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CONTENTS KUMITE RULES ARTICLE 1: KUMITE COMPETITION AREA ARTICLE 2: OFFICIAL DRESS ARTICLE 3: ORGANISATION OF KUMITE COMPETITIONS ARTICLE 4: THE REFEREE PANEL ARTICLE 5: DURATION OF BOUT ARTICLE 6: SCORING ARTICLE 7: CRITERIA FOR DECISION ARTICLE 8: PROHIBITED BEHAVIOUR ARTICLE 9: PENALTIES ARTICLE 10: INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS IN COMPETITION ARTICLE 11: OFFICIAL PROTEST ARTICLE 12: POWERS AND DUTIES ARTICLE 13: STARTING, SUSPENDING AND ENDING OF MATCHES ARTICLE 14: MODIFICATIONS KATA RULES ARTICLE 1: KATA COMPETITION AREA ARTICLE 2: OFFICIAL DRESS ARTICLE 3: ORGANISATION OF KATA COMPETITION ARTICLE 4: THE JUDGING PANEL ARTICLE 5: CRITERIA FOR DECISION ARTICLE 6: OPERATION OF MATCHES APPENDIX 1: THE TERMINOLOGY APPENDIX 2: GESTURES AND FLAG SIGNALS
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND GESTURES OF THE REFEREE THE JUDGES FLAG SIGNALS
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APPENDIX 3: OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR REFEREES AND JUDGES APPENDIX 4: SCOREKEEPERS MARKS APPENDIX 5: LAYOUT OF THE KUMITE COMPETITION AREA APPENDIX 6: LAYOUT OF THE KATA COMPETITION AREA APPENDIX 7: THE COMPULSORY KATA LIST APPENDIX 8: W.K.F. TOKUI KATA LIST
APPENDIX 9: THE KARATE GI
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APPENDIX 10: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS CONDITIONS & CATEGORIES APPENDIX 11: REFEREES AND JUDGES TROUSERS COLOUR GUIDE
It should be noted that the male gender used in this text also refers to the female
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A RT I C L E 1 :
KUMITE COMPETITION AREA
1. The competition area must be flat and devoid of hazard. 2. The competition area will be a matted square, of a WKF approved type, with sides of eight metres (measured from the outside) with an additional two metres on all sides as a safety area. There will be a clear safety area of two metres on each side. 3. A line half a metre long must be drawn two metres from the centre of the competition area for positioning the Referee. 4. Two parallel lines each one metre long and at right angles to the Referee's line, must be drawn at a distance of one and a half metres from the centre of the competition area for positioning the competitors. 5. The Judges will be seated in the safety area, one directly facing the Referee, and one behind each of the fighters, and one metre towards the Referee. Each will be equipped with a red and a blue flag. 6. The Arbitrator will be seated at a small table just outside the safety area, behind, and to the left or right of the Referee. He will be equipped with a red flag or sign, and a whistle. 7. The score-supervisor will be seated at the official score table, between the scorekeeper and the timekeeper. 8. The one metre border should be in a different colour from the rest of the matted area.
EXPLANATION: I. There must be no advertisement hoardings, walls, pillars etc. within one metre of the safety area's outer perimeter. The mats used should be non-slip where they contact the floor proper but have a low coefficient of friction on the upper surface. They should not be as thick as Judo mats, since these impede Karate movement. The Referee must ensure that mat modules do not move apart during the competition, since gaps cause injuries and constitute a hazard. They must be of approved WKF design.
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A RT I C L E 2 :
1. Contestants and their coaches must wear the official uniform as herein defined. 2. The Referee Commission may disbar any official or competitor who does not comply with this regulation. REFEREES 1. Referees and Judges must wear the official uniform designated by the Referee Commission. This uniform must be worn at all tournaments and courses. 2. The official uniform will be as follows: A single breasted navy blue blazer bearing two silver buttons. A white shirt with short sleeves. An official tie, worn without tiepin. Plain light-grey trousers without turn-ups. (Appendix 11) Plain dark blue or black socks and black slip-on shoes for use on the match area. Female Referees and Judges may wear a hairclip. CONTESTANTS 1. Contestants must wear a white karate gi without stripes or piping. The national emblem or flag of the country will be worn on the left breast of the jacket and may not exceed an overall size of 12cm by 8cm (see Appendix 9). Only the original manufacturer’s labels may be displayed on the gi. In addition, identification issued by the Organising Committee will be worn on the back. One contestant must wear a red belt and the other a blue belt. The red and blue belts must be around five centimetres wide and of a length sufficient to allow fifteen centimetres free on each side of the knot. 2. Notwithstanding paragraph 1 above, the Directing Committee may authorise the display of special labels or trademarks of approved sponsors. 3. The jacket, when tightened around the waist with the belt, must be of a minimum length that covers the hips, but must not be more than three-quarters thigh length. Female competitors may wear a plain white T-shirt beneath the Karate jacket. 4. The maximum length of the jacket sleeves must be no longer then the bend of the wrist and no shorter than halfway down the forearm. Jacket sleeves may not be rolled up. 5. The trousers must be long enough to cover at least two thirds of the shin and must not reach below the anklebone. Trouser legs may not be rolled up. 6. Contestants must keep their hair clean and cut to a length that does not obstruct smooth bout conduct. Hachimaki (headband) will not be allowed. Should the Referee consider any contestant's hair too long and/or unclean, he may disbar the contestant from the bout. Hair slides are prohibited, as are metal hairgrips. Ribbons, beads and other decorations are prohibited. A discreet rubber band or pony tail retainer is permitted. 7. Contestants must have short fingernails and must not wear metallic or other objects, which might
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Glasses are forbidden. The use of metallic teeth braces must be approved by the Referee and the Official Doctor. Groin protectors using a removable plastic cup slipped into a jockstrap are not permitted and persons wearing them will be held at fault. wear the official tracksuit of their National Federation and display their official identification.1 WKF approved mitts. Gum shields must fit properly. IV. II. The wearing of unauthorised apparel. The use of bandages. Belts of grade should not be worn during the bout. Coaches shall at all times during the tournament. All protective equipment must be W. COACHES 1.injure their opponents. clothing or equipment is forbidden.3. 10. The female chest protector approved by the WKF 8. 13.K. The foot protection approved by the WKF. 11. This will be red for AKA and blue for AO. or National Federation Championships it should be noted that WKF approved equipment. padding. or supports because of injury must be approved by the Referee on the advice of the Official Doctor. 8.2. III. 8. one contestant wearing red and the other wearing blue 8.F.5. Soft contact lenses can be worn at the contestant's own risk. Refereeing Officials may be allowed to remove their blazers. The following protective equipment is compulsory: 8. homologated. one contestant wearing red and the other wearing blue 8. The shin pads approved by the WKF.4. Gum shield 8. and body protector. If a contestant comes into the area inappropriately dressed. he or she will not be immediately disqualified. EXPLANATION: I. International. Cadets in addition to the above will also wear the WKF approved face mask. one contestant wearing red and the other wearing blue.6. (In the case of Continental Union. The contestant accepts full responsibility for any injury. Groin Guards are not mandatory but if worn must be of approved WKF type 9. It is the duty of the Arbitrator (Kansa) to ensure before each match or bout that the competitors are wearing the approved equipment. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 5 . 12. If the Referee Commission agrees. The contestant must wear a single belt. instead they will be given one minute to remedy matters. must be accepted and cannot be refused).
Male teams comprise seven members with five competing in a round. a round allows all contestants in a pool to fight once. and their fighting order. but once notified.A RT I C L E 3 : O R G A N I S AT I O N O F K U M I T E C O M P E T I T I O N S 1. A “round” is a discrete stage in a competition leading to the eventual identification of finalists. a team representative must hand into the official table. IV. In order to compete male teams must present at least three competitors and female teams must present at least two competitors. an official form defining the names and fighting order of the competing team members. or “round robin” competition. If the Coach hands in the form. Tournament numbers should be allotted and used. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 6 . the round can apply equally to a stage in either primary elimination or repechage. 3. In this context. The individual match may be further divided into age and weight divisions. or four members. In a matrix. In an elimination Kumite competition. The contestants are all members of the team. 7. can be changed for each round provided the new fighting order is notified first. Individual contestants or teams that do not present themselves when called will be disqualified (KIKEN) from that category. No contestant may be replaced by another in an individual title match. 6. it cannot then be changed until that round is completed. The use of contestants' names causes problems of pronunciation and identification. III. A team will be disqualified if any of its members or its coach changes the team's composition or fighting order without written notification prior to the round. EXPLANATION: I. otherwise. V. Female teams comprise four members with three competing in a round. a round eliminates fifty percent of contestants within it. The fighting order form can be presented by the Coach or a nominated contestant from the team. The term “bout” also describes the individual Kumite competitions between opposing pairs of team members. it II. Before each match. a team will present the actual fighters. The Kumite competition may be further divided into the team match and the individual match. There are no fixed reserves. The participants drawn from the full team of seven. 2. 5. The unused fighter(s) and the Coach will not be included and shall sit in an area set aside for them. A Karate tournament may comprise Kumite competition and/or Kata competition. Weight divisions are divided ultimately into bouts. he must be clearly identifiable as such. counting byes as contestants. When lining up before a match. A team with less than the required number of competitors will forfeit the match (Kiken). 4. V E R S I O N 6 .
