Ringside coaching is allowed when coaches officially register before the tournament. Proper coach’s attire required, i.e. regulation track suit with organization’s name and/or logo
No face contact allowed except for controlled contact in the advanced divisions (brown and black belt) 18 years old and above.
KUMITE: 2 minute stop clock for adult black belts. 2 minute running clock for all other divisions. 8 point matches. First person to reach 8 points or the highest score at the end of two minutes is the winner. In the event of a tie, the competitor that scores the first unopposed point (senshu) wins. Atoshi baraku is at 15 seconds. Single elimination charting with two 3rd place winners.
Jodan kicks OR takedowns followed up by immediate scoring attack: 3 points
Kicks to the body: 2 points
All punches: 1 point
○Category I: Any action which results in contact or direct danger to opponent (flags crossed, offending color flag in front)
○Category II: Any other prohibited action, including Jogai (single flag of offender held in front of judge)
○Both categories have penalties awarded as follows. Category I penalties may be escalated at the discretion of Referee. Four Category 2 penalties will result in disqualification.
KATA: 3 to 5 judges will all sit in front of the scorekeepers table with the Shushen. The new WKF style 5-10 point scoring system will be implemented. A score of 7 will be average and scores will in increments of 0.20, therefore, scores will always be even numbers, 6.8, 7.0, 8.2, etc. Each competitor will perform one kata and receive a score. The three highest scores will receive medals. A different kata will only be required in the event of a tie for the intermediate and advanced categories. Beginners may repeat the same kata.
Beginners must perform basic kata only. Intermediate and Advanced may perform any kata
All equipment must be WKF “style” but does not need to be officially approved by the WKF. Mouth guards required, gloves required (both red and blue highly recommended), helmets required for ages 13 and under (provided), leg and foot protection highly recommended, groin and chest protectors highly recommended.
All officials to wear WKF attire, a blue blazer, white short sleeve shirt, tie, grey pants, and black shoes.