KATA TOURNAMENT NORDIC OPEN DENMARK
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NORDIC OPEN 2014 IN BOSEI.DK DENMARK

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KATA TOURNAMENT NORDIC OPEN
At 29TH of Marts 2014 at Bosei.dk
Organized in cooperation with Kancho Flemming Jinzen Schröter 8. Dan
the International Kyokushin Jinzen Do,
Hanshi Tom Madsen 8. Dan Chairman the IBK Scandinavia,
Chairman Shihan Soren Sandersen 5. Dan Danish International Kyokushin Karate Organization (DIKKO) and Sensei Michael Jensen 4.Dan
 Chairman the Danish Contact Karate Federation (DKKF)
ibk.nl, Jinzen-do.com, worldkyokushin.com, Kyokushin-kan.dk

RULES AND PROCEDURE

Article 1: COMPETITION:

A). The competition area will be tatami or wooden floor, with selection around compeition area.

Article 2: OFFICIAL DRESS:
A). Referees and judges must wear official uniform.

B). Contestants must wear a clean white karate gi.

C). 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

D). The sleeves of the jacket must come, in principle, at least half the length down the forearm and may not be rolled up.

E). The trousers must be long enough to cover at least two thirds of the shin.

F).If a contestant is of shodan or above the belt must be worn with the name and grade on the right hand side.

G).Any person who does not comply with these regulations may be disbarred from the event.

Article 3: ORGANIZATION OF COMPETITION:
A). 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.

Article 4: THE JUDGING PANEL:

  • A).  Five or three judges will be appointed to judge each match.
  • B).  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

A). In all categories (with the exception of category 6), in round 1, the contestant/team chooses the kata they wish to perform.

B). 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.

C). 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.

D). 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.

E). The table official will announce the ACTUAL score. The contestant/team will bow to the Centre judge before leaving the competition area.

F). 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.

G). 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.

Article 6: PROCEDURE:
A): 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.

B).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.

C). Upon completion of the kata, the contestant will return to the designated line and await an award from the judging panel.

D): In Round 2 and any subsequent rounds the same procedure as outlined in Articles 5.2 – 5.5 will be followed.

Article 7: SCORING:

A). 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.

B).The scoring ranges for each category is as follows :
CATEGORIES Range from 6.0 to 8.0 points.

C). 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).

D). 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 stance and parades and counterattacks and the principle contained in his Kata movements.
  • 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.

  • A).The full scoring range should be utilized.
  • B).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.

E). 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.7-D). 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.

F). 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 8: DISQUALIFICATION:
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.

B).The Centre judge will announce Hansoku or Shikkaku when disqualifying a contestant or team.
C). When Hansoku is called the contestant may still take part in the individual or team event if they have
     entered more than one event.
D).When Shikkaku is called the contestant or team members cannot take part in the tournament for the remainder of the event.


Article 9: CATEGORYS:
There are 8 categories in kata competition, which are as follows:
CATEGORY 1.  Black belts (Dan Grades) Category 2. Free Style, Category 3. Kyu Grads.
Rounds. 1. Rounds. 2. Rounds. 3. Rounds. The third Round is Finale Round.
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 Ichi4. Pinan Sono Ni

CATEGORY 3 - YELLOW BELTS (6th and 5th Kyu)

Choice of Kata:1. Pinan Sono Ichi3. Pinan Sono Ni4. 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 – COMPULSORY 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 three Kata from any System or organization:
1. Rounds. 2. Rounds. 3. Rounds.


CATEGORY 8 – TEAM KATA 3 PERSON
Choice of Kata:
1. Seienchin, 2. Garyu. 3. Saiha 4. Kanku Dai. 5. Naihanchin Shodan.


“NOTE A KATA CANNOT BE PERFORMED TWICE”.

Article 10: INTERPRETATION:

Any situation not defined by these rules shall be resolved by the Chief Referee, Technical Committee or Tournament Committee on the day. In Kata competition, it is important that the Competitor understand the right etiquette and procedure!  Your body language is very important and may affect your result.

Super Challenge Nordic Open Committee
Kancho Flemming Jinzen schröter 8. Dan
Hanshi Tom Madsen 8. Dan
Shihan Hans Chr. Juul Hansen 5. Dan
Shihan Soren Sandersen 5. Dan
Sensei Brian Pfeffer 4. Dan
Sensei Michael Jensen 4. Dan