A RT I C L E 4 : T H E R E F E R E E PA N E L 1. In addition. and on the right stands the Arbitrator and Judge number 3. When individual Judges change. To reduce such errors the winner of each bout/match must confirm victory with the control table before leaving the area. III. VII. that bout/match is declared null and void.may be rejected. Both the competitor’s names and their tournament numbers must be included and the form signed by the coach. for facilitating the operation of matches. and score supervisors shall be appointed. the departing Officials take up position as at the start of the bout or match. caller announcers. The coach must sit in the chair provided and must not interfere with the smooth running of the match by word or deed. VI. On the Referee’s left stand Judges numbers 1 and 2. IV. or a nominated person. the Referee takes a step back. After the formal exchange of bows by contestants and Referee Panel. bow to each other. EXPLANATION: I. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 7 . and one arbitrator (KANSA). the Judges and Arbitrator turn inwards. three Judges (FUKUSHIN). All then take up their positions. When changing the entire Referee Panel. the wrong contestants compete. At the start of a Kumite match. 2. If. through an error in charting. and all bow together. The Refereeing Panel for each match shall consist of one Referee (SHUSHIN). record keepers. and then leave the area together. Coaches must present their accreditation together with that of their competitor or team to the official table. The Referee and Judges of a Kumite bout must not have the nationality of either of the participants. they bow together and change positions. the incoming Judge goes to the outgoing Judge. the Referee stands on the outside edge of the match area. then regardless of the outcome. The list must include the name of the country or club the belt colour allotted to the team for that match and the fighting order of the team members. II. several timekeepers. 3.
Scores are as follows: a) b) c) SANBON NIHON IPPON Three points Two points One point 2. Cadet and Junior bouts will be two minutes. A score is awarded when a technique is performed according to the following criteria to a scoring area: a) b) c) d) e) f) Good form Sporting attitude Vigorous application Awareness (ZANSHIN) Good timing Correct distance 3. Duration of the Kumite bout is defined as three minutes for Senior Male Kumite (both teams and individuals) and four minutes in the individual bouts for medals. A RT I C L E 6 : SCORING 1. 2. 3. The timing of the bout starts when the Referee gives the signal to start. SANBON is awarded for: a) b) Jodan kicks. Senior Female bouts will be two minutes and three minutes in the individual bouts for medals. or buzzer. 4. NIHON is awarded for: a) Chudan kicks. indicating “10 seconds to go” and “time up”. The timekeeper shall give signals by a clearly audible gong. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 8 . Uchi. IPPON is awarded for: a) b) Chudan or Jodan Tsuki. The “time up” signal marks the end of the bout. Attacks are limited to the following areas: a) b) Head Face V E R S I O N 6 . 6. 5.A RT I C L E 5 : D U R AT I O N O F B O U T 1. Any scoring technique delivered on a thrown or fallen opponent. and stops each time the Referee calls “YAME”.
V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 9 . falls. Technical Criteria 1. A technique with “Good Form” is said to have characteristics conferring probable effectiveness within the framework of traditional Karate concepts. III. Any punch (tsuki) delivered to any of the seven scoring areas. For reasons of safety. thrown without being held onto. or is otherwise off their feet and is scored upon by the opponent the score will be Sanbon. Chudan being defined as the abdomen. a technique must be applied to a scoring area as defined in paragraph 6 above. slips.c) d) e) f) g) Neck Abdomen Chest Back Side 7. throws where the opponent is grabbed below the waist. Sporting Attitude is a component of good form and refers to a non-malicious attitude of great concentration obvious during delivery of the scoring technique. the one on the other (AIUCHI) shall not score. After a throw has been executed the Referee will allow the contestant two seconds in which to attempt a scoring technique. When a contestant is thrown according to the rules. or thrown dangerously. Vocabulary Sanbon (3 Points) is awarded for: Nihon (2 Points) is awarded for: Ippon (1 Point) is awarded for: I. head and neck. An effective technique delivered at the same time that the end of the bout is signalled. even if technically correct. the technique will be scored. Exceptions are conventional karate leg sweeping techniques. Any scoring technique which is delivered on an opponent who has been thrown. No technique. II. Jodan being defined as the face. or where the pivot point is above hip level. has fallen of their own accord. Simultaneous. delivered after an order to suspend or stop the bout shall not be scored and may result in a penalty being imposed on the offender. 1. back and side. 8. EXPLANATION: In order to score. The technique must be appropriately controlled with regard to the area being attacked and must satisfy all six scoring criteria in paragraph 2 above. Chudan kicks. chest. 2. which do not require the opponent to be held while executing the sweep such as de ashi-barai. effective scoring techniques delivered by both contestants. ko uchi gari. 1. However. if one of the contestants delivers an effective technique while still inside the competition area and before the Referee calls “YAME”. Jodan kicks. kani waza etc. A technique even if effective. are prohibited and will incur a warning or penalty. 9. 2. is considered valid. will be scored if it is delivered when the two contestants are outside the competition area. IV. Any strike (uchi) delivered to any of the seven scoring areas. or is otherwise off their feet.
It is the state of continued commitment in which the contestant maintains total concentration. head. Penalties can be imposed by the Refereeing Panel up to the point where the contestants leave that area after the bout's conclusion. XI. face. no contact to the throat is permitted. but then only by the Referee Commission or the Disciplinary and Legal Commission. Penalties can be imposed after that. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 10 . Thus if the technique is delivered on an opponent who is rapidly moving away. A technique. (or the face mask) is allowed other than a very light touch (previously known as a “skin touch”) for Jodan kicks and the scoring distance is increased up to 10 centimetres. provided the technique meets the other criteria. However. Not only must two techniques land simultaneously. each with good form etc. A technique. In Cadet and Junior competition no contact to the head. A punch or kick that comes somewhere between skin touch and 5 centimetres from the face. a situation where only one of the simultaneous pair is actually a score. or neck. VII. VIII. which does not touch. This is not Aiuchi. Two techniques may well land simultaneously. or lacking power. or neck may be said to have the correct distance. which land below the belt may score. which come within a reasonable distance of the target and which the opponent makes no attempt to block or avoid will be scored. as long as they are above the pubic bone. IX. the potential effect of that blow is reduced. VI. observation. if indeed either. although a score may be awarded for a properly controlled technique. The Referee must not dismiss as Aiuchi. However. Good Timing means delivering a technique when it will have the greatest potential effect. XIII. effective scores. but both must be valid scoring techniques. The non-scoring part of the shoulder is the junction of the upper bone of the arm with the shoulder blades and collarbones. XII. even though the Referee may inadvertently not halt the bout immediately. He does not turn his face away during delivery of the technique. Techniques. The neck is a target area and so is the throat. XIV. and awareness of the opponent's potentiality to counter-attack. The time-up bell signals the end of scoring possibilities in that bout. Correct Distance similarly means delivering a technique at the precise distance where it will have the greatest potential effect. which is badly deficient in good form. True Aiuchis are rare. will score nothing. may score. Awareness (ZANSHIN) is that criterion most often missed when a score is assessed. X. but seldom are both. which lands upon the shoulder blades. and remains facing the opponent afterwards. V E R S I O N 6 . Distancing also relates to the point at which the completed technique comes to rest on or near the target. A worthless technique is a worthless technique —.regardless of where and how it is delivered. Vigorous Application defines the power and speed of the technique and the palpable will for it to succeed.V. The time-up bell does not however mean that penalties cannot be imposed. Jodan techniques.
1. previous scores and penalties are removed from the scoreboard and an extra deciding bout not exceeding one minute will be fought (SAI SHIAI). c) Which of the contestants has initiated the majority of the action. 4. taking both winning and losing bouts into account. and strength demonstrated by the contestants. SHIKKAKU. A SAI SHIAI is a new bout at the end of which a winner will be declared. The winning team is the one with the most bout victories. obtaining a decision (HANTEI). 5. or scores are equal.A RT I C L E 7 : CRITERIA FOR DECISION The result of a bout is determined by a contestant obtaining a clear lead of eight points. In the event of a tied vote. In team matches when a team has won sufficient bout victories or scored sufficient points as to be the established winner then the match is declared over and no further bouts will take place. In the event of a continuing tie. 2. the Referee will announce a tie (HIKIWAKE) and the start of the SAI SHIAI if applicable. He will then indicate the winner in the normal way II. or at time-up. the Referee will resolve the tie by use of his casting vote. the decision will be made by vote of the Referee and three Judges (HANTEI). In individual bouts. return to his original position and announce the majority decision. imposed against a contestant. the Referee will place one arm across his chest and raise his bent arm on the side of the preferred choice to show he is using his casting vote. If the two teams have the same number of bout victories and points. or KIKEN. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 11 . or by a HANSOKU. if there is a tie. On returning to his original position. In the event that at time up there are no scores. When deciding the outcome of a bout by vote (HANTEI) at the end of an inconclusive SAI SHIAI. there will be an extra bout (SAI SHIAI) not exceeding one minute. the decision will be made by a final vote of the Referee and three Judges (HANTEI). When a bout ends with equal scores. A decision in favour of one or the other competitor is obligatory and is taken on the basis of the following criteria. b) The superiority of tactics and techniques displayed. In the event that there is no score. Should the two teams have the same number of bout victories then the winning team will be the one with the most points. or scores are equal. The maximum point’s difference or lead recorded in any bout will be eight. a) The attitude. The Referee will give a short blast on his whistle. EXPLANATION: I. In team competition. the Referee will move to the match area perimeter and call “HANTEI”. fighting spirit. then a deciding bout will be held. followed by a two-tone blast of the whistle. having the highest number of points. The Judges will indicate their opinions by means of their flags and the Referee will at the same time indicate his own vote by raising his arm on the side of the preferred contestant. 3. or no scores. 6. there will be no extra bout (SAI SHIAI) in the event of drawn bouts except as stated in paragraph 5 below.
