will be returning to Beijing to explore the Forbidden City on the 18th and visit the Great Wall on the 19th.  There will be ample opportunities to get some shopping done and enjoy these two famous landmark destinations.  Travelers should book their homeward departure from Beijing on July 20th.

The Yunnan Tour July 18th to July25 or 26th

            On July 17th we will fly from Taiyuan to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province.  Called “the Spring City” for its mild climate, we will be staying here from July 17th to July 22nd.  On July 19th, 20th, and a half day of the 21st we will have seminar classes from 9am to noon and 3pm. to 5 pm.  Master Yang Zhenduo and some of his senior disciples will be in attendance.  During the evenings Master Yang will meet with us for question and answer discussions giving us an informal opportunity to talk with him.
On July 22nd we travel to Lijiang and spend one day and night there exploring the old city and experiencing the traditional minority cultures of the Yunnan highlands.
On July 23rd we fly back to Beijing. 

We will have a day to tour Beijing on the 24th.  On the 25th there is a trip to the Great Wall scheduled.  Travelers who wish to see this may book their departing flights for the following day July 26th.  Others who may have been to the Wall before can plan on leaving Beijing on July 25th.

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Work plan (draft)

Meeting date: July 14 – 16, 2007
Meeting location: Bin River Sports Center, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
Sponsor:
Organizer: International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association, Shanxi Yang Style Taijiquan Association
Program of events:

  1. Register on July 13, 2007 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  2. On July 14, 2007 at 8:30am, opening ceremony of the Shanxi Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association 25th Anniversary Celebration and Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 3rd International Invitational Tournament, Shanxi, China.

Celebration program:

    1. Master Yang Zhenduo conducts the opening ceremony and makes a speech.
    2. Association leaders and guests make speeches.
    3. Entertainment program and famous experts’ demonstrations with the International Association and Shanxi Association providing the commentary. (content and order to be determined)
    4. The opening ceremony ends.
    5. Take commemorative group photos.

(For scope, refer to the organization of the opening ceremony of 2002 International Invitational Tournament.)

  1. July 14, 2007 afternoon to July16, 2007, 4:00pm, Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 3rd International Invitational Tournament, Shanxi, China.  (Competition program: Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 49 form, sword, and saber.  Refer to the program handbook for competition location and order to enter the stage.)
  2. On July 16, 2007 at 4:00pm, closing ceremony of the Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 3rd International Invitational Tournament, Shanxi, China.
  3. Tournament ends:

Conduct training class at Kunming for a week.  The objective is to strengthen the interaction between the International Association and Shanxi Association as well as promote friendship and improve each other.  (Participants: International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association members and disciples of Master Yang Zhenduo.  The details of the training content and procedure to be determined.)
Competition requirements: Fair, open, and just.  Need to maintain the serious nature of    the Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan.
Awarding of medals: Medal recipients need to achieve high standards and motivate other competitors through their enthusiasm.
Organization of judges: A panel of highly qualified judges will be selected from overseas, other provinces, this province, and this city.

  1. Judges need to report on July 10, 2007 afternoon. (Will notify where to report when the time comes.)
  2. Training from July 11-13, 2007.
  3. Training program: Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 3rd International Invitational Tournament, Shanxi, China, competition rules and regulations.  International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association Ranking rules.  Will train and practice at the venue.

Judging program: Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 49 form, sword, saber, and International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association ranking.
Competition rules: See Attachment.
To form the organizing committee for the Shanxi Yang Style Taijiquan Association 25th Anniversary Celebration and Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 3rd International Invitational Tournament, Shanxi, China,  in July 2006.  The organizing committee is responsible for making preparations for any related issues.

