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JKS NATIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Event and Rules outline
Fees (unlimited events):
Individual Events $ 35.00 per individual
Team Events $15.00 per team
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
PLEASE ENTER VIA YOUR DOJO HEAD ON OFFICAL FORMS PROVIDED
* * * D I V I S I O N S * * * *
Development – For kyu grades only and all competitors 9 years & under. Must do basic Shotokan “Compulsory Kata” but can repeat consecutively.
Intermediate – More experienced but not at premier level yet. Kata is Compulsory Kata plus any Junro Kata or Shitei kata being - Kanku-Dai, Jion, Enpi, Bassai Dai) but cannot repeat consecutively.
Premier – For 1st Kyu and above. Kata free choice Shotokan only in all rounds, no repeats. JKS/WKF rules apply.
KATA TO BE JUDGED AS FOLLOWS:
The judging of all Kata competition will follow the WKF flag system, either 3 or 5 judges
In the 9 yrs and under division competitors are required to perform “Compulsory Kata” (listed here as Kihon Kata, Jo-No kata or any Heian kata or Tekki Shodan or Junro kata)
Free choice Kata, no bunkai required, must be of same direct family member
Only Kakyoku Shodan required, repeat al rounds
9yrs and under Only one kata required, Bunkai not required
All kumite divisions will be split into above and 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:
The below conditions also apply for age group
Female 14 yrs & above
SCORING & CONTACT RULES
As per current WKF Rules with the following modifications KUMITE RULES TO APPLY TO JKS NATIONAL KARATE TOURNAMENTS:
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.
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.
Cadets (14/15), Juniors (16/17) and Seniors (18+) – all as per WKF rulebook.
In ALL cases : The first player to 6 points or the player with the most points at the time up will be deemed the winner.
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
Repechage: (subject to change)
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 JKS / WKF rules, follow the code of behaviour and the dress code, namely club or national tracksuit.
Only one coach can be on the matt at a time.
Tournament Waiver Note
By sending is your entry form to this tournament, you and / your legal caregiver / parent / guardian are deemed to have read, understood, and accepted the following waiver. So please read carefully prior to sending in your entry form.
The contests are supervised on a strict no contact basis for juniors and skin contact for seniors, but all competitors must accept that in a karate competition there is a possibility of accident or injury, when competing specifically in event such as in kumite or team kata with bunkai.
In this event I, by way of entry, agree to accept full responsibility for my participation and waiver any claims against the organisers.
I also agree to abide by the rules and regulations and accept any and all decisions from the official judges and referees or tournament director. Failure to do say may result in disqualification and or removal from the event.
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