Tournament rules

27th SKDUN World Shotokan Karate Championship

 

RULES AND CATEGORIES

 

Kata rules: All rounds by points system (Tensu hoshiki).

Limit of participation: Max of 6 competitors per country per category (Exception: Children and Minicadets are alowed 10 competitors per country per category and Cadets: 8 competitors). The organising country can register one more competitor in each category.

The competitors in each category will compete in the elimination rounds down to 8 competitors (two competitors at the same time, AKA / SHIRO).

In semi-finals, these 8 competitors will perform Tokui kata (their choice from the approved list), then 4 competitors with the highest scores will perform a different Tokui kata in the final round (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd medal place).

In the case of a draw in the semi-final and final rounds, competitors must perform a different kata to the ones performed in all previous rounds.

For choice of Tokui kata see the approved kata list appropriate to the competitors range (the list can be found in the SKDUN Rulebook: http://www.skdun.org/competition-rules/rule-book/

 

Kata rules: Cadets, Juniors and Youths ( 3 – 1 Kyu, brown belts): All rounds by points system (Tensu hoshiki).

Limit of participation: Max of 6 competitors per country per category (Exception: Children and Minicadets are alowed 10 competitors per country per category and Cadets: 8 competitors). The organising country can register one more competitor in each category.

The competitors in each category will compete in the elimination rounds down to 8 competitors (two competitors at the same time, AKA / SHIRO).

In Finals, these 8 competitors will perform Tokui kata, their choice from: Bassai Dai, Empi, Jion, Kanku dai and Hangetsu, (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd medal place).

In the case of a draw in the competitors must perform a different kata to the ones performed

If there are not minimum 10 competitors register in each categories: 3-1 Kyu or Dan, both categories will come together ( will merge)

 

Asai ha Shotokan ryu Kata rules: All rounds Tokui kata by points system (Tensu hoshiki).

Limit of participation: Max of 8 competitors per country per category.

The competitors in each category will perform Tokui kata in one preliminary round down to 8 competitors (one competitor at a time).

In semi-finals, these 8 competitors will perform  different Tokui kata (their choice from the approved list), then 4 competitors with the highest scores will perform a different Tokui kata in the final round (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd medal place).

In the case of a draw in the semi-final and final rounds, competitors must perform a different kata to the ones performed in all previous rounds.

For choice of Tokui kata see the approved kata list appropriate to the competitors range http://www.skdun.org/competition-rules/rule-book/

 

KATA TEAMS

Kata teams may include ONE 4thkyu. All rounds by point system (Tensu hoshiki). Note; if a 4th kyu is used then the team can only perform Shitei kata in all rounds.

Elimination rounds – Tokui kata; Final round (4 teams) – different Tokui kata

In the case of a draw, teams must perform a different kata to the ones performed in previous rounds.

Limit of participation: Max of 2 teams per country are accepted in each category.

The Tokui kata must be selected from the approved list and be appropriate for the lowest grade in the team.

For choice of Tokui kata see the approved kata list and competitors range SKDUN Rulebook: http://www.skdun.org/competition-rules/rule-book/

 

KUMITE INDIVIDUAL: IPPON SHOBU

Kumite rules: Ippon Shobu (2 waza-ari or 1 Ippon) for all categories.

Seniors individual kumite finals – SanbonShobu.

Duration of matches is specified for each age group.

Limit of participation: Children’s and Minicadets are allowed 10 competitors per country per category. Cadets, Juniors, Youths and Seniors: 8 competitors. The organising country can register one more competitor in each category.

Competitors who compete in Kumite Ippon Shobu can also participate Kumite Sanbon Shobu.

 

KUMITE INDIVIDUAL: SANBON SHOBU

Kumite rules: Sanbon Shobu (6 waza-ari or 3 Ippon) for all categories.

Duration of matches is specified for each age group.

Limit of participation: Minicadets are allowed 10 competitors per country per category.

Cadets, Juniors, Youths and Seniors: 8 competitors. The organising country can register one more competitor in each category.

Competitors who compete in Kumite Sanbon Shobu can also participate in Kumite Ippon Shobu.

