Organizer: Fudzi sports club in cooperation with Latvian Karate Federation.
The person responsible for the competition: Boris Krasnov, phone: +37129621418; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Latvia, Riga, Grostonas street 6B, Rimi Olympic centre.
Date: 01.04.2023 begining at 9.30.
Competition level and participation restrictions: Any participant between the ages of 6 and 15 can participate in the competition, regardless of the athlete’s training level and previous achievements.
Registration for the competition: Competitors must be registered online using electronic pre- registration system on www.shotokan.lv/online; www.karateregistration.lv.
To obtain password for registration system and all questions regarding the registration, please contact Boris Krasnov via phone +371 29621418 or e-mail: email@example.com
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: until 28.03.2023 23:59.
NO OTHER CHANGES than deleting an entry will be made on the day of competition!*
*except the situation which is described in chapter “Overweight” at page 2.
Weigh-in takes place on the day of the competition from 9.00 to 15.00!
Competition judges and secretary:
All qualified Judges and Referees are welcome and should be registered at LKF Referee committee firstname.lastname@example.org
WKF, EKF or National A qualification are welcome!
Judges briefing at 9.00!!!
Chief judge of the competition: Santa Drozdova (+37126833661).
The main secretary of the competition: Viktorija Agafonova (+37129118019).
Important aspects of the competition:
1. Responsibility for athlete’s health and non-use of equipment. Athletes as well as their coaches and parents are responsible for all injuries that will be obtained due to not using the necessary equipment! The participants themselves are responsible for the compliance of their health condition with participation in the tournament and health insurance! The organizers do not provide the necessary equipment!
2. Protection of privacy and personal data. Photography and video filming will take place at the venue of the competition, the organizers of the competition may use the recorded material for self-promotion purposes without coordination with the people appearing in it.
3. Dispute resolution procedure and protest. All questions that are not included in this restriction are answered according to organizing and LKF referee’s commitees. Protest consideration – 100 EUR.
4. Size of tatami. Tatami — 8x8m (+1m protective strip).
5. Overweight. The permissible overweight in the Kumite category is 0.2 kg for boys and 0.5 kg for girls.
Weigh-in takes place on the day of the competition from 9.00 a.m. to 15.00 (but necessarily before your category!). In case of inappropriate weight, it is possible to register an athlete in another category that corresponds to the current weight for an additional fee of 5 EUR. If the athlete did not register his weight before the category and its discrepancy was revealed after the beginning of the category, then the athlete is disqualified from this category and the participation fee is not returned.
Competition disciplines: Kata, Kumite, Fantom-Kumite
30 EUR per entry Kata&Kumite categories 25 EUR per entry Fantom-Kumite categories.
Awards: 1st, 2nd and two 3rd place winners in Kata, Kumite and Fantom-Kumite disciplines will be awarded with medals, diplomas and possibly other prizes from the organizers. 1st place winners will also receive a cup.
TOP-3 clubs in the overall standings of the disciplines Kata and Kumite will be awarded with cups.
GENERAL RULES OF KATA&KUMITE
In Kata and Kumite categories are WKF rules for children adjusted by organizer.
KIMONO is mandatory for all participants in all categories! Both Kata and Kumite GRAND-PRIX (round robin) system. Flag system in all categories. Kata and Kumite categories are judged by 3 judges.
In Kata and Kumite disciplines, all categories consist of 2 stages:
1. Subgroup stage (always a round robin system of no less than 3 but no more than 5 people in a subgroup)
2. Elimination stage and division by groups (after subgroup fights, 1 or 2 best athletes* from each subgroup continue the fight for medals according to the Olympic system).
