Female Divisions

6/7 Girls
6/7 Girls - Kata 6/7 Girls - Kumite -22kg
Note - 2 kata needed - Highest Seienchin 6/7 Girls - Kumite +22kg
8/9 Girls
8/9 Girls - Kata 8/9 Girls - Kumite -30kg
Note - 2 kata needed - Highest Seienchin 8/9 Girls - Kumite +30kg
10/11 Girls
10/11 Girls - Kata 10/11 Girls - Kumite -32kg
Note - 2 kata needed - Highest Sanseiru 10/11 Girls - Kumite -40kg
10/11 Girls - Kumite +40kg
12/13 Girls
12/13 Girls - Kata 12/13 Girls - Kumite -43kg
Note - 2 kata needed - Highest Sanseiru 12/13 Girls - Kumite -50kg
12/13 Girls - Kumite +50kg
14/15 Girls
14/15 Girls - (Cadets) Kata 14/15 Girls - Kumite -47kg
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Seipai 14/15 Girls - Kumite -54kg
14/15 Girls - Kumite +54kg
16/17 Girls
16/17 Girls - (Junior) Kata 16/17 Girls - Kumite -48kg
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Kururunfa 16/17 Girls - Kumite -53kg
16/17 Girls - Kumite -59kg
16/17 Girls - Kumite +59kg
U21 Girls
U21 Girls - Kata U21 Girls -50kg
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Suparinpei U21 Girls -55kg
U21 Girls -61kg
U21 Girls -68kg
U21 Girls +68kg
Women 18+
Women - Kata - Nidan and under Women's Kumite -50kg
Women - Kata - Sandan and over Women's Kumite -55kg
Women's Kumite -61kg
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Suparinpei Women's Kumite -68kg
Women's Kumite +68kg
Women's Kumite Open
Women - Masters (40 - 49 yrs)
Women Masters - Kata (40-49 years) Women Masters - Kumite (40-49 years)
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Suparinpei
Women - Masters (50 yrs and up)
Women Masters - Kata (50 years & up) Women Masters - Kumite (50 years & up)
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Suparinpei

Special Rules and Amendments

**Note that divisions are subject to change.

General

  1. Only registered IKGA members may take part
  2. Official Goju Kai emblem (Fist trademark) must be displayed on all competition karate-gi
  3. Only Gojukai kata and official Bunkai may be performed
  4. A competitors age is determined by the competitors age as of September 28th, 2017
  5. In all individual divisions, unlimited entries from each country are allowed
  6. Individual divisions need a minimum of 5 competitors from 3 different countries to constitute a division
  7. For male and female Masters divisions kata and kumite, the Tournament Technical Commission will merge divisions if less than 5 competitors
  8. The Tournament Technical Commission has the authority to merge any divisions

Medals

  1. Two bronze medals will be awarded for all divisions with 8 or more competitors
  2. If less than 8 competitors, competitors who lost to the silver and gold medalist will compete for one bronze medal

Team Events

  1. All Senior Team divisions only one team per country (Team Kumite, Bunkai, Team Kata)
  2. All Junior Team divisions maximum two teams per country
  3. Team divisions need a minimum of 4 teams from 2 different countries to constitute a division
  4. Competitors 16 years of age and up to U21 may compete in their respective age category as well as in any of the senior team events.
  5. In Team Kata, no bunkai is required
  6. Team Kumite will consist of 3 competitors, ages 16 and over
  7. No combining of male and female competitors in any team division

Para Karate Events

  1. Para-Karate is a demonstration division only - medals will be awarded
  2. Para-Karate is open to all WKF karate styles