The 2nd Okinawa Karate World Tournament Competition Guidelines

I General Rules

1. Tournament Composition

(1) The tournament shall consist of preliminary rounds in Okinawa and overseas/mainland Japan, and the main tournament.
(2) Those who have passed the prefectural and overseas / out-of-prefecture qualifying round can advance to this tournament. The number of people who can advance to the main tournament from each qualifying round will be decided by the 2nd Okinawa Karate World Tournament Executive Committee (hereinafter referred to as the “Executive Committee”) according to the number of participating players.

2. Categories/Events

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

Categories Events
Shuri-te kei / Tomari-te kei Juniors Male
Juniors Female
Adults I Male
Adults I Female
Adults II Male
Adults II Female
Seniors Male
Seniors Female
Categories Events
Naha-te kei Juniors Male
Juniors Female
Adults I Male
Adults I Female
Adults II Male
Adults II Female
Seniors Male
Seniors Female
Categories Events
Uechi-ryu kei Juniors Male
Juniors Female
Adults I Male
Adults I Female
Adults II Male
Adults II Female
Seniors Male
Seniors Female
Categories Events
Kobudo (Bo) Juniors Male
Juniors Female
Adults I Male
Adults I Female
Adults II Male
Adults II Female
Seniors Male
Seniors Female
Categories Events
Kobudo (Sai) Juniors Male
Juniors Female
Adults I Male
Adults I Female
Adults II Male
Adults II Female
Seniors Male
Seniors Female

3. Entry Qualifications

(1) Age
a. Juniors: over 15 years old and under 18 years old, as of April 1, 2022.
b. Adults I: over 18 years old and under 40 years old, as of April 1, 2022.
c. Adults II: over 40 years old and under 60 years old, as of April 1, 2022.
d. Seniors: over 60 years old, as of April 1, 2022.
(2) As a general rule, the entry qualification of the preliminary round in Okinawa will be those who live in Okinawa at the time of application (including Japanese citizens with foreign nationality), and entry qualifications for overseas/mainland Japan preliminaries are those who live outside Okinawa. In addition, competitors are unable to apply for both qualifiers.
(3) Duplicate participation in two or more events is forbidden.
(4) Judges cannot participate in the competition. However, the referees of the 1st Okinawa Karate World Junior Tournament may participate in the 2nd Okinawa Karate World Tournament competition.
(5) Participants shall strive to manage their own health, such as having a medical check-up in advance (submitting a medical certificate, etc. is unnecessary.)

4. Implementation Method

The competition shall be held in accordance with The 2nd Okinawa Karate World Tournament rules and regulations.

II Preliminary Rounds in Okinawa

1. Date

March 12 (Sat.), March 13 (Sun.), March 19 (Sat.), March 20 (Sun.), March 21 (Mon.), March 26 (Sat.), March 27 (Sun.), 2022
*Depending on the number of applications, in-prefecture qualifying rounds will be held within the above schedule.

2. Venue

Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan)

3. Competition Procedure

(1) The competition will be conducted by a scoring system.
(2) The first round will be a pool system, and the order of performance will be decided by the executive committee.
(3) A group tournament system will be adopted after the second round. The tournament combination will be decided by the executive committee.
(4) The executive committee will determine the number of players able to advance to the second round and this tournament.

4. Admission fee

The admission fee is 3,000 yen (including entrance fee and accident insurance premium).

5. Selection Process

The top players in the group tournament can participate in this tournament.

6. Registration Procedures

(1) In principle, participants should apply through the official tournament website detailed below, and the application will be accepted when payment of the admission fee is confirmed by the Executive Committee.
[Official Tournament Website]
https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/
(2) If it is difficult to apply from the website and the Executive Committee allows, participants may bring or mail the required application form filled out with the necessary information to the following Executive Committee Secretariat to apply.
[Executive Committee Secretariat]
Okinawa Prefectural Government 1-2-2 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa, 900-8570
Okinawa Karate World Tournament Executive Committee
(Okinawa Prefectural Government Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports Karate Promotion Division)
TEL:098-866-2232, FAX:098-866-2208
(3) The application deadline through the website will be Monday, December 20, 2021, and will be 17:00 on the same day if participants prefer to mail or bring their application directly to the Executive Committee Secretariat.
(4) Change of competitors after the deadline will not be accepted.
(5) The entry fee is not refundable should the participant withdraw after the deadline.

