Tournament Guidelines

General Rules

Tournament Composition

  • (1) The tournament shall consists of preliminary rounds in Okinawa, overseas/mainland Japan, and the main tournament.
  • (2) The highest-ranking competitors from the preliminary rounds in Okinawa and overseas/mainland Japan can advance to the main tournament. The number of qualifiers for the main tournament from each preliminary round will be decided by The 1st Okinawa Karate World Junior Tournament Executive Committee (hereinafter referred to as the “Executive Committee”) according to the number of participants.

Sections and Categories

The sections and categories of the competition shall be as shown in the table below.

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Entry Qualifications

  • (1) Age
    • a. Boys and Girls I : over 6 years old and under 7 years old, as of April 1st, 2021.
    • b. Boys and Girls II : over 8 years old and under 9 years old, as of April 1st, 2021.
    • c. Boys and Girls III : over 10 years old and under 11 years old, as of April 1st, 2021.
    • d. Boys I : over 12 years old and under 14 years old, as of April 1st, 2021.
    • e. Girls I : over 12 years old and under 14 years old, as of April 1st, 2021.
  • (2) As a general rule, those who live in Okinawa at the time of registration are eligible for participation in preliminary rounds in Okinawa, and those who live outside of Okinawa at the time of registration are eligible for participation in preliminary rounds for overseas/mainland Japan. In addition, it is not possible to registry for both qualifiers.
  • (3) Participants may participate in one category of the Shuri-te kei/Tomari-te kei, Naha-te kei or Uechi-ryu kei, as well as Kobudo (Bo) category.
  • (4) Participants shall strive to manage their own health, such as having a medical check-up in advance (submitting a medical certificate, etc., is unnecessary).

Implementation Method

The competition shall be held in accordance with the 1st Okinawa Karate World Junior Tournament's Competetion Rules and Regulations.

Preliminary Rounds in Okinawa

Date

March 13th (Sat) , 14th (Sun), 21st (Sun), 27th (Sat), 28th (Sun) in 2021

April 3rd (Sat), 4th (Sun) in 2021

* Depending on the situation of entry registration, preliminary rounds in Okinawa will be held within above-mentioned schedule.

Venue

Okinawa Karate Kaikan

Competition Procedure

  • (1) The competition will be conducted by a scoring system.
  • (2) The first round will be conducted by scoring of all competitors in the category, and the order of performances will be decided by lot.
  • (3) From the second round, the competition will be conducted by single-elimination system (pool tournament system consisting of draws). The single-elimination matches will be decided by the Executive Committee.
  • (4) The Executive Committee will decide the number of competitors who can advance to the second round and the main tournament.

Admission fee

The admission fee is 3,000 yen (including entrance fee and accident insurance fee).
* The same amount will be applied even if participants participate in two categories (one category of karate and kobudo category).

Selection Process

  • (1) The highest-ranking competitors among the single-elimination pool can advance to the main tournament.
  • (2) In order to select seeded players at the single-elimination pool, deciding matches up to final round and third-places shall be held.

Registration Procedures

  • (1) In principle, the registration will be possible through the official tournament website detailed below, and the registration will be accepted when payment of the admission fee is confirmed.
    [Official Tournament Website]
    https://okinawa-karate-junior.okinawa
  • (2) If it is difficult to apply through the official website and the Executive Committee allows, participants may bring or mail the required registration form filled out with the necessary information to the following Executive Committee Secretariat :
    [Executive Committee Secretariat]
    900-8570, Izumizaki 1-2-2, Naha-City, Okinawa, Japan
    The 1st Okinawa Karate World Junior Tournament Executive Committee Secretariat (Okinawa Prefectural Government Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports Karate Promotion Division)
    TEL from Japan: 098-866-2232
    TEL from overseas: +81-98-866-2232
    FAX : 098-866-2208
  • (3) The registration deadline through the official website will be January 29th (Fri), 2021, till 5:00 p.m. If participants will apply by mail or bring registration form directly to the Executive Committee Secretariat, it shall be submitted on the same date.
  • (4) Alteration of competitors after the deadline will not be accepted.
  • (5) The entry fee is not refundable if the participant cancel the registration after the deadline.