pushing. face. 6. 3. head. Techniques. 2. given to the opponent. Category 1 and Category 2. Techniques which make excessive contact. controlled “touch” contact to the face. failing to obey the orders of the Referee. and neck is allowed (but not to the throat). Feigning. A second contact under the same circumstances will be penalised by KEIKOKU and IPPON (one point). 4. to the injured competitor. then regardless of the technique misused. and techniques which make contact with the throat. 5. but does not diminish the competitor’s chances of winning. cannot be controlled for the safety of the opponent and dangerous and uncontrolled attacks. or other breaches of etiquette. may be penalised unless caused by the recipient. groin. Clinching. 3. discourteous behaviour towards the Refereeing officials. V E R S I O N 6 . Simulated attacks with the head. Dangerous or forbidden throwing techniques. A third offence will be given HANSOKU CHUI and NIHON (two points).A RT I C L E 8 : P R O H I B I T E D B E H AV I O U R There are two categories of prohibited behaviour. neck. or elbows. 7. and for that reason some of the most dangerous techniques are banned and all techniques must be controlled. having regard to the scoring area attacked. Where contact is deemed by the Referee to be too strong. non-injurious. Attacks to the face with open hand techniques. Repeated exits from the competition area (JOGAI). Attacks to the arms or legs. wrestling. or exaggerating injury. joints. light. Avoiding combat as a means of preventing the opponent having the opportunity to score. but the fact remains that the head. Trained adult competitors can absorb relatively powerful blows on muscled areas such as the abdomen. a warning (CHUKOKU) may be given. EXPLANATION: I. a warning or penalty must be imposed. If they cannot. knees. 4. The contestants must perform all techniques with control and good form. For Senior competitors. which by their nature. CATEGORY 1 1. FACE CONTACT — SENIORS II. 8. Self-endangerment by indulging in behaviour. seizing or standing chest to chest. Therefore any technique. Talking to. which results in injury. A further offence will result in disqualification by HANSOKU. 2. without attempting a throw or other technique. or instep. groin and joints are particularly susceptible to injury. which exposes the contestant to injury by the opponent. (MUBOBI). CATEGORY 2 1. or goading the opponent. or failing to take adequate measures for self-protection. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 12 . Karate competition is a sport. Particular care must be exercised in Cadet and Junior competition.
kata garuma etc. Jodan kicks may make the lightest touch (“skin touch”) and still score. The Referee must be informed if a contestant has been treated for injury. face. Over the shoulder throws such as seio nage. A short delay in giving a Judgement allows injury symptoms such as a nosebleed to develop. who will carry out an immediate examination of the competitor. for the consideration of the Referee Commission. will be penalised. which does not exist. or rubbing the face roughly. when such things as collapse and rolling about on the floor are not supported by evidence of commensurate injury as reported by a neutral doctor. ko uchi gari. are expressly forbidden. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 13 . will be immediately penalised themselves. the Match Area Controller must examine the medical cards and ensure that the contestants are fit to fight. The Medical Commission will submit its report before the end of the Championship. so that a safe landing can be made. SHIKKAKU will be imposed on the contestant feigning injury i. Observation will also reveal any efforts by the contestant to aggravate slight injury for tactical advantage. sumi gaeshi IV. unless it is the recipient’s own fault. no matter how light. in an effort to have the Referee penalise their opponent. up to and including suspension for life for repeated offences. standing up and falling down again and so on may receive Hansoku Chui or Hansoku directly depending on the severity of the offence. For Cadet and Junior competitors no touch or contact to the head.. Feigning an injury. VII. XI. Throwing techniques are divided into two types. IX. Competitors.. where the opponent is swept offbalance or thrown without being grabbed first — and those throws requiring that the opponent be grabbed or held as the throw is executed. falling on the floor. More serious exaggeration such as staggering around. X. Examples of this are blowing violently through an injured nose. who receive SHIKKAKU for feigning injury will be taken from the competition area and put directly into the hands of the W. Pre-existing injury can produce symptoms out of all proportion to the degree of contact used and Referees must take this into account when considering penalties for seemingly excessive contact. VI. (including the face mask) is allowed with hand techniques. VIII. what appears to be a relatively light contact could result in a competitor being unable to continue due to the cumulative effect of injury sustained in an earlier bout. For example. Any touch or contact. or falling unnecessarily. is a serious infraction of the rules.e. The Referee must constantly observe the injured contestant. Any more than a skin touch will require a warning or penalty unless caused by the recipient (MUBOBI). The pivotal point of the throw must not be above the thrower’s belt level and the opponent must be held onto throughout. Exaggerating the effect of an actual injury is less serious but still regarded as unacceptable behaviour and therefore the first instance of exaggeration will receive a minimum penalty of Keikoku (and Ippon to the opponent). or neck. as are so-called “sacrifice” throws such as tomoe nage.K. Medical Commission. such as holding the face and staggering about. Before the start of a match or bout. etc. as in paragraph II above.FACE CONTACT — CADETS AND JUNIORS III. Competitors who feign injury will be subject to the strongest penalties. The established “conventional” karate leg sweeping techniques such as de ashi barai. V. unless caused by the recipient (MUBOBI).. The throat is a particularly vulnerable area and even the slightest contact will be warned or penalised. Contestants who over-react to light contact.F.
XII. An example of MUBOBI is the instance in which the contestant launches a committed attack without regard for personal safety. this will result in a penalty being imposed. An exception is when the contestant is physically pushed or thrown from the area by the opponent. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 14 . XIII. there is less than ten seconds to go. XVI. If there has been a previous Category 2 offence or offences. If the offence occurs with ten seconds or more of the bout time remaining the Referee will warn the offender. some fighters turn away immediately in a mock display of dominance to demonstrate a scored point. XIV. If there has been a previous Category 2 Keikoku the Referee will penalise the offender with Hansoku Chui and award Nihon to the opponent. If AO exits just after AKA scores with a successful attack. However. XVII. then “YAME” will occur immediately on the score and AO's exit will not be recorded. Any discourteous behaviour from a member of an official delegation can earn the disqualification of a competitor. or exits the area rather than allow the opponent an opportunity to score must be warned or penalised. This often occurs during the closing seconds of a bout. the Referee will penalise the offender with Keikoku (whether there has been a previous Category 2 Chukoku or not) and award an Ippon to the opponent. then both AKA's score will be awarded and AO's Jogai penalty will be imposed. A contestant who delivers a scoring technique then exits the area before the Referee calls “YAME” will be given the value of the score and Jogai will not be imposed. If the contestant’s attempt to score is unsuccessful the exit will be recorded as a Jogai. or has exited as AKA's score is made (with AKA remaining within the area). or any other part of the body. or delegation from the tournament. XVIII. and are unable to block a counter. It is important to understand that “Avoiding Combat” refers to a situation where a competitor attempts to prevent the opponent having the opportunity to score by using timewasting behaviour. V E R S I O N 6 . JOGAI relates to a situation where a contestant's foot.etc. clinches. The purpose of the turn-away is to draw the Referee's attention to their technique. This is also a clear act of Mubobi. XV. Should the offender receive an excessive contact and/or sustain an injury the Referee will issue a Category 2 warning or penalty and decline to give a penalty to the opponent. in which case the attacker should be warned or penalised. who holds. If a contestant is injured as a result of a throwing technique. If there has been a previous Category 2 Hansoku Chui the Referee will penalise the offender with Hansoku and award the bout to the opponent. Such open attacks constitute an act of Mubobi and cannot score. If however. the Referee Panel will decide whether a penalty is called for. If AO exits. They drop their guard and lapse awareness of the opponent. touches the floor outside of the match area. Open hand techniques to the face are forbidden due to the danger to the contestant’s sight. As a tactical theatrical move. The contestant who constantly retreats without effective counter. the Referee must ensure that the contestant’s behaviour is not a defensive measure due to the opponent acting in a reckless or dangerous manner. Some contestants throw themselves into a long reversepunch. the entire team. It is also forbidden to grab the opponent below the waist and lift and throw them or to reach down to pull the legs from under them.
acts maliciously. KEIKOKU is imposed for minor infractions for which a warning has previously been given in that bout. This is a penalty in which NIHON (two points). or when other actions are considered to violate the rules and spirit of the tournament. Category 1 and Category 2 penalties do not cross-accumulate. is added to the opponent's score. KEIKOKU: This is a penalty in which IPPON (one point). II. or for infractions not sufficiently serious to merit HANSOKU-CHUI. SHIKKAKU may be invoked when a contestant fails to obey the orders of the Referee. This is imposed following a very serious infraction or when a HANSOKU CHUI has already been given. IV. V. A HANSOKU CHUI may be imposed directly. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 15 . A penalty can be directly imposed for a rules infraction but once given. the Referee Commission. HANSOKU-CHUI: HANSOKU: SHIKKAKU: EXPLANATION: I. or commits an act which harms the prestige and honour of Karate-do. or following a warning. for example. which do not merit HANSOKU.A RT I C L E 9 : P E N A LT I E S WARNING: (CHUKOKU) May be imposed for attendant minor infractions or the first instance of a minor infraction. is added to the opponent's score. competition. In team matches the fouled competitor’s score will be set at eight points and the offender’s score will be zeroed. possible to give a warning or penalty for excessive contact then give another warning for a second instance of excessive contact. without first giving a warning. must be consulted. or match In order to define the limit of SHIKKAKU. This is a disqualification from the actual tournament. or KEIKOKU and is III. In team matches the fouled competitor’s score will be set at eight points and the offender’s score will be zeroed. repeats of that category of infraction must be accompanied by an increase in severity of penalty imposed. It results in the disqualification of the contestant. A KEIKOKU may be imposed directly. It is not. Warnings (CHUKOKU) are given where there has clearly been a minor infraction of the rules. but the contestant's potential for winning is not diminished (in the opinion of the Referee Panel) by the opponent's foul. KEIKOKU is normally imposed where the contestant's potential for winning is slightly diminished (in the opinion of the Referee Panel) by the opponent's foul. HANSOKU-CHUI is usually imposed for infractions for which a KEIKOKU has previously been given in that bout although it may be imposed directly for serious infringements.
