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Invitation to 9th European Championships & Kohai Cup

SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO of UNITED NATIONS
and
MONTENEGRO SHOTOKAN KARATE FEDERATION

with the support of the Municipality of Bar,
have the honour and pleasure to invite you to the
9th SKDUN European Shotokan Karate Championship
&
9th SKDUN Kohai Cup.
12-14 April 2019 – Bar, Montenegro
Sport Hall “Topolica”, Bar, Bulevar Revolucije 85

Shotokan Karate-do of United Nations

Montenegro Shotokan Karate Federation

The Municipality of Bar

BOARD OF ORGANISERS

Aurel Patru – President of Shotokan Karate-do of United Nations
E-mail: [email protected] Mobile: 0040722385780

Colin Putt – Chief Referee and Technical Director of Shotokan Karate-do of United Nations
E-mail: [email protected] Mobile: 00447968061887

Goran Micovic – President of Montenegro Shotokan Karate Federation
E-mail: [email protected], Mobile:+38267335877 (whatsapp, viber)

Organizing Committee – Milos Zecevic (English speaker) for accommodation, visas, transport
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected] Mobile: +38267335877 (whatsapp, viber)
How to get to Bar, Montenegro by air /Airport Transfers
Montenegro has two airports. Biggest airport is in Podgorica, the capitol city of Montenegro and is 45 km away from Bar. The second airport is in Tivat city on Montenegrin cost and is 60 km from Bar. Transfer from Airport to the accommodating hotels will be organized by the Organizing Committee. You will need to contact the Organizing Committee via e-mail: [email protected], providing them with details of your flights for arrival and departure – date and time, airline and flight number, number of people to be transported. The cost of the transfer will be 10 EUR per person transfer from airport, and 10 EUR per person transfer to airport. Transport minimum 5 people.
At the airport you will find a contact person who will accompany you to the Hotel or Sport Hall to make the registration, they will be easily identified by a sign “SKDUN KARATE”.

ACCOMMODATION
For Accommodation you will need to contact via e-mail the Organizing Committee. E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected] Mobile: +38267335877 (whatsapp, viber)
You will receive a separate list with information about hotels.

VISA
Participants who need a Visa must contact the Organizing Committee as soon as possible, time delays may result in your visa not being granted in time for the event. This is your responsibility.

REFEREES & JUDGES
Referees and Judges will need to register with Sportdata before the 1st of APRIL.
The Chief referee will appoint referees and issue badges as necessary, SKDUN qualified Referees and Judges have their previously issued qualification badges, this will be their only access to the areas, these will be given automatic admission as officials, non SKDUN qualified applicants will be selected as required. Any problems or questions email [email protected]

SCHEDULE
Thursday 11 April
10:00 to 20:00 – Registration. Every manger will receive an envelope with: competition numbers for each competitor, identity badges for each competitor, coach, and official from their team. It is not necessary to bring the competitors. Only the coach or manager of each team.
Note: no photographers are permitted by anyone other than those authorised by the Chief referee, applications to [email protected] before 1st April. The Chief referee will issue these badges. NO EXCEPTIONS.

All the teams who have competitors who are competing on Friday will need to register on Thursday, because without their competition numbers and identity badges, they will not be allowed into the sport hall!
Checking the competitors weight for kumite categories will be before of the start of each category (tolerance + 1 kg, wearing the Do Gi)

Friday 12 April
9:00 to 20:00 – Registration in the Sport Hall.

09:30 to 12:00 – 9th SKDUN European Shotokan Karate Championship – VETERANS
(Individual kata, individual kumite, kata teams, kumite teams).

12:30 to 20:00 – Kohai Cup (individual kata, individual kumite, kata teams).

Saturday 13 April– 9th SKDUN European Shotokan Karate Championship
09:00 to 12:30 – Children individual kata, team kata, individual kumite children
14:00 to 15:00 – Official Opening Ceremony
15:00 to 18:30 –Minicadets, Cadets, Juniors and Youths individual kumite

Sunday 14 April– 9th SKDUN European Shotokan Karate Championship
09:00 to 14:00 – Seniors, cadets and juniors individual kumite.
Seniors, cadets and juniors kumite teams.
15:00 to 17:00 – Finals for kumite individual seniors + Masters category (male and female).

Please note: this schedule is subject to change.

