KYOKUSHIN JINZEN DO KATA.
FIGHTING AGAINST YOUR SELF!
Sensei Brian Pfeffer 4. Dan Denmark in the front of the picture, at the Polish Kyokushin Jinzen Do Seminar with Kancho Flemming Jinzen Schröter 8.Dan 2013. Her their perform Seienchin Kata together with the Polish Yudansha grads at the wonderful City of Jaslo in Poland.
Article 1: Competition
1.1 The competition area must be flat and devoid of hazard. In principle, the floor should be wooden.
1.2 The competition area has no fixed size, though it must be large enough to permit the correct performance of kata.
Article 2: Official dress
2.1 Referees and judges must wear official uniform.
2.2 Contestants must wear a clean white karate gi.
2.3 The jacket, when tightened around the waist with the belt, must be in principle be of an overall length that it covers the hips. In the case of women, a plain white T shirt maybe worn underneath the karate jacket
2.4 The sleeves of the jacket must come, in principle, at least half the length down the forearm and may not be rolled up.
2.5 The trousers must be long enough to cover at least two thirds of the shin.
2.6 If a contestant is of shodan or above the belt must be worn with the name and grade on the right hand side.
2.7 Any person who does not comply with these regulations may be disbarred from the event.
Article 3: Organization of Competition
3.1 Kata competitions take the form of team and individual matches. Teams shall consist of three persons. In theory both the individual and team events may consist of exclusively male, exclusively female or mixed competitors (juniors and/or seniors), however the tournament organizers predetermine the categories.
CATEGORY IN KATA:
3.2 There are 7 categories in kata competition, which are as follows:
Category 1. Black belts (Dan Grades) Category 2. Free Style, Category 3. Kyu Grads.
Article 4: The Judging Panel
4.1 Five or three judges will be appointed to judge each match.
- 4.2 In addition, for the purposes of facilitating the operation of kata competitions, scorekeepers and
Callers /announcers will be appointed.
Article 5: Procedure for Competitions CATEGORIES 1 to 5 and 8
5.1 In all categories (with the exception of category 6), in round 1, the contestant/team chooses the kata they wish to perform.
5.2 The contestant/team responds to the calling of his/her/their name by going directly to the edge of the competition area and bows. On the signal of the Centre judge, the contestant/team moves forward to the starting position and bows. The Centre judge then shouts “Kata”. The contestant/team spokesperson states the name of the kata they wish to perform. The centre judge MUST then repeat the name of the kata and gives the command to start the kata.
5.3 The contestant/team will hold their last position until the Centre judge calls “Noare”. Upon completion of the kata, the contestant/team will return to the designated line and await an award from the panel.
5.4 The Centre judge will call for a decision “Hantei” and blow a sharp blast on the whistle. All 5 judges in unison will hold up their scorecards facing towards the table officials. The table official will announce the scores and, when the scores have been registered, the Centre judge will blow a further sharp blast on the whistle. The judges will then show the scorecards to the spectators. The Centre judge will blow a third blast whereupon the scorecards will be lowered.
5.5 The table official will announce the ACTUAL score. The contestant/team will bow to the Centre judge before leaving the competition area.
5.6 The contestants who are successful in proceeding to Round 2 and any subsequent rounds will choose another kata and submit their choice of kata to the table official before the start of the round. Note that a kata cannot be repeated in any subsequent rounds.
5.7 The contestant will wait for their name to be called then stand on the edge of the competition area directly in front of the Centre judge. The same procedure as outlined in Articles 5.2 – 5.5 will be followed.
5.8 In Round 1 the contestants shall wait for their names to be called by the table official whereupon they shall stand on the edge of the competition area and bow. On the signal from the Centre judge the contestant will move forward to the designated line and bow to the Centre judge.
5.9 The Centre judge will choose a card upon which a kata is written and then call out the name of the kata to be performed. The contestant MUST then repeat the name of the kata and wait for the command to begin.
5.10 Upon completion of the kata, the contestant will return to the designated line and await an award from the judging panel.
5.11 In Round 2 and any subsequent rounds the same procedure as outlined in Articles 5.2 – 5.5 will be followed.
Article 6: Scoring
6.1 The result of a kata competition is determined by the summation of points accumulated by contestants or teams during the final round of the competition.
- 6.2 The scoring ranges for each category is as follows :
CATEGORIES Range from 6.0 to 8.0 points.
- 6.3 The starting point when considering an appropriate score for a particular kata should be the “mean” score for the relevant scoring range (i.e. for categories Black belts therefore the “mean” score is 7.0).
6.4 Points should then be added or deducted after considering the following criteria :
TECHNIQUE – The kata must be performed with competence and the contestant must demonstrate a clear understanding of the principle contained within it.
SKILL – the contestant must demonstrate correct focus, use of power, speed, good balance and correct breathing.
PRESENTATION – The performance should also be evaluated with a view to discerning other points.
- 6.5 The full scoring range should be utilized.
- 6.6 The kata competition is organized into 3 rounds. The first round selects 16 contestants, the second round selects 8, 4 or 3 contestants and the third round selects the winner and final placing’s. The Chief Referee, Technical Committee or Tournament Committee on the day may alter or change the number of contestants for the first round depending on the number of competitors in a particular category.
6.7 On the command of the Centre judge the judges, in unison, display the score by means of points. The card bearing the points awarded is held in the right hand.
6.8 When the scorekeeper summates the score for each contestant or team in a round, the maximum and minimum scores awarded are deleted. The three remaining scores are added together to calculate the ACTUAL score.
6.9 In the event of a tie in any round the lowest score is added to the actual score. If a tie persists, the highest score is incorporated. In the event of a continuing tie, the contestants must perform a further kata of their choice. Note that a contestant or team cannot perform the same kata twice.
