INDIVIDUAL KATA

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Individual Kata is the most popular category for all karateka, it is the opportunity to perform in front of judges against an opponent. Once you have both performed the judges will either raise a red or blue flag to indicate who they think should go through to the next round, the competitor with the most same coloured flags win!

HOW IT WORKS

The tournament will be based off WKF rules for all events, however will be conducted by a flag system. There will be repercharge.

For all beginner categories and under 12s if the student makes a mistake or forgets their kata they will not be disqualified and will be allowed to try again. 

When your name is called you will be assigned a colour either AKA- Red or AO-Blue. AKA always performs first. 

When its your turn you will walk from the side of the mat to the centre, bow to the head judge an announce the name of the Kata you are going to perform. Once you have completed your kata you walk back to your starting position and wait for HANTEI -decision to be called and the flags are raised declaring the winner.

KATA RULES

EXAMPLE

CATEGORIES 

BEGINNER CATEGORIES- MAY REPEAT

KA1: 4-6 years ~ White to Red Tag/mon - 1/2 Pinan Nidan Only

KA2: 7-12 years ~ White to Red Tag/mon - 1/2 Pinan Nidan Only

KA3: 13+ ~ White to Red - Pinan Nidan Only

KA4: Under 8s ~ White to Orange belt

KA5: 8-12 years ~ White to Orange belt

KA6: 13+ Years ~ Red to Orange belt

INTERMEDIATE CATEGORIES- ALTERNATE KATA

KA7: Under 12s ~ Green to Purple belt

KA8: 12-14 years ~ Green to Purple belt

KA9: 15-17years ~ Green to Purple belt

KA10: 18+ ~ Green to Purple belt

KA11: 35+ ~ Green belt and above

SENIOR CATEGORIES- DIFFERENT KATA EACH ROUND

KA12: Under 14 years ~ Brown belt and above

KA13: 14-16 years ~ Brown belt and above

KA14: 17-34 Years ~ Brown belt and above