Karate New Zealand - Otago Southland Regional Competition 2022

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As per discussions with clubs that have entered and wider South Island and NZ Clubs and interested parties we have a majority decision to reschedule this event from

Sunday 5th June to Sunday 23rd October 2022 (Labour Day weekend)

Thank you all for your continued support, understanding and kindness in these unpredictable times - we have done our best and will continue to strive to make this event happen. 

Please also note the venue will be in Alexandra (exact location to be confirmed soon)

Registration for this event will run from 2nd April to Friday 23rd September 2022

Draws will be up and open to adjustment by coaches on Monday 3rd October and finalised by 14th October 2022

No late entries will be accepted.

When:   Registration and Weigh-in 8.30 am Competition starts: 9.00 am Sunday 23rd October 2022

Where: Alexandra 

Entries Close: 5 pm Friday 23rd September 2022
This gives us time to send out draft drawers for coaches to give feedback and to make relevant changes well before the event

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: Pat Quaid (Regional Secretary)


Individual Events    $55.00   ($70.00 for non-KNZ members)

Team Events           $30.00   ($50.00 for non-KNZ members)




  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 your 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 – 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 has free choice in all rounds but cannot repeat consecutively. You can only be in this division for a maximum of 2 years.

Premier – Have competed before, 2nd Kyu, and above. Those attempting National teams must be in Premier divisions.

Kata is a free choice in all rounds, with 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:

  • All competitors must wear a clean white Gi in good condition as per Art. 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

  • Headgear is optional

  • Boys/Men are advised to wear approved groin protectors


The below conditions also apply to the 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 protectors) underneath the body protector



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 the WKF rulebook. 

Bout duration

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)

Kata Judging 

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).

Team Kata 

9yrs and under   Only one Kata required 

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

14-17yrs             Only one kata is 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 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.


2022.10.23 (08:00)

Entry deadline:

2022.04.02 - 2022.09.23 (17:00)
80 days 20 hours

Registration mode

Exact day (2022.10.23)

Time Zone

Pacific/Auckland (2022-07-04 20:39)




Alexandra 9320, New Zealand

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Entries: For this event no entry permission is required.

Only this countries are allowed to register competitors: NEW ZEALAND
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