AWARDS
Individual events:
– 1st place – Trophy, medal and diploma
– 2nd and 3rd place – medals and diploma (joint 3rd place for kumite events)
Team events:
– 1st, 2nd and 3rd places – Trophy, medals and diplomas for all team members.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Deadline for registration by sportdata will be 01 April 2019.

Competition fees
Individual events – 25 Euro per person per event
Team events – 45 Euro per team per event

Note: Late registrations will be permitted at the organisers discretion.
There will be an extra fee for any permitted registration after 01 April 2019:
+10 Euro for individual events and +25 Euro for team events.

9th SKDUN European Shotokan Karate Championship
Brown and Black belts only (3rdKyu and above)

RULES AND CATEGORIES

MASTERS

The final event on Sunday will be the prestigious Masters competition.

Each country can nominate one Female and one Male competitor over 18 years of age that will compete in Kata and Kumite for the ultimate title of Grand Champion.
This is an elimination competition, competitors compete against each other performing Kata then Shobu Ippon kumite, the competitors are judged against both performances, not necessarily about winning at either Kata or Kumite, judgement is by flag system (Kohaku Hoshiki).

Kata rules: All rounds by points system (Tensu hoshiki).
Limit of participation: Max of 6 competitors per country per category (Exception: Children and Minicadets are alowed 10 competitors per country per category and Cadets: 8 competitors). The organising country can register one more competitor in each category.
The competitors in each category will compete in the elimination rounds down to 8 competitors (two competitors at the same time, AKA / SHIRO).
In semi-finals, these 8 competitors will perform Tokui kata (their choice from the approved list), then 4 competitors with the highest scores will perform a different Tokui kata in the final round (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd medal place).
In the case of a draw in the semi-final and final rounds, competitors must perform a different kata to the ones performed in all previous rounds.
For choice of Tokui kata see the approved kata list appropriate to the competitors range (the list can be found in the SKDUN Rulebook: https://www.skdun.org/competition-rules/rule-book/

Asai ha Shotokan ryu Kata rules: All rounds Tokui kata by points system (Tensu hoshiki).
Limit of participation: Max of 8 competitors per country per category.
The competitors in each category will perform Tokui kata in one preliminary round down to 8 competitors (one competitor at a time).
In semi-finals, these 8 competitors will perform different Tokui kata (their choice from the approved list), then 4 competitors with the highest scores will perform a different Tokui kata in the final round (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd medal place).
In the case of a draw in the semi-final and final rounds, competitors must perform a different kata to the ones performed in all previous rounds.
For choice of Tokui kata see the approved kata list appropriate to the competitors range https://www.skdun.org/competition-rules/rule-book/

KATA INDIVIDUAL
001.CHILDREN (10 – 11 years) boys
002.CHILDREN (10 – 11 years) girls
003.MINICADETS (12 – 13 years) boys
004.MINICADETS (12 – 13 years) girls
005.CADETS (14 – 15 years) men
006. CADETS (14 – 15 years) women
007.JUNIORS (16 – 17 years) men
008.JUNIORS (16 – 17 years) women
009.YOUTHS (18 – 20 years) men
010.YOUTHS (18 – 20 years) women
011.SENIORS (Over 21 years) men
012.SENIORS (Over 21 years) women
013.VETERANS (40 – 49 years) men
014.VETERANS (40 – 49 years) women
015.VETERANS (50 – 59 years) men
016.VETERANS (50 – 59 years) women
017. VETERANS (over 60 years) men
018. VETERANS (over 60 years) women
096. Asai ha Shotokan ryu kata (Over 18 years) men
097. Asai ha Shotokan ryu kata (Over 18 years) women

Categories 1 – 6: Children, Minicadets and Cadets

Elimination rounds – Sentei kata: Bassai Dai and Jion
Semi-final (the top 8 competitors): Tokui kata
Final round (top 4 competitors): different Tokui kata

Categories 7 – 18: Juniors, Youths, Seniors and Veterans

Elimination rounds – Sentei kata: Bassai Dai, Enpi, Jion, Hangetsu and Kanku Dai
Semi-final (the top 8 competitors): Tokui kata
Final round (top 4 competitors): different Tokui kata

Categories 096 and 097
All rounds Tokui kata

KATA TEAMS
Kata teams may include ONE 4thkyu. All rounds by point system (Tensu hoshiki)
Elimination rounds – Tokui kata; Final round (4 teams) – different Tokui kata
In the case of a draw, teams must perform a different kata to the ones performed in previous rounds.
Limit of participation: Max of 2 teams per country are accepted in each category.
The Tokui kata must be selected from the approved list and be appropriate for the lowest grade in the team.
For choice of Tokui kata see the approved kata list and competitors range SKDUN Rulebook: https://www.skdun.org/competition-rules/rule-book/