will be reported to the Referee Commission. If the Referee believes that a contestant has acted maliciously. he may win a second bout by disqualification but is immediately withdrawn from further Kumite competition in that tournament. The grounds for abandonment may include injury not ascribable to the opponent's actions. VII. A public announcement of Shikkaku must be made. 5. A RT I C L E 1 0 : I N J U R I E S A N D A C C I D E N T S I N C O M P E T I T I O N 1. is the correct penalty. A HANSOKU is imposed for cumulative penalties but can also be imposed directly for serious rules infractions. VI. or are suffering from the effects of previously incurred injury. the bout is awarded to the contestant who has amassed the most points. If two contestants injure each other. 4. Should the situation occur in a deciding Team Match SAI SHIAI then a vote (HANTEI) will determine the outcome. the Referee shall at once halt the bout and call the doctor. and are declared by the tournament doctor to be unable to continue. without warnings of any kind. Shikkaku and not Hansoku. are unable to continue. regardless of whether or not actual physical injury has been caused. The Referee Commission will decide if that competitor shall be suspended from the rest of that competition and/or subsequent competitions. When a contestant is injured. Any competitor who receives HANSOKU for causing injury. The contestant need have done nothing to merit it — it is sufficient if the Coach or non-combatant members of the contestants' delegation behave in such a way as to harm the prestige and honour of KarateDo. In Team Matches the Referee will announce a tie (HIKIWAKE). An injured contestant who has been declared unfit to fight by the tournament doctor cannot fight again in that competition.used where the contestant's potential for winning has been seriously reduced (in the opinion of the Referee Panel) by the opponent's foul. abandon the bout. and who has in the opinion of the Referee Panel and Match Area Controller. when a contestant or contestants fail to present themselves when called. or are withdrawn on the order of the Referee. If he is injured. It is used when the contestant's potential for winning has been reduced virtually to zero (in the opinion of the Referee Panel) by the opponent's foul. acted recklessly or dangerously or who is considered not to have the requisite control skills necessary for WKF competition. An injured contestant who wins a bout through disqualification due to injury is not allowed to fight again in the competition without permission from the doctor. In Individual Matches if the points score is equal. 2. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 16 . A SHIKKAKU can be directly imposed. The doctor is authorised to diagnose and treat injury only. then a vote (HANTEI) will decide the outcome of the bout. 3. V E R S I O N 6 . KIKEN or forfeiture is the decision given. IX. VIII.
III. In the event that a competitor falls. 3. The Referee Panel will decide the winner on the basis of HANSOKU. The extent of unfitness must be made clear to other Refereeing Panels. Perhaps the winner has sustained no significant injury. The timekeeper will start the clock only on the Referee’s signal. 7. The doctor is obliged to make safety recommendations only as they relate to the proper medical management of that particular injured contestant. A warning will be sounded at seven seconds followed by the final bell at ten seconds. at the same time calling the doctor. their score. or SHIKKAKU as the case may be. VI. If a Refereeing procedure appears to contravene the rules. II. if any. 2. is considered unfit to continue fighting and will be automatically withdrawn from all Kumite events in that tournament. KIKEN. A competitor who is injured during a bout in progress and requires medical treatment will be allowed three minutes in which to receive it. the President of the Federation or the official representative is the only one allowed to make a protest. the Referee will decide if the competitor shall be declared unfit to fight (Article 13. A contestant may win through disqualification of the opponent for accumulated minor Category 1 infractions. V. (The sole exception is when the protest concerns an V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 17 . even though the contestant may be physically able to continue. will be zeroed and the opponent’s score will be set at eight points. A RT I C L E 11 : O F F I C I A L P R O T E S T 1. A second win on the same grounds must lead to withdrawal. and does not fully regain his or her feet within ten seconds. should a team member receive KIKEN. In all cases where the 10 second clock has been started the doctor will be asked to examine the contestant. The protest will take the form of a written report submitted immediately after the bout in which the protest was generated. The timekeeper will stop the clock when the Referee raises his arm. When the doctor declares the contestant unfit. When applying the “Ten Second Rule” the time will be kept by a timekeeper appointed for this specific purpose. Any competitor who falls. is thrown.6. IV. VII. EXPLANATION: I. the Referee will signal to the timekeeper to start the ten second count-down by a blast on his whistle. is thrown. Paragraph 9d). In team matches. or knocked down and does not regain his or her feet immediately. The Referee should call the doctor when a contestant is injured and needs medical treatment. or whether an extension of treatment time shall be given. The timekeeper will stop the clock when the competitor stands fully upright and the Referee raises his arm. or knocked down. the appropriate entry must be made on the contestant's monitoring card. No one may protest about a Judgement to the members of the Refereeing Panel. If treatment is not completed within the time allowed.
Composition of the Appeals Panel The Appeals Jury is comprised of three Senior Referee representatives appointed by the Referee Commission (RC). together with the protest must be lodged with a representative of the Appeals Jury. 4. and have it signed by each of the members of the Appeals Jury.administrative malfunction. The protest must be submitted to a representative of the Appeals Jury. 7. 9. they will produce a report. Declined Protests If a protest is found invalid. In due course the Jury will review the circumstances leading to the protested decision. Having considered all the facts available. The complainant must deposit a Protest Fee as agreed by the WKF EC. Once convened. Appeals Evaluation Process It is the responsibility of the party receiving the protest to convene the Appeals Jury and deposit the protest sum with the Treasurer. mark the original document with the word “DECLINED”. It must be submitted in writing and signed by the official representative of the team or contestant(s). The Match Area Controller should be notified immediately the administrative malfunction is detected). No two members may be appointed from the same National Federation. 5. including all members of the Refereeing panel involved in the protested incident. the Appeals Jury will appoint one of its members to verbally notify the protester that the protest has been declined. and shall be empowered to take such action as may be called for. Accepted Protests If a protest is accepted. the Appeals Jury will immediately make such inquiries and investigations. who in turn will forward it to the Secretary General. 6. The RC should also appoint three additional members with designated numbering from 1 to 3 that automatically will replace any of the originally appointed Appeals Jury members in a conflict of interest situation where the jury member is of the same nationality or have a family relationship by blood or as an In-Law with any of the parties involved in the protested incident. Each of the three members is obliged to give his/her verdict as to the validity of the protest. and this. 8. Abstentions are not acceptable. Any protest concerning application of the rules must be made in accordance with the complaints procedure defined by the WKF EC. before depositing the protest with the Treasurer. the appeals Jury will liaise with the Organizing Commission (OC) and Referee Commission to take such measures as can be practically carried out to remedy the situation including the possibilities of: • Reversing previous judgments that contravene the rules V E R S I O N 6 . 10. as they deem necessary to substantiate the merit of the protest. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 18 .
the Jury Panel will reconvene and elaborate a simple protest incident report. and can only be overruled by a decision of the Executive Committee. No general claims about overall standards will be accepted as a legitimate protest. V. mark the original document with the word “ACCEPTED”. Reversing the process of the eliminations is a last option to secure a fair outcome. It is the responsibility of the Arbitrator. The protest must give the names of the contestants. EXPLANATION: I. the Jury will study the evidence submitted in support of the protest. and have it signed by each of the members of the Appeals Jury. 12. all such measures will be taken to avoid a recurrence in future competitions. who will return the deposited amount to the protestor. Incident Report Subsequent to handling the incident in the above prescribed manner. describing their findings and state their reason(s) for accepting or rejecting the protest. If the protest is held by the Appeals Jury to be valid. Power and Constraints The decision of the Appeals Jury is final. before depositing the protest with the Treasurer. IV. The burden of proving the validity of the protest lies with the complainant. to ensure that the match has been conducted in accordance with the Rules of Competition. The Appeals Jury may not impose sanctions or penalties. even if an official protest is being prepared. The Appeals Jury will appoint one of its members who will verbally notify the protester that the protest has been accepted. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 19 . If the protest is held by the Appeals Jury to be invalid. III. the appropriate action will be taken. The report should be signed by all three members of the Appeals Jury and submitted to the Secretary General. it will be rejected and the deposit forfeited to WKF. The Jury may also study videos and question Officials. The protest will be reviewed by the Appeals Jury and as part of this review. the Referee Panel officiating. Ensuing matches or bouts will not be delayed. The deposit paid will be refunded by the Treasury. and the precise details of what is being protested.• • • Voiding results of the affected matches in the pool from the point previous to the incident Redoing such matches that have been affected by the incident Issuing a recommendation to the RC that involved Referees are evaluated for correction or sanction The responsibility rests with the Appeals Jury to exercise restraint and sound judgment in taking actions that will disturb the program of the event in any significant manner. in an effort to objectively examine the protest's validity. II. 11. In addition. Their function is to pass judgment on the merit of the protest and instigate required actions from the RC and OC to take remedial action to rectify any Refereeing procedure found to contravene the rules. and in turn forward the protest document to the Secretary General.
