2018 Tournament

This contest is sanctioned by an organization officially recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Rules & Regulations

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KARATE/KUNG FU MAYNIA TOURNAMENT RULES

*Important Notes*
COMPETITORS COMPETE AT THE AGE THEY WERE AS OF JANUARY 1 OF THE COMPETITION YEAR. ALL COMPETITORS MUST COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST BELT RANK THEY HAVE ACHIEVED. THE RINGS ARE RUN WITH 3 or 5 JUDGES PER RING.

GENERAL

  • UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT  If you are Disqualified due to any form of unsportsmanlike behaviour, you will receive no awards or points for the tournament and risk being banned from future events  (this includes non-competitors).
  • Anyone found not competing in his/her correct age or belt division (highest belt ranked achieved) will be automatically disqualified and no points will be awarded.
  • Judges will score based on spirit, performance, technique and basics, not according to their personal version of the form.
  • The following are only allowed in creative/musicals divisions:  flips, aerials, and acrobatics.  All other forms divisions must have traditional stances and techniques.
  • Competitors may compete ONLY ONCE in any 1 division. Creative/musical competitors may do open hand, or weapons,  NOT both.

KATA & WEAPONS

  • Kyu belts are scored on a scale of 8.90 to 8.99.
  • Black belts are scored on a scale of 9.90 to 9.99.
  • Ties: Judges winner comparison will break ties. Then highest middle score. Then remove high score only. Then low only. Then re-do.
  • Order of competition:  Ring coordinators will collect the competitor cards, shuffle them, then announce the order of competitors and place them in order around the ring.  Late entries are allowed, provided the third competitor has not yet completed their kata.  The late entry competitor must compete right away (this change should be noted on the score sheet, as it changes the order of scoring the competitors).
  • ALL competitors will perform their kata before scoring starts. Competitors will then stand up again, in order, to be scored.
  • A competitor who forgets his/her form or drops weapon may ask for a restart with a penalty deduction of 0.05  (only once and for kyu belts only)
  • NO restarts for Black Belts.

SPARRING (only one sparring division allowed per competitor)

  • NO WARNINGS FOR ANY PENALTY.
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS MANDATORY IN ALL DIVISIONS!!
  • Soft foam Head, Hand, & Foot Gear, Shin Guards, Mouth Guard and Groin Cup. (Fingers & Toes must be covered)
  • Jewellery or other objects that might endanger a competitor may not be worn.
  • NO COACHING !!!.
  •  Kyu belts (under Black Belt) – First to 5 points or 2 minute time limit, all techniques are 1 point, no mercy rule.
  • Black Belts – 1 round, 2 minutes total points, 10 point mercy rule, must win by minimum 2 points – all techniques 1 point – EXCEPT – kick to head or jumping kick to body, 2 points – jumping head kick, 3 points * IF score has less than 2 point differential after 2 minutes, match continues until 2 point differential is achieved by one fighter

TARGET AREAS

Chest, Ribs, Abdominal area

HEAD: Light contact (touch)

FACE MASK AREA: No Contact in KYU Belt. Black Belt light touch only.

  • NO CONTACT: MEANS NO CONTACT!!  Contact to the FACE may result in automatic Penalty Point or DISQUALIFICATION !
  • Excessive contact ANYWHERE: – First Offence; Penalty Point awarded to other player, or DISQUALIFICATION !
  • Heavy Contact ANYWHERE: Automatic DISQUALIFICATION !
  • Swelling, Redness, or Bleeding could result in automatic DISQUALIFICATION to other player.
  • Grabbing and/or holding and/or throwing is NOT allowed. Throwing will result in DISQUALIFICATION !
  • Reckless, uncontrolled technique may also result in DISQUALIFICATION, even if no contact is made.
  • NO GROUND FIGHTING.
  • SWEEPS: Sweeps are not allowed. No “leg checking” either.
  • BYES: All Byes will be given in first round only.  No competitor shall be exempt from the draw to select the byes at any time.
  • PROTESTS: Competitors, Parents or Instructors may NOT protest judgement calls. You may protest a rule violation, if done in a respectful manor.  Protest must be made during or at the end of a match and before the next match begins. The Arbitrator has the final say.
  • OUT OF BOUNDS: A player is out of bounds when 1 foot is outside the ring area.  Running out of bounds may result in a penalty point to opponent.  Fighting out of bounds requires a restart.
  • Two competitors from the same school shall not fight each other in the first round unless unavoidable.  Byes must be randomly drawn and if this results in 2 competitors from the same school having to compete against each other, then it is unavoidable.  At no time should a competitor be exempt from the draw for selecting the byes.
  • ALL RULES WILL BE ENFORCED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CENTRE JUDGE, AND/OR TOURNAMENT ARBITRATOR.

SAFETY STANDARDS

Updated February 2018

GENERAL

  • Referees are made aware of emergency exit doors and evacuation protocols in case of emergency.
  • Controlled entry: athletes, coaches, parents and spectators wear a bracelet issued by the organizer.
  • We have a minimum of one medic/first responder for every two active sparring rings.
  • We are committed to the highest standards of inclusivity and fair play. We tolerate no instance of racism or favouritism on the part of competitors, coaches, parents, spectators, and referees, and we ensure that referees in individual rings are selected from different dojos.
  • Referees have the power to disqualify or eject anyone (athlete, coach, parent, spectator) who shows poor sportsmanship, is unruly or speaks or behaves in a way that disparages anyone for their race, creed, cultural origin, handicap, or sexual orientation.

KATA AND WEAPONS DIVISIONS

  • Mat size: 5m by 5m in all rings, with 1m safety zone around each ring.
  • Three referees sitting (in chairs) at the edge of the ring.
  • Scorekeepers sitting at a table at the edge of the ring, facing the referees.
  • Only one competitor allowed on the ring at a time, except for team events.
  • Competitors may not wear jewelry, except for wedding bands.
  • Referees inspect competitors for jewelry before the start of each division.
  • Coaches, parents, spectators kept at a distance of 2m from the ring.
  • Weapons are non-bladed or, in the case of swords, have blunt blades.
  • Referees inspect all weapons before the start of each division to ensure they conform to standards and are undamaged.
  • Referees have the right to reject weapons that do not conform to promoter’s rules.

SPARRING

  • Mat size: 5m by 5m in all rings, with 1m safety around each ring.
  • One centre referee and two corner referees in the ring.
  • Scorekeepers sitting at a table at the edge of the ring.
  • Only two competitors allowed on the ring at a time.
  • Coaching is not permitted at this event.
  • Parents and spectators kept at a distance of 2m from the ring.
  • Competitors may not wear jewelry, except for wedding bands.
  • Referees inspect competitors for jewelry before the start of each division.
  • Before the start of each division the centre referee will explain the rules to the competitors (in French and English where warranted).
  • Sparring divisions are divided by belt colour, age, and weight where applicable.
  • No combining of divisions – boys/men do not spar against girls/women.
  • Mandatory safety equipment (helmet, gloves, foot pads, shin pads, groin protectors, chest protectors where applicable, mouth guards) is inspected by the referees before each match. All equipment must be approved by OKF or the promoter and be undamaged.
  • Referees have the right to reject improper safety equipment.

CONCUSSION PREVENTION

We abide by the Concussion Management Policy – Return to Play Protocol adopted by the Ontario Karate Federation.