Filling out a Nandu Format

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In today´s competitive Wushu, athletes are often required to submit their NANDU (degree of difficulty) forms prior competition. This can be frustrating and complicated if the person does not know the rules. Taolus or forms are judged from 1 to 10 where the highest score possible is a 10. There are 3 diferent panles of judges; A, B, C. Panel A judges the quality of movements. The Panel B judges the overall performance. And lastly, Panel C judges the NANDU (degree of difficulty).  Today we will focus on filling out the required NANDU needed in modern Taolu.

There is a possibility of 2.0 which is divided into 2 subsections; 1.4 points for the degree of difficulty and 0.6 points for the connections. The way I think about it is, 0.6 points for the landings and 1.4 for all the jumps (regardless if they have landings or not). For this article you will be provided with two tables from the IWUF 2004 Tao lu Bylaws. First table is Movement Difficulties and Value in optional events, with the degree of difficulty for all the jumps. The second table is the Difficulty of Transitions; these are all the connecting moves preceding the movement of difficulty (jumps).

Degree of Movement Difficulties and Value

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Degree of Difficulty for Transitions and Value

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From the table above we can get the scoring for each movement. All degree A difficulty movements are awarded 0.2 points. All degree B difficulty movements are awarded 0.3 points. All degree A transitions (connecting moves) A are awarded 0.1 points. And, all degree B transitions (connecting moves) are awarded 0.15 points. Notice that for International competitions there are no degree C movements awarded, so no 720s degree movements are allowed. Although some athletes still perform these, you have to write them down as a degree B jump instead of degree C.



Now that you have those tables and know the points awarded for each movement, you can write your own Nandu into a small table for easy transition. The table 1.1 is Jia Rui´s form from the 12th World Wushu Chamipionships. We are also providing a video below with the  NANDU as it happens. Please look at these two for clarification and understanding of the nandu.

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*The total points for this nandu are reduced from 0.2 to 0.1. This should be marked in parenthesis and it is only allowed to do for the last difficulty of movement or connection. In this case was done for the cekongfan.

As we can see we get a total of 0.6 for connections (landings) and 1.4 for the degree of difficulty. Notice that the actual total points of the cekongfan was reduced from 0.2 to 0.1 this is often done to the last difficulty of movement (jump) in order to obtain a total of 1.4 points. Sometimes is also done to the last connection. If doing this, a parenthesis should be around the degree of difficulty as seen in the nandu table.

 STEP 2.

Using the past table for Jia Rui´s form and Tables 2 and 3 for the codes and table 1 for points awarded. At 13 seconds we have Teng kong bailian 540+ Mabu, because a 540 is degree B, we get 0.3 (TKBL 540) for difficulty and 0.15 for connections (mabu).

Using the first tables we get our codes which are 324B + 1. Then write these codes under segment (or section) 1 on the assessment form. At 18 seconds we have Xuan feng jiao 360 + dieshucha, and we get 323A + 4 with 0.2 points for the difficulty of movement and 0.1 for the landing or connection. We write these under the format below. Following this, we have at 37 seconds teng kong fei jiao + ce kong fan. We get 312A + 335A which gives us 0.2 for each movement and 0.15 for the connection. At 39 seconds Jia Rui performs a Xuan Feng jiao to Mabu which gives us 323A + 1, 0.2 for difficulty of jumps and 0.1 for the connection. At 43 seconds we have Teng kong bailian + mabu, 324A + 1, which gives us 0.2 for the difficulty and 0.1 for the connection. Lastly, we have the ce kong fan (1:17), and because he already has 1.3 of difficulty, this nandu is reduced to (0.1) in order to obtain the full 1.4 points for the degree of difficulty. In total we have 1.4 of degree of difficulty and 0.6 for the connecting movements.

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Now days there is a software form used for all international and world events. Most of the nationals and regional events however, still require for the forms to be done by hand. This article does not intend to replace professional advice from a judge, but was an interpretation of how I as an athlete fill out my formats. If you still have questions please contact us. Good luck and JIAYO!