To prepare a daily. together with their recommendations. To delegate. and supervise the Referees and Judges. 4. the basis for giving a Judgement. 4. during. To nominate substitute officials where such are required. 9. match operation and supervision. To order the Referee to halt the match when the Arbitrator signals a contravention of the Rules of Competition. with regard to competition area arrangement. 5. In turn. 2. if necessary. To supervise and co-ordinate the overall performance of the Refereeing officials. the Match Area Controller will notify the Referee. The Referee (“SHUSHIN”) shall have the power to conduct matches including announcing the start. The Referee shall give all commands and make all announcements. 7. 3. 3. To resolve ties. To oversee the performance of the Referees and Judges in their areas. 10. if any. safety precautions. before. 4. REFEREES The Referee's powers shall be as follows: 1. for all matches in areas under their control. or after a bout.VI. A RT I C L E 1 2 : P O W E R S A N D D U T I E S REFEREE COMMISSION The Referee Commission’s powers and duties shall be as follows: 1. To announce the winner. and the end of the match. Referee Commission. 2. appoint. MATCH AREA CONTROLLERS The Match Area Controllers powers and duties shall be as follows: 1. To impose penalties and to issue warnings. 5. To explain to the Match Area Controller. 11. To ensure the correct preparation for each given tournament in consultation with the Organising Commission. To appoint and deploy the Match Area Controllers (Chief Referees) to their respective areas and to act upon and take such action as may be required by the reports of the Match Area Controllers. To obtain and act upon the opinion(s) of the Judges. 3. the Coach can notify the Match Area Controller directly. To award points. 6. To announce and start an extra bout (SAI SHIAI). to the Referee Commission. written report. etc. the provision and deployment of all equipment and necessary facilities. the suspension. To conduct voting of the Referee Panel (HANTEI) and announce the result. The authority of the Referee is not confined solely to the competition area but also to all of its immediate perimeter. 8. To pass the final Judgement on matters of a technical nature which may arise during a given match and for which there are no stipulations in the rules. In case of an administrative malfunction during a match in progress. or Appeals Jury. on the performance of each official under their supervision. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 20 . 2. and to ensure that the Officials appointed are capable of the tasks allotted them. JUDGES The Judges (FUKUSHIN) powers shall be as follows: V E R S I O N 6 .
V. Before the start of each match or bout the Arbitrator will ensure that the contestants’ are wearing approved equipment. However. When three Judges each have different opinions. III. The Judges will lower their flags and await the Referee’s opinion. when the bout is halted. At HANTEI the Referee and Judges each have one vote. When the Referee returns to his starting line. Should the Referee fail to stop the bout the arbitrator will raise the red flag and blow his whistle. ARBITRATORS The Arbitrator (KANSA) will assist the Match Area Controller by overseeing the match or bout in progress. he will convey his reason(s) for stopping the bout by using the appropriate signal(s). which is supported by one of the Judges. IV. the Referee will stop the bout and render the majority decision. The Match Area Controller will instruct the Referee to halt the match or bout and correct the irregularity.1. VI. or indicate a score for the same competitor. or indicate a score for the same competitor. In the event that two judges fail to signal and the other is in disagreement with the Referee. To assist the Referee by flag signals. SCORE SUPERVISORS The Score Supervisor will keep a separate record of the scores awarded by the Referee and at the same time oversee the actions of the appointed timekeepers and scorekeepers. VII. not be in accordance with the Rules of Competition. the majority decision will prevail. In the event of a two/two decision the Referee will indicate with the appropriate signal why the other contestant’s score is not considered to be valid and then award the score to the opponent. the Arbitrator will immediately raise the red flag and blow his whistle. In the event of a tied SAI SHIAI the Referee will have a casting vote. Should decisions of the Referee and/or Judges. then the Referee will decide what action to take. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 21 . 2. The Judges shall carefully observe the actions of the contestants and signal to the Referee an opinion in the following cases: a) When a score is observed. illness or inability of a contestant to continue is noticed. The Judges will then signal their opinions and the Referee will render the majority decision. When two Judges give the same signal. To exercise a right to vote on a decision to be taken. the Referee may give a decision. Records kept of the match shall become official records subject to the approval of the Arbitrator. b) When a contestant has committed a prohibited act and/or techniques. e) In other cases when it is deemed necessary to call the attention of the Referee. c) When an injury. When the Referee decides to halt the bout he will call “YAME at the same time using the required hand signal. the Referee will consider their opinions but may decline to stop the bout if he believes them to be mistaken. VIII. EXPLANATION: I. When three Judges give the same signal. d) When both or either of the contestants have moved out of the competition area (JOGAI). II.
the scoring technique (Tsuki. the Judges then indicate their opinion by means of a signal. V E R S I O N 6 . A RT I C L E 1 3 : S TA RT I N G. When time is up and scores are equal. In the case of a score to be awarded the Referee identifies the contestant (AKA or AO). When explaining the basis for a Judgement after the match. He has no vote. The terms and gestures to be used by the Referee and Judges in the operation of a match shall be as specified in Appendices 1 and 2. S U S P E N D I N G A N D E N D I N G O F M AT C H E S 1. 4. The Referee will stop the bout by announcing “YAME”.IX. or no scores have been awarded. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 22 . X. The Referee returns to his position and indicates his opinion. or Keri). 6. the Referee shall call “YAME” and return to his position. Uchi. The role of the Arbitrator is to ensure that the match or bout is conducted in accordance with the Rules of Competition. such as whether a score was valid or if JOGAI occurred. the contestant who has the most points is declared the winner. the Score-Supervisor will blow his whistle. 2. XI. If necessary. The bout is ended at this point. XII. the Referee Commission. or the Appeals Jury. He will announce a tie (HIKIWAKE) and start the SAI SHIAI if applicable. When time is up. The Judges must only score what they actually see. The Referee and Judges shall take up their prescribed positions and following an exchange of bows between the contestants. the Referee shall call “YAME” and order the contestants back to their starting lines as he returns to his. 7. and declaring “AO (AKA) NO KACHI”. the area attacked (Chudan or Jodan). They will explain to no one else. the Referee will announce “SHOBU HAJIME!” and the bout will commence. In the event that the Referee does not hear the time-up bell. nor has he any authority in matters of Judgement. 5. indicated by the Referee raising a hand on the side of the winner. The winner is then declared and indicated by the Referee raising a hand on the side of the winner and declaring “AO (AKA) NO KACHI”. they should not signal. He is not there as an additional Judge. His sole responsibility is in matters of procedure. the Referee will order the contestants to take up their original positions (MOTO NO ICHI). and then awards the relevant score using the prescribed gesture. the Referee Panel may speak to the Match Area Controller. The bout is ended at this point. 3. If they are not sure that a technique actually reached a scoring area. The Referee then restarts the bout by calling “TSUZUKETE HAJIME”. When a contestant has established a clear lead of eight points during a bout.
e. When three Judges give the same signal. the Referee first calls the contestants to their starting lines. When both contestants are off their feet following a fall or attempted throw and begin to wrestle. c. A RT I C L E 1 4 : M O D I F I C AT I O N S Only the WKF Sports Commission with the approval of the WKF Executive Committee can alter or modify these rules. In the event of a tied vote at the end of an inconclusive SAI SHIAI the Referee will have a casting vote which will be used to break the tie. f. The Referee can call for a bow where none is volunteered by motioning as shown in Appendix 2 of the rules. III. When the Referee orders the contestant to adjust the karate-gi or protective equipment. At HANTEI the Referee and Judges each have one vote. the Referee will call “YAME!” and halt the bout temporarily. i. The contestants must bow properly to each other — a quick nod is both discourteous and insufficient. or indicate a score for the same competitor. When both competitors seize or clinch with each other without attempting a throw or technique within two seconds. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 23 . Contestants jumping up and down or otherwise fidgeting must be stilled before combat can recommence. When one or both contestants fall or are thrown and no effective techniques are made within two seconds. k. the Referee should check that both contestants are on their lines and properly composed. When a score is observed. Heeding the tournament doctor's opinion. l. or other causes. d. When both competitors stand chest to chest without attempting a throw or other technique within two seconds. When beginning a bout. When requested to do so by the Match Area Controller. When a contestant seizes the opponent and does not perform an immediate technique. the Referee will decide whether the bout should be continued. When faced with the following situations. II. they must be motioned off. Contestants will bow to each other at the start and end of each bout. a. When a contestant has contravened the rules. When the Referee considers that one or both of the contestants cannot continue with the bout owing to injuries. j.8. EXPLANATION: I. b. illness. h. or throw within two seconds. g. The Referee must restart the bout with the minimum of delay. When either or both contestants are out of the match area. If a contestant enters the area prematurely. 9. When restarting the bout.
EXPLANATION: I. Contestants and Judges must wear the official uniform as defined in Article 2 of the Kumite Rules. The competition area must be flat and devoid of hazard. or exclusively female. A RT I C L E 2 : OFFICIAL DRESS 1. II. The karate-gi jacket may not be removed during the performance of Kata. A RT I C L E 3 : O R G A N I S AT I O N O F K ATA C O M P E T I T I O N 1. Team matches consist of competition between three person teams. For the proper performance of Kata a stable smooth surface is required. Contestants who present themselves incorrectly dressed will be given one minute in which to remedy matters.K ATA R U L E S A RT I C L E 1 : K ATA C O M P E T I T I O N A R E A 1. Any person who does not comply with this regulation may be disbarred. Each Team is exclusively male. The competition area must be of sufficient size to permit the uninterrupted performance of Kata. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 24 . V E R S I O N 6 . EXPLANATION: I. Kata competition takes the form of Team and Individual matches. The Individual Kata match consists of individual performance in separate male and female divisions. 2. 2. Usually the matted Kumite areas will be suitable.
