- Published: 27 August 2019 27 August 2019
- Last Updated: 27 August 2019 27 August 2019
Greetings. I hope everyone had a great summer and are ready to get back into training. Our first class of the new season will be Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00PM. Looking forward to seeing you there!
- Published: 23 July 2019 23 July 2019
- Last Updated: 23 July 2019 23 July 2019
Updated schedules and version 1 of the draws have been posted on the Soke Cup Website. You can view and/or download the draws using this link.
- Published: 01 July 2019 01 July 2019
- Last Updated: 09 July 2019 09 July 2019
Official Uniform - Navy Blue blazer, white short-sleeved dress shirt, solid grey dress pants, Chito Ryu tie, solid navy blue or black socks, black slip-on shoes.
If you do not have a Chito Ryu tie please wear a solid, navy blue tie. The Sohonbu is also planning to bring a few Chito Ryu ties to sell.
Hakama - Senior ranking Officials are expected to wear a hakama for the Final events on Sunday. Ideally, ALL Officials would have a hakama so they can be worn both days.
If officials plan to just judge kata or corner judge kumite, they will NOT need a Hakama.
Friday, July 26th - Official’s Uniform; NO Hakama
Saturday, July 27th – ONLY Center Referees wear Hakama
Sunday, July 28th – ALL Officials wear Hakama
The only people on the floor should be: Competitors who are currently competing, Officials, designated Coaches and Tournament staff. Competitors should be seated at the rings so spectators can see the matches. More importantly, the medical staff must have a clear line of sight to all the rings.
No one may repeat a kata in consecutive rounds, including Team Kata. For Coloured Belts, competitors will use the ABAB method. This means a kata may not be repeated in the following round. In Black Belt divisions, competitors will use the ABC method. This means, once a kata is used it may not be repeated in the following two rounds. For competitors going from Eliminations to Semi-Finals they may restart their ABAB/ABC selection in the Semi-Finals. Those going to the Finals, may perform the kata of their choice on Sunday regardless of the kata performed on Saturday.
Competitors must perform both of their AB kata or their three ABC kata before they are allowed to restart their ABAB/ABC selection in the Semi-Finals or Finals. For example, if there are 8 Black Belt competitors, the winner of each side of the draw will have only done their first two kata in the Semi-Finals so their third “C” kata must be performed in the Finals. They would not be allowed to repeat their “A” or “B” kata in the Finals. Restarting their kata sequence would only occur in very large divisions especially where the draw is split into different rings/courts. The Tournament Director will determine the number of competitors in an Elimination round or Semi-Final round. With smaller numbers, most divisions will likely be Semi-Final rounds.
In combined Advanced and Black Belt divisions: to be fair to the Kyu Belts, the Kyu Belts may do Kata up to Chinto and their required ABAB sequence OR they may do Kata from the Black Belt list but also the ABC sequence.
Bogu will be inspected prior to bowing in the ring. This inspection will include checking for mandatory mouth guard, groin protector (males), correct gloves, WKF shin/instep protectors, Bogu (especially the fit of head gear), length of gi, etc. To avoid unnecessary delays the ring officials will work as a team and inspect all the competitors as soon as they arrive at the ring. The Referee will also do a quick inspection prior to the start of each match. Arrangements will be made to inspect Bogu on Friday so competitors have time to make changes or borrow equipment.
- Published: 08 March 2014 08 March 2014
- Last Updated: 26 June 2016 26 June 2016
From Karate by Jesse http://www.karatebyjesse.com
Note: I came across the following article and thought our dojo parents might enjoy it. I know I did!
Imagine the horror:
- You’ve been driving your kids to Karate class, tournaments and camps for years.
- You’ve spent boatloads of money on uniforms, belts, gradings and equipment.
- You’ve invested hundreds of hours to relentlessly push your kids to the limit.
Then one day…
BANG! They quit. Just like that. You’re heartbroken. Flabbergasted. Why?! You try to talk to them. You try to convince them to continue. You tell them they’ve come too far to quit now – give it another shot, kiddo! But nothing works. When a child makes her mind up, there’s not much you can do really.