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2019 USA IFK Next Wave Kata Tournament

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17252 Gulf Rd

17252 Gulf Road

Holley, NY 14470

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First USA-IFK sponsored "Virtual" Kata Tournament

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How it works…

1. Competitors register on-line.

2. On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 4:00 PM (EST) a roster will be emailed to all competitors. The roster will include competitor number and division numbers.

3. Competitors will then create a video of their Kata. At the start of the of the video, the competitor will read a statement with their competitor number to ensure the video was created within the 32 hour “Tournament Period”. Video may be created at the dojo, or elsewhere.

TOURNAMENT PERIOD OPENS 5/2/19, 4:00 PM (EST), CLOSES 5/3/19, MIDNIGHT (EST)

4. The email will include a link to upload. Competitors will upload their video(s) by May 3rd, 2019 at MIDNIGHT (EST). (Videos submitted after "Tournament Period" closes or not successfully uploaded will be disqualified. Option: Competitors may be recorded at the tournament location on May 4th, 8:00-10:00 AM)

5. At 11:00 AM on 5/4/19, the Tournament will open with a statement from Shihan Michael Monaco on Facebook Live.

6. The divisions will then begin to be broadcast on Facebook Live.

7. Medals will be sent to the competitors’ dojo for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Participation medals will be sent to all competitors that do not place in the top three in any event. (Only one participation medal will be sent to a competitor, and only if they do not place 1st - 3rd in any division.)

8. A dojo award will be provided to the dojo with the highest medal point count. (5 points for first, 3 points for each 2nd, 1 point for each 3rd).

EVENTS: (This is an open tournament. All styles are welcome.)

Open-Hand Kata

Weapons Kata

Team Kata (Three competitors in triangle formation same kata.)

Creative Team Kata (Up to 10 competitors, single or multiple katas, 2 min. time limit)

DIVISIONS:

Competitors will be placed in divisions based on gender, age, and rank/experience.

(Young Lions/Pre-White Belt divison is available. In this division, an upper belt is able to do the kata/syllabus/form with the student. Both the competitor and the "Assistant" must be in the video, but only the Competitor is scored.)

Rules and instructions for video will be sent with the Competitor Number Roster on 5/2/19. Basic rules: Single stationary camera from the prospective of the judges looking at the competitors face at the start of the kata. Competitor(s) must be in view at all times.

A "TICKET" IS A SINGLE REGISTRANT. YOU MAY REGISTER AN ENTIRE FAMILY WITH A SINGLE TRANSACTION. THE SAME METHOD COULD BE USED TO REGISTER MULTIPLE COMPETITORS FROM THE SAME DOJO AND ENTER A SINGLE PAYMENT.

PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD ON-LINE OR BY MAIL-IN CHECK. CHECK MUST BE RECIEVED BEFORE 5/2/19 TO RECIEVE A COMPETITOR NUMBER.

(ROCHESTER AREA Competitors may be recorded at the tournament location on May 4th between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.)

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