6. 8. and WADO systems. Contestants in the repechage may perform SHITEI or TOKUI Kata subject to paragraph 7 above. 9. The contestants will be expected to perform both compulsory (“SHITEI”) and free selection (“TOKUI”) Kata during the competition. Byes are counted as competitors or teams. Competitors or Teams 65-128 33-64 17-32 9-16 5-8 4 Kata Required 7 6 5 4 3 2 Tokui 5 4 3 3 3 2 Shitei 2 2 2 1 0 0 A RT I C L E 4 : T H E J U D G I N G PA N E L 1. Contestants must perform a different Kata in each round. In the bouts for medals of Team Kata Competition. Variations as taught by the contestant’s school are permitted.2. When performing TOKUI Kata the contestants may choose from the list in Appendix 8. SHOTO. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 25 . The time allowed for the BUNKAI demonstration is five minutes. 4. The use of traditional weapons. The panel of five Judges for each match will be designated by the Referee Commission or Match Area Controller. in Appendix 8. A team which does not perform the bow at the completion of the KATA performance or which exceeds the five minute period allowed will be disqualified. The elimination system with repechage will be applied. The official timekeeper will start the countdown clock as the team members perform the bow at the completion of the KATA performance and will stop the clock at the final bow after the BUNKAI performance. EXPLANATION: 1. When performing SHITEI Kata no variation is permitted. 7. A schedule of the compulsory Kata is given in Appendix 7 and a list of the free selection Kata. 5. They will then perform a demonstration of the meaning of the Kata (BUNKAI). SHITO. Once performed a Kata may not be repeated. 3. The score table will be notified of the choice of Kata prior to each round. the Teams will perform their chosen Kata from the TOKUI list in Appendix 8 in the usual way. ancillary equipment or additional apparel is not allowed. Kata will be in accordance with the schools of Karatedo recognised by the WKF based on the GOJU. The number and type of Kata required is dependent on the number of individual competitors or teams entered as shown in the following table.
A contestant who comes to a halt during the performance of SHITEI or TOKUI Kata. balance. Proper tension in the abdomen (HARA) and no bobbing up and down of the hips when moving. g. 3. d. and feet flat on the floor. timekeepers. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 26 . b. power. and must demonstrate a clear understanding of the traditional principles it contains. It must adhere to the traditional values and principles. The Kata must be performed with competence. A RT I C L E 5 : CRITERIA FOR DECISION 1. e. In addition.2. rhythm. speed. The Judges of a Kata match must not have the nationality of either of the participants. and potential impact in its techniques. In Team Kata synchronisation without external cues is an added factor. Correct stances (DACHI) with proper tension in the legs. c. It must be realistic in fighting terms and display concentration. It must demonstrate strength. 4. In assessing the performance of a contestant or team the Judges will look for: a. Correct and proper use of breathing as an aid to KIME. f. power. II. and balance. Correct focus of attention (CHAKUGAN) and concentration. or who performs a Kata different from that announced or as notified to the score table will be disqualified. j. EXPLANATION: I. Each Judge will have a red and a blue flag or. scorekeepers and caller/announcers will be appointed. A realistic demonstration of the Kata meaning. and focus of power (KIME). and speed — as well as grace. an input terminal. Understanding of the techniques being used (BUNKAI). h. if electronic scoreboards are being used. A contestant who performs an ineligible Kata or repeats a Kata will be disqualified. Kata is not a dance or theatrical performance. EXPLANATION: I. V E R S I O N 6 . The Chief Judge will sit in the centre position facing the contestants and the other four Judges will be seated at the corners of the competition area. Good timing. A contestant who varies the SHITEI Kata will be disqualified. 3. The performance should also be evaluated with a view to discerning other points such as the difficulty of the Kata presented. rhythm. Correct form (KIHON) of the style being demonstrated. 2. i.
After moving to the starting position and a clear announcement of the name of the Kata that is to be performed. If flags are being used the Chief Judge will call for a decision (HANTEI) and blow a two-tone blast on the whistle. AKA will leave the area to await the performance of AO. the Chief Judge may call the other Judges in order to reach a verdict. and leave the area. 4.II. Should a competitor fail to turn up when called or withdraws (Kiken) the decision will be awarded automatically to the opponent without the need to perform the previously notified Kata. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 27 . 2. In Team Kata. are all examples of external cues and should be taken into account by the Judges when arriving at a decision. After giving sufficient time for the votes to be counted (approximately 5 seconds) the flags will be lowered after a further short blast on the whistle. 3. The competitors will bow to each other. V. Commands to start and stop the performance. and inappropriate exhalation. AO will then step back out of the Match Area. or karate-gi. EXPLANATION: I. one wearing a red belt (AKA). No ties are permitted. At the start of each bout and in answer to their names. the two contestants. The Judges will raise the flags simultaneously. or there is some other irregularity. arms. then to the Judging Panel. who receives the majority of votes will be declared the winner by the caller/announcer. The Chief Judge will call for a decision (HANTEI) and blow a two-tone blast on the whistle whereupon the Judges will cast their votes. III. 5. will line up at the match area perimeter facing the Chief Kata Judge. IV. slapping the chest. Following a bow to the Judging Panel. The decision will be for AKA or AO. If the Kata does not conform to the Rules. The members of the team must demonstrate competence in all aspects of the Kata performance. the contestants will stand side by side on the perimeter. If a contestant is disqualified the Chief Judge will cross and uncross the flags (as in the Kumite TORIMASEN signal). After AO’s Kata has been completed both will return to the match area perimeter and await the decision from the Panel. On completion of the Kata. The starting point for Kata performance is within the perimeter of the competition area. It is the sole responsibility of the coach or the competitor to ensure that the Kata as notified to the score table is appropriate for that particular round. After completion of both Kata. The competitor. all three team members must start the Kata facing in the same direction and towards the Chief Judge. stamping the feet. as well as synchronisation. II. AKA will begin. III. A RT I C L E 6 : O P E R AT I O N O F M AT C H E S 1. 6. and the other wearing a blue belt (AO).
or end of the bout. palms downward. Contestants and Referee return to their starting positions. As he says “Tsuzukete” he extends his arms. The Referee calls the Judges at the end of the match or bout. An audible signal will be given by the timekeeper 10 seconds before the actual end of the bout and the Referee will announce “Atoshi Baraku”. SHUGO Judges called HANTEI Decision HIKIWAKE Draw TORIMASEN Unacceptable as a scoring technique A one minute deciding bout SAI SHIAI V E R S I O N 6 . “SAI SHIAI. the Referee takes a step back. The Referee re-opens the match with the command. then extends them with the palms showing to the front. As he says “Hajime” he turns the palms and brings them rapidly towards one another. or to recommend Shikkaku. when an ATOSHI BARAKU A little more time left YAME Stop MOTO NO ICHI Original position TSUZUKETE Fight on TSUZUKETE HAJIME Resume fighting . at the same time stepping back. In case of a tied bout. Resumption of fighting ordered unauthorised interruption occurs. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 28 . the Referee crosses his arms. the Referee makes a downward chopping motion with his hand. The Referee crosses his arms then makes a cutting motion. After a short blast of the whistle. As he makes the announcement. Interruption. Shobu Hajime”. palms outwards towards the contestants. the Judges render their vote by flag signal and the Referee indicates his own vote at the same time by raising his arm.APPENDIX 1: THE TERMINOLOGY SHOBU HAJIME Start the Match or Bout After the announcement. Referee calls for a decision at the end of an inconclusiveSAI SHIAI.Begin The Referee stands in a forward stance.
the Referee turns toward the offender and crosses his arms at chest level. For Category 1 offences. The Referee extends his arm downward at 45 degrees on the side of the scorer. The Referee extends his arm at shoulder level on the side of the scorer. at the face of the offender. The Referee indicates a Category 1 or 2 offence then points with his index finger horizontally in the direction of the offender and awards Nihon (two points) to the opponent. and awards Ippon (one point) to the opponent. The Referee touches his face then turning his hand edge forward. For Category 2 offences. The Referee obliquely raises his arm on the side of the winner. The Referee points downwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the contestant’s starting line. The Referee raises his arm up at 45 degrees on the side of the scorer. and announces a win for the opponent. The Referee points first upwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the offender then motions out and behind with the announcement “AKA (AO) Shikkaku!” He then announces a win for the opponent.AIUCHI Simultaneous techniques Red (Blue) wins scoring No point is awarded to either contestant. moves it back and forth to indicate to the Judges that the contestant endangered himself. the Referee points his index finger (arm bent). The Referee points his index finger on the side of the offender to indicate to the Judges that the contestant has moved out of the area. The Referee indicates a Category 1 or 2 offence then points with his index finger upwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the offender. Referee brings his fists together in front of his chest. AKA (AO) NO KACHI AKA (AO) SANBON Red (Blue) scores three points AKA (AO) NIHON Red (Blue) scores two points AKA (AO) IPPON Red (Blue) scores one point CHUKOKU First Category 1 or Category 2 warning without penalty KEIKOKU Warning with Ippon penalty HANSOKU-CHUI Warning with Nihon penalty HANSOKU Disqualification JOGAI Exit from the match area SHIKKAKU Disqualification “Leave the Area” KIKEN Renunciation MUBOBI Self Endangerment V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 29 . The Referee indicates a Category 1 or 2 offence then points with his index finger downwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the offender.