 

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Competition Rules

  1. Sponsor:
  2. Organizer: International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association, Shanxi Yang Style Taijiquan Association
  3. Participants:
    1. Domestic and international taiji organizations and individuals
    2. Domestic and international businesses, organizations, and schools
  4. Competition date: July 14 – 16, 2007
  5. Competition location: Bin River Sports Center, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
  6. Competition program:
    1. Individual event:

Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 49 form, time limit 7-8 minutes
Traditional Yang Style Taiji sword 67 movements, time limit 3-4 minutes
Traditional Yang Style Taiji saber 13 movements, time limit 1-2 minutes

    1. Group event:

Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan 49 form, time limit 7-8 minutes
Traditional Yang Style Taiji sword 55 movements, time limit 3-4 minutes
Traditional Yang Style Taiji saber 13 movements, time limit 1-2 minutes

  1. Competition divisions and restrictions:
    1. Individual events: Separate ladies and men events. Division A (60 years and above), division B (50-59 years), division C (40-49 years), division D (under 40 years old).  Each person is limited to two events (excluding group events, this does not apply to foreign guests).  If a person does not participate in a group event, then he/she cannot participate in the individual events (this does not apply to foreign guests).
    2. Group events: Senior division (60 years and above, ladies and men combined) and adult division (under 60 years, ladies and men combined).  Each group in a division is limited to one event and should consist of 6-8 people. (May use music, but cannot match lyrics or call out the movements.)
  2. Competition rules and scoring:
    1. Follow “The Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan (sword and saber) Scoring Standards and Method” and the Country’s Sports Department issued “1991-1993 Tai Chi Chuan Competition Rules”.
    2. Judges with extensive taijiquan competition experience from both international and domestic will be invited to form the panel of judges.
  3. Award method:
    1. Group events: Award the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions.  The first 20% of the groups is awarded the 1st position, the next 30% the 2nd position, and the last 50% the 3rd position.
    2. Individual events: 1st-3rd positions receive the gold medal, silver and broneze; 4th-6th positions receive the certificates.
    3. If there are less than 3 people in an individual event, then that division would be combined with the next division (age group).  If there are less than 7 people in a division, then one less position will be awarded in each gold and silver category.
  4. Registration requirements and fees:
    1. Each participant should print the registration form on an A4 paper.  The participant should bring a valid identification and a health certification from an above county level hospital and expect to produce them as required.  You are responsible for any unforeseen circumstances.
    2. The registration closing date is Jun 15, 2007. (Make sure you send the registration form with the correct postage.)  Late forms will not be accepted.
    3. Meeting fee is 50 US doller (including group leaders, coaches and association arranged observers).
    4. Competition fee: Each event per person is 10 US doller (including group events).
    5. Participants are responsible for their food, accommodation and transportation.  If making arrangements with the association, choose your option.  Participants who are making their own arrangements should indicate they are doing so in the remarks section of the registration form.
    6. Registering check-in date and time: July 13, 2007 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  No late check-ins accepted.
    7. There will be an information meeting for group leaders, coaches, and judges on July 13, 2007 at 4:00pm.  Please be punctual.  Will notify the location of the meeting.
    8. Registration address and contact person:

      Address:   4076 148th Ave NE
                        Redmond, WA 98052
                        USA                    
      Contact person: Fang Hong
      Telephone: +1 (425) 869-185    
      Email: fanghong@yangfamilytaichi.com                                 

  5. Other
    1. Dress code: Competition participants need to wear competition clothes and athletic shoes.
    2. Competition participants should have own insurance.
    3. In order to maintain the competition’s strict arrangement order, if participants need to change a person or event, written request must be made to the competition department 48 hours before the competition.  If the change is accepted, every person or event change requires a fee of 50 yuan.
    4. If there are inaccuracies in the application form submitted by a team, corrections to name or event will result in a fee of 50 yuan for every name and/or event.
  6. Notifications will be made if any future issue arises.

