Team/Bunkai Categories

Team Kata Boys/Men Team Kata Girls/Women
Team Kata 6-9 Years Boys Team Kata 6-9 Years Girls
Team Kata 10-13 Boys Team Kata 10-13 Girls
Team Kata 14/15 Boys Team Kata 14/15 Girls
Team Kata 16/17 Boys Team Kata 16/17 Girls
Team Kata U21 Boys Team Kata U21 Girls
Team Kata Adult Men 16 & Up Team Kata Adult Women 16 & up
Team Kumite
Mens - Team Kumite 16 & Up (3 competitors) Womens - Team Kumite 16 & Up (3 competitors)
Bunkai
Bunkai 14/15 Boys Bunkai 14/15 Girls
Note - 2 Bunkai needed, highest Sanseiru Note - 2 Bunkai needed, highest Sanseiru
Bunkai 16/17 Boys Bunkai 16/17 Girls
Note - 2 Bunkai needed, highest Seisan Note - 2 Bunkai needed, highest Seisan
Bunkai U21 Boys Bunkai U21 Girls
Note - 2 Bunkai needed, highest Seipai Note - 2 Bunkai needed, highest Seipai
Bunkai Men Bunkai Women
Note - 2 Bunkai needed, highest Suparinpei Note - 2 Bunkai 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