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US Open Martial Arts Fighting Challenge Featuring
US vs China


2011 US Open Martial Arts Fighting Challenge featuring US vs China will be held in Denton Gym on
3800 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile, Al 36609 on August 20, 2011.

The US Open tournament preliminary fights will start at 12:00 PM, and the final tournament will start at
7:00 PM; door opens at 6:00 PM.

Saturday August 20, 2011:
12:00pm – 6:00pm Preliminary Matches
6:30pm – 7:00pm
Break – Martial Arts Skills Demos
7:00pm - 10:00pm
8 Fighting Finale and Main Event: US vs China

Since 1994, The US Open International Martial Arts Championship has had many world class matches. Several international fighting superstars started their careers participating in the US Open International Martial Arts Championships. Additionally, the United States National Sanshou Team has been represented by fighter and coaches who have been participants with this event throughout its history.

This year the US Open International Martial Arts Championship Committee is truly opening its doors to all martial arts styles, including the newly developing MMA. This tournament uses the combined rules and regulations of international Sanshou/Sanda and MMA, which includes kicks, strikes, intercepts, grapples and throws; and also includes wearing appropriate head and body protection and standard MMA (for A division) and boxing gloves . Certain modifications may be made by the Tournament Committee to allow for other martial arts styles to be included in this year’s tournament. These modifications will be available through our websites and our Contact Representatives.

International teams from four continents have participated in the US Open International Martial Arts Championships. These include the South Africa Sanshou Team, and the Egyptian team. European teams from Italy and Holland have participated. From Asia, the tournament has seen the China Special Police team and China National Team. And from Central and South America participations has included the Brazilian Sanshou Team, Argentina Sanshou and Mexican Sanshou team.

US Open International Martial Arts Championship has introduced many world class fighters: MMA Champion World Sanshou Bronze medalist Cung Le, who started his first Sanshou competition in Mobile, Alabama, has won three US Open International Champion titles.

UFC fighter & World Sanshou Silver Medalist, Patrick Barry has won the US Open-K. Superstar US
2002 and has also won 2003 and 2004 K. Superstar world champion titles. UFC fighter Melvin Guilard won the silver medal in the 2003 US Open national team trials. He won the US Open International Martial Arts Championship title in the light-weight division in 2004.

K. J. Noon, International Sanshou & MMA Champion fighter, twice (2001 & 2002) won The International K. Superstar professional titles at the battle of the “Arts of War” in the US Open International Sanshou division. Li Jie, China, Sanda King, first Sanshou/Sanda World Cup Champion, defeated UFC fighter Rich Clementi in the 2004, winning US Open International Martial Arts Championship-K. Superstar professional main event title.

Wael Karika Muhammed, World Sanshou Champion and Africa Sanshou Champion won the 2007 US Open International Sanshou Champion title.

Schedule:

Friday August 19, 2011:
1:00pm – 8:00pm
Fighters Registration, Weigh-in, Medicals
(held at Shaolin Institute, 704 Lakeside Dr., Mobile, AL 36693)

Saturday August 20, 2011:
8:00am-10:00 am
Fighters Registration, Weigh-in, Medicals
(held at Shaolin Institute, 704 Lakeside Dr., Mobile, AL 36693)

9:30 am -11:30 am
12:00pm – 6:00pm
6:30pm – 7:00pm
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Martial Arts Skills Demonstrations (non-combat)
Preliminary Matches
Break – Martial Arts Skills Demos
Main Event Opening & Final Matches


Tournament Information:

There are 3 major US Open Martial Arts Combat Challenge fighting divisions beside
light contacts (Please consult division appendix).

A: Advanced Division;
B: Beginner Division;
N: Novice Division

Winner for each weight category in preliminary fights will fight for final major 3 weight
classes in A division:

Heavy Weight,
Middle Weight
Light Weight.

Final three winners in light weight, middle weight and heavy weight will become the US
Open Martial Arts Challenge Title Champions in A division.

The tournament committee shall reserve the right to give any fighter a fighting test
to determine their correct division for safety before we allow him/her to fight. All
Rules and regulations shall be available on http://www.artofwarsanshou.com or http://
www.shaolin-world.net.


Prizes:

Each winner will be awarded $300.00 in cash as scholarship. The best fighter of the night
will be awarded with extra bonus.
There will be various prizes, medals and memorabilia and for other different divisions.

