Ata Tournament Judging Level 1

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LEVEL 1 Judging Test for ATA TournamentsThis test may be used as practice for obtaining your Level 1 judging chevron. It is in trial phase only and should only be used for practicing for your test. Once your test is complete, scroll down and you will receive a score and printable certificate. It will also give you an explanation of the questions you got wrong too! The primary purpose of this test is to help you learn the rules and requirements for judging. Please email [email protected] Com with any typos, errors in questions or answers, or to add information to the explanations of wrong answers. Enjoy and let us know what you think!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How long are judging level certifications valid?
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      Until you change ranks

  • 2. 
    In a color belt ring a Level 1 judge is certified to fill which position?
    • A. 

      Time keeper

    • B. 

      Center judge a color belt ring

    • C. 

      Corner judge a black belt ring

    • D. 

      Corner judge a color belt ring

  • 3. 
    Once a person has earned their Level 1 judging certification, they should do what?
    • A. 

      "hide" at events so he/she can have the honor of wearing teh chevron, but not have to do any of the work

    • B. 

      Come to events just in time to compete and then leave

    • C. 

      Volunteer for judging assignments

    • D. 

      Make every attempt to be at the black belt judges meeting on time and stay throughout the entire event

    • E. 

      C and D

  • 4. 
    When fulfilling the duties of a Level 1 judge at any event, the judge should always keep in mind which of the following?
    • A. 

      That his/her attitude and enthusiasm will have a major impact on the enjoyment each competitor gets out of the event

    • B. 

      That it is vitally important that he/she be unbiased regardless of rank, gender, age, school, region, nationality, etc

    • C. 

      That he/she is making a promise to everyone at the event that he/she can fulfill his/her duties, effectively and fairly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    As a corner judge, if you see a mistake being done (example: a competitor left ouf of the bye system or incorrect number of byes), what should you do?
    • A. 

      Tell your center judge

    • B. 

      Stay quiet, who cares anyway

    • C. 

      Immediately see the Regional Chief of Tournaments (RCT)

    • D. 

      Tell the parents afterwards

  • 6. 
    During forms competition, what should Judge A grade?
    • A. 

      The quality of hand techniques

    • B. 

      The quality of kicks and stances

    • C. 

      How correct the form is

    • D. 

      The overall presentation of the form

  • 7. 
    During forms competition, what should Judge B grade?
    • A. 

      The quality of hand techniques

    • B. 

      The quality of kicks and stances

    • C. 

      How correct the form is

    • D. 

      The overall presentation of the form

  • 8. 
    While judging forms competition, a corner judge should do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Slouch in their chair

    • B. 

      Watch what is happening in the next ring

    • C. 

      Talk to a friend or student while keeping an eye of the ring

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What is the range of scores in form competition?
    • A. 

      4 to 9 using whole points

    • B. 

      5-10 using whole points

    • C. 

      9.0 to 9.9 using tenth points

    • D. 

      6 to 9 using half points

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      9.1

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      Somewhere between 9.2 and 9.9

    • D. 

      4.5

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      9.9 if they were among the best of the division

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      9.1

  • 12. 
    During form competition a color belt competitor leaves out a segment or more of their form on the first attempt.  The corner judge should do what?
    • A. 

      Give a score of 9.0 because the form was incomplete

    • B. 

      Reduce their original score by two tenths

    • C. 

      Judge the quality of what the competitor did

    • D. 

      Give a brief forms clinic after all the competitors have gone

  • 13. 
    During form competition, if a competitor wearing a blue belt performs Songahm 5, the corner judge should do what?
    • A. 

      Stop the competitor because they are doing the wrong form

    • B. 

      Still fufill his/her position as Judge A or B and judge the quality of the competitor does

    • C. 

      Give the competitor a 9.0 for doing the wrong form for their rank

    • D. 

      Take points off for doing techniques different than you have ever seen

  • 14. 
    If you are judging hand techniques, you should use which of the following criteria?
    • A. 

      How your instructor taught you those techniques

    • B. 

      How the curriculum sheet states

    • C. 

      Judge how well the quality of technique that the competitor does

    • D. 

      Take points off for doing techniques different than you have ever seen

  • 15. 
    If there are only two or three form competitors, what procedure should be followed?
    • A. 

      Have the competitors do their form one at a time, then have the judges point to pick the winner

    • B. 

      Have the competitors do their form one at a time, then have the judges give a score to each after all three have performed

    • C. 

      Have the competitors do their form all at the same time, then have the judges point to pick the winner

    • D. 

