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Each year the Twin State Martial Arts Association will acknowledge the top 3 competitors for each division with the #1 becoming the Twin State Champion. This is not just another ranking service. This Association is recognized as the official “State Champion Circuit” in the Twin State area by some of the most well respected Martial Artists including Grand Master Ed Budd, Grand Master Denise Rouleau, Hanshi Richard Bernard.

Sparring Guidelines

Ring size no smaller than 16 feet square

-No time limit

-No leg kicks

-No face contact

-No blind techniques

-First to three (3) points wins match, five (5) for all Black Belt Divisions.

-Head contact is to protected area only, with light contact in all divisions.

-No contact to groin, face, legs or spine is allowed.

-All point scoring techniques must be above waistline, from the kidneys forward.

-Two majority call warnings of the same infraction, results in disqualification

-Head judge and/or tournament arbitrator make final call on all blood rulings before any disqualifications are ruled.

-Foul language or disrespect may result in the loss of a point or disqualification

These are not necessarily rules but guidelines for all TSMAA promoters to follow. Each Tournament will have its own “official” rules.

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