CADET TEAMS (Minicadets + Cadets) (12 – 15 years)
019. CADET MALE 020. CADET FEMALE 021. CADET MIXED
Cadet team may include one competitor from children category (10-11 years old)

JUNIOR TEAMS (Juniors + Youths) (16 – 20 years)
022.JUNIOR MALE 023.JUNIOR FEMALE 024.JUNIOR MIXED
Junior team may include one competitor from cadet category (12-15 years old)

SENIORS TEAMS (Over 21 years)
025. SENIOR MALE 026. SENIOR FEMALE 027. SENIOR MIXED
Senior team may include one competitor from junior category (16-20 years old)

VETERANS TEAMS (Over 40 years)
028. VETERAN MALE 029. VETERAN FEMALE 030. VETERAN MIXED
Veterans team may include ONLY one competitor from seniors but over 30 years old

Kumite rules: IpponShobu (2 waza-ari or 1 Ippon) for all categories.
Seniors individual kumite finals – SanbonShobu.
Duration of matches is specified for each age group.
Limit of participation: Max of 6 competitors per country per category (Exception: Children and Minicadets are alowed 10 competitors per country per category and Cadets: 8 competitors). The organising country can register one more competitor in each category.

Jiyu Ippon Kumite rules: The criteria for judgment will be the same as for jiyu kumite, but no scores or penalties will be awarded during the match. The match will comprise of 6 attacks: jodan-zuki, chudan-zuki, mae-geri chudan, yoko-geri kekomi chudan, mawashi-geri chudan or jodan (must state the target), ushiro-geri chudan. The defender will block and counter using go-no-sen (any block and counter/counter combination). Each attack will be done by aka then shiro i.e. aka jodan-zuki, shiro blocks, then shiro jodan-zuki, aka blocks etc. The decision will be made by Hantei at the end of the match. Competitors who compete in Jiyu Ippon Kumite can also participate in Jiyu Kumite (Ippon Shobu).

KUMITE INDIVIDUAL

CHILDREN (10 – 11 years) 1 minute 30 seconds
031. Boys -35 kg 032. Boys -42 kg 033. Boys +42 kg 034. Girls -35 kg 035. Girls +35 kg
036. Boys Open Jiyu Ippon Kumite 037. Girls Open Jiyu Ippon Kumite

MINICADETS (12 – 13 years) 1 minute 30 seconds
038. Male -40 kg 039. Male -48 kg 040. Male -55 kg 041. Male +55 kg 042. Female -42 kg
043. Female-50 kg 044. Female +50 kg. 045. Male Open Jiyu Ippon Kumite.
046. Female Open Jiyu Ippon Kumite

CADETS (14 – 15 years) 2 minutes
047. Male -55 kg 048. Male -62 kg 049. Male -70 kg 050. Male +70 kg 051. Female -53 kg
052. Female+53 kg 053. Male Open Jiyu Ippon Kumite. 054. Female Open Jiyu Ippon Kumite

JUNIORS (16 – 17 years) 2 minutes
055. Male -60 kg 056. Male -68 kg 057. Male -75 kg 058. Male +75 kg 059. Female -57 kg
060. Female+57 kg 061. Male Open Jiyu Ippon Kumite. 062. Female Open Jiyu Ippon Kumite

YOUTHS (18 – 20 years) 2 minutes
063. Male -70 kg 064. Male -78 kg 065. Male +78 kg 066. Female -58 kg 067. Female +58 kg

SENIORS (over 21 years) 2 minutes (final match 3 minutes)
068. Male -68 kg 069. Male -77 kg 070. Male -87 kg 071. Male +87 kg 072. Female -58 kg
073. Female +58 kg

074. VETERAN Male – 82 kg (40 – 49 years) 2 minutes
075. VETERAN Male + 82 kg (40 – 49 years) 2 minutes
076. VETERAN Female Open (40 – 49 years) 2 minutes
077. VETERAN Male Open (50 – 59 years) 2 minutes
078. VETERAN Female Open (50 – 59 years) 2 minutes
079. VETERAN Male Open (over 60 years) 2 minutes
080. VETERAN Female Open (over 60 years) 2 minutes
Veterans can also participate in Seniors events (Individual or teams).

