BRITISH OPEN SERIES

BRITAIN'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS
MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS SINCE 1982


BOS 2014 CATEGORIES FOR ENGLAND


 

LINKS

click here for the WELSH categories

ENGLAND

Categories will be numbered and run in order however the WUMA hold the right to any changes if needed.
If you have won an event in the last 2 years you are eligible for our World Championships. Text Master Deadly on 07505008442 for an entry form.
Automatic entry open to ALL  past squad members who have travelled with us before on our World Tour! We are working on it right now to make this a special time in your life!!!!!   Cost will be available soon!
WUMA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Geneva, Switzerland Sept 13th &14th 2014.         
WUMA WORLDS: Germany September 2015

COSTS PER ENGLISH EVENT

Adults: £15 per category  Under 16yrs £10 per category.  
£10 Adult Spectators    ~    £5 - 16yr Spectator
Once entered into the event unfortunately no refunds if a competitor pulls out of the event

ENGLAND EVENTS

Click here for the WUMA Calendar of events
Directions to the Worcester Event:  
Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Rd, Worcester, WR3 8DX.   
From the M5 exit at Junction 6: Follow signs to Warndon, Business Park and Hospital going straight over 2 roundabouts, at the end of the road
T junction traffic lights, turn left. past MacDonald's to roundabout, turn right, go under a railway bridge to T junction turn right, just over hump backed bridge, turn right to Perdiswell Leisure Centre about 3 minutes off the motorway.

HOTEL we suggest: 
Travelodge Worcester Hotel, Cathedral Plaza, 3 High Street, Worcester WR1 2QS. 
Tel: 0871 984 6277  Fax: 01905 22584
Directions to the Hotel: Exit the M5 at junction 7 follow the signs to Worcester City Centre passing straight over all roundabouts. As you approach the Cathedral, enter the right-hand lane. Directly opposite the Cathedral turn right towards Elgar's statue.
Hotel is located at Cathedral Plaza Shopping Mall.

Attention: Worcester is 20minutes from Birmingham by car, Hotel or B&B information telephone Tourist Information on 01905 726311  

REGISTRATION

Doors Open 11.30am with Registration for Kata to start at 11.30am
12 noon is Registration for under 16 years Semi & Light-Contact to start at 12.30pm
2pm is Registration for Adults Semi & Light-Contact to start between 2.30pm and 3.30pm
4pm is Registration for Strike & Grapple MMA to start around 6pm

CATEGORY RULES

Attention: If it is noticed that a Novice competitor is competing above a Novice ability then it is the Judges and Promoters discretion to pull them out and enter them into a more advanced category.   
How to work out your section: Put all your Martial Arts, Boxing & any other fighting art  together i.e.  if you had 2 months off don't count those 2 months within the 6 months.  If one has joined a new club then you add both clubs training together to make your total. 
Training in all past styles to be included.   We don't care what belt you are!   For instance:  If you have trained for 2 months then had 2 months off then the answer to time training is 2 months.    Please be honest when filling in the entry form!!!      
DON'T CHEAT AS YOUR ONLY CHEATING YOURSELF!

CATEGORY TYPES AND BASIC RULES

Adults:   16 years of age and older       
Semi-Contact:  
(Points - Stop Start)  "5 Clear points or first to 10 pts wins the bout"
Scoring: 1 point for: Hand Techniques to anywhere on the padded area of the Headguard including back and top of head.
1 point for Hand Techniques to front and side of the trunk of the body above the waist
1 points for a controlled kick to front and side of the trunk of the body above the waist
1 point for a sweep to back of heel/ankle or back of thigh from back of thigh.
2 points for a controlled kick to anywhere on the padded area of the Headguard including back and top of head.
3 points for a controlled jumping kick to anywhere on the padded area of the Headguard including back and top of head.
2 points for a controlled Jumping kick to the front and side of the trunk of the body above the waist.
Banned Techniques:  Ridge Hand and Backfist to the body.  Any Spinning Backfist!   
Banned Strikes to the:  Throat, Back, Face, Below the waist unless a Sweeping Technique to the back of heel/ankle.
Light-Contact:  
Continuous Sparring with same scoring as above with a decision at the end of the bout

Pankration:  
MODERN GREEK PANKRATION ATHLIMA. 
Strike & Grapple.  Stand, Strike then Grapple (Light-Contact Continuous)
Start in a standing position: Fight as in Light Contact Continuous until you can grab and achieve a takedown.
Once you grab opponent then this ends any striking and you both revert to Grappling.
"If your opponent taps out you win the bout"  If no tap out, the judges individually decide & go by who has worked harder, scored more points & controlled the bout more

