Kata (Forms)

Kata (Forms)

Rules and Regulations

All forms will be scored on based on power, balance, focus, poise, difficulty and fighting application.
Only traditional forms/kata are permitted, No music or acrobatic/gymnastic like movements including but
not limited to, flips pr ticks, cartwheels, handsprings, and aerials allowed


PROTOCAL: Each competitor when called will approach the judges with a bow, state their name and name of form
and step back to their starting point in the ring. After completion, the competitor holds their position in the ring until
after the judges have scored and center judge dismisses. The first and second competitor will complete their form
before any score is given, depending on number of competitors in the ring.
TIE SCORES: If a tie occurs, the competitor must do a form as a tiebreaker. This may be the same form or a
different one. If a second tie occurs, the competitor must do a second form if they have one.
STARTING OVER: If a competitor forgets their form or stops before completing their form, their score will
be accompanied by an incomplete designation. An incomplete form cannot win over a completed form. A
competitor will only be allowed one start over, but will be scored as an incomplete. Incomplete scores will be
designated between 9.50 and 9.60.
All Traditional kata and Traditional weapons kata shall be scored between 9.60 and 9.99 for all divisions
Point Deduction:
During any Traditional form/kata or Traditional weapons kata, an overall point deduction of .05 will be
assessed after all scores are finalized – for stepping out of the ring or weapon being out of the ring.
 A .05 overall point deduction will result for each individual foul.
 *If a traditional form/kata or traditional weapons competitor requests more space before the event begins, the
arbitrator (Division Lead Judge) will make a final and binding decision at his discretion based on overall fairness
to all competitor

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