WTF and USAT rules will govern this tournament and the Tournament Committee may modify some rules according to the local condition. Divisions may be combined or broken down at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.
USAT junior competition rules will be used. 11 years and younger MAY NOT ATTEMPT ANY HEAD KICKS with the exception of 8-11 years old Black Belts. 8-11 years old black belts and 12-14 years old color belts , 15-17 years old color belts may execute LIGHT HEAD KICKS ONLY with the Junior Safety Rules; Only 12-14 year old black belts,15-17 years old Black Belts and Adults(18+)all belts, will use the USAT/WTF Adult Competition Rules.
WTF style or WTF approved body protectors, head gear, mouth guards, groin guards for males, shin+instep guards and forearm protectors are required for all competitors. WTF approved gloves are mandatory for black belts only and optional for color belts. Black belt sparring competitors will use the provided KP&P body protectors and need to bring KP&P e-foot protectors or make arrangements to lease/purchase on site.