Male Divisions

6/7 Boys
6/7 Boys - Kata 6/7 Boys - Kumite -24kg
Note - 2 kata needed - Highest Seienchin 6/7 Boys - Kumite +24kg
8/9 Boys
8/9 Boys - Kata 8/9 Boys - Kumite -27kg
Note - 2 kata needed - Highest Seienchin 8/9 Boys - Kumite -32kg
8/9 Boys - Kumite +32kg
10/11 Boys
10/11 Boys - Kata 10/11 Boys - Kumite -34kg
Note - 2 kata needed - Highest Sanseiru 10/11 Boys - Kumite -40kg
10/11 Boys - Kumite -47kg
10/11 Boys - Kumite +47kg
12/13 Boys
12/13 Boys - Kata 12/13 Boys - Kumite -40kg
Note - 2 kata needed - Highest Sanseiru 12/13 Boys - Kumite -45kg
12/13 Boys - Kumite -50kg
12/13 Boys - Kumite +50kg
14/15 Boys
14/15 Boys - (Cadets) Kata 14/15 Boys - Kumite -52kg
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Seipai 14/15 Boys - Kumite -57kg
14/15 Boys - Kumite -63kg
14/15 Boys - Kumite -70kg
14/15 Boys - Kumite +70kg
16/17 Boys
16/17 Boys - (Junior) Kata 16/17 Boys - Kumite -55kg
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Kururunfa 16/17 Boys - Kumite -61kg
16/17 Boys - Kumite -68kg
16/17 Boys - Kumite -76kg
16/17 Boys - Kumite +76kg
U21 Boys
U21 Boys - Kata U21 Boys -60kg
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Suparinpei U21 Boys -67kg
U21 Boys -75kg
U21 Boys -84kg
U21 Boys +84kg
Men +18
Mens - Kata - Nidan and under Men's Kumite -60kg
Men - Kata - Sandan and over Men's Kumite -67kg
Men's Kumite -75kg
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Suparinpei Men's Kumite -84kg
Men's Kumite +84kg
Men's Kumite Open
Men - Masters (40 yrs and over)
Masters Men - Kata (40 yrs & over) Masters Men - Kumite (40 yrs & over)
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Suparinpei
Men - Masters (50 yrs and over)
Masters Men - Kata (50 yrs & over) Masters Men- Kumite (50 yrs & over)
Note - 3 kata needed - Highest Suparinpei

Registered countries (05 July 2017)

The following countries have confirmed entries in the 7th IKGA Global Championships:

CountryAthletes

Australia**

33

Canada

79

England

35

Hungary

20

Japan

19

Namibia

29

Nepal

3

South Africa

147

Sri Lanka**

19

Sweden

2

Taiwan

19

USA

10

**Not yet confirmed

Total Countries: 12

Total Athletes: 415


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