All judges are volunteers whose number one goal is to provide a fair, safe and enjoyable experience for all competitors. However if any problems or concerns arise, please adhere to the following etiquette guidelines:
TOURNAMENTS – ETIQUETTE – FOR COMPETITORS
Always maintain a black belt attitude.
Never argue with the judges.
Maintain a sportsmanlike conduct win or lose.
Always greet senior ranks with a respectful bow.
Must stay until the end of your ring’s competition.
Never approach judges regarding your score.
If you have a question about your ring that you need clarified, please see the RTTL (Regional Tournament Team Leader). They will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
TOURNAMENTS – ETIQUETTE – FOR SPECTATORS
Applause is encouraged, however do NOT coach from the sidelines (in any language).
Never argue with the judges. If there are any issues, please respectfully address the RTTL.
Never interrupt a ring that has begun competition.
Make sure to stay in the designated areas for spectators, not on the competition floor.
Regardless of results, as a parent, always be encouraging in your son’s/daughter’s martial arts training.