(“Forms or taolu (Chinese: 套路; pinyin: tàolù) in Chinese are a series of predetermined movements combined so they can be practised as a continuous set of movements.” )
Welcome to the SSK British Taolu (and Sanda) Tournament
Please fill in the application form below and we look forward to seeing you there.
Taolu entrants must be part of a team of 3.
SUMMARY OF CATEGORIES: (Everyone will perform their chosen form(s) 3 times)
Eg A Novice will do Luo-Harn Ch’ao x 3 times, their final mark = combined score of all 3 attempts;
or a 6th grader, could do Luo-Harn Ch’ao and chose Ch’ang Ch’uen 2, then repeat their better form to achieve best score based on 3 attempts.
Novice: x 1 form ; Luo-Harn Ch’ao. Repeated 3 times (or half of form for children).
Beginner: (7th + 6th grade) x 2 forms; Luo-Harn Ch’ao and select Ch’ang Ch’uen 1 or Ch’ang Ch’uen 2.
Intermediate: (5th, 4th, 3rd grade) x 3 forms; Luo-Harn Ch’ao and Ch’ang Ch’uen 2, and select
Ch’ang Ch’uen 3 or Ch’ang Ch’uen 4 or Ch’ang Ch’uen 5. (If grading today, your form twice and CC2 )
Advanced: (2nd, 1st grade, 1st Dan) x 3 forms; Luo-Harn Ch’ao or Ch’ang Ch’uen 2 plus 2 from:-
Ch’ang Ch’uen 4 / Ch’ang Ch’uen 6 / Tsu P’ing Ch’uen / Tuan San / Chiu Chou Kuern (stick).
Master: (2nd Dan upto 6th Degree Black Belt) select 3 from:-
Tuan San, Chiu Chou Kuern (stick), Shao Lin Ch’uen, Fei Loong Ch’uen, Chin Karn Ch’uen, Sanjiegun (3 section staff).
Taolu entrants grading on later date, get 1 competition bonus point for doing form required for their next grading
( I.e. Using competition as good grading preparation and feedback opportunity ).
Date: Sunday September 17th 2017 . Doors open @ 2:30pm (Taolu CHECK IN deadline 2:55pm )
Venue: The Dan Tien Centre, Harebreaks, N. Watford WD24 6NJ
British Rail: Watford Junction – short walk away and your Oyster card is valid
Underground: Watford (Met. Line)
Free car Park behind building and unrestricted parking on surrounding roads.
[travel times: Brent Cross to M1Jn.5 20mins; Euston to Watford Jnc. 15 mins]
Gradings: IF you’re also grading today, you will do grading form twice (best mark counts) and revise a previous form as per application form below. Candidates grading ONLY simply do their form as per standard gradings (click here for more details)
If You are only doing Sanda event ? – Click here to only enter the Sanda tournament
Prices: Taolu only £10 each Grading AND Taolu £20 Grading only £15, Sanda only £15, Doing all 3, £20