Welcome to our site. At "Nine Fist
Warriors" we hope to familiarize both the Martial Artist and their
sponsor with the point tournament circuit. Having been to dozens upon
dozens of tournaments in the last 25 years as both judges and
competitors, we feel that the information on this site will be
beneficial to tournament competitors participating in open point or
light contact tournaments.
The point tournament or light contact
karate tournament circuit is defined as striking the target area so that
it does not move or moves slightly to show control of all techniques and
power behind all said techniques. Any contact striking the target and
causing injury or causing the target to move excessively or drawing
blood is construed as "excessive contact" and will not be acceptable on
the point contact tournament circuit. The individual causing such harm
is subject to disqualification.
Please insure that fighting competitors are wearing proper protection.
Note: At some brown and black belt
levels medium contact techniques are acceptable.
Words of Wisdom
"Men who feel strong in the justice of their cause,
or confident in their powers, do not waste breath in childish boast of their own
superiority and querulous depreciation of their antagonists." - James Russell