 CATEGORY SECTIONING       
(FIRST CREATED BY MASTER DEADLY OF WUMA IN 2012)

In the Semi & Light Contact each Weight & Height Category will be split into
 4 sections exclusive to WUMA
Section Awards A.B.C.D. will be 1st - Gold 1st, Silver 2nd & 2 Bronze Medals for 3rd. 
The Gold Medal Winner of each section will then be placed immediately into the Semi-Final of that weight or height for the Trophies meaning A.B.C.D. winners will compete against each other for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Place Trophies.
Exclusive trophies built for WUMA comps this year bigger & better than ever before!
Cost:  Win the Medal and go for the Trophies all for the cost of One Category!!!!!!
Below are the sections in each Semi & Light Contact Category,

A = BEGINNERS            = 
Under 6 months total training.   

B = NOVICE                    =  Under 12 months total training.

C = INTERMEDIATE:    =  Under 2 years total training.

D = ADVANCED             =  Over 2 years training. 

How to work out your section: Put all your Martial Arts, Boxing & any other fighting art  together i.e.  if you had 2 months off don't count those 2 months within the 6 months.  If one has joined a new club then you add both clubs training together to make your total.  Training in all past styles to be included.   We don't care what belt you are!   For instance:  If you have trained for 2 months then had 2 months off then the answer to time training is 2 months.    Please be honest when filling in the entry form!!!      
DON'T CHEAT AS YOUR ONLY CHEATING YOURSELF!

REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT
Once registered on the day, Keep your category number on the back of your hand,   No refunds if you miss your entry!
No refunds if you wish to pull out once the entry is made!
 

FORMS  Under 16 years
2. Japanese Kata 
3. Korean - Patterns
4. Chinese - Forms
5. Creative (music allowed)
6. Weapons (music allowed)
7.
Self-Defence (2 persons of all ages)
8.
Team Kata (Kids & Adults 2 or 3 persons with or without weapons)
FORMS     ADULTS
9.
Japanese Kata 
10. Korean - Patterns
11. Chinese - Forms
12. Creative (music allowed)
13. Weapons (music allowed)
Winners of each Adult Individual section will compete for £50 Kata GC Prizemoney

UNDER 16YR OLD CHILDREN'S CATEGORIES    please scroll down!

Under 16yrs   SEMI-CONTACT - STOP START POINTS

14.       - 115cm boys & girls 
14a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
14b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
14c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
14d  Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

15.     - 125cm boys & girls
15a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
15b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
15c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
15d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

16.     - 135cm boys & girls 
 
16a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
16b  
Novice
under 12 months training          4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
16c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training     Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
16d  Seniors  
+2 years training         compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

17.
    - 145cm Boys
17a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
17b  
Novice
under 12 months training            4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
17c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training       Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
17d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

18.     - 145cm Girls   
18a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
18b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
18c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
18d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

19.     - 155cm Boys           
19a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
19b  
Novice
under 12 months training            4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
19c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training       Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
19d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

20.
    - 155cm girls  
20a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
20b  
Novice
under 12 months training            4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
20c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training       Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
20d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

21.     +155cm girls
21a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
21b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
21c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
21d   Seniors  
+2 years training         compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

22.     - 165cm boys
22a   Beginners under 6 months training
22b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
22c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
22d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

23.     +165cm boys

23a   Beginners under 6 months training
23b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
23c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
23d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

- 16yr Light-Contact - Continuous

24.     - 125cm Boys & Girls  
24a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
24b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
24c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
24d   Seniors  
+2 years training         compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

25
.
    - 135cm Boys & Girls 
25a   Beginners under 6 months training
25b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
25c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
25d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

26.     - 145cm Boys 
26a   Beginners under 6 months training
26b  
Novice
under 12 months training          4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
26c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
26d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

27.      -145cm Girls              
27a 
Beginners
under 6 months training
27b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
27c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
27d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

28.     - 155cm Boys           
28a  Beginners under 6 months training
28b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
28c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
28d   Seniors  
+2 years training         compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

29.      -155cm Girls             
29a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
29b  
Novice
under 12 months training          4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
29c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
29d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

30.     +155cm Girls          
30a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
30b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
30c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training     Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
30d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