APPENDIX 2: GESTURES AND FLAG SIGNALS ANNOUNCEMENTS AND GESTURES OF THE REFEREE SHOMEN-NI-REI The Referee extends his arms palms to the front. V E R S I O N 6 . the Referee takes a step back. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 30 . SHOBU HAJIME “Start the Match” After the announcement. OTAGAI-NI-REI The Referee motions to the contestants to bow to each other.
V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 31 . As he says “Hajime” he turns the palms and brings them rapidly towards one another at the same time stepping back. IPPON (1 point) The Referee extends his arm downward at 45 degrees on the side of the scorer. the Referee makes a downward chopping motion with his hand. As he makes the announcement. the Referee extends his arms outward with his palms facing the contestants. NIHON (Two Points) The Referee extends his arm at shoulder level on the side of the scorer. TSUZUKETE HAJIME “Resume fighting—Begin” As he says “Tsuzukete”. and standing in a forward stance.YAME “Stop” Interruption or end of a match or bout. THE REFEREE’S OPINION After calling “Yame” and using the prescribed signal the Referee indicates his preference by holding his bent arm palm upwards on the side of the scoring contestant.
to indicate that the last decision has been cancelled. announcing “AKA (or AO) No Kachi” the Referee extends his arm upward at 45 degrees on the side of the winner. crosses his arms. palms downward. KIKEN “Renunciation” The Referee points with the index finger towards the renouncing contestant's line then announces a win to the opponent. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 32 . then makes a cutting motion. V E R S I O N 6 . NO KACHI (Win) At the end of the match or bout. announces “AKA” or “AO”. CANCEL LAST DECISION When an award or penalty has been given in error the Referee turns towards the contestant.SANBON (Three Points) The Referee extends his arm upward at 45 degrees on the side of the scorer.
SHIKKAKU “Disqualification. HIKIWAKE “Draw” When time is up and scores are equal. CATEGORY 2 OFFENCE The Referee points with a bent arm at the face of the offender. Leave the Area”. The Referee points first upwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the offender then motions out and behind with the announcement “AKA (AO) Shikkaku!” He then announces a win for the opponent. or no scores have been awarded the Referee crosses his arms then extends them with the palms showing to the front. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 33 . CATEGORY 1 OFFENCE The Referee crosses his open hands with the edge of one wrist on the edge of the other at chest level.
and awards a win to the opponent. The Referee indicates a Category 1 or 2 offence then points with his index finger downwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the offender. HANSOKU “Disqualification” The Referee indicates a Category 1 or 2 offence then points with his index finger upwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the offender. No penalty is issued at this time. HANSOKU CHUI “Nihon Penalty”. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 34 .CHUKOKU Making the appropriate signal the Referee gives a warning of a Category 1 or Category 2 offence. V E R S I O N 6 . to the opponent. The Referee indicates a Category 1 or 2 offence then points with his index finger horizontally in the direction of the offender and awards Nihon (two points). and awards Ippon (one point) to the opponent. KEIKOKU “Ippon Penalty”.
TECHNIQUE MISSED The Referee moves the clenched fist across the body to indicate to the Judges that the technique missed or glanced off the scoring area. The Referee brings the fists together in front of the chest. the left hand points into the right hand. TECHNIQUE BLOCKED OR OFF TARGET. No point is awarded to either contestant. TORIMASEN “Unacceptable as a Scoring Technique” The Referee crosses his arms then makes a cutting motion. If AO was first. palms downward.AIUCHI “Simultaneous Scoring Techniques”. The Referee places an open hand over the other arm to indicate to the Judges that the technique was blocked or hit a non-scoring area. When the Referee uses this signal to the Judges followed by the signal for reconsideration it means that the technique was deficient in one or more of the six scoring criteria. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 35 . AKA (AO) SCORED FIRST The Referee indicates to the Judges that AKA scored first by bringing the open right hand to the palm of the left hand.
M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 36 . MUBOBI (Self Endangerment) The Referee touches his face then turning the hand edge forward. JOGAI “Exit from the Match Area” The Referee indicates an exit to the Judges. moves it back and forth to indicate to the Judges that the contestant has endangered himself. AVOIDING COMBAT The Referee makes a circling motion with the down turned index finger to indicate to the Judges a Category 2 offence.EXCESSIVE CONTACT The Referee indicates to the Judges that there has been excessive contact or other Category 1 offence. V E R S I O N 6 . by pointing with the index finger to the match area boundary on the side of the offender. FEIGNING OR EXAGGERATING INJURY The Referee holds both hands to his face to indicate to the Judges a Category 2 offence.
V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 37 . DANGEROUS AND UNCONTROLLED ATTACKS The Referee brings his clenched fist past the side of his head to indicate to the Judges a Category 2 offence. PUSHING. TALKING TO OR GOADING THE OPPONENT AND DISCOURTEOUS BEHAVIOUR The Referee places his index finger to his lips to indicate to the Judges a Category 2 offence. SEIZING OR STANDING CHEST TO CHEST WITHOUT ATTEMPTING A TECHNIQUE WITHIN 2 SECONDS The Referee holds both clenched fists at shoulder level or makes a pushing motion with both open hands to indicate to the Judges a Category 2 offence. WRESTLING. SHUGO “Judges Called” The Referee calls the Judges at the end of the match or bout: or to recommend Shikkaku. SIMULATED ATTACKS WITH THE HEAD KNEES OR ELBOWS The Referee touches his forehead.CLINCHING. knee. or elbow with the open hand to indicate to the Judges a Category 2 offence.
THE JUDGE’S FLAG SIGNALS IPPON NIHON SANBON FOUL Warning of a foul. then a Category 1 or 2 signal is made. V E R S I O N 6 . CATEGORY 1 OFFENCE The flags are crossed and extended with the arms straight. The appropriate flag is waved in a circle. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 38 .
JOGAI The Judge taps the floor with the appropriate flag KEIKOKU HANSOKU CHUI HANSOKU TORIMASEN V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 39 .CATEGORY 2 OFFENCE CATEGORY 2 OFFENCE The Judge points the flag with arm bent.
M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 40 .AIUCHI The flags are moved toward each other. V E R S I O N 6 . in front of the chest.
ZANSHIN Zanshin is described as a state of continued commitment in which the contestant maintains total concentration. EXCESSIVE CONTACT When a contestant makes a scoring technique immediately followed by another which makes excessive contact the Referee Panel does not award the score and instead issues a Category 1 warning or penalty (unless it is the recipient’s own fault).A P P E N D I X 3 : O P E R AT I O N A L G U I D E L I N E S F O R R E F E R E E S A N D J U D G E S This Appendix is intended to give assistance to Referees and Judges where there may be no obvious guidance in the Rules or Explanations. When a competitor makes a pretence of having received an excessive contact and the Referee Panel decides instead that the technique in question was controlled. attacking with a long. walk or stagger around. The Referee Panel must be able to distinguish V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 41 . satisfying all six scoring criteria. bend over. (Always taking into account that severe cases of feigning injury may warrant Shikakku. Explanation XVI of Article 8 states: Should the offender receive an excessive contact and/or sustain an injury the Referee will issue a Category 2 warning or penalty and decline to give a penalty to the opponent. pull or spit out their gum-shields. This may be caused by turning their back on the opponent. A contestant who is hit through their own fault and exaggerates the effect in order to mislead the Referee Panel may receive a warning or penalty for Mubobi as well as an additional penalty for exaggeration. rub their faces. The Referees and Judges must remember that a jodan kick is worth 3 points and as the number of teams and individual competitors receiving financial reward for winning medals increases the temptation to stoop to unethical behaviour becomes stronger. This kind of behaviour is cheating and demeans our sport. It is important to recognise this and apply the appropriate penalties. MUBOBI A warning or penalty for Mubobi is given when a competitor is hit or injured through his or her own fault or negligence. sometimes standing up (in order to stop the 10 second clock) and then falling down again.) More difficult situations occur when a competitor receives a stronger contact and falls to the floor. EXCESSIVE CONTACT AND EXAGGERATION Karate is a Martial Art and a high standard of behaviour is expected from competitors. dropping their guard or concentration and repeated failure or refusal to block the opponent’s attacks. It should be noted that there are no circumstances in which a technique that has made excessive contact can be given a score. observation. then a score will be awarded and a Category 2 penalty for feigning or exaggeration will be issued. Some contestants after delivering a technique will turn their body partially away from the opponent but are still watching and ready to continue the action. and otherwise pretend that the contact is severe in order to convince the Referee to give a higher penalty to the opponent. low gyaku tsuki chudan without regard for the opponent’s jodan counter attack. it should be quickly penalised. who receive a light contact. since two offences have been committed. stopping fighting before the Referee calls “Yame”. It is unacceptable that competitors. and awareness of the opponent's potentiality to counter-attack.