      Have the competitors do their form all at the same time, then have the judges give a score

  • 16. 
    When resolving ties in form competition, the competitors should do what material?
    • A. 

      Their original form and free-style form

    • B. 

      A lower rank form of the center judges choosing

    • C. 

      Their original form only

    • D. 

      Have them spar to break the tie

  • 17. 
    When resolving ties in form competition, the corner judges should do what?
    • A. 

      Continue to watch their original assignments (kicks/stances or hand techniques)

    • B. 

      Watch the overall performance of the repeated form

    • C. 

      Take a break and the center judge will break the tie

    • D. 

      Pay close attention to the free-style portion of the tie-breaker

  • 18. 
    As a corner judge in a 4-way tie, what should you do to resolve the tie?
    • A. 

      Point to the same competitor as the center judge

    • B. 

      Keep choosing the same competitor until selected

    • C. 

      Change from one competitor to another with each vote

    • D. 

      Rescore all competitors again

  • 19. 
    In a color belt ring, what is the key element when judging traditional weapons free style competition?
    • A. 

      Advanced kicking techniques

    • B. 

      Gymnastics moves

    • C. 

      A combination of advanced kicking techniques and gymnastic moves

    • D. 

      The use of the weapon

  • 20. 
    In traditional weapons, if two or more competitors are evenly matched in the overal presentation of the material, Judge A should grade on what?
    • A. 

      The overal presentation of the material

    • B. 

      Proper stances and accurate strikes

    • C. 

      Timing, fluid handling of the weapon, and equal precision of both sides of the body

    • D. 

      The quality of the kicks in the material

  • 21. 
    In traditional weapons, if two or more competitors are evenly matched in the overall presentation of the material, what should Judge B grade?
    • A. 

      The overal presentation of the material

    • B. 

      Proper stances and accurate strikes

    • C. 

      Timing, fluid handling of the weapon, and equal precision of both sides of the body

    • D. 

      The quality of the kicks in the material

  • 22. 
    In a color belt traditional weapons competition, what weapons are the competitors allowed to use?
    • A. 

      Any weapon their instructor wishes them to use

    • B. 

      Any protech approved weapon, including ssahng nat and swords

    • C. 

      All protech approved weapons plus ATA Xtreme branded weapons

    • D. 

      All protech approved weapons, including ssahng nat , but no swords

  • 23. 
    If a competitor drops their weapon during presentation, the judges should adjust their scores how?
    • A. 

      Ignore the drop as it it did not happen

    • B. 

      Score the form 9.0 as if it were incomplete

    • C. 

      Nothing if a corner judge and deduct a tenth of a point if the center

    • D. 

      Each deduct a tenth of a point

  • 24. 
    If a competitor drops their weapon during their presentation and does not pick the weapon up correctly, the judges should adjust their scores how?
    • A. 

      Do nothing else because they already deducted a tenth of a point for the drop

    • B. 

      Each deduct another tenth of a point

    • C. 

      Nothing if a corner judge and deduct another tenth of a point if the center judge

    • D. 

      Score the form 9.0 as it if was incomplete

  • 25. 
    How much time is alotted for weapons free style and what should you do if competitors take longer than the time allowed?
    • A. 

      15 seconds, announce the 15 second mark when achieved and stop the competitor immediately

    • B. 

      40 seconds, announce they have reached the mark and continue until the competitor decides to stop

    • C. 

      Color belts and black belts get 30 seconds but after the competitor reaches the time allowed, the time keeper announces it out loud and the center judge should stop them after one or two seconds for color belts and after 45 seconds for black belt rings. Do not judge anything after the alotted time

    • D. 

      As much time as they need

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      4

  • 27. 
    Once the number of byes in sparring has been determined, what is the next step?
    • A. 

      Have a spectator blindly pick the proper number of byes from the entry cards

    • B. 

      Check the uniform backs of the competitors to see who are State or World Champions in sparring

    • C. 

      Layout the cards in rows of either 4 or 8, pair up the remainders and those without pairs get the byes

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 28. 
    To fill the number of byes needed, the order of selection should be what?
    • A. 

      State Champs in sparring in ascending order, then World Champs in sparring in ascending order

    • B. 

      All World Champs, then National Champs, and finally all State Champs next in forms and sparring

    • C. 

      World Champs in sparring (including National Champs) in descending order, and then State Champs in sparring in descending order

    • D. 

      All State Champs first in ascending order, then all World Champs in ascending order

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    When filling out the sparring results sheet, if there are 8 or few competitors, which bracket should be used?
    • A. 

      The first bracket

    • B. 