Article 7: Disqualification
7.1 A contestant is disqualified if they vary, interrupt or bring a kata to a halt or if they perform a kata different from that drawn or announced.
7.2 The centre judge will announce hansoku or shikkaku when disqualifying a contestant or team.
7.3 When hansoku is called the contestant may still take part in the individual or team event if they have entered more than one event.
7.4 When shikkaku is called the contestant or team members cannot take part in the tournament for the remainder of the event.
Article 8: Interpretation
8.1 Any situation not defined by these rules shall be resolved by the Chief Referee, Technical Committee or Tournament Committee on the day.
NOTE A KATA CANNOT BE PERFORMED TWICE!
CATEGORY l - ORANGE BELTS (10th and 9th Kyu)
Choice of Kata :
1. Taikyoku Sono Ichi 2. Taikyoku Sono Ni 3. Taikyoku Sono San
CATEGORY 2 - BLUE BELTS (8th and 7th Kyu)
Choice of Kata:
1. Taikyoku Sono Ichi 2. Taikyoku Sono San 3. Pinan Sono Ichi
4. Pinan Sono Ni
CATEGORY 3 - YELLOW BELTS (6th and 5th Kyu)
Choice of Kata:
1. Pinan Sono Ichi
3. Pinan Sono Ni
4. Pinan Sono San
CATEGORY 4 - GREEN BELTS (4th and 3rd Kyu)
Choice of Kata : 1.
1. Pinan Sono San. 2.Pinan sono Yon. 2. Pinan Sono Go.
CATEGORY 5 - BROWN BELTS (2nd and 1st Kyu)
Choice of Kata: 1. Gekisai Dai. 2. Tsuki No Kata 3. Gekisai Sho, 4. Yantsu
CATEGORY 6 - BLACK BELTS KYOKUSHIN KATA
Choice of Kata: 1. Saiha, 2.Sushiho 3. Kanku Dai 4. Seienchin 5. Seipai . 6. Garyu.
CATEGORY 7 - BLACK BELTS - FREE KATA
You can use any Kata from any System or organization:
NOTE A KATA CANNOT BE PERFORMED TWICE
CATEGORY 8 – TEAM KATA 3 PERSON
Choice of Kata: 1. Seienchin, 2. Garyu. 3. Saiha 4. Kanku Dai.
KYOKUSHIN JINZEN DO KATA
The Kata of Kyokushin power is prearranged form like the old Kata and can be grouped as according to their source of influence as follows. Chojun Miyagi Go-Ryu (Naha-te - Southern Kata) Sanchin, Tensho, Gekisai Sho, Gekisai Dai, Saiha,Seienchin, Seipai and Gichin Funakoshi Shotokan (Shuri-te Kata) Taikyoko sono Ichi, Ni, San , Pinan sono ichi, ni, san, yon and go, Tsuki no Kata, kanku, Sushiho. Yantsu is from many school of Chinese Kempo. Garyu is developed by Sosai Mas Oyama with strong influence from Southern Kata. As you can see Soai Mas Oyama have taken what he think was the best part from many different old karate Masters like Chojun Miyagi Go-Ryu, Gichin Funakoshi Shotokan and Kenwa Mabuni Shito-Ryu, Chinese kempo and Korean Taekwondo. Through these old Masters classical art of Kata. Sosai Mas Oyama brought Kyokushin in to the 21"century as the World strongest Karate. Kyokushin Kata should simulate actual fighting and Kata that which do not have such clearly practical application have be taken out of the Kyokushin system. Bunkai in Kyokushin Jinzen Do is very important and every student should always seek these Bunkai (applications) and vitale points of the techniques in the Kata.
In Kyokushin Jinzen Do we have taken back the old Kata Naihanchin(Tekki) Kata that were also practised in Sosai Mas Oyama old Dojo, before he made the World Strongest Karate Kyokushinkaikan. Naihanchin Kata are a strong Kata containing strong movements although it is not longer in the many Kyokushin Karate organizations, but Shotokan and Gojo Ryu are still practice the Naihanchin Kata.
Sosai Mas Oyama was a demanding Master and noticed everythink nothing escapes his experienced eyes. Sosai worked extensively with Kata and Kihon he develop many change in the Kata from the old system. But Kyokushin kata pattern is different. Kyokushin work with principles from the old samurei and Ushiba´s Aikido movements and work with circular movements to protect joints and ligaments and at the same time working with speed and strength where you build up a strong supple body and a strong mind through the principles to work under pressure (Osu No Seishin). Many of Sosai Mas Oyama´s advanced techniquesis was taken from his early study of the Southern Chinse Martial Arts.
KATA PERFORMANCE TIME TO EKSTRA SPEED AND POWER!
1. Taikyoku Sono Ichi/ Ni/ San
Aproximate performance time is 19 seconds min. 24 seconds max.
2. Pinan Sono Ichi
Aproximate performance time is 21 seconds min. 26 seconds max.
3.Pinan Sono Ni
Aproximate performance time is 29 seconds min. 34 seconds max.
4. Pinan Sono San
Aproximate performance time is 21 seconds min. 25 seconds max.
5. Pinan Sono Yon
Aproximate performance time is 29 seconds min. 34 seconds max.
6.Pinan Sono Go
Aproximate performance time is 30 seconds min. 34 seconds max.
7. Sanchin No Kata focus on Tempo, Power, Breath control
Aproximate performance time is 2. minuts 15 seconds min. - 2 minuts 20 seconds max.
" Sanchin No kata with Power and Speed and Kiai"
Aproximate performance time is 20 seconds min. 25 seconds max.