Categories

standard categories as recommended by SKIF HQ

  • No exceptions with regard to the age! In teams e.g. 20-39 years can’t start participant 40 years old.
  • Note:Year of birth is relevant (not the day of birth).
  • Masters categories: in case less than 8 participants, the category put together with the younger category

Kata
All kata categories including masters will have kohaku preliminary system (flags) until FINAL, except seniors 20-39 who will have preliminary, semifinal and final rounds.

 

EVENT YEARS /
Date of birth
WEIGHT COMPETITORS LIMIT REMARKS  
Boys Individual Kata < 12yrs
After 01.01.2008
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Preliminary: Kohaku system (Red and White flags) of Kata’s of Heian Shodan-Godan or Tekki-Shodan selected by Referee Panel.  
Girls Individual Kata < 12yrs
After 01.01.2008
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Final: Point system of Tokui Kata, Heian Shodan-Godan, Tekki-Shodan, Bassai-dai, Jion, Kanku-dai and Empi.  
Boys Individual Kata 12 – 13yrs
2006 – 2007
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Preliminary: Kohaku system (Red and White flags) of Kata’s of  
Girls Individual Kata 12 – 13yrs
2006 – 2007
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation Heian Shodan-Godan or Tekki-Shodan selected by Referee Panel.  
Boys Individual Kata 14 – 15yrs
2004 – 2005
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Final: Point system of Tokui Kata, Heian Shodan-Godan, Tekki-Shodan, Bassai-dai, Jion, Kanku-dai, Empi, Gankaku, Jitte, Bassai-sho and Kanku-sho  
Girls Individual Kata 14 – 15yrs
2004 – 2005
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation    
Boys Individual Kata 16 – 17yrs
2002 – 2003
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Preliminary: Kohaku system (Red and White flags) of Kata’s of Heian Shodan-Godan or Tekki-Shodan selected by Referee Panel.  
Girls Individual Kata 16 – 17yrs
2002 – 2003
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Final: Point system of Tokui-kata  
        ★ Seienchin, Seipai, Gankaku-sho and Nijuhachi NOT allowed.  
Boys Individual Kata 18 – 19yrs
2000 – 2001
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Preliminary: Kohaku system (Red and White flags) Kata’s of Bassai-Dai, Jion, Kanku-dai or Empi selected by Referee Panel  
Girls Individual Kata 18 – 19yrs
2000 – 2001
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Final: Point system of Tokui-kata  
        ★ Seienchin, Seipai, Gankaku-sho and Nijuhachi NOT allowed.  
        ★ THE CONTESTANTS OF AGE 18-19 CAN BE A MEMBER OF TEAM OF SENIORS Group  
Men’s Individual Kata 20 – 39yrs
1980 – 1999
Not applicable 4 competitors per nation ★ Preliminary : Kohaku system (Red and White flags) of compulsory Katas of Bassai-Dai, Jion, Kanku-Dai, or Empi selected by Referee Panel  
        ★ Semi Final and Final will be judged by Point system of Tokui-Kata except Heian Shodan – Godan and Tekki Shodan

 

★ Seienchin, Seipai, Gankaku-sho and Nijuhachi NOT allowed.

 
Women’s Individual Kata 20 – 39yrs
1980 – 1999
Not applicable 4 competitors per nation ★ Same Kata will be NOT allowed for the Semi-Final and Final Matches.  
           
Boy’s Team Kata 15 – 17yrs
2002 – 2004
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1)
★ Seienchin, Seipai, Gankaku-sho and Nijuhachi NOT allowed.
All other katas are allowed.
★ Same Kata will be NOT allowed for the Preliminary and Final Matches
 