      The second bracket

    • C. 

      The third bracket

    • D. 

      It does not matter

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      The byes should be paired together

    • B. 

      The byes should be paired with non-bye competitors and placed in matches next to each other

    • C. 

      It does not matter

    • D. 

      The byes should be spread apart as far as possible by using the small numbers under the name lines

  • 31. 
    Unacceptable actions in or out of the ring include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Comments about the judging

    • B. 

      Throwing of sparring gear

    • C. 

      Disrespectful body language

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 32. 
    For unacceptable actions, what should the judges do?
    • A. 

      Issue a warning for the first offense

    • B. 

      Award a penalty point for the second offense

    • C. 

      Disqualify the competitor for the third offense

    • D. 

      Inform the Regional Chief of Tournaments (RCT) of the actions

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 33. 
    Coaching competitors is allowed from whom?
    • A. 

      Instructors

    • B. 

      Black belts

    • C. 

      Family and friends

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    Which is not a legal target area for a kick?
    • A. 

      Side of the neck

    • B. 

      Back of the neck

    • C. 

      Face

    • D. 

      Throat

  • 35. 
    Which is not a legal target area for a hand technique?
    • A. 

      The sternum

    • B. 

      The solar plexus

    • C. 

      The kidney

    • D. 

      The ribs

  • 36. 
    If competitor A throws a punch and competitor B blocks it and hits his chin, then what is the call?
    • A. 

      Automatic point for competitor B

    • B. 

      Warning to competitor A for contact to an illegal target area

    • C. 

      No fault rule and explain out loud so everyone (including parents) can hear

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 37. 
    If two judges call a point for red, but the third judge calls a warning for red, the proper action to take is what?
    • A. 

      Award red a point because the majority of judges called it

    • B. 

      Stop time, discuss the warning call, and formally verify or nullify the warning first

    • C. 

      If warning is nullified, call points for red

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 38. 
    Which calls are covered by crossing the arms downward?
    • A. 

      The technique was not close enough and therefore not deserving of a point

    • B. 

      The technique was blocked

    • C. 

      The technique was not seen by the judges

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 39. 
    Avoidable contact to an illegal target area a second time should result in what action?
    • A. 

      Disqualification

    • B. 

      Another penalty point

    • C. 

      Push ups

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 40. 
    How long is the time limit for free sparring competition?
    • A. 

      1 minute

    • B. 

      2 minutes

    • C. 

      3 minutes

    • D. 

      No time limit, someone must reach 5 points

  • 41. 
    How many points are needed to win a match before the time limit expires?
    • A. 

      Not applicable, the match must go 2 minutes, highest score wins

    • B. 

      3 points

    • C. 

      5 points

    • D. 

      A 3 point advantage over the opponent

  • 42. 
    During sparring competition, a corner judge should do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Stand still in the corner of the ring

    • B. 

      Keep an eye on his/her student in the next ring

    • C. 

      Move around and follow the action of the sparring trying to maintain a "triangle" with the other judges

    • D. 

      Focus on the competitor that seems to be the best kicker

  • 43. 
    When you are not sure whether a technique scored, the call should be what?
    • A. 

      No point

    • B. 

      No see

    • C. 

      Point

    • D. 

      Whatever the center judge calls

  • 44. 
    Overtime matches are decided by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Penalty points only

    • B. 

      30 second time limit

    • C. 

      First point scored

    • D. 

      First warning issued

  • 45. 
    Point awarded for a kick to the head or a jump kick to the body will be how many?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 46. 
    Legal target areas for kicks include which of the following?
    • A. 

      The back of the neck and sides of the neck

    • B. 

      The entire head

    • C. 

      The face

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 47. 
    A competitor with their back foot out of bounds may NOT score with which technique?
    • A. 

      Reverse punch

    • B. 

      #2 round kick

    • C. 

      #3 jump front kick

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 48. 
    Which is the most correct statement for sparring?
    • A. 

      Hand techniques may used towards the head

    • B. 

      Hand techniques may make contact to the body

    • C. 

      Hand techniques may make contact to the head

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 49. 
    A warning may be issued for what action?
    • A. 

      A competitor that is running out of the ring to avoid being scored on

    • B. 

      A competitor is intentionally falling to avoid being scored on

    • C. 

      A competitor is kicking towards the back

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 50. 
    To be given credit for a jump kick, the kicker's feet must both be where?
    • A. 

      Off the ground

    • B. 

      4 inches off the ground

    • C. 

      Kicking

    • D. 