081. MALE Open category (over 18 years old only) 2 minutes (final match 3 minutes)

082. FEMALE Open category (over 18 years old only) 2 minutes (final match 3 minutes)

083. MASTERS – SENIOR MALE, Kata and Kumite (over 18 years old only)
One competitor per country, selected and entered on Saturday

084. MASTERS – SENIOR FEMALE, Kata and Kumite (over 18 years old only)
One competitor per country, selected and entered on Saturday.

KUMITE TEAMS (Limit of participation: 2 teams per country in each team kumite category).
Kumite teams may include one 5thkyu or 4thkyu (blue/purple belt).

CADETS TEAMS (Minicadets + Cadets) (12 – 15 years) Each match 1 minute 30 seconds
085. Cadets male -55 kg (3 + 1 reserve) 086. Cadets male +55 kg (3 + 1 reserve)
087. Cadets female open (3 + 1 reserve) 088. Cadets mixed open (3 male + 2 female
+ 2 reserves, 1 male and 1 female)

JUNIORS TEAMS (Juniors + Youths) (16 – 20 years) Each match 2 minutes
089. Juniors male open (3 + 1 reserve) 090. Juniors female open (3 + 1 reserve)
091. Juniors mixed open (3 male + 2 female + 2 reserve, 1 male and 1 female)
Junior team may include one competitor from cadet category (12 – 15 years)

SENIORS (over 21 years) Each match 2 minutes
092. Senior male open (5 + 2 reserve) 093. Senior female open (3 + 1 reserve)
094. Senior mixed open (3 male + 2 female + 2 reserve, 1 male and 1 female)
Senior team may include one competitor from junior category (16 – 20 years)

VETERANS (over 40 years) Each match 2 minutes
095. Veteran male open (3 + 1 reserve) – Only veterans are allowed to participate ( Not seniors)

SKDUN Kohai Cup
Competition for kohai grades (9th – 4thKyu)

RULES AND CATEGORIES

Kata rules: Elimination rounds by flag system (kohaku hoshiki). The competitors in each category will compete in one elimination round down to 8 competitors (two competitors at the same time, AKA / SHIRO). Kata chosen by referee. In the case of draw, competitors must perform a different kata to the one performed in the previous round.
Final round by point system (tensu hoshiki), the 8 competitors will perform Tokui kata (their choice from the approved list), top 3 scores will decide 1st, 2nd and 3rd medal place.
No limit of participation. In the case of large number of participants in any category they may be divided into further categories by grade. These new categories will be announced at the event.

KATA INDIVIDUAL
The categories may be further divided in the case where there is a large number of participants. Example:
001A – Boys 9 kyu
001B – Boys 8 kyu
001C – Boys 7 kyu

CHILDREN (7 – 9 years)
KOHAI 001. Boys 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 002. Boys 6 – 4 kyu
KOHAI 003. Girls 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 004. Girls 6 – 4 kyu

CHILDREN (10 – 11 years)
KOHAI 005. Boys 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 006. Boys 6 – 4 kyu
KOHAI 007. Girls 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 008. Girls 6 – 4 kyu

MINICADETS (12 – 13 years)
KOHAI 009. Male 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 010. Male 6 – 4 kyu
KOHAI 011. Female 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 012. Female 6 – 4 kyu

CADETS (14 – 15 years)
KOHAI 013. Male 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 014. Male 6 – 4 kyu
KOHAI 015. Female 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 016. Female 6 – 4 kyu

JUNIORS (16 – 17 years)
KOHAI 017. Male 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 018. Male 6 – 4 kyu
KOHAI 019. Female 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 020. Female 6 – 4 kyu

YOUTHS/SENIORS/VETERANS (over 18 years)
KOHAI 021. Male 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 022. Male 6 – 4 kyu
KOHAI 023. Female 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 024. Female 6 – 4 kyu

Categories for 9th to 7thkyu:
Elimination rounds – Shitei kata: Taikyoko Shodan and Heian Shodan
Final round (top 8 competitors) – Tokui kata:
Choice from Taikyoko Shodan, Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan and Heian Sandan
(In the case of a draw, competitors may perform the same kata). 7

Categories for 6th to 4thkyu:
Elimination rounds – Shitei kata: Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan
Final round (top 8 competitors) – Tokui kata:
Choice from all Heian kata plus TekkiShodan.
(In the case of a draw, competitors must perform a different kata than in the previous rounds).

KATA TEAMS
All rounds by point system (Tensu hoshiki). Elimination rounds – Tokui kata;
Final round (4 teams) – different Tokui kata.
In the case of a draw, they can repeat kata. No limit of participation.