 

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Scoring Standards

 
The maximum score for each event is 10 points, scoring and deduction standards are as follows:
1.  Taijiquan scoring standards.
a. Standardization of movements is worth 6 points.
For every hand shape, hand movement, footwork, posture, body movement, leg movement, and balance associated with kick not according to standard requirements will result in 0.05 point deduction for each minor mistake, 0.1 point deduction for each apparent mistake, and 0.2 point for each serious mistake.  A movement with many mistakes will result in no more than 0.2 point deduction.  A mistake repeated numerous times will result in no more than 0.3 point deduction.

b. Energy application and coordination is worth 2 points.
Participants who use their energy appropriately and show their energy points accurately; are continuous and spirited; with eye, hand, body, and footwork coordination will receive a full score.  Minor deviation from the requirements will result in 0.1 to 0.5 point deduction.  Apparent mistakes will result in 0.6 to 1.0 point deduction.  Serious mistakes will result in 1.1 to 2.0 points deduction.

c. Spirit, intent, speed and style is worth 2 points.
Participants with spirit, natural expression, clear intent, appropriate speed, and outstanding style will receive a full score.  Minor deviation from the requirements will result in 0.1 to 0.5 point deduction.  Apparent mistakes will result in 0.6 to 1.0 point deduction.  Serious mistakes will result in 1.1 to 2.0 points deduction.

2. Taiji sword, saber scoring standards.

a. Standardization of movements is worth 6 points.
For every hand shape (sword finger), sword (saber) technique, footwork, posture, body movement, leg movement, and balance associated with jump not according to standard requirements will result in 0.05 point deduction for each minor mistake, 0.1 point deduction for each apparent mistake, and 0.2 point for each serious mistake.  A movement with many mistakes will result in no more than 0.2 point deduction.  A mistake repeated numerous times will result in no more than 0.3 point deduction.

b. Energy application and coordination is worth 2 points.
Participants who use their energy appropriately and show their energy points accurately; are continuous and spirited; with eye, hand, body, and footwork coordination will receive a full score.  Minor deviation from the requirements will result in 0.1 to 0.5 point deduction.  Apparent mistakes will result in 0.6 to 1.0 point deduction.  Serious mistakes will result in 1.1 to 2.0 points deduction.

c. Spirit, intent, speed and style is worth 2 points.
Participants with spirit, natural expression, clear intent, appropriate speed, and outstanding style will receive a full score.  Minor deviation from the requirements will result in 0.1 to 0.5 point deduction.  Apparent mistakes will result in 0.6 to 1.0 point deduction.  Serious mistakes will result in 1.1 to 2.0 points deduction.

3. Group taijiquan (sword, saber) scoring standards.

a. Standardization of movement is worth 4 points.
Group participants with correct posture, proficiency in technique, spirit, and standardization of movement will receive full score.  Any minor deviation from the above requirements will result in 0.05 to 0.1 point deduction.  Apparent mistakes will result in 0.15 to 0.3 point deduction.  Serious mistakes will result in 0.35 to 0.5 point deduction.
Note: Standardization of movement deduction in the group event is cumulative for every mistake made by a group member.

b. Energy application and coordination is worth 2 points.
Group participants who use their energy appropriately and show their energy points accurately; are continuous and spirited; with eye, hand, body, and footwork coordination will receive a full score.  Minor deviation from the requirements will result in 0.05 to 0.1 point deduction.  Apparent mistakes will result in 0.15 to 0.3 point deduction.  Serious mistakes will result in 0.35 to 0.5 point deduction.

c. Spirit, intent, speed and style is worth 2 points.
Group participants with spirit, natural expression, clear intent, appropriate speed, and outstanding style will receive a full score. Minor deviation from the requirements will result in 0.05 to 0.1 point deduction.  Apparent mistakes will result in 0.15 to 0.3 point deduction.  Serious mistakes will result in 0.35 to 0.5 point deduction.

d. Coordination is worth 2 points.
Group participants whose group’s movements are uniform, coordinated and synchronize with the music will receive full score.  Minor deviation from the requirements will result in 0.05 to 0.1 point deduction.  Apparent mistakes will result in 0.15 to 0.3 point deduction.  Serious mistakes will result in 0.35 to 0.5 point deduction.

