Don’t forget that Karate begins with a bow and ends with a bow.

Gichin Funakoshi

Tournament Information

 

The International Karate Daigaku (IKD) was founded in 2011 and focuses on traditional Shotokan Karate with an emphasis on understanding why we do karate the way we do, and how to improve techniques through scientific means. A major goal of the IKD is to help young people throughout the world by guiding them and therefore breaking the cycle of violence through the discipline of karate.

The IKD World Cup is held every three (3) years and provides an opportunity for members around the world to compete against each other and simultaneously improve fellowship among members.

The IKD 2018 World Cup tournament will be held in Barbados August 16-19, 2018.

 

A welcome message from Barbados Karate Association President, Shihan Paul Bernstein:

 

On behalf of the Barbados Karate Association, I am pleased to extend a very warm welcome to all our distinguished guests, participants and spectators to the 3rd International Karate Daigaku (IKD) World Tournament.

It is indeed an honour to host this prestigious tournament in Barbados and we hope that you would extend your visit to include a Caribbean Vacation, where you would be able to enjoy our beautiful sea, sand and sunshine.

I hope you have a memorable stay in our beautiful island.

Sincerely,

Paul Bernstein J.P
8th Dan President B.K.A

Registration Details for Competitors:

 

Team registration will be held at the Barbados Shotokan Karate Club dojo in Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church. Any source of public transportation headed towards Bridgetown may be used to get there.

 

August 15, 2018

6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m      Registration of teams begins at the Barbados Shotokan Karate Club dojo. Payment of outstanding fees is also due at this time.

 

August 16, 2018

9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m      Registration continues for teams at the Barbados Shotokan Karate Club dojo. Payment of outstanding fees is also due at this time.

Entry fee for all competitors: USD $60.00.

This includes:

  • Registration
  • Participation in an unlimited number of events
  • Judges’ sessions for eligible adults
  • Daily scheduled pickup and drop off between official Tournament Hotels and the Tournament venue
  • Cocktail Reception

 

See Information for Teams page for requisite forms.

IKD 2018 World Cup Event Schedule

 

Team registration, judges’ clinic, and all examinations will be held at the Barbados Shotokan Karate Club dojo in Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church. Any source of public transportation headed towards Bridgetown may be used to get there. Please refer to the direction map included in your package.

 

August 15, 2018

6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m      Registration of Teams & Payment of Fees

 

August 16, 2018

9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m      Registration of Teams & Payment of Fees
9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m       Judges’ Clinic
11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m     Judges’ Examination
1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m         Instructor, Examiner Examination & Dan Grading
6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m         Welcome & Cocktail Reception (Teams, officials  & paid guests only*)

*Accompanying spectators wishing to attend the Cocktail Reception must indicate this by July 31, 2018 and pay USD $15.00 which will be due at Registration. Please email requests to bka@shotokanbarbados.com.

Note: It is mandatory for all judges to attend the pre-tournament judging seminar. Absent or unlicensed judges are disqualified. Please present IKD Passports for inspection.

 

All Tournament matches will be held at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium in Wildey, St. Michael. Please refer to the bus pickup schedule included in your package for collection times at official hotels.

Elimination events will begin at 9:30 am on Friday and Saturday, and the Finals will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The lunch break will be at approximately 1:00 p.m. each day and lunch will be on sale at the venue. Lunch will be provided for qualified IKD World Cup Judges and the designated Head Coach of each team.

 

August 17, 2018    9:30 a.m

Individual Kata
Team Kata
Bunkai (To Finals)

 

August 18, 2018    9:30 a.m

Individual Kumite
Team Kumite
Enbu (To Finals)

 

August 19, 2018    10:30 a.m

Opening Ceremony
Individual Kata Final
Individual Kumite Final
Team Kata Final
Team Kumite Final

This event schedule is subject to change based on the final number of entrants in each category.

 

Event Categories

 

The following is a list of the eligible categories for the IKD 2018 World Cup. Please note all participants must be ranked IKD black or brown belt.

Individual Kata, Male and Female – 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50+

Individual Kumite, Male and Female – 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50+

Team Kata, Male and Female – 8-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50+

Team Bunkai, Male and Female – 8-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50+

Team Enbu, Male and Female – 8-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50+

Team Kumite, Male and Female – 20-39, 40-49

 

 

IKD 2018 World Cup Rules     Download Rules

Note: Rules may be subject to revision by Chief Judge and Shihan-kai. The number of finalists shall be determined by the Tournament Committee with the approval of the Chief Judge.

The Tournament Committee reserves the right to make changes or add exceptions to the rules as deemed necessary.

