There are several Martial Arts weapons you can choose to create your own form, many traditional forms from several styles. Once you select a weapon of choice, create a plan on what you will do and consider the following:
- Time on your form: in most tournaments you have a time limit for your form, make sure you have control of your time and remember that if the form is too long can become boring, if it is too short the judges would be wondering what happened.
- Opening of your form: This is a very important part, because you introduce yourself, this is the impression you give your judges, then you start strong with your form.
- Closing on your form: The closing has to be like your opening, you start strong and you finish strong and remember to bow out after you finish it because many forget that part which is key, especially in Martial arts.
- Number of tricks on your form: This is your showcase of everything, you cannot do too much of one thing, you need to show consistency, variety, and professionalism.
- Breaks in your forms: The breaks in a form are those parts where you do a transition to switch from one set of movements to another set. 2 or 3 are the most common seen on Forms.
On Creative Weapons you are the creator. When you compete at a Creative Martial Arts Weapons Form Division you are judged on the manipulation of the weapon in relationship with your stances, foot maneuvers, kicks, punches, coordination, speed and dominance of the weapon. Before competing on a tournament you need to read the rules for that division at that tournament, there are some leagues where they do not allow certain moves. To avoid not being qualified you need to make sure you know the rules before, then go over your form.
Nunchucks Extreme Form By Matt Emig
Nunchuks Extreme Form by Danny Etkin
On Traditional Weapons you are showing the traditions from generations, some traditional forms are very old and most black belts many know it or know parts of it. On traditional weapons you show the form you learned from your instructor the way he taught it to you.
These are good examples of Weapons Forms.