Kata competition rules

KATA: rank categories


A) White belt
B) Yellow and Orange belts
C) Green and Blue belts
D) Brown and Black belts (exept Cadet, Junior and Senior)

1) Baby 2004/2003 male and female together
2) Children 2002/2000 male and female together
3) Youth 1999/1998 male and female together
4) Beginners A 1997/1996 male and female separated
5) Beginners B 1995/1994 male and female separated
6) Cadet 1993/1991 male and female separated
7) Junior/Senior 1990/1973 male and female separated
8) Veterans Bifore 1973 male and female separated

Athletes will be classed only according to their year of birth (whether they had already turned the age or they are going to turn it during this year).
Only kata of traditional styles are permitted (Shotokan, Shito-Ryu, Goju-Ryu, Wado-Ryu).
At each round, except for the rank categories from white to orange belts that can repeat the same kata, the competitors must present a different kata. Even on a decisive match on a drawn score a different kata must be presented but it could be repeated on the next round.
Till blue belt are not allowed kata of higher rank.
In the brown belt category is allowed "Tokui Kata”; before each poule the competitor must tell the kata he will do to the jury table.
Remember that Blue and Red belts will not be supplied by the organizer.
All the competitor not provided with their own belts will be disqualified.

If during the competitions some categories will have an insufficient number of registered athletes, the organization can unquestionably decide to move them to another category (the closest one). Considering the character of the event no complaint will be admitted.