Rules:

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Basic Kumite Rules

WKF kumite rules for 18-34 years old Open Weight Advanced Kumite. Modified WKF rules (USA-NKF rules) for all other divisions. Participants in these other divisions may use headgear, faceshields, and chest protectors which are optional. (Open face white foam head protectors and headgear with face shields are allowed but not required.) These participants may also use white or red & blue sparring equipment. 

Katas will be performed side by side with decision by flags. Beginner, Novice and Intermediate competitors may perform the same kata with Advanced athletes required to have at least 2 alternating kata. 

Forms & Documents

> FONSECA CUP KUMITE COMPETITION RULES FOR NON-ELITE DIVISIONS - ENGLISH

 

> FONSECA CUP KATA COMPETITION RULES FOR NON-ELITE DIVISIONS - ENGLISH

 

> WKF ELITE KATA & KUMITE COMPETITION RULES - SPANISH

   

WKF ELITE KATA & KUMITE COMPETITION RULES - FRENCH

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Divisions for all ages & all levels.

Disabled Divisions

Run by Sensei Jeff Kohn, Chairman of US Disabled Karate. This is a great opportunity for athletes with physical or cognitive disabilities to compete in a national karate tournament. These divisions will be grouped based on disability, ages and rank of participants in kata and kobudo, and will include both children and adults. These divisions will run from 12-1 pm followed by a medal ceremony. Check in time is at 11:30 am. For more information please contact Sensei Jeff Kohn at 847-729-0001 or northshoredojo@hotmail.com