Welcome To The 1st Online World
Shotokan Karate Kata Tournament!
With regular tournaments on hold, we have been busy planning this World Kata tournament and we are all very excited to announce this first world Shotokan Karate Kata Tournament and we have made entering as easy as possible.
For this 1st World tournament there is a minimum age of 16 and there will be three categories for both men and women
White to Yellow Belt
Green to Purple/White Belt
Brown and Black Belts
Entering the tournament is very easy, choose your category, complete the form, pay the USD $7 and you are in!
You will then receive two emails, the first will be a welcome and information email, the second email will be an email request for 3 kata videos to be used in the first 3 rounds. The first 3 rounds will be the Heian Kata.
First 3 Rounds
When you receive the second email it will be a request for your first 3 kata videos. It is very easy to send us the videos, just check our main video on this page or the FAQ video.
If you progress through the first 3 rounds and reach the fourth round, you will receive another email requesting any Heian kata or Taikyoku Shodan (Kihon Kata) for under brown belts and Bassai Dai and Jion for Brown and Black belts.
Required 4th Round Kata For Under Brown Belt
Taikyoku Shodan (Kihon Kata) Or Any Heian Kata
Required 4th Round Kata For Brown and Black Belts
Bassai Dai and Jion
The Grand Final
We are so excited about this tournament,
but the Final is going to be something very special indeed :)
If you progress through the first 4 rounds and reach the Grand Final, you will receive another email requesting your favourite kata and one other kata as a backup in case of a draw.
Live Streaming Final!
Even though the competitors Final kata are pre-recorded, we are going to live stream the final. This will be very exciting and will be advertised extensively in throughout the Shotokan World!
You Will Be Able To Watch Your Matches!
We have an area ready where you can go and watch your matches, there will also be a link under the videos that will take you to our Kata Competition Youtube Channel where you can like and leave feedback. (screengrab below)
1st World Online Kata
This is the first Online World Shotokan Kata Tournament and is open to all Shotokan Karateka.
We are really excited and looking forward to a truly epic and memorable World Championships.
Questions And Answers
Could we ask for a silent bow, so no Oss when you bow at the beginning and end of the kata. After the bow, come to yoi, wait for 2 seconds, then perform the kata at full speed. On the last movement wait for 2 seconds before yamae.
Could you try and have a plain background, ie, against the backdrop of a wall, or a line of bushes and if you are filming outside, trainers are allowed.
A white karate suit if possible.
You will receive 2 emails, the first email will be a welcome and information email, the second email will be a request for your 3 Heian kata videos (1st Round). The email will have your name and competitor number, you then click on the 'Upload Files' button, on the next screen click on the 'Choose Files' button, then select your 3 video files from your phone or computer and click 'Done'. Nest add your first name, surname and email address and click the 'Upload' button. Your 3 kata video will then upload.
We have 3 categories ~
- White to Yellow Belt. 10th Kyu to 7th Kyu.
- Green to Purple and White Belt. 6th Kyu to 4th Kyu.
- Brown and Black Belts. 3rd Kyu and above.
We may add more categories in future tournaments, as more karateka around the world find out about these tournaments.
There are no age categories for this first tournament, but as we mentioned in the previous answer, We will definately be considering age categories in future tournaments, as more karateka around the world find out about these tournaments. Which could include children and veteran categories.
It is $7 USD per individual entry
Yes, there are prizes/trophies we are still discussing this are and will let every one know nearer the tournament.
Each competitor will be given a unique number. These numbers will then be drawn at random, which will happen through all the preliminary rounds up to the finals, which will done on points.
If you progress through the first 3 rounds, you will receive an email request for your next kata (4th round).
For under brown belt it can be any Heian kata or Taikyoku Shodan (Kihon Kata).
For brown belt and above the 4th round kata are Bassai Dai and Jion.
If you progress through the fourth round, you will receive another email, requesting your favourite kata plus one other as a backup, in case of a draw. These can be any Shotokan Kata.
We are very excited about the whole championships, but especially the finals!
The Finals will be streamed live, even though the individual kata have been pre-recorded.
Yes, we will have a page where you can see your matches. There will be a different page for each category.
There will also be a link below each kata match that will take you to the Tournament YouTube Channel especially for competitors, where you can like and leave feedback.
Yes, we are already planning the next tournament.
Yes, there are some tournament Tshirts and hoodies along with other cool Shotokan merchandise.
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