Overview

GGHK’s Martial Arts event promises to be the most interesting tournament in the history of the Games, bringing this quintessentially artform back to its ancestral home where some of the oldest and most complex styles of martial arts such as Wing Chun and Choi Li Fut were invented. Our tournament will pull in the region’s most advanced Kung Fu and martial artists for spectacular sparring. GGHK is proud to introduce additional Judo and Jujitsu events as part of this tournament.

Venue(s)

Potential Locations:

  • HKUST
  • Queen Elizabeth Stadium
  • Wanchai Southern Stadium (TBC)

 

Equipment

All Style Martial Arts Competition: 
– Appearance and dress of contestants: Contestants may wear whatever uniform she/he feels most comfortable in as long as it is clean, not excessively torn, and provided that no part of the outfit is perceived to threaten the safety of the contestant or her/his opponent (i.e., no rings, jewelry, sharp buttons, pins or trinkets of any kind that may cause injury). If any part of the contestant’s outfit is deemed unacceptable by the IAGLMA officials and the tournament directors, the contestant will be given a grace period of no more than five (5) minutes to change outfits or to alter the existing outfit. Any contestant who refuses to abide by an official’s directive may be disqualified from the competition at the sole discretion of the tournament directors in consultation with the chief IAGLMA officials. Footwear should only be worn in forms competition and should be acceptable martial arts footwear.
– Free sparring: Sparring equipment is mandatory in all sparring divisions. This includes headgear, mouth guard and hand and foot coverings for all competitors. Accounting for individual appropriate anatomic morphology, groin protection (specifically a ‘tuck under’ type cup/box) is required for men. Groin protection may not be worn on the outside of the uniform. A chest protector is recommended for women, however, it is not required. The hand covering must cover the knuckles. The foot gear must cover the toes and heel. It may be either foam dipped type (e.g. Century, Jhoon Rhee, Shihan, etc.) or vinyl (Tiger Claw, KP, etc.). All equipment must be in good condition or repair.
Judo Competition:
–  Appearance and dress of contestants: Regular Judo Uniform
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition:
–  Appearance and dress of contestants: Regular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Uniform

Events / Schedule

All Style Martial Arts Competition:
– Forms, Sparring, Self-defence
November 5-6, Sunday to Monday. 2 Full-day Competition
Judo Competition:
November 5, Sunday. 1 Full-day Competition
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition:
November 5, Sunday. 1 Full-day Competition
 

Categories / Divisions

For each competition, divisions will be offered by gender, skill level, age or/and weight, to enable all participants to have the best chance to demonstrate their skills.
In the event of an insufficient number of participants in some categories, the GGHK organizers reserve the right to aggregate divisions and classes. Conversely, in case of overcrowding, organizers can create new divisions.
All Style Martial Arts Competition:
Levels
Beginners (white, yellow or orange belts or under 1 year of experience)
Intermediates (green, blue or purple belts or under 2 years of experience)
Advanced (red or brown belts, or between 2 and 4 years of experience)
Black Belts (or over 5 years of experience)
Black Belts 3rd dan and +
Age Groups
35 years and over: For Black Belts in the following martial arts events: Empty Hand Forms (katas) Weapons Forms, Sparring (kumite).
Depending on the number of participants, new divisions may be created in other levels of practice. The reference age for the divisions is a landmark but may change depending on the interests of competition and competitors.
Weight
In Martial Arts competitions, weight categories are organised only for sparring in the Black Belt category. Weight categories are defined as follows:
Men: Fly weight ( 56,8kg / 125lbs and under) , light weight (68,6kg / 151lbs and under), middle weight (78.6kg / 173lbs and under) , Heavy weight (78.7kg / 173.1lbs and more).
Women: Fly weight (55kg / 121lbss and under), light weight (60kg / 132lbs or under), middle weight (65kg / 143lbs and under), heavy weight (65.1kg / 143.1lbs and more).
Unless otherwise requested, there are no weight categories for people with special physical needs.
Judo Competition:
Levels
The following level categories are used:
Beginners (white, yellow, orange belts or 1 year of experience)
Intermediate (green and blue belts or 2 years of experience)
Advanced ( brown and black belts or at least 3 years of experience)
Age groups
There are no age categories in judo events. However, in case of high attendance, age categories may be created.
Weight
The weight categories for the Judo event are as follows:
WOMEN: under 48kg (105.6lbs), under 52kg (114.4lbs), under 57kg (125.4lbs), under 63kg (138.6lbs), under 70kg (154lbs), under 78kg (171.6lbs), over 78kg (171.6lbs or more).
MEN  : under 60kg (132lbs), under 66kg (145.2lbs), under 73kg (160.6lbs), under 81kg (178.2lbs), under 90kg (198lbs), under 100kg (220lbs), over 100kg (220lbs or more).
Unless otherwise required, there are no weight categories for people with specific physical needs.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition:
Levels
The following level categories are used:
White Belt
Blue Belt
Purple Belt
Brown Belt
Black Belt
Age groups
There are no age categories in BJJ event. However, in case of high attendance, age categories may be created.
Weight
The weight categories for the BJJ events are as follows:
WOMEN: less than 55kg (121.6lbs), less than 62kg (136.7lbs), less than 70kg (154.2lbs), more than 70kg (154.2lbs or more).
MEN: under 62kg (136.7lbs), under 69kg (152.1lbs), under 77kg (169.8lbs), under 85kg (187.4lbs), under 94kg (207.2lbs), over 94kg (207.2lbs or more ).
Unless otherwise required, there are no weight categories for people with specific physical needs.

No. of Participants / Teams

380

Registration Fee

$500.00 HKD

Guidelines / Special Considerations or Rules

All Style Martial Arts
Judo
International rules: https://rules.ijf.org/
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
International rules: https://ibjjf.com/books-videos

All Information Above is Subject to Change

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