The competition will be held according to WKF rules but with the following Kofukan International variations.
|Points to win:||In Children’s Kumite the first competitor to gain 6 points will be the winner.|
|Length of matches:||
|Number of participants in categories:||The minimum number normally required to hold a contest in any individual category is 4. If there are less than 4 competitors, the category will be combined with the one above (higher weight).|
|Rule set:||Use Kofukan International rules|
|Kata requirements:||For Children – any kata is allowed
For Cadets – no Pinan Katas will be allowed
For Juniors & Seniors – only katas from tournament kata list allowed
|Children and Cadets Kata:||Individual categories
Free choice of kata, but the competitor must perform a different kata in the bronze final and the final, then they performed in the previous round.
Free choice of kata. The team can perform the same kata throughout the competition.
No bunkai required.
|Junior and Seniors Kata:||Individual categories
If there are more than 8 participants in a category, 2 preliminary rounds using the points system will take place to determine the top 8 competitors.
In this case, all participants in the category will perform one Itosu kata (list A) and one Higaonna kata (list B), though not necessarily in that order.
The highest scoring 8 competitors will go through to the following knockout rounds using the flag system.
If there are 8 participants or less in a category, they will go directly to the knock-out rounds using the flag system.
In the knock-out rounds any kata from list A, B or C can be performed.
No kata to be repeated within the first 5 rounds.
Teams are required to perform a minimum of 2 different katas from list A, B or C below, i.e. a different kata in the bronze final and the final than they performed in the previous round.
No bunkai required.
Tournament kata list
List A: Itosu
List B: Higaonna
List C: Other
Seniors (18 years+)
Individual Kata and Kumite categories are limited to 7 male and 7 female competitors per country.
Team Kumite categories are limited to 1 team per country.
Senior Team Kata is for age 16 +, as agreed at the 2016 Pre-tournament meeting.
A maximum of 2 mixed teams per country will be allowed (mixed by age and sex as desired).
There will be no Junior Team Kata.
Juniors (16-17 years)
Entries are unlimited to Individual Kata and Kumite categories as well as Team Kumite events.
Cadets and children (under 16 years)
Entries are unlimited to Individual Kata and Kumite categories as well as the Team Kata event.
The competitors age on the first day of the competition decides which age category the competitor should enter.
The minimum age for participating is 10 years old in kumite, and 7 in kata.
Age categories in Kumite may be divided into groups by height and / or weight.
This means that all participants must enter their height in centimeters and weight in kilos when signing up for the competition.
Please note that the actual height and weight of competitors will be checked when registering for the competition.
Please notice that there will be repechage for the 3rd place in all kumite categories – both individual and team.
Exemption of liability
The Organizer of the tournament cannot be held responsible for any injury to competitors, spectators or other participants howsoever caused. Participants are responsible for having their own appropriate insurance cover.