Equivalent kyu grades: The colour of the belt has not been used because of the differences between countries/association. The kyu grade levels are in descending order, i.e. the highest number is the lowest grade. For clarification on kata choice requirements for each kyu grade, please contact the Chief referee ([email protected])

KATA TEAMS CHILDREN (7 – 11 years, 9 – 3 kyu)
KOHAI 025. Kata team boys KOHAI 026. Kata team girls KOHAI 027. Kata team mixed

KATA TEAMS CADETS (12 – 15 years, only 9 – 4 kyu)
KOHAI 028. Kata team male KOHAI 029. Kata team female KOHAI 030. Kata team mixed
Cadet team Kohai may include one competitor from children category (8-11 years old), but not brown belt.

Kumite rules: Sanbon kumite (three-step sparring) will be judged by (kohaku hoshiki) the flag system. Tori attacks jodan oi-zuki + chudan oi-zuki + maegeri, Uke blocks jodan age uke + chudan soto uke + gedan barai gyaku zuki counter attack. Detailed description and criteria for judgement of Sanbon kumite can be found in the SKDUN Rulebook: https://www.skdun.org/competition-rules/rule-book/

Jiyu Ippon kumite – will be judged by kohaku hoshiki (majority vote by flag system). The criteria for decision will be the same as for Jiyu kumite, but no scores or penalties will be awarded during the match. Each match will comprise 3 attacks: jodan-zuki, chudan-zuki, mae-geri chudan. The defender (Uke) will perform an effective block and one counter attack technique only. Aka attacks first with jodan-zuki, then shiro attacks with jodan-zuki, then aka attacks with chudan-zuki, etc. Competitors who compete in Jiyu Ippon Kumite can also participate in Sanbon kumite.

Jiyu kumite – Ippon Shobu (2 waza-ari or 1 Ippon)
Duration of the match is specified for each age group. No limit of participation. The categories may be further divided in case there is a large number of participants. The new categories would be announced on the day.

KUMITE INDIVIDUAL
The categories may be further divided in the case where there is a large number of participants. Example:
031A – Boys 9 kyu: -35 kg / +35 kg
031B – Boys 8 kyu: -40 kg / +40 kg
031C – Boys 7 kyu: open

CHILDREN (7 – 9 years) SANBON KUMITE
KOHAI 031. Boys 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 032. Girls 9 – 7 kyu
KOHAI 033. Boys 6 – 4 kyu KOHAI 034. Girls 6 – 4 kyu

CHILDREN (10 – 11 years) SANBON KUMITE
KOHAI 037. Boys 9 – 7 kyu KOHAI 038. Girls 9 – 7 kyu
KOHAI 039. Boys 6 – 4 kyu KOHAI 040. Girls 6 – 4 kyu
KOHAI 041. Boys 6 – 4 kyu Jiyu Ippon kumite.
KOHAI 042. Girls 6 – 4 kyu Jiyu Ippon kumite

MINICADETS (12 – 13 years) JIYU KUMITE – 1 minute 30 seconds
KOHAI 043. Male -40 kg KOHAI 044. Male -45 kg KOHAI 045. Male -53 kg
KOHAI 046. Male 53+ kg. KOHAI 047. Female -45 kg KOHAI 048. Female 45+ kg
KOHAI 049. Male Open Jiyu Ippon kumite.
KOHAI 050. Female Open Jiyu Ippon kumite

CADETS (14 – 15 years) JIYU KUMITE – 1 minute 30 seconds
KOHAI 051. Male -60 kg KOHAI 052. Male 60+ kg KOHAI 053. Female -50 kg
KOHAI 054. Female 50+ kg
KOHAI 055. Male Open Jiyu Ippon kumite
KOHAI 056. Female Open Jiyu Ippon kumite

JUNIORS (16 – 17 years) JIYU KUMITE – 2 minutes
KOHAI 057. Male -65 kg KOHAI 058. Male 65+ kg KOHAI 059. Female open
KOHAI 060. Male Open Jiyu Ippon kumite
KOHAI 061. Female Open Jiyu Ippon kumite

SENIORS (over 18 years) JIYU KUMITE – 2 minutes
KOHAI 062. Male -75 kg KOHAI 063. Male 75+ kg KOHAI 064. Female open
KOHAI 065. Male Open Jiyu Ippon kumite
KOHAI 066. Female Open Jiyu Ippon kumite

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