Venue and Directions
Under 10 Registration from 8:30AM to 9:15AM, Competition from 9:30AM
10-13 Registration from 11:30AM to 12:15AM, Competition from 1:00PM
14-17s and Adults should register later from 3:00PM to 3:30PM, Competition from 3:45PM
Angel Leisure Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge TN9 1SF
Competitor Protection Requirements
This is mandatory for each age category. Groin guards are compulsory for male competitors over 130cms.
13 yrs & below: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male), Feet Pads, Shin Guards
14-17yrs & 18 years +: Mouth Guard, Head Guard, Closed fingered gloves, Groin guard (Male), Feet Pads
There will be no spectator fees but please come and support for the whole day.
To ensure smooth running of the competition if any spectators or competitors are rude towards the organiser or referees, then they will be asked to leave the competition venue immediately and risk that the competitor may be disqualified from all events including future VTA Competitions until further notice.
Sparring Contact Rules
Under 14 years
Controlled contact to the body and head-guard will be allowed. Punches and kicks are allowed to the body and head-guard. Strictly no contact to the face will be allowed! Contact to the face will be penalised and may result in disqualification.
14-17 years and 18+
Controlled contact using punches and kicks are allowed to the body and head (including the face). Excessive contact will be penalised and may result in disqualification.
Fouls (minus points) and Warnings
Fouls (minus points) (3 fouls = Disqualification)
-Attacking a fallen opponent
-Intentional attack to an illegal target
Warnings (3 warnings = 1 minus point)
-Pretending to have scored a point by raising one or both arms
-Stepping completely out of the ring
-Faking a blow
-Intentionally avoiding sparring
-Adjusting equipment during the bout without the Centre Referee's consent
- Unintentional attack to an illegal target
This event is for all competitors aged 18 years and above. Two techniques will be performed, one hand and one leg. Each competitor will choose the number of boards they wish to attempt for each technique and tell the referees prior to the event.
The competitor's choice of techniques from the selection below.
Hand Techniques: Elbow or Knifehand
Foot Techniques: Side Kick or Turning Kick
In the event of a draw, competitors will have to do the techniques that they have not chosen in the first round and again tell the number of boards to the umpire. Both techniques will be required.
Medals can only be given out to competitors who have gained some points. 2 Bronzes will only be awarded if the competitors are on the same number of points. If there is only one competitor in the division then they must score points to win the medal.
3 points for a broken board and 1 point for a bent board.
The technique performed will be high flying side kick. Each competitor will be allowed one measure up and two attempts to hit the target without disturbing the hurdle.
Medals and/or Trophies
There will be 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal available for each division. This year, these are custom, exclusive AETA medals as shown below:
In each event, we guarantee that each competitor will have at least 2 rounds/attempts (provided there are more than 2 competitors in the division).
Overall competitors will be calculated over the 3 AETA League competitions and awarded at the end of year.
Appeals against individual decisions or outcomes will not be considered by the Central Desk. However, should you feel that the draw has not been executed properly or that incorrect procedure has been adhered to, you may lodge an appeal.
To lodge an appeal, approach the Central Desk in a calm and respectful manner and state your case as clearly as possible. It is the decision of the Central Desk whether to pursue an investigation. After any potential investigation, the decision of the Central Desk is final. Grade of the appellant or their instructor will not influence the decision of the Central Desk.
Registration and Start Times
8:30 - 9:15am Registration: Under 10s
9:30am Under 10s Competition Starts
11:30 - 12:15pm Registration: 10-13s
13:00pm 10-13s Competition Starts
15:00 - 15:30pm Registration: 14-17 and Adults
15:45pm 14-17 and Adults Competition Starts
If you arrive at registration after the closing time and it has been closed please head to the Central Desk to register. There is no guarantee you will be accepted for registration but we will try our best to accommodate you.
THERE ARE NO BLACK BELT DIVISIONS
If your event is called and you are not there within 5 minutes then you will be removed from that event so the competition can progress. If you are already doing another event when the division is called then please inform the referees immediately.
An order of events will be available on the day but this is subject to change.