JSKA Rules & Regulations

The Tournament will be regulated by JSKA Official Rules

Kata Individual – Kyu Grades

Eliminations to Final 4 (Heian Shodan to Tekki Shodan) – Flag system

Final 4 (Jiyu Kata – competitor’s choice) – Points system

Kata Individual – Dan Grades

Eliminations to Final 8 (Heian Shodan to Tekki Shodan) – Flag system

Eliminations to Final 4 (Bassai Dai,Kanku Dai,Jion, Empi) – Points system

Final 4 (Jiyu Kata – competitor’s choice) – Points system

Kata Team – All Grades

Eliminations to Final – Points system

Kumite Individual – Juniors (up to age 17)

Jiyu Kumite – Eliminations to Final (Shobu Ippon, 2 minutes)

Kumite Individual – Seniors (age 18+)

Jiyu Kumite – Eliminations to Final 4 (Shobu Ippon, 2 minutes)

Jiyu Kumite Finals (Shobu Nihon, 3 minutes)

Kumite Team – All Grades

Jiyu Kumite – Eliminations to Finals (Shobu Ippon, 2 minutes)

Technical Clarifications

KATA
  • Both competitors will perform the Kata simultaneously and a winner will be determined by the referee’s show of flags
  • Changes to the basic Shotokan Kata are not allowed
  • Unnatural breathing will be penalised
Techniques of Kihon - GOHON Kumite (age 6-7 and 8-9)
  1. Tori: Oi-zuki Jodan (5 steps Forward)Uke: Jodan Age-Uke (5 steps Backward)
  2. Tori: Oi-zuki Chudan (5 steps Forward)Uke: Soto-Uke (5 steps Backward)
  3. Tori: Mae-geri Chudan (5 steps Forward)Uke: Gedan-Barai (5 steps Backward)
The defender after the last technique of defence, attacks with Gyaku-Zuki Chudan
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