 

Junior and Teen

Qualification:

  • Junior and Teen girls and boys must be ranked IKD brown or black belt.
  • Their age at the time of the IKD World Cup must be 8 to 19 years.
  • Junior and Teen individual participation is unlimited.
  • No mixed teams (combination of girls and boys).
  • Brown and Black belt entrants compete together.

 

Junior and Teen Individual Kata and Team Kata rules:

  1. Elimination: brown and black belts shall be flag system – Shitei Kata: Heian Nidan to Tekki Shodan.
  2. Finals: brown and black belts (determined by the IKD World Cup Committee) – Tokui kata.
  3. In case of a tie in Individual or Team Kata, a different kata shall be performed. If the rematch is tied again, the lowest score shall be added. If the result is still tied, the highest score shall be added.
  4. Individuals and teams are free to choose any Tokui kata without restriction.
  5. In the Team Kata final, the same kata used in the elimination may be performed again.
  6. If there are eight or four contestants (determined by the IKD World Cup Committee), they shall go directly to the finals.
  7. Teams may form reverse triangular order.
  8. A team may comprise a minimum of two members within that age category; the third member may of a different age but will only be permitted from an younger age category.
    E.g. In the 16-19 age group at least two members must be within that age group; a third person will be permitted only if they are under the age of 16.

 

Junior and Teen Individual Kumite rules:

  1. All contestants must have their own mouth guards, red and blue IKD approved Kumite gloves, and red and blue belts.
  2. Kumite for Junior girls and boys age 8 to 10, 11 to 13, and 14-16 shall be jiyu ippon kumite until the final four contestants (Jodan, Chudan, Mai-geri, Kekomi-geri). Thereafter they shall perform jiyu kumite.
  3. Kumite for Junior girls and boys age 17 to 19 shall be jiyu kumite.

 Contact (see Judges Procedures below for penalties)

  1. HEAD & NECK: NO touch to the head & neck area. NO touch to 10 cm or 4″ could score.
  2. BODY: Glove touch to 10 cm or 4″ could score.

 

Adult and Master

Qualification:

  • Women and men must be ranked IKD brown or black belt. Their ages at the time of the competition must be as determined in the event categories.
  • Brown and Black belt entrants compete together.
  • Adult and Master Individual Kata and Kumite participation is limited to four women and four men per organization/region/country.
  • Team Kata is limited to two teams per organization/region/country. No mixed teams allowed.
  • Women and Men’s Kumite teams shall consist of three (3) men or three (3) women.
  • There are no Masters (50+) Team Kumite events.

 

Adult and Master Individual Kata rules:

  1. Elimination: Shitei Kata: Heian Nidan to Tekki Shodan.
  2. Final eight: Tokui kata.

 

Adult and Master Individual Kumite and Team Kumite rules:

  1. All contestants must have their own mouth guards, red and blue IKD approved kumite gloves, and red and blue belts.
  2. All Adult Kumite events are jiyu kumite.

 Contact (see Judges Procedures below for penalties)

  1. HEAD & NECK: Glove touch to 5 cm or 2″ could score EXCEPT to the front of the neck or windpipe area, where NO touch is allowed.
  2. BODY: Light touch to 5 cm or 2″ could score.

 

Adult and Master Team Kata Rules:

  1. Rules are as per IKD conventional rules.
  2. Men or Women Kata teams may choose tokui kata.
  3. A team may comprise a minimum of two members within that age category; the third member may of a different age but will only be permitted from an older age category.
    E.g. In the adult division at least two members must be within that age group (20 to 39); a third person will be permitted only if they are above the age of 39.

 

Bunkai & Enbu (all ages)

Team Bunkai Rules:

  1. Teams are free to choose any kata bunkai.
  2. All bunkai must adhere to the traditional kata, which must flow from movement to movement. Slight deviations and in-between techniques are acceptable and are limited to about 10% of the kata movements.
  3. Tameshiwari breaking, and/or blunt weapons are acceptable (no sharp edges). May use ‘stunt’ weapons (rubber knife/club, bo, or shinai bamboo sword), but no real weapons.
  4. Dangerous techniques and throws are prohibited.
  5. Only one person shall defend against the other two attackers throughout the bunkai.
  6. There shall be a slight pause to acknowledge a todome waza (finishing blow technique).
  7. Bunkai is judged the same as Team Kata – power, speed, sharpness and ki.
  8. Comical movements, “skit” theatrics, or acting are not allowed. For example, if one receives a non-contact kick to the groin area, there shall be no holding of the groin and facial grimaces or expressions designed to evoke laughter.

