Rules World Kanazawa Cup Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation
Children class Kata:
Preliminary: Kohaku system (Red and White flags) of Kata’s of Heian I-5 selected by Referee panel.
Finals: Points system of Tokui kata, Heian 1-5, Tekki-Shodan, Bassai-Dai, Jion, Enpi, Kanku-Dai may be chosen.
Junior class Kata:
Preliminary: Kohaku system (Red and White flags) of Kata’s of Heian I-5 and Tekki-Shodan, up to and including 17 years and for the 18-19 years Bassai-Dai, Jion, Enpi, Kanku-Dai selected by Referee panel.
Finals: Points system of Tokui Kata, up to and including 17 years Bassai-Dai, Jion, Enpi, Kanku-Dai, Gankaku, Jitte, Hangetsu, Chinte and Tekki-Nidan may be chosen. For the 18-19 years group all kata allowed.
Senior class Kata:
Preliminary: Kohaku system (Red and White flags) of Kata’s of Bassai-Dai, Jion, Enpi, and Kanku-Dai selected by Referee panel.
Semi Finals (16 persons) and Final: Points system of Tokui Kata, all kata allowed.
Master class Kata:
All matches are Tokui Kata by points system. More than 16 participants in one category will be Preliminary and Final matches.
Preliminary: Kohaku system by Tokui Kata (Two participants perform together).
Final: Points system by Tokui Kata. The same Kata is allowed for all rounds.
Preliminary and Finals: Points system of Tokui Kata. The same Kata may is allowed for all rounds.
COMPETITION RULES FOR KUMITE
1. Ippon Han Shobu.
For this tournament, SKIF is adapting a new rule called Ippon Han Shobu for the Individual Kumite contest. The different between Ippon Shobu and Ippon Han Shobu is that the decision of winning the contest in the former case is based on one Ippon (One Point) or two Wazaari (half points), wehere the later case is decided by three Wazaari, One Ippon plus one Wazaari or of course in the event of two Ippon.
Please refer to the attached information concerning Hansoku, Jogai and Mubobi.There will be no changes concerning any of the other rules of competition. There will be some minor changes to the terminologies and gestures to be used by the Referees (Shushin).
The adaptation of the Ippon Han Shobu rule will generate more exchanges of techniques and at the same time maintain the integrity of Kumite.
For Team Kumite, the SKIF will continue to use Ippon Shobu for each rule of competition.
2. Encho-Sen (Extension) and Sai-Shiai (re-contest)
For an extension (Encho-Sen) match after a contest resulting in a draw (Hikiwake), all Wazaari, Hansoku, Jogai and Mubobi from the preceding bout will be included when deciding the winner.
For example: If there was a Hansoku Keikoku against AKA (Red side) during the contest, and AKA incurred another Hansoku during the extension bout (Encho-Sen), AKA will get a Hansoku Chui and SHIRO (White side) will be given one Wazaari. If the extension bout should still remain tied, a re-contest (Sai-Shiai) will be held to determine the winner. In the event of a Sai-Shiai, all scoring will be cancelled and the contest will be treated as a new match.
For Sai-Shiai, very efforts will the referees should make possible and judge to determine a winner, either by decision of the referee (Shushin), or by general consensus of the judges.
3. Concerning Hikiwake (Draw) for Team Kumite.
In the case of Hikiwake, (Draw), during the Team Kumite, with the same number of matches won on both sides, the side with more Ippon Kachi shall be determined as the winner. All wins gained by means of an opponent's Hasnsoku-Make or Shikkaku-Make will be counted as Ippon Kachi. In other matches resulting in losses, the loser's scoring will not influence the decision. An Ippon Kachi will be given priority between an Ippon Kachi and a two Wazaari Kachi.
In the case of a tie where they are the same number of Ippon Kachi, a match between two representative contestants will be held to determine the winner.
Any and all comments or questions for discussions are welcomed during the arbitrator- referee meeting.
"Ikkai" meaning in Japanese is 1st time
"Nikai" meaning in Japanese is 2nd time
"Sankai" meaning in Japanese is 3rd time
"Yonkai" meaning in Japanese is 4th time