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Entry deadline:

2020.02.11 - 2020.03.02 (21:00)

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Exact day (2020.03.07)

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Pacific/Auckland (2020-04-04 13:07)




124 Barbadoes St, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Entries: For this event no entry permission is required.

When: Registration and Weigh-in 8.30am 

Competition starts 9.00am Saturday 7th March 2019. 


Where: Ara Institute Gym, 124 Barbadoes St, Christchurch. 


Entries Close: 6pm Sunday 1st March 2020. 

Late entries, incorrect entries or entries with out payment will not be accepted. 

* Internet banking: 03 1597 0049767 00 (enter your surname as reference).

Organiser: George Glausiuss 


Ph 021409739 


Fees (unlimited events):

                         CWKA Members                        Non Members 

    Individual Events    $50.00                                     $70.00

    Team Events         $30.00                                     $60.00




  1. Participation in this tournament is open to all clubs.
  2. WKF Rules will be applied in the Tournament.   
  3. All entries are final. Ensure all entry forms are completed correctly as incorrect age or weight information may result in disqualification from the tournament.
  4. Coaches please ensure you player information is up to date in the sportsdata system, athletes get older and heavier/lighter and change grades. (The sportsdata system will only adjust age...not weight or grade).


Development – For kyu grades only and all competitors 9 years & under. Must do development kata but can repeat consecutively. You can only be in this division a maximum of 2 years.

Intermediate – More experienced in tournaments but not at premier level yet. Kata free choice in all rounds but cannot repeat consecutively. You can only be in this division a maximum of 2 years

Premier – For 2nd Kyu and above. Those attempting National teams must be in Premier divisions. Kata free choice in all rounds, no repeats. WKF rules apply. 

Kumite – All kumite divisions will be split into weight divisions so please make sure your weight is correctly entered otherwise you may be disqualified from that weight division.

Note - A competitor can only enter in one division. The division can be different for Kata and Kumite.

*** Divisions may be altered depending on number of entries


The following dress and safety equipment code will apply:

  • All competitors must wear a clean white Gi in good condition as per Article 2 of WKF Rules

  • All Kumite competitors must wear mouthguards

  • All Kumite competitors must wear approved hand mitts and shin/instep protectors

  • Compulsory to wear KNZ approved body protector

  • Head gear is optional

  • Boys/Men advised to wear approved groin protectors


The below conditions also apply for age group

13 yrs & below

  • Advised to wear KNZ Approved face protector

  • Compulsory to wear WKF Child Chest Protector, to be worn outside the Gi

Females 11-13yrs

  • Advised to wear women’s chest protector (breast protector)

  • Compulsory to wear KNZ approved body protector

14 yrs & above

  • Compulsory to wear KNZ approved body protector, to be worn under the Gi.

Female 14 yrs & above

  • Compulsory to wear KNZ approved body protector

  • Advised to wear approved chest protectors(breast protector) underneath the body protector



As per current WKF Rules with the following modifications 


On scoring/contact: 

1. 9 yrs and under – Techniques to the head can score but absolutely NO contact will be allowed. Any contact at all, (unless by Mubobi) including skin touch, will be penalised. The first player to 8 points or the player with the most points at the time up will be deemed the winner. 

2. 10-13 yrs - Techniques to the head can score but absolutely NO contact will be allowed. Any contact at all, (unless by Mubobi) including skin touch, will be penalised. 

3. Cadets (14/15), Juniors (16/17) and Seniors (18+) – all as per WKF rulebook. 


Bout duration: 

6 -  9 years Bout duration 1.5 minutes 

10 - 13 years Bout duration 2 minutes 

14 - 17 years Bout duration 2 minutes 

18+ years Bout duration 3 minutes



The judging of all Kata competition will follow the WKF flag system, either 3 or 5 judges or the new WKF system.

Compulsory Kata list: Heian, Pinan, Gekusai, Saifa, or any other Kihon Kata. 

In the 9 yrs and under division competitors are required to perform “Compulsory Kata” (listed above). 


Team Kata 

9yrs and under Only one Kata required. 

10-13yrs Only one kata, Bunkai required for medal rounds 

14-17yrs Only one kata, Bunkai required for medal rounds 

16yrs+  Only one kata, Bunkai required for medal rounds

Family Team only one Kata required 


Divisions with three competitors will be run round robin with the placing’s decided on the number of wins achieved. If each competitor has one win each then placing’s will be decided on total points scored. 

Divisions with four competitors will have a match between the two competitors who have not won a match to decide on one third place. 

Divisions with four to eight competitors will have one third place decided using the repechage system 

Divisions with nine or more competitors will use repechage to decide the third-equal placing’s. 

For Karate, repechage involves the competitors who were beaten by a finalist playing-off to decide the 3rd / 3rd equal placing/s. This means that all medal winners, except possibly for third-place in a round-robin division, will have won at least one match. 


As per WKF rules, follow the code of behaviour and the dress code, namely club or national tracksuit. Only one coach can be on the mat at a time, only official coaches on the mat and in the warm up area. 


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