Girls’s Team Kata 15 – 17yrs
2002 – 2004
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) 14 years old are not allowed.  
Men’s Team Kata 18 – 39yrs
1980 – 2001
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) ★ Same Kata will be NOT allowed for the Preliminary and Final Matches  
        ★ Seienchin, Seipai, Gankaku-sho and Nijuhachi NOT allowed.  
Women’s Team Kata 18 – 39yrs
1980 – 2001
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) ★ Same Kata will be NOT allowed for the Preliminary and Final Matches  
Men’s Masters Individual Kata 40 – 44yrs
1975 – 1979
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kata 40 – 44yrs
1975 – 1979
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Individual Kata 45 – 49yrs
1970 – 1974
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kata 45 – 49yrs
1970 – 1974
Not applicable no limit ★ Preliminary: Kohaku system (Red and White flags) of compulsory Katas of Bassai-Dai or Jion selected by Referee Panel  
Men’s Masters Individual Kata 50 – 54yrs
1965 – 1969
Not applicable no limit ★ Final: Point system by Tokui kata – All Kata allowed (except Heian Sho-dan-Godan, Tekki-Shodan)  
Women’s Masters Individual Kata 50 – 54
1965 – 1969
Not applicable no limit ★ Seienchin, Seipai, Gankaku-sho and Nijuhachi allowed.  
Men’s Masters Individual Kata 55 – 59yrs
1960 – 1964
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kata 55 – 59yrs
1960 – 1964
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Individual Kata 60 – 64yrs
1955 – 1959
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kata 60 – 64yrs
1955 – 1959
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Individual Kata 65 – 69yrs
1950 – 1954
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kata 65 – 69yrs
1950 – 1954
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Individual Kata 70+ yrs
1940 – 1949
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kata 70+ yrs
1940 – 1949
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Individual Kata 80+ yrs
Before 31.12.1939
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kata 80+ yrs
Before 31.12.1939
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Team Kata 40+ yrs
Before 31.12.1979
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) ★ The contestans should be age 40 & above.
★ Same Kata will be NOT allowed for the Preliminary and Final Matches
 
Women’s Masters Team Kata 40+ yrs
Before 31.12.1979
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) ★ The contestants of this category cannot participate in the team kata of over 150 & 180 years by 3 years combined  
Mixed Team Kata 150 + (comb. ages) Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1 ) ★ 3 Contestants (Age Under 40 allowed) & 1 Reserve  
        ★ Man & Woman mix allowed  
        ★ Tokui Kata by Point system  
Mixed Team Kata 180 + (comb. ages) Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) ★ Seienchin, Seipai, Gankaku-sho and Nijuhachiho allowed  

 

KUMITE

EVENT YEARS WEIGHT COMPETITORS LIMIT REMARKS  
Boys Individual Kumite < 12yrs
After 01.01.2008
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Ippon shobu 90 seconds  
Girls Individual Kumite < 12yrs
After 01.01.2008
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation    
Boys Individual Kumite 12 – 13yrs
2006 – 2007
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation    
Girls Individual Kumite 12 – 13yrs
2006 – 2007
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation    
Boys Individual Kumite 14 – 15yrs
2004 – 2005
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation    
Girls Individual Kumite 14 – 15yrs
2004 – 2005
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation    
Boys Individual Kumite 16 – 17yrs
2002 – 2003
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Ippon shobu 2 minutes  
Girls Individual Kumite 16 – 17yrs
2002 – 2003
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Gum shield, Mitts (approved by SKIF) are compulsory.  
Boys Individual Kumite 18 – 19yrs
2000 – 2001
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ Groin and Chest (Girls) protectors are allowed, but Shin protectors are forbidden.  
Girls Individual Kumite 18 – 19yrs
2000 – 2001
Not applicable 8 competitors per nation ★ THE CONTESTANS OF AGE 18-19 CAN BE MEMBER OF SENIORS Group.  
Men’s Individual Kumite 20 – 39yrs
1980 – 1999
< 65 kg 4 competitors per nation ★ 2 minutes, Ippon-han shobu  
Men’s Individual Kumite 20 – 39yrs
1980 – 1999
65 kg – 75 kg 4 competitors per nation ★ Final match – 2 minutes Ippon-han shobu  
Men’s Individual Kumite 20 – 39yrs
1980 – 1999
75kg and over 4 competitors per nation ★ In case of the CONTESTANT cannot make the match, he cannot participate afterwards.  
Men’s Grand Champion 20-39yrs
1980 – 1999
  TOP 4 contestans per each class ★ For Men’s Grand Champion tournament -Top 4 CONTESTANTS per each class  
        ★ Final – 5 minutes, Sanbon shobu (6 Wazaari’s)  
        ★ For Men’s Grand Champion tournament, non-participation is NOT allowed without injury.  
        ★ In case of the CONTESTANT cannot make the match, he cannot participate afterwards.  
Women’s Individual Kumite 20 – 39yrs
1980 – 1999
< 60 kg 4 competitors per nation ★ 2 minutes, Ippon-han shobu  
Women’s Individual Kumite 20 – 39yrs
1980 – 1999
60 kg + 4 competitors per nation ★ Final match- 2 minutes, Ippon-han shobu  
        ★ In case of the CONTESTANT cannot make the match, he cannot participate afterwards.  
Women’s Grand Champion 20-39yrs
1980 – 1999
  TOP 2 contestans per each class ★ For Women’s Grand Champion tournament -Top 2 CONTESTANTS per each class  
        ★ Final match- 3 minutes, ippon-han shobu  
        ★ For Women’s Grand Champion tournament, non-participation is NOT allowed without injury.  
        ★ In case of the CONTESTANT cannot make the match, he cannot participate afterwards.  
Boy’s Team Kumite 15 – 17yrs
2002 – 2004
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) ★ 2 minutes, Ippon-shobu  
        ★ All (3 of Men / Women) CONTESTANTS should fight in the first  
Girl’s Team Kumite 15 – 17yrs
2002 – 2004
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) and Second rounds. From 3rd round the match will be finished when one team get 2 wins.
14 years old are not allowed.
 
