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CHILDREN

Division

Boys Kata, 7-9 Years

Boys Kata, 10/11 Years

Boys Kata, 12/13 Years

Girls Kata,  7-9 Years

Girls Kata,  10/11 Years

Girls Kata,  12/13 Years

Boys Team Kata,  7-13 Years

Girls Team Kata, 7-13 Years

Boys Kumite, 8/9 Years

Girls Kumite,  8/9 Years

Boys Kumite, 10/11 Years, -35Kg

Boys Kumite, 10/11 Years, -45Kg

Boys Kumite, 10/11 Years, +45Kg

Girls Kumite,  10/11 Years,  -35Kg

Girls Kumite,  10/11 Years,  -45Kg

Girls Kumite,  10/11 Years,  +45Kg

Boys Kumite, 12/13 Years, -45Kg

Boys Kumite, 12/13 Years, -55Kg

Boys Kumite, 12/13 Years, +55Kg

Girls Kumite,  12/13 Years,  -40Kg

Girls Kumite,  12/13 Years,  -50Kg

Girls Kumite,  12/13 Years,  +50Kg

Kata

The Team Kata Division for 7-13 separating male & female. One Shitei kata is required which can be repeated and a free choice kata may be done in the final if so desired. No bunkai is required but note that it may be required at KSA events for the finals.

In Individual Divisions,

  • 7 to 9yrs: (One Kata required) One Shitei Kata which can be repeated as often as required.
  • A free choice kata MAY be performed and repeated from the 3rd round.
  • 10 - 11yr  and 12 - 13yrs olds: 
  • (Three Kata required) First two rounds - one shitei kata which can be repeated
  • Third and following rounds - one free choice kata which can be repeated as required.
  • Finals: second free choice kata (different one from the previous free choice rounds)
  • Kumite

    • Red & Blue mitts and Gum Guards are compulsory. Shin & Foot Guards are optional.
    • Please take note that a face mask is compulsory but the white head guard will be accepted.
    • Chest protectors are optional for males and compulsory for females.
    • No 7 year olds or younger will be allowed to do kumite.

    CADETS & JUNIORS

    Division

    Cadet Boys Team Kata,  14/15 Years

    Cadet Girls Team Kata, 14/15 Years

    Cadet Boys Kata, 14/15 Years

    Cadet Girls Kata,  14/15 Years

    Cadet Boys Kumite, 14/15 Years, -52Kg

    Cadet Boys Kumite, 14/15 Years, -57Kg

    Cadet Boys Kumite, 14/15 Years, -63Kg

    Cadet Boys Kumite, 14/15 Years, -70Kg

    Cadet Boys Kumite, 14/15 Years, +70Kg

    Cadet Girls Kumite,  14/15 Years,  -47Kg

    Cadet Girls Kumite,  14/15 Years,  -54Kg

    Cadet Girls Kumite,  14/15 Years,  +54Kg

    Junior Male Team Kata, 16/17 Years

    Junior Female Team Kata, 16/17 Years

    Junior Male Kata,  16/17 Years

    Junior Female Kata,  16/17 Years

    Junior Male Kumite,  16/17 Years,  -55Kg

    Junior Male Kumite,  16/17 Years,  -61Kg

    Junior Male Kumite,  16/17 Years,  -68Kg

    Junior Male Kumite,  16/17 Years,  -76Kg

    Junior Male Kumite,  16/17 Years,  +76Kg

    Junior Female Kumite,  16/17 Years,  -48Kg

    Junior Female Kumite,  16/17 Years,  -53Kg

    Junior Female Kumite,  16/17 Years,  -59Kg

    Junior Female Kumite,  16/17 Years,  +59Kg

    Kata

    Individuals & Teams competing (age 14+) - WKF rules will apply.

    Kumite

    • Cadets. Red & Blue mitts, Gum Guards and Shin & Foot Guards are compulsory. Chest protectors are optional. Please take note that a face mask is optional, but will be compulsory during the KSA Trails and Championships.
    • Juniors. Red & Blue mitts, Gum Guards and Shin & Foot Guards are compulsory. Chest protectors are optional for males and compulsory for females.

    U/21

    Division

    U/21 Male Kumite, -68Kg

    U/21 Male Kumite, -78Kg

    U/21 Male Kumite, +78Kg

    U/21 Female Kumite, -53Kg

    U/21 Female Kumite, -60Kg

    U/21 M Female ale Kumite, +60Kg

    SENIORS

    Division

    Senior Male Team Kata, 16+ Years

    Senior Female Team Kata, 16+ Years

    Senior Male Kata,  16+ Years

    Senior Female Kata,  16+ Years

    Senior Male Kumite,  18+ Years,  -60Kg

    Senior Male Kumite,  18+ Years,  -67Kg

    Senior Male Kumite,  18+ Years,  -75Kg

    Senior Male Kumite,  18+ Years,  -84Kg

    Senior Male Kumite,  18+ Years,  +84Kg

    Senior Female Kumite,  18+ Years,  -50Kg

    Senior Female Kumite,  18+ Years,  -55Kg

    Senior Female Kumite,  18+ Years,  -61Kg

    Senior Female Kumite,  18+ Years,  -68Kg

    Senior Female Kumite,  18+ Years,  +68Kg

    VETERANS

    Division

    Veterans Male Kata,  35 49 Years

    Veterans Female Kata,  35 49 Years

    Veterans Male Open Kumite, 35 49 Years

    Veterans Female Open Kumite, 35 49 Years

    MASTERS

    Division

    Masters Male Kata, 50+ Years

    Masters Female Kata, 50+ Years

    Masters  Male Open Kumite, 50+ Years

    Masters Female Open Kumite,  50+ Years

    NB: Contestants may only compete in either U/21 or Senior Divisions but not in both.

    Kata

    • Individuals & Teams competing (age 16+) - WKF rules will apply.
    • No Teams for Masters.

    Kumite

    • Red & Blue mitts, Gum Guards and Shin & Foot Guards are compulsory.
    • Chest protectors are optional for males and compulsory for females.
    • Masters will be entered in an open division, but will be entered in weight divisions during the KSA Championships. This is due to the number of entries received during 2009.

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