      6 inches off the ground

  • 51. 
    The proper way to physically indicate a call of "no see" when the center judge calls for points in sparring, is to do what?
    • A. 

      Turn your back on the center judge

    • B. 

      Hold the flag out parallel to the floor with the other hand over your eyes

    • C. 

      No action is needed

    • D. 

      Verbally say "no see"

  • 52. 
    What is the proper way to indicate you saw an action deserving of a warning?
    • A. 

      Verbally yell out "Break!"

    • B. 

      Gently slap the gloved hand of the offending competitor

    • C. 

      Point the offending competitors flag color to the ground and wave it back and forth

    • D. 

      Ignore the action

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 53. 
    If a corner judge is confronted by a parent about a form score or sparring call during or after competition, the judge should do what?
    • A. 

      Realize the parent is trying to protect their child and not take it personal

    • B. 

      Be very respectful and explain calmly and professionally why the call was made

    • C. 

      Recognize quickly if the parent is not going to be satisfied and suggest you both go to a tournament official so as not to allow the situation to become out of control

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 54. 
    When calling for points, the corner judge should do what?
    • A. 

      Indicate your call before the center judge

    • B. 

      Indicate your call after the center judge

    • C. 

      Indicate your call at the same time as the center judge

    • D. 

      Indicate your call whenver you want to

  • 55. 
    If there is a tie in one-steps, the competitors must perform what material?
    • A. 

      The #3 one-step

    • B. 

      Make up a one-step

    • C. 

      Their choice of #1 or #2 one-step again

    • D. 

      Their form

  • 56. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    When competing in ATA Xtreme, what sould the competitor do prior to the ATA Xtreme competition?
    • A. 

      Ensure his membership is current and in good standing with the ATA

    • B. 

      Have instructors permission

    • C. 

      Must register and compete in all traditional events that correlate to the ATA Xtreme events in which he/she wishes to participate

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 58. 
    At a regional event, if a competitor is competing in both traditional and ATA Xtreme competitions, what should they wear?
    • A. 

      Any uniform the competitor wants for both traditional and/or ATA Xtreme competition

    • B. 

      In ATA Xtreme competition an under-shirt may be worn by any competitor, but it must be white or black and long/short sleeve and/or no sleeves

    • C. 

      Traditional uniform for traditional taekwondo, and ATA Xtreme uniform for ATA Xtreme competition, regardless of rank

    • D. 

      B or C

  • 59. 
    During ATA Xtreme weapons competition, color belts can use what weapons?
    • A. 

      Ssahng Nat, Ssang Jeol Bahng, and Bahng Mahng Ee (single/double), but not staff

    • B. 

      Ssahng Nat, Staff, Ssahng Jeol Bahng, Bahng Mahng Ee (single/double), and sword (2008)

    • C. 

      Any weapon they want

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 60. 
    In ATA Xtreme, Black belts may use any weapon they choose as long as it is in the protech curriculum?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    In ATA Xtreme, how long should forms and weapons competition take?
    • A. 

      5 minutes or less

    • B. 

      No longer than 3 minutes and judges must stop the competitor after 3.5 minutes if not finished and stop judging at the 3 minute mark

    • C. 

      The time keeper will announce out loud when the 3 minute mark has been reached

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 62. 
    When judging ATA Xtreme forms and/or weapons, what should the judges grade?
    • A. 

      Watch for overall presentation

    • B. 

      Judge A will judge stances, Judge B hands, and Judge C overall presentation

    • C. 

      Acrobatics and showmanship

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 63. 
    When judging ATA Xtreme, what should the judges look for?
    • A. 

      Creativity, difficulty, presentation, ATA attitude, precision of technique, if music is used it must be choreographed, and control of the weapon

    • B. 

      How many jumps and how high the jumps are during the form/weapons

    • C. 

      How cool their hair looks and their defiant attitude

  • 64. 
    When judging Tiny Tigers form competition, the competitors should perform the entire form for their rank.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 65. 
    During Tiny Tiger one-step competition, the competitors will face each other and do the one-steps at the same time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Fasle

  • 66. 
    When judging Tiny Tiger sparring competition, the judges do not award points but rather stop action and make a positive comment to both competitors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 67. 
    During Tiny Tiger sparring competition, each competitor will spar twice for 2 minutes each.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 68. 
    When judging a Special Ability ring for forms competition, the judges should look at what?
    • A. 

      How good the technique was for that form

    • B. 

      The intent of the technique the competitor was trying to perform

    • C. 

      How fast the technique was performed during the competition

  • 69. 
    During a Special Ability sparring competition, all scoring techniques are awarded only one point.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False