7. Registration

Those planning to participate in the preliminary round in Okinawa must register for participation and receive the ID card.
a. Date : Saturday, March 5, 2022 9:00 – 21:00
b. Venue: Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan)
c. Required documents:
1. Certificate (a confirmation which will be produced from the website during registration)
2. Present your ID (health insurance card, passport, etc.) (a copy is acceptable)

8. Coach Meeting

a. Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022 19:00 – 20:00
b. Venue: Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan)

III Preliminary Rounds in Mainland Japan and Overseas

1. Date

Thursday, August 4, 2022 and Friday, August 5, 2022

2. Venue

Okinawa Karate Kaikan, Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan)

3. Competition Procedure

(1) The competition will be conducted by a scoring system.
(2) In the case of the number of participants in each event being less than the number of participants in the final round, preliminary rounds will not be carried out for that event.
(3) The first round will be a pool system, and the order of performance will be decided by the executive committee.
(4) A group tournament system will be adopted after the second round. The tournament combination will be decided by the executive committee.
(5) The executive committee will determine the number of players able to advance to the second round and this tournament.

4. Admission fee

The admission fee is 3,000 yen (including entrance fee and accident insurance premium).

5. Selection Method

Higher-ranking competitors among the preliminary rounds in mainland Japan and overseas tournament can advance to the main tournament.

6. Registration Procedure

(1) In principle, participants should apply through the official tournament website detailed below, and the application will be accepted when payment of the admission fee is confirmed by the Executive Committee.
[Official Tournament Website]
https://okinawa-karate.okinawa/
(2) If it is difficult to apply from the homepage and the Executive Committee allows, participants may bring or mail the required application form filled out with the necessary information to the following Executive Committee Secretariat to apply.
[Executive Committee Secretariat]
Okinawa Prefectural Government 1-2-2 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa, 900-8570
Okinawa Karate World Tournament Executive Committee
(Okinawa Prefectural Government Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports Karate Promotion Division)
TEL:098-866-2232, FAX:098-866-2208
(3) The application deadline through the website will be 23:59 on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (Japan time), and will be 17:00 on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 if participants prefer to mail or bring their application directly to the Executive Committee Secretariat.
(4) Change of competitors after the deadline will not be accepted.
(5) The entry fee is not refundable should the participant withdraw after the deadline.

7. Registration

Those planning to participate in the preliminary rounds in mainland Japan and overseas must register for participation and receive the ID card.
a. Date : Monday, August 1, 2022 10:00 – 20:00
b. Venue: Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan)
c. Required documents:
1. Certificate (a confirmation which will be produced from the homepage during registration)
2. Present your ID (health insurance card, passport, etc.) (a copy is acceptable)
*Note: Overseas participants are required to bring passports.

8. Coach Meeting

a. Date: Monday, August 1, 2022, 17:00 – 19:00
b. Venue: Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan)

Ⅳ Main Tournament

1. Date

Saturday, August 6, 2022 and Sunday, August 7, 2022

2. Venue

Okinawa Karate Kaikan, Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan)

3. Competition Procedure

(1) The tournament will be held by those who have passed the prefectural qualifiers and overseas / out-of-prefecture qualifiers, and the winner will be judged by the scoring system.
(2) The tournament matches will be decided by the Executive Committee based on the results of the preliminary rounds in Okinawa and mainland Japan/overseas.

4. Registration

Those planning to participate in the preliminary round 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: Monday, August 1, 2022, 10:00 – 20:00
August 2 (Tuesday) 10:00 – 20:00
August 3 (Wednesday) 10:00 – 20:00
b. Venue: Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts (Budokan)
c. Required documents: Present your ID (health insurance card, passport, etc.) (a copy is acceptable)