Each event has a separate listing of rules. This page is a list of self-defense rules. For a list of general rules that are not event specific, please click here.
Participants compete as a Team. Teams consist of two (2) competitors who are similar age and Weight; either contestant can attack or defend at any given time.
- Junior Divisions – Age 11 and Under
- Teams must defend 6 techniques; any combination of Grabs, restraints, or Strikes
- Cadets (Teens) and Adult Beginner and Novice Divisions – 12-17 and Adult Under Black Belt
- Teams must defend 9 techniques; 3 grabs, 3 restraints or embraces, and 3 strikes
BLACK BELT and Advanced divisions
Teams must defend 12 techniques; 3 grabs, 3 restraints or embraces, 3 strikes, and 3 weapon attacks. Teams judged on same criteria as Kata and Weapons divisions. Either contestant can attack or defend at any given time.