Entry Information

Entry Dates and Costs

Entries open Tuesday 26 November 2019 and close on Tuesday 28 January at 11:59pm for competitors. 

Institution Administrator approval deadline is Thursday 30 January 2020 at 11:59pm. This gives 48 hours after the competitor deadline to approve entries.

Entry Costs 

  • Karate Individual - £27.25
  • Karate Men's Team – £54.25
  • Karate Women's Team - £42.50
  • Karate Team Kata - £42.50

Stage Two  

Should the competition allow more entries a stage two entries will open.

Stage Two Window: Friday 31 January 2020 – Tuesday 4 February 2020.

Priority will remain with the entries received before the stage one entry closing date. Entries received in the stage two window and accepted into the competition, will be charged an additional 20% fee.

Late Entries: No late entries can be accepted.

Events and BUCS Points

Kata Senior (Men’s and Women’s)

Kata Intermediate (Men’s and Women’s)

Kata Novice (Men’s and Women’s)

Men’s Senior Kumite -60kg

Men’s Senior Kumite -67kg

Men’s Senior Kumite -75kg

Men’s Senior Kumite -84kg

Men’s Senior Kumite 84kg+

Women’s Senior Kumite -50kg

Women’s Senior Kumite -55kg

Women’s Senior Kumite -61kg

Women’s Senior Kumite -68kg

Women’s Senior Kumite 68kg+

Men’s Novice LW Kumite -70kg

Men’s Novice MW Kumite -80kg

Men’s Novice HW Kumite 80kg+

Women’s Novice LW Kumite -57kg

Women’s Novice MW Kumite -63kg

Women’s Novice HW Kumite 63kg+

Team Kumite (Men’s and Women’s)

Team Kata (Mixed)

Please note: The categories listed here for Kumite are subject to change. Categories are only available according to the number of entries received and/or the number of competitors who attend the event and as a result some may be cancelled or merged either pre-event or at the event. If categories are merged only one set of BUCS Points will be awarded.

The allocation of BUCS Points can be found in Appendix 1.

Entry Allowance

Kata

  • Novice: 8th to 4th Kyu
  • Intermediate: 3rd to 1st Kyu
  • Senior: Dan grades

Kumite

  • Novice: 8th to 4th Kyu
  • Senior: 3rd Kyu and above

There is the possibility that weight categories for Kumite may be merged if entries are low.

Round times: 

  • Novice Kumite rounds will be one and a half minutes long.
  • Senior matches as per WKF rules will be 3 minutes for men’s matches and 2 minutes for women’s

We reserve the right to alter these timings of matches across the event. The categories listed here are subject to change. Categories are only available according to the number of entries received and / or the number of competitors who attend the event, and as a result some may be cancelled or merged either pre-event or at the event.

The following equipment is compulsory and will not be provided by BUCS:

  • Gum Shields
  • Ladies chest protectors
  • Groin guards are strongly recommended
  • WKF style/approved red and blue mitts
  • WKF style/approved red and blue foot and shin pads
     

Competitors must provide their own equipment.

As is now the norm full WKF rules will apply. Competitors will be required to wear red (aka) or Blue (ao) belts, and the corresponding coloured mitts, according to their side of the draw. White mitts will not be allowed.

Entry Allowance 

Women's Team Kumite - 3 people per team, 1 guaranteed entry per university

Men's Team Kumite - 5 peple per team, 1 guaranteed entry per university

Mixed Team Kata - 3 people per team, 1 guaranteed entry per university

Kata

8th to 4th kyu

Pinan/Heian kata only. Competitors will be expected to know a minimum of two kata, but will not be allowed to repeat a kata consecutively (including the final). They may alternate between any of the five pinan/heian kata as they wish or between the minimum two.

3rd to 1st kyu (brown belt kata)

Only the following kata may be performed. Competitors may repeat any kata only once but not consecutively. The number of kata a finalist will need will depend on the entry, but a minimum three kata should be sufficient. If the entry is unusually large we will review the situation prior to the event. For the finals, a competitor may perform any karate kata they wish from the WKF list.

  • Bassai dai (Passai)
  • Saifa
  • Seienchin (Seiyunchin)
  • Juroku (Seiru)
  • Matsukaze (Wankan)
  • Jion
  • Shio-kosokun
  • Tekki Shodan (Naihanchin Shodan or Naifanchin)
  • Gekiai dai Ichi or Ni
  • Heian or Pinan kata’s

Senior Kata
The 2013 changes in WKF kata rules apply to the Senior Kata.

Equipment

Competitors must provide their own equipment.

  • No belts of mitts will be available around the mats on the day.
  • Gum shields, foot and shin pads and ladies chest protectors are compulsory.
  • Groin guards are advised.

In addition, competitors, as well as coaches, must only wear insignia of their institutions on all clothing including the Gi. No insignia of style, nation, federation or association will be allowed.

Licensing

All competitors must hold a valid, up to date recognisable karate licence, duly completed with full and appropriate grading history. For competitors that gained grades from another association, then that licence must also be presented for scrutiny. 

Withdrawals and Changes

Competitors can make changes to their entries through BUCS Play until the entry closing date.

Changes, including withdrawals, after the entry closing date must be made in writing by an athletic union or students’ union and e-mailed to the BUCS Event Manager listed at the end of this document.

Withdrawals after the entry closing date will still be charged the entry fee (Reg 3.2.2).

Withdrawals after 5:00pm on Wednesday 12 February 2020 will be classified as a ‘no-show’. They will be charged the entry fee and an additional £10 fine payable by the athletic union or students’ union.

Competitors who do not withdraw, and do not register and weigh-in at the venue, will be also classified as a ‘no-show’ and will be charged the entry fee and an additional £10 fine payable by the competitor’s athletic union or students’ union.