Synchronized/Extreme Team 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.
  • Kata teams of any size are permitted.
  • There is no requirement for competitors to name their kata, but they are permitted to do so if desired.
  • Kata’s are to be between 30 seconds and 180 seconds.
  • Competitors must also 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 allocated competition area is to be 8 meters x 8 meters
  • The participants can execute any kata / pattern / form they wish to.
  • Synchronized kata is a contemporary (Revolution) skills event and can be performed to music.
  • If the kata is to be performed to music, the music must be provided to the category administrator 24 hours prior to the commencement of the events. Music can be submitted via flash drive.
  • 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 participants an overall score.
  • Each team will have one opportunity to perform their kata.
  • Judges will score the demonstration in terms of the complexity of the kata, skill level, the number of person, synchronicity, stance, poise, balance, footwork, technical prowess, control, timing, use of available floor space, overall execution and presentation.
  • The judge’s decision is final.