These are the rules of the TCFE European Championships 2008:
This document describes all changes to the rules since the first official version:
1. General questions about the rules
Q1.1: I wonder if XXX is allowed?
A1.1: Please refer to the rules. All participants are expected to have read the rules.
Q1.2: I have read the rules, but I’m not sure about XXX? I have read the rules, but I believe that you have forgot to mention XXX?
A1.2: Please send an email to the organizers, and we will do our best to help you.
Q1.3: I have read the rules, but I have never competed before and some procedures are not entirely clear to me.
A1.3: Before the competition starts there will be a briefing on the rules. We will explain the rules and procedures, and it will be possible to ask questions.
It is a good idea to practice at your club according to the rules before the competition.
If you have any specific questions on the rules you are welcome to send an email to the organizers.
2. Allowed shoes in pushing hands
Q2.1: The rules state that soft martial arts shoes are allowed in the pushing hand events. Could you give some examples on shows that are allowed?
A2.1: Here are some examples of shoes that are allowed:
Q2.2: And which kinds are not allowed?
A2.2: Here are some examples of shoes that are not allowed:
3. Maximum length of the form performances
Q3.1: The rules state that all forms except IWUF-42 hand form must be performed in 4 minutes. Is this really the case?
Q3.2: Are there no exceptions to this rule?
Q3.3: But my form normally takes XX minutes to perform. Is it possible that I can get some more time for my form?
A3.3: No, we do not make any special exceptions.
Q3.4: So what should I do? My form should really be performed in XX minutes.
A3.4: That is up to you to decide. One solution is to speed up the form a little bit. Another solution is to cut it off at 4 minutes, so that you only perform the parts that you can manage to do in 4 minutes. Either way is fine according to the rules.