 

JIYU IPPON KUMITE

Jiyu Ippon Kumite rules: The criteria for judgment will be the same as for jiyu kumite, but no scores or penalties will be awarded during the match. The match will comprise of 6 attacks: jodan-zuki, chudan-zuki, mae-geri chudan, yoko-geri kekomi chudan, mawashi-geri chudan or jodan (must state the target), ushiro-geri chudan. The defender will block and counter using go-no-sen (any block and counter attack combination). Each attack will be done by aka then shiro i.e. aka jodan-zuki, shiro blocks and counter attacks, then shiro jodan-zuki, aka blocks etc. The decision will be made by Hantei at the end of the match. Competitors who compete in Jiyu Ippon Kumite can also participate in Jiyu Kumite (Ippon Shobu and Sanbon Shobu).

No limit of participation!

 

MASTERS

The final event on Sunday will be the prestigious Masters competition. 

Each country can nominate one Female and one Male competitor over 18 years of age that will compete in Kata and Kumite for the ultimate title of Grand Champion.

This is an elimination competition, competitors compete against each other performing Kata then Shobu Ippon kumite, the competitors are judged against both performances, not necessarily about winning at either Kata or Kumite, judgement is by flag system (Kohaku Hoshiki).

 

KUMITE TEAMS

(Limit of participation: 2 teams per country in each team kumite category).

Kumite teams may include one 4thkyu (blue/purple belt).

Kumite rules for teams: Ippon Shobu (2 waza-ari or 1 Ippon) for all categories.

 

 

 SKDUN Kohai Cup

Competition for kohai grades (9th – 4thKyu) (white – blue belts)

RULES AND CATEGORIES

 

Kata rules: Elimination rounds by flag system (kohaku hoshiki). The competitors in each category will compete in one elimination round down to 8 competitors (two competitors at the same time, AKA / SHIRO). Kata chosen by referee. In the case of a draw, competitors must perform a different kata to the one performed in the previous round.

Final round by point system (tensu hoshiki), the 8 competitors will perform Tokui kata (their choice from the approved list), top 3 scores will decide 1st, 2nd and 3rd medal place.

No limit of participation. In the case of large number of participants in any category they may be divided into further categories by grade. These new categories will be announced at the event.

 

Categories for 9th to 7thkyu:

Elimination rounds – Shitei kata: Taikyoko Shodan and Heian Shodan

Final round (top 8 competitors) – Tokui kata:

Choice from Taikyoko Shodan, Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan and Heian Sandan

(In the case of a draw, competitors may perform the same kata).

 

Categories for 6th to 4thkyu:

Elimination rounds – Shitei kata: Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan

Final round (top 8 competitors) – Tokui kata:

Choice from all Heian kata plus Tekki Shodan.

(In the case of a draw, competitors must perform a different kata than in the previous rounds).

 

KATA TEAMS

All rounds by point system (Tensu hoshiki). Elimination rounds – Tokui kata; All Heian Kata + Tekki Shodan.

Final round (4 teams) – different Tokui kata.

In the case of a draw, they can repeat kata. No limit of participation.

 

KUMITE INDIVIDUAL

Kumite rules: Sanbon kumite (three-step sparring)  will be judged by (kohaku hoshiki) the flag system. Tori attacks jodan oi-zuki + chudan oi-zuki + maegeri.  Uke blocks jodan age uke + chudan soto uke + gedan barai gyaku zuki counter attack. Detailed description and criteria for judgement of Sanbon kumite can be found in the SKDUN Rulebook: http://www.skdun.org/competition-rules/rule-book/  + SKDUN you tube channel

 

Jiyu Ippon kumite – will be judged by kohaku hoshiki (majority vote by flag system). The criteria for decision will be the same as for Jiyu kumite, but no scores or penalties will be awarded during the match. Each match will comprise 3 attacks: jodan-zuki, chudan-zuki, mae-geri chudan. The defender (Uke) will perform an effective block and one counter attack technique only. Aka attacks first with jodan-zuki, then shiro attacks with jodan-zuki, then aka attacks with chudan-zuki, etc. Competitors who compete in Jiyu Ippon Kumite can also participate in Ippon Shobu and Sanbon kumite.

http://www.skdun.org/competition-rules/rule-book/  +. SKDUN you tube channel

 

Jiyu kumite – Ippon Shobu (2 waza-ari or 1 Ippon)

Duration of the match is specified for each age group. No limit of participation. The categories may be further divided in case there is a large number of participants. The new categories would be announced on the day.