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UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS CHAMPIONSHIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY 21 MARCH 2021, we appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.
It is with great pleasure that Ophir Karate Association (in it's 25th year) are hosting the All Ireland Wado KARATE Championship for the 4th year.
We are delighted to welcome back our old friends and look forward to enjoying WKF karate competition with new friends. Our ethos has been to promote Wado-Ryu for beginner, intermediate and advanced Karate-ka alike, therefore this single style tournament brings together only Wado clubs and welcomes new athletes, coaches and officials to participate in this event, in a friendly, informative and supportive environment.
Adapted Rules of Kata Competition:
Children 10yrs and under and Team Category can repeat their kata / Children 11-15yrs Beginner - 5th Kyu may alternate between 2 katas / 16yrs+ will follow WKF rules and perform a different kata in each round. We will use the scoring system with 3 Kata Judges (no scores will be eliminated). Athletes will be given a score for Technical and Athletic Performance (Technical - 70% / Athletic - 30%)
Adapted Rules of Kumite Competition:
PROTECTION: All Athletes must wear gum shield and red/blue mitts. Children 9yrs + will also wear red/blue shin/foot protection. Cadet (14yrs+) will follow WKF rules of kumite competition and wear body/chest protection.
TIMINGS: Children 5-7yrs will fight for 1 minute / 8-13yrs will fight fo 1 minute and 30 seconds. / Cadet, Junior and Veterans will fight for 2 minutes / Adults 18yrs+ will fight for 3 minutes.
Time permitting - it is hoped to permit children 5-11yrs who are knocked-out in the first round the opportunity to fight again for experience against another competitor who was also put out in the first round (as per WKF recommendations).
IT IS ASSUMED THAT ALL TEAM MANAGERS/COACHES HAVE ARRANGED FOR APPROPRIATE INSURANCE COVER FOR THEIR ATHLETES.
Please be advised that in the interest of safe, competitive competition, the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate categories. FINAL CATEGORIES WILL BE ADVISED PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION.