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    April Tourney in Berkeley

    Does anyone have any info on the tournement in April. What styles can compete? what the sparring rules are? Anything?

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    April 2002 13th, Berkeley, CA - 10th Annual UC Berkeley Chinese Martial Arts Championship, hosted by the UC Martial Arts Program and the Cal Wushu Club.

    http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~calwushu/tournament/
    http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~calwush...nament/faq.htm
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    what about the san shou toury in chicago in april?
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    thanks for the reply Northern,
    Unfortunately they havent updated it yet!

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    I will be at this tourney, and the Golden Gate Classic!! WOOO HOOO...gotta love tourneys (yeah right)!!

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    If it is like last year and all the past years, the tournment is open to all CMA which includes also includes CMA internal styles. The usual break down is internal and external and then within this is traditional and Wu Shu. Wu Shu has its own set of standard rules and pattern after China's point system while the traditional is what most of us are use to. Point system with a range of 10, i.e. 8.0 to 9.0. Usually they try to separate southern styles and northern style. Weapons are broken down to short (Sabers, fans, canes, and swords) and long (Staff, Spear and Quan Do). Once in a while chains and other weapons compete. The traditional includes classical and traditional WuShu so it makes it tough on the real classical styles because the sets are not fancy with flips, etc., so the forms are judge on speed, power, fluidness, balance, flavor, etc. In the internal side, different styles of Pa Kua, Tai Chi and Hsing i are found here. Also Tai Chi pushing hand sparring is here too. There is a section call open form where sparring sets and group sets are done. The tournement usually is one day with six rings going on at once.

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    good tourney!

    I'm biased of course, as I've worked on this tournament a lot in the past . Its by no means a perfect tournament, but definitely a lot better then most out there. Its entirely run by student volunteers, which amonst other things means you're not making some already rich school owner richer - the focus isn't on extracating as much money from your wallet as possible. The turn out is usually pretty good, about 300-400 competitors, mostly from the northern california area, but usually a few come from further (canada, east coast, europe and asia even).

    The focus is on taolu mostly, the application events are limited to push hands, chisao (I'm /pretty sure/ they're doing it again this year) and weapons sparring.


    The other good thing is that this year, for the first time in like 4 years, they're getting Haas Pavilion (formerly Harmon Gym), UC Berkeley's main basketball arena, which is huge, so a lot more floor space and spectator seating (last few years were getting crowded while the gym was being renovated).

    -Raffi

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    cool, thanks for the info, I will be attending and most likely competing in the sparring.

    Wushu Chick- can you tell me the date of the Golden Gate Tourney you menioned.

    THanks,

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    Who's going to Berkeley CMAT this year?

    LUcky 13 just after April Fool's: 13th Annual Berkeley Chinese Martial Arts Tournament
    I hope to be there in the afternoon and evening. If you're from the forum and see me, say 'hi"!
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    I'll be there at 7:30AM.

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    Dam! I work 12 hours on Saturday. Otherwise I'd LOVE to go.... though just to say "Hi" to Gene and tease him about Blooming Lotus.
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    Can't make it.... will do Jimmy's and maybe USWU in Vegas, if I can make it to a qualifier.
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    cerebus

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    TTT for 2006

    14th Annual Chinese Martial Arts Tournament is April 8th, 2006. Anyone here going? I'll be there all day signing autographs, accepting drink offers, scouting for got qi? girls & catering to the needs of my large nachoninjette fanbase. HA! I wish....

    Seriously, will any other forum members be there? If so, I hope to see you.
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    i would have gone and signed up but it was too close and im lazy when it comes to going places. so much easier if i had a secretary.
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    Genes too busy rocking the gang and scarfing down bags of cheetos while beating it to nacho ninjettes and laughing at the ridiculous posts on the kfforum. In a horse stance of course.

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