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Basic Competition rules:
Two competitors confront each other one-on-one and perform waza (techniques) alternately. They continue as long as each competitor performs a waza as well as the other competitor. When one competitor successfully performs a waza, but the other competitor does not perform the same waza correctly, the successful competitor wins the bout and moves up the competition ladder. Tournaments are carried out according to this rule.
Around the World: big cup-little cup-tower-spike
Slip on Spike: crossbar to sliding spike
Earth Spin: spike to flip back on spike
Around Japan: big cup-little cup- spike
Around Europe: big cup-spike-little cup-spike-tower-spike
Around U.S.A: big cup-spike-Earth spin-little cup-spike-Earth spin-tower-spike-Earth spin
Bird: balance ball between spike and cup
Under Bird: balance ball between cup and tower
Lighthouse: balance tower on ball
Airplane: swing ken to land spike while holding the ball
Cooper Spike: Pull up ball to stab down spike