Kyokushin Karate Virtual Championship open to all countries and organizations in kata and kumite.
The organizer of the event is the Kyokushinkai Spain Federation (FKE) – member of the World Karate Organization (WKO) Shinkyokushinkai -, together with Leo Urban Sport dojo.
Official website of the championship: open.leourbansport.com
Contact email: [email protected]
The championship will start on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 09:00 and will end according to the number of rounds that take place.
Registrations will be open from Sunday, April 19 at 09:00 until Saturday, April 25 at 12:00.
All times indicated are in Spanish peninsular time (GMT+1).
The championship will be held in the following categories, for both kata and kumite:
− Junior: 16 and 17 years old
− Senior: over 18 years old
Depending on the number of competitors, the categories will be mixed or separated into men and women.
Since it is a virtual championship —that is, quite different from the usual mechanics— we proceed to explain the procedure in each of the modalities: kata and kumite. Both will use draws.
In the first rounds, a random mandatory kata will be selected for each pair of competitors —which will be shown in draws. Competitors will have 24 hours to send their video. After this time, referees will have another 24 hours to make a decision. This procedure will be repeated until there is a winner.
In semi-finals and finals, competitors will choose one of the free kata.
• Mandatory katas: Geksai-Dai, Yantsu y Tsuki-No
• Free katas: Pinan Sono Yon, Pinan Sono Go, Geksai-Dai, Yantsu, Tsuki-No, Saiha and Geksai-Sho
• Mandatory katas: Geksai-Dai, Yantsu, Tsuki-No, Saiha y Geksai-Sho
• Free katas: Geksai-Dai, Yantsu, Tsuki-No, Saiha, Kanku-Dai, Geksai Sho, Seienchin, Sushi-Ho, Garyu and Seipai
Competitors will submit a unique 2 minute video doing a shadow fight. This same video that will be confronting the following opponents until obtaining a winner. Aspects such as kime, technique, speed, aesthetics or variety will be valued, taking into account both defense and attack.
On Monday, April 27 at 9:00 (GMT+1) the draws will be published on the official website of the championship (open.leourbansport.com). Competitors will have 24 hours to record and send their video (of their kata or shadow fight) through Filemail to the email [email protected]
When sending your video through Filemail, indicate as Subject:
<category> – <modality> – <round (only for kata)> – <name and surname>
Example for kata: SENIOR – KATA – ROUND 1 – JORGE FORNER
Example for kumite: JUNIOR – KUMITE – JORGE FORNER
Thus, in the first round, on Tuesday, April 28 at 9:00, all the videos must be sent. The organization will publish these videos accessible from the draws, so that everything is as transparent as possible. After 24 hours, the draws will be updated with the winners of that round.
Subsequently, the procedure will be repeated, so on Wednesday April 29 at 9:00 there will be another 24 hours to send the videos of the second round of kata. And so on until there is a winner.
• Video must be of acceptable image quality, preferably in high resolution
• Only one perspective is accepted and it has to be frontal
• It is totally forbidden to edit the videos (cut or manipulate the images)
• In case of repeating the same kata in different rounds, a new video has to be recorded for each round
• We understand that, being confined at home, many of you will not have enough space, so it is allowed to perform the katas in the same place
• The use of karategi and belt is mandatory for performing your kata or shadow fighting
The competitor who does not follow these rules will be penalized or disqualified. Championship arbitration will be carried out by referees from different dojos of the Kyokushinkai Spain Federation.
📸Roman Odessky @roman.odessky
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