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Arango's New York Karate Championship Rules & Regulations

Definitions of Divisions and Rules Based on Krane

 

You can check out the Krane website at www.krane.org

 

 

Weapons

Forms

Continuous

Disqualifications Rules

Maximum Deviation Rule

 

Weapons

 

Competitors in these divisions must exhibit a weapon routine that reflects the essence and values of the division name in which they are competing. Otherwise, the competitor risks disqualification or down grading.

 

Traditional Weapons - These forms must capture the essence of classic martial arts movements, showcasing the traditional techniques and stances.

Open Weapons - The Open Division allows contemporary martial arts techniques that have evolved over the last 30 years. whether they originated from traditional or contemporary martial arts systems or otherwise.

 

 

Forms

 

Traditional Forms –

These forms must capture the essence of classic martial arts movements, showcasing the traditional techniques, stances, footwork, and weapons. Emphasis is placed on execution of technique, application of technique, balance, speed, power, solid stances, and focus. Forms may be unmodified or modified from what a system or school considers to be the original version of the form. Front or back flips; cartwheels; front or side leg splits; or any other gymnastic movements or extreme exhibitions of flexibility or agility with the body that are deemed in the opinion of the judges to be inappropriate for the division pursuant to the general guidelines set forth here.

 

Open Forms –

 The Open Division allows forms to include contemporary martial arts techniques that have evolved over the last 30 years. These may be added to traditional form, or the form may be devised in its entirety by the competitor. A form in the Open Division must include techniques which originate form martial arts and like the Traditional Division, emphasis will be placed on execution of the techniques, application of the techniques, balance, speed, power, solid stances, and focus. Spinning kicks, jump spinning kicks, flying kicks, multiple kicks, splits, twirls, and other open/extreme martial arts techniques are permitted.

 

Continuous Fighting Rules 2011

 

TWO 45 SECOND ROUNDS WITH A 30 SECOND BREAK BETWEEN IF THERE IS A TIE THERE WILL AN ADDITIONAL 30 SECOND OVERTIME 8 OZ. OR 10 OZ. GLOVES WILL BE USED IN ALL DIVISIONS.

 

LIGHT CONTACT ONLY

ONE HEAD REFEREE AND TWO SIDE JUDGES WILL BE USED WITH EACH POINTING (Simultaneously) AT THE HEAD REFEREES “JUDGES CALL” TO THE WINNER OF EACH ROUND – MAJORITY RULES

 

 

Disqualification Rules

 

*DISQUALIFICATION NOTE

IN KRANE WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL IS DISQUALIFIED, THEY MAY RECEIVE POINTS WHEN THERE IS A SPOT IN THE TOP EIGHT AVAILABLE. THE COMPETITOR WILL BE PLACED IN THE LAST AVAILABLE SPOT IN THE TOP EIGHT. THIS APPLIES TO ALL DIVISIONS AND ALL AGES GROUPS.

 

 

MAXIMUM DEVIATION RULE

 

Divisions with three officials will use the Maximum Deviation Rule. Since high and low scores are not dropped when three officials are used, the Maximum Deviation Rule has a similar effect of limiting the impact of a judge’s score that is significantly higher or lower than the other judge’s scores. This prevents a single score form being so high or so low that it controls the placing order.

 

When a form or other performance is ready to be scored, the Chief Official will say “Ready”, then, “Check”, at which point the three judges show their score to each other only (not to the competitors or spectators).

 

The center judge will then look at the 3 scores to determine which one is the middle score (for example, a 9.92, 9.96 and a 9.95 – the 9.95 is the middle score. The other 2 scores must be .02 from the middle score. So in the example the 9.92 must be upgraded to 9.93.

 

Other than this mandatory adjustment, a judge may not change his score. If no score is more than .02 higher or lower than the middle score, then there is no adjustment. After assuring that any necessary adjustment has been, made, the Chief Official then says, “Score”, and the scores to the audience, the competitors, and the score keeper as usual.

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