After all in the case of two almost simultaneous gyaku tsukis it is normal practice to award a score to the contestant considered to have landed their technique first even though both might be considered effective. to directly approach the contestants. Should the Referee Panel award a score when a contestant delivers a chudan kick and the opponent then catches the leg before it can be withdrawn? Provided that the kicking contestant maintains ZANSHIN there is no reason why this technique cannot score provided that it contains all six of the scoring criteria. CATCHING A CHUDAN KICK. so that a safe landing can be made. at the same time using the required hand signal. The Article 8. The Judges will then signal their opinions and the Referee will render the majority decision. or holds onto the thrower and pulls them down on top of themselves. then the injured party is responsible and the thrower should not be penalised. Appropriate control. NO SIGNALS AFTER “YAME” If three Judges fail to signal after the Referee has stopped the bout can the Referee give a score or penalty? V E R S I O N 6 . Self-caused injury can result when a contestant being thrown. For example. the target area. in a real fight scenario. A competitor who attempts a throwing technique must comply with the conditions imposed in the Explanations in Article 6 and Article 8. instead of making a break-fall lands on an extended arm or elbow. or where there has been a MUBOBI and an exaggeration of injury from the same contestant.between this continued state of readiness and one where the contestant has turned away. throws such as this fall into the prohibited category. If a competitor throws their opponent in full compliance with the stated requirements and an injury results due to the opponent failing to make a proper break-fall. and in effect has ceased fighting. Since the Referee is the only one able to move around the area. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 42 . are the deciding factors as to whether any technique can be awarded a score or not. he will convey to the Judges by using the appropriate signal(s) his reason(s) for stopping the bout.” Since it is difficult to ensure a safe landing. Judges must seriously consider what the Referee is communicating to them before giving their final decision. VOTING PROCEDURES When the Referee decides to halt the bout he will call “YAME”. The Judges will lower their flags and await the Referee’s opinion. Since grabbing hold of the opponent and throwing is allowed under certain conditions it is incumbent upon all coaches to ensure that their competitors are trained in and are able to use break-fall/safe landing techniques. Theoretically. and to speak to the doctor. a full power kick would be deemed to have disabled the opponent and therefore the leg would not be grabbed. When the Referee returns to his starting line. as no re-consideration is allowed. and satisfaction of all six criteria. Explanations X states that “…and the opponent must be held onto throughout. In situations where there are more than one reason for stopping the match the Referee will deal with each situation in turn. A potentially dangerous situation occurs when a contestant grabs both legs to throw the opponent onto their back or when a contestant ducks down and bodily lifts the opponent up before throwing him. dropped their guard and concentration. THROWING AND INJURIES. where there has been a score from one contestant and a contact from the other.
Paragraph III of the Explanations in Article 12 states “However. When the Referee stops the bout and returns to his position and signals his opinion they should then indicate a Category 2 infringement. putting the red flag in front. INDICATION OF RULES INFRINGEMENTS For Category 1 infringements Judges should first circle with the appropriate coloured flag then extend the crossed flags to their left for AKA. This enables the Referee to clearly see which competitor is regarded as the offender. two Judges signal a score for AKA and the other Judge does not signal can the Referee give a score to AO? The rules state that the Referee cannot go against two Judges unless he has the positive support of the other Judge therefore he must award the score to AKA. the majority decision will prevail. very sure before awarding points or giving penalties in such a situation. V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 43 . However Referees must be very. when the bout is halted. JOGAI Judges must remember that when indicating Jogai they are required to tap the floor with the appropriate flag. TWO JUDGES SIGNAL A SCORE FOR AKA If after YAME. putting the blue flag in front. This situation can occur when action occurs close to the match area perimeter on the Referee's side and where the Judges are unsighted.” Since the Judges have seen nothing they are not considered to be offering an opinion or vote and therefore the Referee is in the majority. and to their right for AO.
APPENDIX 4: SCOREKEEPERS MARKS ●⎯○ ○⎯○ ○ □ x ▲ C1W C1K C1HC C1H C2W C2K C2HC C2H KK S Sanbon Nihon Ippon Kachi Make Hikiwake Category 1 Foul — Warning Category 1 Foul — Keikoku Category 1 Foul — Hansoku Chui Category 1 Foul — Hansoku Category 2 Foul — Warning Category 2 Foul — Keikoku Category 2 Foul — Hansoku Chui Category 2 Foul — Hansoku Kiken Shikkaku Three Points Score Two Points Score One Point Score Winner Loser Draw (Tie) Warning without Penalty One Point to Opponent Two Points to Opponent Disqualification One Point to Opponent Two Points to Opponent Disqualification Forfeiture Serious Disqualification V E R S I O N 6 . M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 44 .
A P P E N D I X 5 : L AY O U T O F T H E K U M I T E C O M P E T I T I O N A R E A V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 45 .
APÉNDIX 6: LAYOUT OF THE KATA COMPETITION AREA V E R S I O N 6 . M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 46 .
COMPULSORY (SHITEI) KATA Goju Shoto Shito Wado Seipai Saifa Jion Kanku Dai Bassai Dai Seienchin Seishan Chinto V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 47 .A P P E N D I X 7 : T H E C O M P U L S O RY K ATA L I S T SCHEDULE OF W.F.K.
2. 9. 8. 13.Nidan Tekki . 20. 4. 2. F. 9. 16.Sandan Hangetsu Jitte Enpi Gankaku 12. 6. 7. M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 48 . Kushanku Naihanchi Seishan Chinto Passai Niseishi Rohai Wanshu Jion Jitte SHOTOKAN KATAS 1. 3. 19. 3. 5. 21. 11. Bassai-Dai Bassai-Sho Kanku-Dai Kanku-Sho Tekki . Sanchin Saifa Seiyunchin Shisochin Sanseru Seisan Seipai Kururunfa Suparimpei Tensho 1. 15. TO K U I K ATA L I S T TOKUI KATA LIST OF THE WORLD KARATE FEDERATION GOJU-RYU KATAS WADO-RYU KATAS 1. 8. 9. 2. 10.Shodan Tekki . 4. 14. 5. 7. 10. 18. Jion Sochin Nijushiho Sho Goju Shiho-Dai Goju Shiho-Sho Chinte Unsu Meikyo Wankan Jiin V E R S I O N 6 . 5. 3.A P P E N D I X 8 : W. 4. 6. 17. K . 6. 8. 10. 7.
30. 17. 19. 37. 29. 6. 11. Jitte Jion Jiin Matsukaze Wanshu Rohai Bassai Dai Bassai Sho Tomari Bassai Matsumura Bassai Kosokun Dai Kosokun Sho Kosokun Shiho Chinto Chinte Seienchin Sochin Niseishi Gojushiho Unshu Seisan 22. 8. 31. 10. 34. 12. 24.SHITO-RYU KATAS 1. 3. 32. 20. 27. 2. 38. 25. 21. 16. 33. 39. 41. 4. 28. 23. 18. 14. 15. 42. Naifanchin Shodan Naifanchin Nidan Naifanchin Sandan AOyagi (Seiryu) Jyuroku Nipaipo Sanchin Tensho Seipai Sanseiru Saifa Shisochin Kururunfa Suparimpei Hakucho Pachu Heiku Paiku Annan Annanko Papuren Chatanyara Kushanku V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 49 . 5. 26. 7. 40. 43. 9. 36. 13. 35.
A P P E N D I X 9 : T H E K A R AT E . M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 50 .G I V E R S I O N 6 .
Bunkai in Kata team (male & female) to be performed in the final and bouts when a medal is being disputed. -61 Kg. Bunkai in Kata team (male & female) to be performed in the final and bouts when a medal is being disputed.19. Female Individual Kumite (age 18. the four finalists of the previous championships will be split as much as possible. and Sunday). Male Female Team Kumite (age +18) Male Female 16 Total 6 10 13 V E R S I O N 6 M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 51 . Female individual Kumite (age +18) -50 Kg. Male Female Male individual Kumite (age +18) -60 Kg. -61 Kg. +84 Kg. Individual Kata (age14/15) Male Female Individual Kata (age 16/17) Male Female The competition will last for 4 days (Thursday. -60 Kg. -75 Kg. -52 Kg. +78 Kg. Each National Federation can register one (1) competitor per category. Saturday and Sunday). -53 Kg. The Championships will be displayed in 4 (four) competition areas in line. -84 Kg. +54 Kg. -78 Kg. -54 Kg. Those who have already participated in a World Senior Championships won’t be allowed to take part in under 21 categories. Each National Federation can register one (1) competitor per category. Kumite bouts duration will be 2 minutes in all cases. At the draw. -70 Kg. -63 Kg. -55 Kg. whose duration will be 4 minutes for male and 3 minutes for female categories. -59 Kg. depending on the stadium’s features.20) Male Individual Kumite (age 14/15) Male Individual Kumite (age 16/17) -68 Kg. There will be no breaks. specific areas and timetables must be provided. the four finalists of the previous Championships will be split as much as possible. The Championships will be displayed in 5 or 6 competition areas.19. JUNIOR & UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPS GENERAL CATEGORIES WORLD SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS GENERAL CATEGORIES UNDER 21 CADET JUNIOR Individual Kata (age +16) The competition will last for 4 days (Thursday. -55 Kg. +76 Kg. -68 Kg. +59 Kg. Female Individual Kumite (age 14/15) -47 Kg. Team Kata (age 14/17) At the draw. Team Kumite events will be held after the individual events. -67 Kg. +70 Kg. Kumite bouts duration will be 3 minutes for male and 2 minutes for female categories. Saturday. -68 Kg. (The competitors in the case of individual events and the National Federations in the case of the team events). -57 Kg. +68 Kg. +60 Kg.A P P E N D I X 1 0 : W O R L D C H A M P I O N S H I P S C O N D I T I O N S & C AT E G O R I E S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WORLD CADET.20) -53 Kg. Friday. Friday. (The competitors in the case of individual events and the National Federations in the case of team events). except for individual finals and individual bouts when a medal is being disputed. Team Kata (age +16) Male Female Male Individual Kumite (age 18. -76 Kg. Female Individual Kumite (age 16/17) -48 Kg. For catering service of referees and officials.
A P P E N D I X 11 : R E F E R E E S A N D J U D G E S T R O U S E R S C O L O U R G U I D E 52 V E R S I O N 6 . M A D RI D J A N UA R Y 2 0 0 9 .
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