4. Deduction standards for other mistakes.

The judges can make deductions for the following five types of mistakes:

a. Did not complete the form: Participants who did not complete the form and leave the arena will not receive a score.

b. Lapse in memory: For every lapse in memory, depending on the severity, will result in a 0.1 to 0.3 point deduction.  Minor lapse in memory with inappropriate pause in movement and then resuming normal will result in 0.1 point deduction.  Apparent lapse in memory with inappropriate stopping of movement will result in 0.2 point deduction.  Serious lapse in memory leading to confusion will result in 0.3 point deduction.

c. Weapon, clothing affecting movement: Mistakes which occur like sword tassel entangling with any part of the body and affecting movement, sword tassel or clothing falling off, clothes becoming unbuttoned, and weapon touching the ground or the body will result in 0.1 to 0.2 point deduction for each occurrence.

d. Weapon changing shape, breaking, falling to the ground: Weapon bending and changing shape, depending on the degree, will result in 0.1 to 0.3 point deduction. Weapon breaking will result in 0.4 point deduction.  Weapon falling to the ground will result in 0.4 point deduction for each occurrence.

e. Loss of balance: Every swaying or wobbling will result in 0.1 point deduction.  Every unnecessary support to maintain balance will result in 0.2 point deduction. Every fall to the ground (both hands, arms, shoulder, head, torso or any part of the back touching the ground) will result in 0.3 point deduction.

Note: For group event, deduction for other mistakes is cumulative for every mistake made by a group member.

Only the head judge can make deductions for the following six types of mistakes:

f. Opening and closing movements: Opening and closing movements not according to requirements will result in 0.1 point deduction.

g. Repeat performance:
1. Participants who stop during competition due to audience-related reasons, with the head judge’s consent may repeat their performance without deduction.
2. Participants who forget their movements, make mistakes, or whose weapons are damaged causing them to stop during competition may repeat their performance with 1.0 point deduction.
3. If participants are unable to continue during the competition because of injury or illness, the head judge has the right to stop the performance.  After receiving first-aid, if the participant is able to continue, he/she will be the last to perform in the event that he/she is in.  If the participant is the last person to compete in that event, then he/she will perform first in the next event, but will be subjected to 1.0 point deduction.  If the injured or ill participant is unable to continue in the above allocated time, he/she must forfeit the event.
h. Competition time limitation: Taijiquan is limited to 7-8 minutes.  After 7 minutes, the head judge will signal by blowing the whistle.  Taiji sword is limited to 3-4 minutes and the signal will be given at 3 minutes.  Taiji saber is limited to 1-2 minutes and the signal will be given at 1 minute.  Performance exceeding or under the time limit by 0.1 to 5.0 seconds will result in 0.1 point deduction, 5.1 to 10 seconds will have 0.2 point deduction, and so forth.
i. Number of movements: Every extra or less movement from the standard number of movements will result in 0.3 point deduction.
j. Direction of movement: Every direction deviation of more than 45 degrees from the standard will result in 0.1 point deduction.
k. Sequence of movement: Every movement which is out of sequence from the standard will result in 0.1 to 0.3 point deduction.


5. Scoring Method


a. Scoring by judges.
The judges will, depending on the participant’s demonstrated skill level, follow the competition scoring standard and give the score after deducting points for mistakes made.  The judges will post scores with two decimal places, with the last digit being a 0 or 5.
b. Determination of score.
1. When there is five judges, choose the middle three scores and average them to determine the participant’s score.
2. When there is four judges, choose the middle two scores and average them to determine the participant’s score.
3. The participant’s score will have two decimal places; do not do rounding from the third decimal place.
c. Addition and deduction by the head judge:
The head judge may add or deduct points when a judge’s score is not justifiable and the participant’s score has not been officially posted.  When the averaged score is 9 points and above, points added or deducted cannot be more than 0.05.
When the average score is less than 9 points, points added or deducted cannot be more than 0.1.
d. Determination of final score.
1. The head judge will make any deductions (those deductions which only the head judge can make) applicable from the participant’s score to determine the final score.
2. The head judge officially announces the participant’s final score.


