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Show-Me State Games

June 7-10, 2018 July 20-22, 2018 July 27-29, 2018
Martial Arts
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

7:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.

Registration Begins
Judges Meeting
Tournament Begins

Black Belt Weapons Will be first then Black Belt forms. The Under Black Belt Weapons will go next.


Columbia Sports Armory
701 E Ash St
Columbia, MO

Show-Me State Games - Ring Map

Entry Fee:

$35 if pre-registered by July 17.

$40 on-site registration

Deadline: Pre-registered entries must be postmarked or received via the internet no later than July 17. 
Check In: On-site check-in closes at 9:30 a.m.  All competitors must be registered for their event(s) and checked in by this time.

Stacy Huffman, 573-632-6700 

How to Enter:
Register online now for Martial Arts.

To enter by mail, please complete a Show-Me State Games entry form and mail it along with payment to:
Show-Me State Games
1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5
Columbia, MO 65211
  • Competitors must wear a full uniform to include a jacket, pants and belt. T-shirts and tank tops are not allowed unless worn under the uniform jacket for female competitors.
  • The following safety gear is MANDATORY for all sparring competition: Headgear, Mouthpiece, Hand Gear (foam), Groin Cups (males), and Safety Boots (the heel and complete top of the foot and toes must be covered). Chest protectors and face shields are optional. NO CLOTH HAND OR FOOT PADS ALLOWED.
  • Spectators must remain in the stands for the safety of the competitors. Food and beverage are not allowed on the gym floor.
  • There will be no coaching at ring side.
  • NOTE:  MANDATORY Judges meeting at 8am. If you are a black belt planning on competing in the games we ask you attend this meeting as well as volunteering to judge for the remainder of the competition.  We thank you for your support in making Missouri’s games such a success for all participants! In order to ensure fair and efficient competition, all black belts are encouraged to assist with judging.  PLEASE EMAIL THE COMMISSIONER, WITH YOUR LIST OF JUDGES PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT.
Format Rules:
  • This is an open martial arts tournament.  All styles are welcome. Competition consists of form (pattern), sparring and weapons form.
  • Competitors are placed in age and belt divisions. Also, competitors are divided by gender.  The Tournament Director may add or split divisions and/or move competitors up or down in divisions according to physical size, rank, or gender as necessary to allow for safe competition.
  • A competitor’s age is determined by their age on July 1.
  • PATTERN - Scoring for pattern (form) will be based on balance, timing, power and technique. Color belts are given one chance to start over with a one  point deduction. Black belts may not start over. Patterns must be traditional - no music or freestyle patterns are allowed.
  • SPARRING - Competitors spar for one 2 minute match. The match is stopped to award points. No face contact but head contact is allowed with both hand and foot.  Two point kicks and one point hand techniques.  Competitor safety is priority. The following are not allowed: No face contact, kicking or punching below the belt, to the kidneys, back; sweeping, grabbing or throwing. Points are called as they occur.  Judges will break for points.  The first competitor to five points or the competitor with the most points at the end of the two-minute match will advance to the next round. Ties are decided by a “Sudden Victory” point.  The first competitor to score a point will be declared the winner.
  • The following safety gear is MANDATORY for ALL sparring competitors: Headgear, mouthpiece, hand gear (foam), groin cup (males), and safety boots (the heel and complete top of the foot and toes must be covered). Chest protectors may be worn but are optional.  Face-shields may be worn but are also optional.
  • WEAPONS - Scoring is based on the same criteria as pattern. Weapons competition will be done after the Forms/Patterns competition, but before the ssparring competition. 
Other Info:
  • NOTE - IN ORDER TO ENSURE FAIR AND EFFICIENT COMPETITION, ALL BLACK BELTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ASSIST WITH JUDGING.  Judges must wear a suit or martial arts uniform.  Jeans and casual clothes will not be permitted on the competition floor.
  • NOTE – Divisions will be a maximum of 16 competitors.  If divisions are too large at the ring, competitors will be re-grouped by gender, size, etc. Safety will be first priority. Also, if divisions are not large enough, competitors may be combined to allow for competition.
Event Codes Information
MA001Forms/Sparring/Weapons - Age 5 and Under (Beg - Adv) MA002Forms/Sparring/Weapons - Age 6-7 (Beg - Adv - Black)
MA003Forms/Sparring/Weapons - Age 8-9 (Beg - Adv - Black) MA004Forms/Sparring/Weapons - Age 10-12 (Beg - Adv - Black)
MA005Forms/Sparring/Weapons - Age 13-15 (Beg - Adv - Black) MA006Forms/Sparring/Weapons - Women 16-34 (Beg - Adv - Black)
MA007Forms/Sparring/Weapons - Men 16-34 (Beg - Adv - Black) MA008Forms/Sparring/Weapons - 35 and Over (Beg - Adv - Black)
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