 

Team Enbu Rules:

  1. Each team member shall take turns defending against the other two attackers.
  2. There is a three minute maximum time limit.
  3. One may evade attacks, but must follow through with a todome waza before confronting the other attacker.
  4. There shall be no more than two (2) todome waza per attacker.
  5. Members are free to use their own choreography and imagination in enbu, but must use the three elements of karate – correct application of power, speed of technique, and body expansion and contraction, as well as budo
  6. Enbu is judged the same as Team Kata and Bunkai.
  7. Teams may use ‘stunt’ weapons (rubber knife/club, bo, or shinai bamboo swords) but no real weapons.
  8. Comical movements, “skit” theatrics, or acting are not allowed. For example, if one receives a non-contact kick to the groin area, there shall be no holding of the groin and facial grimaces or expressions designed to evoke laughter.

 

Standard Rules

  1. All contestants shall wear a clean, unmarked white karate gi. Their country’s flag shall be placed on the left shoulder sleeve. The left breast is reserved for one’s organization crest.
  2. The gi must be IKD regulation gi with the length of the sleeves falling about midway between the elbow and the wrist. Gi sleeves shall not be rolled up on the outside.
  3. The pants length must fall about midway between the knee and the ankle.
  4. Forearm and/or shin guards, and sweat bands are not allowed.
  5. Jewellery or sharp objects in the hair are not allowed. Only white hijabs are acceptable.

 

Detailed rules

As defined in the new IKD Rule Book.

Please note changes to kata as detailed at IKD 2017 Camp are not mandatory for the IKD 2018 World Cup tournament.

 

Judges’ Procedures

Tournaments are an extension of dojo training and thus, proper etiquette shall be strictly observed.

Procedure for jiyu kumite elimination matches:

  • After hikiwake, sakidori ippon (first to score a wazaari or ippon in a two-minute time period) is applied. The referee shall announce “sakidori ippon – – – hajime.”
  • For the final eight or four, after hikiwake, sai-shiai is applied (rematch – two minutes and ippon). The referee shall announce “sai-shiai – – – hajime.”
  • If hikiwake again, sakidori ippon is applied. The referee shall announce “sakidori ippon – – – hajime.”
  • Time is stopped whenever the referee announces “yame”; it shall resume when the referee restarts the match. Use of Jikan is now irrelevant.

 

Judges Qualification:

  • It is mandatory for all judges to attend pre-tournament seminars. Absent or unlicensed judges are disqualified. Please present IKD Passports for inspection.
  • Judges shall meet the requirements as established by the International Karate Daigaku (IKD).
  • The Chief Judge shall designate the Ring Officials.

 

 Judge’s Uniform:

  • Whistle with black lanyard.
  • Black Haori with grey IKD embroidered crest and inside pocket.

 

Degree of contact to head or body


Juniors and Teens age 8-19:
HEAD & NECK: NO touch to the head & neck area. NO touch to 10 cm or 4″ could score.
BODY: Glove touch to 10 cm or 4″ could score.

Adults age 20+
HEAD & NECK: Glove touch to 5 cm or 2″ could score EXCEPT to the front of the neck or windpipe area, where NO touch is allowed.
BODY: Light touch to 5 cm or 2″ could score.
Any contact beyond what is specified above as a possible score, will incur warnings depending on the degree of contact.
For Example:
  • Light touch or glove touch where not allowed – Keikoku. No point will be awarded.
  • Medium Contact – Hansoku Chui. No point will be awarded.
  • Heavy Contact – Hansoku (Disqualification).

If a competitor accumulates two Team Kumite hansoku, they cannot compete further in any other team kumite events. For example, if a team member receives a hansoku, and the team goes on to win, the whole team can compete again. However, if the same member receives another hansoku, and the team wins again, that member cannot participate in any further Team Kumite matches.

 

Protests

All protests must be made to the Arbitrator of the match, by the coach or his appointed representative for the ringThis must be done before the next match begins.

Please note: Protests made by anyone else will not be entertained e.g. Karatekas, spectators or otherwise. Such protests should not be brought to anyone else including members of the head table.

 

Ticket prices for tournament spectators:

 

Single Day – BBD $20.00 (USD $10.00)

Season Pass – BBD $50.00 (USD $25.00)

Local Barbados sporting teams or clubs bringing at least 25 members receive a special season ticket price of BBD $40.00 (USD $20.00). Please contact us in advance at bka@shotokanbarbados.com.

Spectators may pay at the door of the venue on Tournament days.

Barbados Karate Association
P.O. Box 81
Bridgetown
Barbados
BB11000

E-mail: bka@shotokanbarbados.com
Telephone: (246) 228 1785
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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Telephone: (246) 435 6734
Availability: Daytime

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