6. Evaluating position in competition:


a. For individual and group events, participants with the highest score receives the first position, second highest score receives the second position, and so forth.  If there are semi-final and final events, combine scores from both events; participants with the higher score are placed ahead.
b. If there is a tie in scores, use the following to determine the position:
1. Participants whose average of the two discarded scores is closest to average of the counted scores are placed ahead.
2. Participants whose average of the two discarded scores is higher are placed ahead.
3. Participants whose lower of the two discarded scores is higher are placed ahead.
4. If still tied and there is no way to determine position, then, there will be a tie.
5. If there are special circumstances and there is no way of determining position, then use the order of appearance at the venue. That is, participants who participated first get placed ahead.
c. If the above provisions are in conflict with the competition rules, then follow the competition rules instead.

 

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The Method of Evaluation for Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Ranking – 2007

 

Specific to those who compete in the Shanxi International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Tournament, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China in 2007.

The Methods of Evaluation – Applicants applying for the first time

According to the requirements of ranking, applicants must meet qualifications in order to apply for the appropriate Level of Rank.  Approval or consent must be given by a Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center or the International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association.

The Regulations are as follows:

  1. All who emphasize the development and abide by morals inherent in the practice of Martial Arts and have been engaged in systematic practice of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan for three (3) or more years may apply for the Rank of Level 2.
  1. All who emphasize the development and abide by morals inherent in the practice of Martial Arts and have been engaged in systematic practice of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan for five (5) or more years may apply for the Rank of Level 3.
  1. All who emphasize the development and abide by the morals inherent in the practice of Martial Arts, and have been engaged in the systematic practice of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan’s Traditional Hand, Sword, and Saber Forms, and fixed Push Hands, and have been engaged in the teaching of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan for ten (10) or more years may apply for the rank of Level 4.
  1. All who emphasize the development and abide by the morals inherent in the practice of Martial Arts and have been engaged in the systematic practice of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan’s Traditional Hand, Sword, and Saber forms, and fixed and moving step Push Hands, and have been engaged in the teaching of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan for fifteen (15) or more years may apply for the rank of Level 5.
  1. All who emphasize the development and abide by the morals inherent in the practice of Martial Arts, and have been engaged in the systematic practice of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan’s Traditional Hand, Sword, and Saber forms, fixed and moving step Push Hands, and have been engaged in the teaching of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan for twenty (20) or more years may apply for the rank of Level 6.

Ranking Application Due Date:

All Ranking Applications must be received by the International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association by  (INSERT DATE) along with the Ranking Application Fee.

Regulations – Applicants who have applied previously and are applying for the next level

  1. Those who have been ranked, can only be promoted to the next level
  2. Because of the International Competition, the usual waiting period for advancing in rank will be reduced at this time. Anyone whose last ranking was before December 31, 2006 may apply for the next ranking level.

The Method of Evaluation – All Applicants

  1. Final scores given by the Chief Judge of the Competition will act as the standard score for ranking.
  2. The score for each level should be no less than the lower level.

In the Combined Score, it is not required to test for Traditional Yang Style Hand Form and the Written Theory at this time.  For example, in the Regional Ranking for Level 4, the Combined four test scores (103 Form, Sword, Saber and 49 Form) should be 34.4 points.  Therefore 34.4/4=8.6.  In this rank, the Combined Score for Level 4 should be 8.7x3 (49 Form, Sword, Saber) =26.1 and each Individual Score should be 8 points or higher. 

Requirements of Scoring for Each Level

The Ranking Scores listed below are higher than the standard Ranking Scores because all scores for Competitions are higher.

Level 1            The individual should achieve a score of at least 7.9 points in the competition for the 49 Form

Level 2            The individual should achieve a score of at least 8.3 points in competition for the 49 Form

Level 3            The individual should achieve a score of at least 8.5 points in each competition (49 Form and one weapon form) and a Combined Score of at least 17 points.

Level 4            The individual should achieve a score of at least 8.5 points in each competition (49 Form, Sword, and Saber) and a Combined Score of at least 26.1 points.

Level 5            The individual should achieve a score of at least 8.5 points in each competition (49 Form, Sword, and Saber), and a Combined Score of at least 26.7 points.

Level 6            The individual should achieve a score of at least 8.5 points in each competition (49 Form, Sword and Saber), and a combined score of at lease 27.3 points.

Ranking Application Form

Download: China 2007 Registration Form

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