CKKA Tournament Rules

Last updated March 2016

CKKA TOURNAMENT RULES

*Important Notes*

COMPETITORS COMPETE AT THE AGE THEY WERE AS OF JANUARY 1 OF THE COMPETITION YEAR.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST BELT RANK THEY HAVE ACHIEVED.  THE RINGS ARE RUN WITH 3 OR 5 JUDGES PER RING.

GENERAL

  • UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT  If you are Disqualified due to any form of unsportsmanlike behaviour, you will receive no awards or points for the tournament and risk being banned from future events  (this includes non-competitors).
  • Anyone found competing below his/her correct age or belt division (highest belt rank achieved) will be automatically disqualified and no points will be awarded.
  • Judges will score based on spirit, performance, technique and basics, not according to their personal version of the form.
  • The following are only allowed in creative/musicals divisions:  flips, aerials, and acrobatics.  All other forms divisions must have traditional stances and techniques.
  • Competitors may compete ONLY ONCE in any 1 division. Creative/musical competitors may do open hand, or weapons,  NOT both.

KATA & WEAPONS

  • Kyu belts are scored on a scale of 8.90 to 8.99 .
  • Black belts are scored on a scale of 9.90 to 9.99.
  • Ties: Judges winner comparison will break ties. Then highest middle score. Then remove high score only. Then low only. Then re-do.
  • Order of competition:  Ring coordinators will collect the competitor cards, shuffle them, then announce the order of competitors and place them in order around the ring.  Late entries are allowed, provided the third competitor has not yet completed their kata.  The late entry competitor must compete right away (this change should be noted on the score sheet, as it changes the order of scoring the competitors).
  • ALL competitors will perform their kata before scoring starts. Competitors will then stand up again, in order, to be scored.
  • A competitor who forgets his/her form or drops weapon may ask for a restart with a penalty deduction of 0.05  (only once and for kyu belts only)
  • NO restarts for Black Belts.

SPARRING (only one sparring division allowed per competitor)

  • NO WARNINGS FOR ANY PENALTY. (except Out of Bounds)
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS MANDATORY IN ALL DIVISIONS!!
  • Soft foam Head, Hand, & Foot Gear, Mouth Piece and Groin Cup. (Fingers & Toes must be covered)
  • Jewellery or other objects that might endanger a competitor may not be worn.
  • NO COACHING competitors while in play.
  • Kyu belts (under Black Belt) – First to 5 points or 2 minute time limit, all techniques are 1 point, no mercy rule.
  • Black Belts – 1 round, 2 minutes total points, 10 point mercy rule, must win by minimum 2 points – all techniques 1 point – EXCEPT – kick to head or jumping kick to body, 2 points – jumping head kick, 3 points * IF score has less than 2 point differential after 2 minutes, match continues until 2 point differential is achieved by one fighter

***TARGET AREAS***

Chest, Ribs, Abdominal area,  – HEAD:  Light contact(touch) FACE MASK AREA: No Contact in KYU Belt. Black Belt Light Touch

  • NO CONTACT: MEANS NO CONTACT!!  Contact to Facial area will result in automatic Penalty Point or DISQUALIFICATION !
  • Excessive contact anywhere anywhere: First offence; Penalty point awarded to the other player. Second offence: DISQUALIFICATION
  • Heavy Contact anywhere. Automatic DISQUALIFICATION !
  • Swelling, Redness, or Bleeding (facial area) will be automatic disqualification to other player.
  • Grabbing and/or holding and/or throwing is NOT allowed.
  • NO GROUND FIGHTING.
  • SWEEPS: Sweeps are not allowed.  No “leg checking” either.
  • BYES: All Byes will be given in first round only.  No competitor shall be exempt from the draw to select the byes at any time.
  • PROTESTS: Competitors, Parents or Instructors may NOT protest judgement calls. You may protest a rule violation, if done in a respectful manner.  Protest must be made during or at the end of a match and before the next match begins.

The Arbitrator has the final say.

  • OUT OF BOUNDS: A player is out of bounds when 1 foot is outside the ring area.  Running out of bounds is a warning, and then a penalty point is awarded to opponent.  Fighting out of bounds requires a restart.
  • Two competitors from the same school shall not fight each other in the first round unless unavoidable.  Byes must be randomly drawn and if this results in 2 competitors from the same school having to compete against each other, then it is unavoidable.  At no time should a competitor be exempt from the draw for selecting the byes.
  • ALL  RULES  WILL  BE  ENFORCED  AT  THE  DISCRETION  OF  THE  CENTRE  JUDGE,  AND/OR  TOURNAMENT  ARBITRATOR.