Fighter Registration:
LIU International Shi DeRu Shaolin Institute (http://www.shaolin-
world.net ) Contact: Becky Pardue at 251-662-3225.

Fighter Registration, Weigh-in and Medical Reviews:
Starts Friday, August 19, 2011. All fighters must complete their weight
and medicals by 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011.

US Open Challenge Tournament Committee: Contact: Adam Stockhausen
(770) 286-9808 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) .

Early Registration fee is $49.00 (before August 10, 2011)
Late Registration fee is $60.00 (after August 10)
On Site Registration Fee is $65.00


Spectator tickets:

Available before the tournament through LIU International Shi DeRu
Shaolin Institute (http://www.shaolin-world.net ) Contact: Becky Pardue
at 251-662-3225. Spectator tickets will be available on tournament day.


Spectator ticket prices:

$5.00 Skills Demonstrations & Preliminary Matches Only
$10.00 Full Tournament ($5.00 for children under 13)
$35.00 VIP pass ( reserved seats, dinner, post-reception)


Skills Demonstrations:

Martial Art Schools wishing to participate in skills demonstrations are
welcome and should pre-register with LIU International Shi DeRu Shaolin
Institute (http://www.shaolin-world.net ) Contact: Becky Pardue at 251-
662-3225.

Time limitations will require pre-event coordination. Please make contact
before 5:00pm August 12, 2011.



Rules & Regulations:

Rules will follow US Open Combat Martial Arts Challenge Rules (as
modified from Sanda).
All Rules will be posted at www.artofwarsanshou.com

This year the US Open International Martial Arts Championship Committee is truly opening its doors to all martial arts styles, including the newly developing MMA class of fighting system. This tournament uses the combined rules and regulations of international Sanshou/Sanda and MMA, which includes kicks, strikes, intercepts, grappling and throws; and also includes wearing appropriate head and body protection and standard
MMA (for A division) and boxing gloves . Certain modifications may be made by the Tournament Committee to allow for other martial arts styles to be included in this year’s tournament. These modifications will be available through our websites and our Contact Representatives.

A division final general rule:
Full Score is 100

All legal forms of punches, kicks, throws and knee attacks from any school of Kungfu/Wushu/Karate/Tae Kwan Do/or other Mixed Martial Arts such as the following:

Punches : Straight punches, hooks, uppers, and backspin blows.
Kicks : Front kicks, low kicks, middle kicks, high kicks, side kicks, back kicks, inner thigh kicks, jumping kicks, and knee kicks.
Knees: Knees are only allowed to apply to the trunk below the neck and above the belt.
Throws: Neck throw, fireman’s throw, Forward throw, back throw (no head first throws), Catch leg throw, grappling arm throw…
Qin Na: Any head, wrist, arms, knee, leg and ankle locks may apply (within 10 seconds on the ground)

Brief Matching Methods & Scoring:
Method of Matches
Attacking and defending techniques of any martial arts styles or schools can be applied.
Valid Parts
Head, Trunk, and legs
Applying Qin Na in A division
Prohibited Areas
Back of head, and crotch.
Head strike or punch is prohibited for N. division.
Prohibited Methods
1. Striking opponents head deliberately with intention to injure opponent.
2. Attacking the opponent by using the head, elbow, or pushing or striking reverse against the opponent's joints intentionally injure the opponent.
3. Attacking the opponent's back of the head or crotch.

Basic Scoring:
One points is awarded to the fighter if his opponent:
1. Falls (support his body by any part of the body other than his feet) while he himself
remains standing.
2. Is hit in the trunk once with the leg
3. Receives an official 8 count
4. Receives warning penalty
5. Is hit in the valid part with a hand technique
6. Is hit once on the head, upper or lower legs in a valid part with a leg technique
7. Shows passivity for 8 seconds, and remains passive for another 8 second after being ordered to attack.
8. Deliberately falls down and remains down for three seconds or more.
9. Is given an admonition or caution
10. Falls first when both fighters apply a technique to force the opponent down.
11. Applying a Qin Na technique (advanced only)
 
The L.I.U. International Shaolin Institute reserves the right to assess fight level of anyone registered to compete in the tournament.  To enter the tournament as a fighter, purchase tickets as a spectator or for further information, contact the LIU Institute at (770) 286-9808

email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

or visit http://www.shaolin-world.net/
or
http://www.artofwarsanshou.com


Important Files:

Invitation by Shi DeRu
Schedule / Procedures
Rules
Registration Form
Divisions

History of US Open





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