|Date & Time||Sunday September 23, 2018
Referee Meeting 8:30am / Opening Ceremony @ 9:00am
Registration closes Friday 9/21/18 @ 11:59 pm- No registration @ the door!
|Location||Elmcor Athletic Center
107-20 Northern Blvd., Corona, Queens NY 11368
|Entry Fee||1 or 2 Individual Events =$65.00; Team Kata=$30.00; Team Kumite = $30.00
Spectator fees: Adults = $10.00, Children = $5.00, Toddlers = Free
Competitor CANNOT compete in more than ONE Individual category!
|Awards||1st, 2nd & 3rd place will receive medals in all divisions.
America’s Cup Team Kata/Kumite Champions will receive a trophy award
|Competitors Dress Code||Traditional white gi, no jewelry in competition, trimmed nails are required|
|Referee Dress Code||White shirt, blue tie, navy blue jacket, gray slacks, black shoes|
|Kata||Contestants must perform SHOTOKAN Kata ONLY!
Beginners (0-1 year of training;7th kyu or below) - Heian Nidan or below.
May repeat Kata.
Novice (1-2 years of training; 6th to 4th kyu) - Heian Godan or below.
May repeat Kata.
Intermediate (3-4 years of training; 3rd to 1st kyu) - Bassai-Dai; Jion; Empi; Kanku-
dai. May repeat Kata.
Advanced (4 years or more of training; Shodan and above) can perform any
Shotokan Kata. MUST perform a different Kata in the final round.
18-34 Advanced – See separate Kata Competition rules.
Flag system will be used for all belt level.
|Team Kata||Team Kata will be divided by Age category only, Regardless of rank.
Team may perform any Shotokan Kata.
Point system will be utilized for this event.
|18-34 Advance Kata||First Round (until 16 left) – Shitei Kata Group – Judge’s choice. Flag System.
Second Round (until 4 left) – Sentei Kata Group – Judge’s Choice. Flag System.
Final Round (Last 4 competitors) – Tokui Kata Group – Competitor’s choice.
Point system. MUST be different from 2nd round kata.
|Modified WSKA rules: light head contact is permitted (Adult black belts only)
Uncontrolled techniques will result in penalty or disqualification
Children/Teens divisions will run 1 minute stop time, Sanbon Shobu.
18-34 black belt kumite will run 2 minutes, stop time.
All preliminary matches Shobu Ippon. Final match Shobu Sanbon (3 minutes).
All other divisions matches will run 1 1⁄2 minutes, stop time.
|Team Kumite||Team Kumite – 3-member teams, ages 18 and Over, regardless of rank. Team must be all female or all male – not a mix.
Matches will be 2 minutes long, stop time, utilizing Shobu Ippon scoring.
|Equipment||Mandatory protective equipment: Hand gloves, Mouth guard, protective cup (male), chest protector (female). Safety glasses with restraining band will be allowed for sparring. Head gear and Shin-instep guard allowed in 17 & under divisions only. Competitor MUST have their own equipment.|
|Coaching||Coaching will be allowed in Kumite ONLY.
Dojo/Club track suit and Coaches Pass is MANDATORY.
|Note||In the spirit of karate-do, proper conduct is required from competitors and instructors alike, or else suspension will result from all future AJKA-I/NYKEC events.|