DAGÉKI WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

RULES – ELITE FIGHTING – KNOCKDOWN

Sunday – May 31, 2020

An Elite Contact Karate Fight (Knockdown – no protection gear) involves two experienced adult opponents who may hit each other “with force” as far as they respect the rules in effect at the Dagéki 2020 – as described below.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY
    • Men and women karate fighters, 18 years old and up, 4th kyu to Black Belt, assigned to divisions according to gender, weight and age (for men).
    • A fighter cannot be enrolled in both Elite Fighting and Fighting with protection
    • A white uniform (dogi) is mandatory.
  1. MINIMUM PROTECTION GEAR – Provided by each fighter
    • Mouthpiece: highly recommended for all fighters
    • Groin cup: mandatory for male fighters
    • Breast protector (“bustier” worn inside the uniform): mandatory for female fighters
    • Prohibited gear:
      • Head gear, gloves, shin pads, chest protector
      • Wrist and ankle wraps (except in case of injury inflicted during a fight at the Championship)
      • Spectacles and jewels
  1. REFEREEING TEAM
    • A refereeing team consists of 1 center referee who supervises the fight, 4 corner judges who evaluate the fighters, 2 timekeepers and 1 scorekeeper (fight sequence).
    • The refereeing committee receives the coach’s grievances and can intervene with the center referee.
    • The center referee can consult with the corner judges, the timekeepers, the scorekeeper and the refereeing committee before announcing a decision.
  1. FIGHT REGULATION TIME
    • Masters Divisions – Men 40 years old and up
      • First round : 2 minutes
      • In case of a tie: one 2-minute extension round – Decision
    • Qualifiers – Women and Men – 18 years old and up
      • First round : 2 minutes
      • In case of a first tie: a 2-minute extension round
      • In case of a second tie: weigh-in of the fighters:
        • If the weight discrepancy is greater than 11lbs/5kg (men) or 9lbs/4kg (women), the lightest fighter wins;
        • Otherwise, one last 2-minute extension round – Decision
    • Quarter finals, Semifinals, Finals Fights – Women and Men – 18 years old and up
      • First round : 3 minutes
      • In case of a first tie: a 2-minute extension round
      • In case of a second tie: a second 2-minute extension round
      • In case of a third tie: weigh-in of the fighters:
        • If the weight discrepancy is greater than 11lbs/5kg (men) or 9lbs/4kg (women), the lightest fighter wins;
        • Otherwise, one last 1-minute extension round – Decision
  1. LEGAL TECHNIQUES
    • To the legs (above the knees): circular kicks and knee kicks
    • To the body: open hand strikes, punches, elbow strikes, knee kicks and kicks (straight and circular techniques)
    • To the head: kicks and knee kicks (straight and circular techniques)
  1. ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES
    • Kicks to the knee joints and below the knees
    • Open hand strikes, punches, elbow strikes and head-butt to the face, head or neck
    • All strikes – using hand, fist, elbow, knee, foot – to the groin or back.
    • Grabbing
    • Repeated thrusts to the opponent
    • Refusal to fight
  1. COACHES
    • One or two coaches can sit near the fighting area, on the side of their fighter.
    • No coach has access to the fighting area at any time.
    • Only one coach may bring grievances to the refereeing committee in case of conflict.