The general rule is that one team consists of members from one country. Teams with members from more than one country are allowed.
The rule is that one dantai jissen team should consist of 5 competitors and team leader at entry time. However, if after entry has been done and a player is not able to participate due to injury or similar and no substitution is available, the match for the absent player will be counted as a "default loss" and the team can participate in the event with four (4) competitors. 3 competitors is smallest team that can participate.
*National Taido Organization can apply right to compete for competitor whose belt rank is ≥ 2 kyu but birth year is 1996 or 1997 in events B1, B2, B3, B4, B20 or B21.
In case of very few or too many applied competitors in specific events, the competition committee reserves the right to make alternations in the event-compositions. Any changes will be informed to the national taido organizations the effected competitors belong to.
Competitors have to be members of a national taido organization belonging to the World Taido Federation.
Participants of the World Taido Championship (WTC) are not allowed to participate in the International Friendship Games (IFG).
Competitor substitution - IFG2013
Only for team events might a competitor be replaced, if the below conditions are fulfilled.
Only if a competitor has to cancel participation due to illness or injury or similar reasons, the substitute that has been registered might replace the competitor as from the next match. (One substitute per team can be registered. No competition fee is necessary.)
Before any replacement the replacement has to be reported to and approved by the competition head office.
If a competitor has been replaced, even if the competitor recovers from his/her illness or injury, s/he will not be able to take part in the same event again.
If a competitor is stopped from participating by a physician s/he will not be allowed to participate in any competition event what so ever.
Jissen regulation - IFG2013
Players are allowed to use the specified chest protection and the specified face protection. With own responsibility competitor can choose not to wear protection. WTF upkeeps list of acceptable chest and face protection.
Judges/Referees - IFG2013 and WTC2013
rule is that person must have experience in judging and should have at
least 4 dan. If person has 4th dan shinsa in WTC Event s/he can enroll
as a judge. For IFG person who has belt rank lower than 4 dan, but
recommendation from NTO and experience in judging can apply right to be
judge. Enrollment as judge is binding. All judges who enroll to WTC
must enroll also IFG as judge. Competitors of WTC can enroll to be judge
just in IFG. Competitor in IFG can't enroll as a judge in WTC.
Enrollment to judge will be done when enrolling to WTC event via web
enrollment page by National contact person, enrollment to judge has to
be made before entry closing time 15th of April. Enrollments cannot be
done after that. FTA with WTF will review all judges enrollments and
will confirm if person is qualified. When choosing judges to both
events, experience and amount of judges per country will be reviewed.
Insurance policy in IFG and WTC
participants are obliged to take out private insurance which is valid
abroad and covers accidents in Taido competitions. Participants accept
that the participation in the event is at their own responsibility and
their own risk in every aspect.
FTA will see to it that
an English-speaking doctor or First Aid group is available for the participants during the
IFG and WTC. If any treatment that is not or cannot be carried out by
this doctor becomes necessary, it will be a matter between you, the
local therapists and your insurance company.
taidokas: European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid in Finland. Get
yourself a free card before your trip to WTC2013-event.That card gives
you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a
temporary stay in Finland.
All WTC Events will take place in Pasila Sportshall.
Address: Radiokatu 22, 00240 Helsinki.