FOR ALL BLACK & ADVANCE BELTS (when black & brown belts
are combined together into one
8-point spread for all WKF
women and all 17 years
old & under. Time STOPS at command of YAME.
Time STOPS at command of YAME.
Red, blue, or white Naugahyde,
WKF type fist guards only.
Light, non-injurious contact or
“skin touch” to face, head/neck area with a punch or strike is allowed
in adult black belt divisions only
Mouth guard and groin protector
mandatory for all male competitors.
Head and shin guard optional
for 14 years & under.
Chest guard optional for female
Only safety glasses with
restraining band or soft contact lenses allowed.
jodan punch or strike.
chudan kicks, unbalancing the opponent with a leg sweep and scoring
with a punch, kick or strike.
and any scoring technique delivered to a thrown or fallen opponent
or who is otherwise off their feet with trunk of body on the floor
then scored upon.
Two flags must indicate the same type of score: Yuko, Waza-ari or Ippon
in order for Referee to award the point otherwise there is no point
with an 8-point lead or with most points at end of match wins. If at end of
match there’s no score or the scores are tied: winner will be determined
by Judges and Referee’s decision or hantei. (Judge & Referee will have
one vote each)
Excessive contact, contact to the throat, deliberate attack to arms,
legs, groin, joints and instep, open hand attack to the face, dangerous
throwing techniques causing injury to the opponent.
Point Penalties for Category 1 type warnings only:
Yuko (1 point penalty)
Waza Ari (2 point penalty)
Faking or exaggerating an injury, jogai, mubobi, avoiding combat
preventing the opponent an opportunity to score, not attempting to
engage in combat, clinching, wrestling, pushing, seizing or standing
chest to chest without attempting a throw or other technique,
uncontrolled techniques, attack with the head, knee, or elbow,
talking to or goading the opponent, failing to follow the referee's
order and discourteous behavior.