PURPOSE OF THE CTF TOURNAMENT SYSTEM

The CTF Tournament System is designed to offer an additional learning  situation for its members.  In order for a positive learning situation  to occur, it is the responsibility of all Tournament Officials,  Instructors and Black Belts to insure that the Tournament is conducted  as follows:

    • Competition is safe.
    • Competition is fair.
    • Competition is challenging.

In order that competition is a positive experience for all competitors,  the CTF Instructors should insure that any student competing is  adequately prepared both physically and emotionally for the competition  experience.  By the nature of competition, there is only one winner and  many more losers.  A competitor who sets his focus solely on winning is  likely to be disappointed.  He will find it much more productive to  focus on competition as

    • a means of measuring himself against others,
    • a motivational force for continued practice and improvement,
    • an opportunity to view others with greater skills and experience so he can set goals and
    • an opportunity to identify personal strengths and weaknesses.

     

SUMMARY OF CTF TOURNAMENT RULES

(Links to specific rules are in green below)

SUMMARY OF 2018 TOURNAMENT RULES CHANGES

 

 

INFORMATION FOR

Competitors

INFORMATION FOR

Parents

GENERAL COMPETITION

Rules

TYPES OF COMPETITION

Forms

Sparring

Beginners Drills & One-Steps

Power Breaking

OFFICIALS

Qualifications

Responsibilities

Dress

UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT

Competitors

Officials

CTF NATIONALS RULES

Qualification

Seeding

Special Competition Rules

SPECIAL COMPETITIONS

Combination Breaking

Team Forms

Team Sparring

Tournament Divisions

Concussion Policy