Forms will be judged on a 6 to 10 basis, using decimal places 6.10, 7.21, etc. Three competitors will do their forms before any scores are given. In Black Belt division the low and high scores will be thrown out, middle three will be added together to determine the winner. The underbelt divisions will have 3 judges and all scores will be added to determine final winner. If a contestant impresses a judge, he will receive a high score; if he depresses a judge, he will receive a low score.
If a contestant forgets his form, he may start again with a one point deduction from each judge’s score. The second time he forgets, he is disqualified. If there is a tie between two contestants, they will perform another or the same form to determine the winner. Black Belts will do a different form to determine the winner. In the event of a third tie, the judges will point to the contestant they felt won.
If there are gymnastic movements in the form, the judges will not add points for these movements, but may subtract points if the gymnastic movements are not executed according to the criteria of a form competition. The criteria for this competition are rhythm, balance, timing, speed of movements, but not the complexity of the entire form. In other words, a lower belt who executes a Black Belt form will be expected to do the individual movements as well as a Black Belt in order to receive a high score.