Men’s Team Kumite 18 – 39yrs
1980 – 2001
Not applicable 1 team per nation (5 + 2) ★ 2 minutes, Ippon-shobu  
        ★ The contestants of age 18-19 can be member of seniors group  
        ★ The contestants of age 40 & above cannot be member of seniors group.  
        ★ All (5 of Men and 3 of Women) CONTESTANTS should fight in the first  
Women’s Team Kumite 18 – 39yrs
1980 – 2001
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) and Second rounds. From 3rd round the match will be finished when one team get 3 wins (Men) or 2 wins (Women)  
Men’s Masters Individual Kumite 40 – 44yrs
1975 – 1979
Not applicable no limit ★ Ippon shobu 2 minutes  
Women’s Masters Individual Kumite 40 – 44yrs
1975 – 1979
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Individual Kumite 45 – 49yrs
1970 – 1974
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kumite 45 – 49yrs
1970 – 1974
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Individual Kumite 50 – 54yrs
1965 – 1969
Not applicable no limit ★ Ippon shobu 90 seconds  
Women’s Masters Individual Kumite 50 – 54yrs
1965 – 1969
Not applicable no limit ★ Ippon shobu 90 seconds  
Men’s Masters Individual Kumite 55 – 59yrs
1960 – 1964
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kumite 55 – 59yrs
1960 – 1964
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Individual Kumite 60 – 64yrs
1955 – 1959
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kumite 60 – 64yrs
1955 – 1959
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Individual Kumite 65 +yrs
Before 31.12.1954
Not applicable no limit    
Women’s Masters Individual Kumite 65 +yrs
Before 31.12.1954
Not applicable no limit    
Men’s Masters Team Kumite 40 – 49yrs
1970 – 1979
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) ★ Ippon shobu 2 minutes  
        ★ The contestans of age 50 and above cannot be member of this category  
Women’s Masters Team Kumite 40 – 49yrs
1970 – 1979
Not applicable 1 team per nation (3 + 1) ★ Ippon shobu 90 seconds  
        ★ The contestans of age 50 and above cannot be member of this category  
Mixed Yakusoku kumite 80 – 99yrs
Before 31.12.1979
Not applicable no limit ★ 2 Contestants (Both Age 40 and above) & 1 Reserve (combined ages)  
        ★ Man & Woman mix allowed  
Mixed Yakusoku kumite 100 + (comb. ages) Not applicable no limit ★ Preliminary: Kihon-Ippon Kumite by Kohaku system  
        (Jodan-Oizuki, Chudan-Oizuki, Maegeri, Yokogeri & Mawashigeri, each once.)  
        ★ Final: Jiyu Ippon Kummite by Point system  
        ★ (Jodan-Oizuki, Chudan-Oizuki, Maegeri, Yokogeri, Mawashigeri,  
        Ushirogeri, Jodan-Kizamizuki & Chudan-Gyakuzuki, each once)  
        ★ It is the same way of calculation of Kata Point system  

Last update: October 12, 2018