Individual Kata/Forms

  • There will be a head judge and two assistant judges.
  • The head judge sits at the front of the competition area, while the two assistant judges are seated on the side angles of the competition area.
  • There is no requirement for competitors to name their kata, but they are permitted to do so if desired.
  • Kata/Forms are to be between 30 seconds and 180 seconds.
  • Competitors must advise the head judge if they believe they may need more room than the allocated competition area. Discretion to go outside the competition will be determined by the head judge, based on the safety of the competitor and spectators.
  • The participant can execute any kata / pattern / form they wish to.
  • Individual kata in the traditional skills event is not an artistic or interpretative discipline.
  • The demonstration will not be performed to music.
  • At the conclusion of the demonstration, each of the judges will provide a score out of 10.
  • The scores will be added together to give the participant an overall score.
  • Each participant will have one opportunities to perform their kata/form.
  • Judges will score the demonstration in terms of the complexity of the kata, skill level, stance, poise, balance, footwork, technical prowess, control, timing, use of available floor space, overall execution and presentation.
  • The judge’s decision is final.