Shiai of Champions Rules

rulesThe objective of having a tournament is to promote the friendship among fellow karate students and to work toward the implementation of our main goals. It is of great importance that all participants adhere to the rules and excel not only in the technical aspects of martial arts, but also in manners and etiquette. Any competitor, or parent, who is impolite or disrespectful in any way may be disqualified from the competition and/or asked to leave. The purpose of getting together is to develop friendships and display all aspects of traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do and other styles competing.

ATTIRE:

Contestants must wear a clean uniform with their current belt. Without a uniform and belt, no contestant will be able to participate.

KATA:

The order in which participants will show their kata will be determined by random selection the day of the event. Beginning divisions (White-Orange) will be given a score of 6.0 – 7.0. An average score would be 6.5. These scores will be added together to determine the final score. Awards will be given at the end of each division. Intermediate divisions (Green-Purple) will be given a score of 7.0 – 8.0. An average score will be 7.5. Advanced divisions (brown-black) will be given a score of 8.0 -9.0 average score of 8.5.

SPARRING COMPETITION:

ALL competitors must have headgear, hand gear, foot gear, and mouthpiece in order to compete. Males must wear an athletic supporter.

Sanbon Kumite matches will be 2 minutes or whoever scores 3 points first to determine the winner. In the event of a tie at the time runs out, the match will go into overtime. The first person to score will win the match.

In the event of a foul, you will be given a formal warning, second time your opponent will be awarded a point a third time you will be disqualified. A foul may be but not limited to hitting to hard, running out of the ring, attacking joints, or any of the prohibited techniques. Please note: Any of the above penalties may be given at any time. Example: If you hit your opponent excessively hard you may be disqualified from competition immediately.

Sparring competition will be double elimination. DO not argue with the judges, their decision is final!

PROHIBITED TECHNIQUES

No attacks to the eyes, throat, groin, instep and joints. Any and all attacks that exhibit a lack of control are prohibited. A technique that is delivered blindly, that is without seeing the target, is prohibited.

TECHNIQUE/WAZA COMPETITION:

Self-defense/Techniques is a team competition. Teams are comprised of two to four members who shall demonstrate the application of one or more self-defense techniques. Participants will demonstrate their application first at slow speed, then at full (attack) speed. This competition is judged in the same manner as kata.

The order in which participants will show their technique will be determined by random selection the day of the event. Beginning divisions (White-Orange) will be given a score of 6.0 – 7.0. An average score would be 6.5. These scores will be added together to determine the final score. Awards will be given at the end of each division. Intermediate divisions (Green-Purple) will be given a score of 7.0 – 8.0. An average score will be 7.5. Advanced divisions (brown-black) will be given a score of 8.0 -9.0 average score of 8.5. Medals will be awarded to each participant on a team and appropriate ‘overall’ points will be awarded to each participating team member.* Individuals may NOT participate on more than one team. Teams will be placed in the division corresponding to the highest ranking team member.

*Division champions are determined by accumulated points throughout the competition.

BLOCKER SPARRING COMPETITION

Blockers will be provided by tournament directors. 1 Point for: Clean strike to the legs, or torso. Clean jab to the torso. Controlled strike to the head. Proper protective head gear must be worn by all competitors. 5 Points will win the match. Any competitor using blocker in an uncontrolled manner will be warned, then opponent will awarded a point, final warning will result in disqualification.

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