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When: Registration and Weigh-in 8.30 am Competition starts: 9.00 am Sunday 6th June 2021
Where: Mosgiel Memorial Hall, Dunedin
Entries Close: 5 pm Saturday 29th May 2021
Late entries, incorrect entries or entries without payment will not be accepted
* Internet banking: 06-0942-0366057-00 (please include the name of the competitor) - KNZ Otago Southland account
Organiser: Lisa van Kampen (Organising Committee)
Contact: Tree La Rooy (Regional Secretary)
FEES (UNLIMITED EVENTS)
Individual Events $55.00 ($70.00 for non-KNZ members)
Team Events $30.00 ($50.00 for non-KNZ members)
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
PLEASE ENTER ONLINE VIA SPORTSDATA
Development – Kyu grade only, must do development kata, you can only be in this division a maximum of 2 years, this is also for all competitors 9yrs and under. You will be split by weight and grade / kyu.
Compulsory Kata only. Competitors can repeat Kata.
Intermediate – More experienced in tournaments but not at the 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 – Have competed before, 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 one division. The division can be different for Kata and Kumite.
*** Divisions may be altered depending on the number of entries
The following dress and safety equipment code will apply:
The below conditions also apply to the age group:
13 yrs & below
14 yrs & above
Female 14 yrs & above
For a copy of the current WKF rules (2020) please go to: https://www.wkf.net/pdf/wkf-competition-rules-2020_en-pdf-en-784.pdf
For a video of WKF scoring please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6r8JwEFowY
As per current WKF Rules (above) with the following modifications
Kumite rules to apply to all Karate New Zealand (UNZKO) Sanctioned Tournaments
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.
6 yrs to 9yrs Bout duration 1.5 minutes
10yrs to 13yrs Bout duration 2 minutes
14 - 17 yrs Bout duration 2 minutes (as per WKF rules)
18 yrs + Bout duration 3 minutes (as per WKF rules)
The judging of all Kata competitions will follow the WKF flag system, with either 3 or 5 judges.
Compulsory Kata list: Heian, Pinan, Gekisai, Saifa, or any other Kihon Kata.
In the 9 yrs and under division competitors are required to perform “Compulsory Kata” (listed above).
9yrs and under Only one Kata required
10-13yrs Only one kata required, Bunkai required for medal rounds
14-17yrs Only one kata required, Bunkai required for medal rounds
16yrs+ Only one kata required, Bunkai required for medal rounds
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 the 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 on one third placing.
For Karate, repechage involves the competitors who were beaten by a finalist playing-off to decide the 3rd placing. 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.