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Now we edit full version Video On Demand of the 62nd All Japan Karatedo Championship Tournament. You can see many highlight matches from Qualifying session and Final session, the climax of the Tournament, will be recorded with English commentary.
The full version VOD will be released on 25 JULY. Hopefully everybody will enjoy this 62nd All Japan Karatedo Championship Tournament which has the biggest scale and longest history with full contents.
Rules and Proceedings
The proceedings of Kata competitions
1. 1st and 2nd match: win or lost for each coupled two persons by appointed Kata performance (Heian Nidan-Godan, Tekki Shodan)
2. 3rd match: win or lost for each coupled two persons by selected Kata performance (Bassaidai, Kankudai, Enpi, Jion)
3. Semifinal match: competed by gained points for the best 16 members by selected Kata performance (Bassaidai, Kankudai, Enpi, Jion)
4. Final match: competed by gained points for the best 8 members by own freely desided Kata performance
The rules of Kumite
1. Duration of a match: 2 minutes
2. Win and lost is decided by Ippon (2 Waza Ari makes one Ippon)
3. Infringement: 3 times warning/out of court makes the opponent win
What Ippon means
Well controlled and enough destructive blow i.e. punch, kick or hit, which is stoped just before touching the opponent's body. A slightly touching of such blow to the opponent's body might be acceptable.
1. Real blow to the opponent’s body and hit by rotating fist, such as back hand blow by turning
2. Dangerous throw such as throw down the opponent by his head or back to floor, such as Back Drop
3. Head butt, attack by reversal joints techniques, attack to testicles