DAGÉKI WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

RULES – FIGHTING WITH PROTECTION

Saturday – May 30, 2020 – Afternoon

A Contact Karate Fight with protection gear (Semi-knockdown) involves two 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
    • Male and female fighters aged 4 and up, from 10th kyu (white belt) to black belt, assigned to divisions based on age, gender, kyu and weight.
    • A fighter cannot be enrolled in both Fighting with protection and Elite Fighting
  1. PROTECTION GEAR – Fourni par chaque combattant
    • Mandatory protection gear: shin pads with instep, gloves, helmet
    • Visor: highly recommended to all fighters
    • Mouthpiece: highly recommended for all fighters.
    • Mouthpiece or head gear with grid: mandatory for fighters with orthodontic braces
    • Groin cup: mandatory for male fighters.
    • Chest protector: mandatory to fighters aged 13 & under
    • Chest protector: not allowed for fighters aged 14 & up
    • Breast protector (inside uniform): mandatory for female fighters aged 14 & up
    • Wrist and ankle wraps: not allowed for all fighters
    • Spectacles and jewels : not allowed for all fighters
  1. REFEREEING TEAM
    • A refereeing team consists of one center referee who supervises the fight, 2 or 4 corner judges who evaluate the fighters, one timekeeper and one scorekeeper.
    • The referee can consult with corner judges, the timekeeper and/or the scorekeeper before announcing his decision.
  1. FIGHT REGULATION TIME
    • 1 ½ minute for fighters aged 13 years old and under
    • 2 minutes for fighters aged 14 years old and up
    • 1 minute for the first and unique extension round in case of a tie
  1. LEGAL TECHNIQUES
    • To the legs (above the knees): circular kicks and knee kicks
    • To the body: open hand, punches, elbow strikes, knee kicks and kicks (straight and circular techniques)
    • To the head: circular kicks – only 14 years old & up
  1. ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES
    • Kicks to the knee joints and under 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
    • Knee kicks and straight kicks to the face
    • 13 years old & under: circular kicks to the head
    • Sweeping
    • Grabbing
    • Repeated shoves of the opponent
    • Refusal to fight
  1. COACHES
    • Only one coach can sit near the fighting area, on the side of his fighter.
    • The coach is not allowed to access the fighting area at any time.
    • Only the coach may bring grievances to an organizer of the competition in case of conflict.