31.     - 165cm Boys  
31a   Beginners under 6 months training
31b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
31c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
31d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

32.    +165cm Boys             
32a   Beginners under 6 months training
32b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
32c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
32d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

ADULT CATEGORIES

PRIZE MONEY AT EACH EVENT

ADULT FORMS GRAND CHAMPION
 £50
               

LADIES SEMI-CONTACT GRAND CHAMPION
 £50
       

MENS SEMI-CONTACT GRAND CHAMPION 
£100


THIS YEAR THE KATA MONEY WILL BE HANDED OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KATA EVENT
THE SEMI-CONTACT PRIZE MONEY WILL BE FOUGHT OFF AND HANDED OUT AFTER THE GRAPPLING AT THE END    
 

LADIES  Semi - Contact - Stop Start Points

33.         - 60kg            
33a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
33b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
33c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
33d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

3
4.
      - 70kg              
34a   Beginners under 6 months training
34b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
34c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
34d   Seniors  
+2 years training         compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

35.      +70kg               
35a   Beginners under 6 months training
35b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
35c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
35d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

LADIES   Light-Contact  - Continuous

36.
     - 60kg 
36a   Beginners under 6 months training
36b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
36c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
36d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

37.     - 70kg 
37a   Beginners under 6 months training
37b  
Novice
under 12 months training          4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
37c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
37d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

38.     +70kg
38a   Beginners under 6 months training
38b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
38c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
38d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

MENS   Semi - Contact - Stop Start Points
39.     - 60kg 
39a   Beginners
under 6 months training
39b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
39c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
39d  Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

40.
     - 65kg  
40a   Beginners
under 6 months training
40b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
40c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
40d  Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

41.      -70kg   
41a   Beginners
under 6 months training
41b  
Novice
under 12 months training          4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
41c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
41d  Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

42.     - 75kg              
42a   Beginners under 6 months training
42b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
42c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
42d  Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

43.     - 80kg   
43a   Beginners
under 6 months training
43b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
43c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
43d  Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

44.     - 85kg 
44a   Beginners
under 6 months training
44b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
44c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
44d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

45.     - 90kg   
45a   Beginners under 6 months training
45b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
45c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
45d  Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies
    
46.     +90kg             
46a   Beginners under 6 months training
46b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
46c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
46d  Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

47.
    +35 yrs    (Masters) Points             4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
47a   Novice under 2 years training   Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
47b    Seniors  
+2 years training       compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies
    
MENS   Light - Contact Continuous

48.     - 60kg
48a   Beginners
under 6 months training
48b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
48c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
48d  Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

49.     - 65kg
49a   Beginners
under 6 months training
49b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
49c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training     Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
49d   Seniors  
+2 years training         compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

50.      -70kg  
50a   Beginners
under 6 months training
50b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
50c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
50d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

51.      -75kg 
51a   Beginners
under 6 months training
51b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
51c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
51d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

52.     - 80kg
52a   Beginners
under 6 months training
52b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
52c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
52d Seniors  
+2 years training         compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

53.     - 85kg  
53a   Beginners under 6 months training
53b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
53c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
53d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

54.     - 90kg
54a   Beginners
under 6 months training
54b  
Novice
under 12 months training           4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
54c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
54d  Seniors  
+2 years training            compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

55.     +90kg 
55a  
Beginners
under 6 months training
55b  
Novice
under 12 months training         4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
55c  
Intermediate
under 2 years training      Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
55d   Seniors  
+2 years training          compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

56
.
    +35 yrs (Masters) Continuous      4 Medals awarded in A.B.C.& D.
56a   Novice under 2 years training     Gold Medal winner of A.B.C & D will 
56b  Seniors  
+2 years training         compete for 1st-2nd and joint 3rd Trophies

STRIKE & GRAPPLE
57.
   Men   (weights to be matched on the day)   (Scroll above to see the rules)

MODERN GREEK PANKRATION ATHLINA  - 

STRIKE & GRAPPLE
In preparation for future Olympics
Pankration is a martial arts sport introduced in the Greek Olympic games in 648 BC. This martial art was founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling. Because of this, the term Pankration comes from the Greek παγκράτιον, literally meaning "all powers" and that from πάν (pan) "all" + κράτος (kratos) "strength" or "power". The term is also used to describe the sport's modern variations. Some also argue it to be the first all-encompassing fighting system in human history, and it bears many similarities to modern MMA styles.

 

 

Master Richard "DD" Hopkins
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