*If there are up to 10 people in the category (including), then the 2 best athletes of each subgroup continue the fight for medals. If there are more than 12 people in the category (including), then the 1 best athlete of each subgroup continues the fight for medals. If 11 participants or more than 16 participants applied in the category, then category is divided in two groups with separate sets of medals. If 17 participants applied in the category, then one group consists of 9 participants, and the second group consists of 8 participants. If 18 participants, then one group — 12 participants, and the second — 6 participants. If 19 participants, then one group – 12 participants, and the other – 7 participants. If 20 participants, then one group – 12 participants, and the other – 8 participants. If 21 participants, then one group — 12 participants, and the second — 9 participants, etc.
In categories up to U14 OPEN (inclusive), both athletes perform kata at the same time.
In category U16 OPEN athletes perform the kata in turn.
Athletes perform the Kata with belts that match the color of the athlete in that bout (AKA or AO)!
U8 OPEN U10 OPEN U12 OPEN U14 OPEN U16 OPEN
at least 1 Kata, bows are not evaluated
at least 1 Kata, bows are not evaluated
at least 2 Katas – repeating the last KATA is forbidden, bows are evaluated
at least 3 Katas – repeating the last 2 KATAS is forbidden, bows are evaluated at least 3 Katas – repeating the last 2 KATAS is forbidden, bows are evaluated
U8, U10 – 1 minute or up to 8 points difference
U12, U14, U16 -1.5 minutes or up to 8 points difference
All KUMITE OPEN categories are held according to the Olympic system with full repechage!!!
The subgroup stage in the Kumite discipline:
Victory – 3 points;
Victory after «Senshu» — 2 points;
Loss after «Senshu» or draw «Hikiwake» — 1 point;
Loss – 0 points.
1 or 2 athletes* from each subgroup, who obtained a higher number of points, continue the fight for medals
according to the Olympic system.
*see page 2 of the Bulletin «General Rules of Kata and Kumite»
The athlete must have all equipment according to WKF regulations, but the equipment does not have to be marked «WKF approved». The color of the gloves, shin instep guards and belt must match the color of the athlete in the respective bout (AKA or AO). Groin guards are mandatory in all boys kumite categories! Body
protectors are mandatory for athletes in the U14 age group! In U16 categories all athletes must have all equipment according to WKF regulations.
An athlete may participate in only one weight and age category and additionally in the OPEN category!
In Fantom-Kumite discipline is round robin system. Each subgroup consists of 3-5 athletes. After the subgroup fights 2 best athletes from each group continue the fight for medals according to the Olympic system. All categories are judged by 3 judges. Flag system.
KIMONO is mandatory! In the Fantom-Kumite discipline athletes could have gloves of any color. Shin instep guards are optional. Athletes can participate with their certification belts.
Fantom-Kumite fight and evaluation:
Each athlete has five attacks per Fantom-Kumite fight. Up to 4 seconds are given to prepare and do an attack. The Fantom-Kumite fight begins when the referee asks athletes to come closer to their BOBs (Body Opponent Bag). Athletes come up and begin to imitate the movements of the athlete during Kumite fights (without attacks). After the referee’s command «Aka hajime», the first athlete makes one attack. One attack can have one or several hits — punches or kicks (up to 3 hits), but in the case of multiple hits, they must be logically connected and must correspond to the concept of «one attack» and not «several separate attacks». When one attack is completed, the first athlete continues to imitate the movements during Kumite fights, while the second athlete, after the referee’s command «Ao», begins to make his own attack (the command «hajime» is given before the first attack. After that the referee can name only the color of the athlete). When both athletes have completed 5 attacks, the referee gives the command «Yame» and the athletes stand in the «Haji Dachi» stance. The judge determines the winner with the help of «Hantei».
Criteria for evaluation:
1. Criteria for obtaining a point. For 1 attack, the athlete can get only one point, regardless of the type and number of hits (it doesn’t matter if the hit was made with the hand or with the foot);
2. Technique, variety of technique and use of combinations;
3. Zanshin and movement before attacking.
Uncontrolled attack. In the case of an uncontrolled hit applies WKF junior rules. Hitting the BOB is allowed in all age categories, however an uncontrolled hit (the BOB swings heavily or falls) is considered as uncontrolled attack (point is not counted).