Registration of Competitors

Those planning to participate in the preliminary round in Okinawa must register for participation and receive the ID card.

a. Date :The date will be notified as soon as it is decided.

b. Venue : Okinawa Karate Kaikan

  • c. Required documents :
    • 1. Certificate (a confirmation which will be produced from the official website during registration)
    • 2. Identification Card (health insurance card, passport, etc.)

Coach and Referee Panel Meeting

a. Date : The date will be notified as soon as it is decided.

b. Venue : Okinawa Karate Kaikan

Preliminary Rounds for Overseas and Mainland Japan

1. Date

August 12th (Thur) and 13th (Fri), 2021

Venue

Okinawa Karate Kaikan, Okinawa Prefectural Budokan

Competition Procedure

  • (1) The competition will be conducted by a scoring system.
  • (2) In the case of category, where the number of participants in each round is smaller than the number of participants in the final round, preliminary rounds will not be held.
  • (3) The order of performances will be decided by lot. The Executive Committee will decide the number of competitors who can advance to the main tournament.

Admission fee

The admission fee is 3,000 yen (including entrance fee and accident insurance fee).
* The same fee amount will be applied even if participants participate in two categories (one category of karate and kobudo category).

Selection Method

The highest-ranking competitors among the preliminary rounds for overseas and mainland Japan can advance to the main tournament.

Registration Procedure

  • (1) In principle, registration will be possible through the official tournament website detailed below, and the registration will be accepted when payment of the admission fee is confirmed.
    [Official Tournament Website]
    https://okinawa-karate-junior.okinawa/en/
  • (2) If it is difficult to apply through the official website and the Executive Committee allows, participants may bring or mail the required registration form filled out with the necessary information to the following Executive Committee Secretariat:
    [Executive Committee Secretariat]
    900-8570, 1-2-2 Izumizaki, Naha-City, Okinawa, Japan
    The 1st Okinawa Karate World Junior Tournament Executive Committee Secretariat (Okinawa Prefectural Government Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports Karate Promotion Division)
    TEL from Japan: 098-866-2232
    TEL from overseas: +81-98-866-2232
    FAX : 098-866-2208
  • (3) The registration deadline through the official website will be April 30th (Fri), 2021 23:59 (JST). If participants will apply by mail or bring registration form directly to the Executive Committee Secretariat, it shall be submitted on the same day till 5:00 p.m.
  • (4) Alteration of competitors after the deadline will not be accepted.
  • (5) The entry fee is not refundable if the participant cancel the registration after the deadline.

Registration of Competitors

Those planning to participate in the preliminary rounds for overseas and mainland Japan must register for participation and receive the ID card.

a. Date : August 11th (Wed), 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

b. Venue : Okinawa Prefectural Budokan

  • c. Required documents :
    • 1. Certificate (confirmation which will be produced from the official website during registration)
    • 2. Identification Card (health insurance card, passport, etc.) *Note: Overseas participants are required to bring passports.

Coach and Referee Panel Meeting

a. Date : August 11th (Wed), 2021, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

b. Venue : Okinawa Karate Kaikan, Okinawa Prefectural Budokan

Main Tournament

Date

August 14th (Sat) and August 15th (Sun), 2021

Venue

Okinawa Karate Kaikan, Okinawa Prefectural Budokan

Competition Procedure

  • (1) The main tournament will be conducted by single-elimination system (pool tournament system consisting of draws) among the highest-ranking competitors from the preliminary rounds in Okinawa and overseas/mainland Japan, and will be conducted by a scoring system.
  • (2) The single-elimination matches will be decided by the Executive Committee based on the results of the preliminary rounds in Okinawa and overseas/mainland Japan.

Registration

Those planning to participate in the preliminary rounds in Okinawa must register for participation and receive the ID card. (It is unnecessary for those who advanced to the main tournament from the mainland Japan/overseas preliminaries to register again.)

a. Date : August 11th (Wed), 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August 12th (Thu), 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

b. Venue : Okinawa Prefectural Budokan

c. Required documents: Identification Card (health insurance card, passport, etc.)