PROGRAM

Thursday, October 28, 2021:

8.30 – 13.00 =    Identity document control (for the participants to the European Championship) and weight control (only for the participants in kumite competition, non-open categories).

8.30 – 13.00 =    Referee Seminar, mandatory for all referees and judges.

10.30 – 12.00 = Coach Seminar, mandatory for all coaches that will receive a maximum of 4 passes for each national federation.

13.00 – 15.00 = Lunch break

15.00 – 20.00 = Identity document control (for the participants to the European Championship) and weigh control (only for the participants in kumite competition, non-open categories).

16.00 – 17.00 = Male/female Veterans individual kata and male/female individual kata for disabled, all categories.

17.00 – 18.00 = Male/female Veterans individual Sanbon/Ippon kumite and female Cadets – Juniors– Seniors individual Ippon kumite.

18.00 – 19.00 = Male Cadets – Juniors – Seniors individual Ippon kumite.

19.00 – 20.00 = Male/female Ippon kumite teams, all categories.

20.00 – 21.30 = Dinner break.

21.30 – 23.00 = Meeting of Presidents and Representatives from all national IKU member federations.

Friday, October 29, 2021:

8.30 – 9.00 =      Female Youngs – Absolutes kata teams.

9.00 – 10.30 =    Female Juveniles – Cadets individual kata.

10.30 – 12.00 = Female Juniors – Seniors individual kata.

12.00 – 12.30 = Female Absolute Seniors individual kata (all styles).

12.30 – 14.00 = Lunch break.

14.00 – 15. 00 = Opening ceremony (with the participation of the entire national delegations)

15.00 – 16.00 = Male Youngs – Absolutes kata teams.

16.00 – 17.30 = Male Juveniles – Cadets individual kata.

17.30 – 19.30 = Male Juniors – Seniors individual kata.

19.30 – 20.00 = Male Absolute Seniors individual kata (all styles).

Saturday, October 30, 2021:

8.30 – 9.30 =      Female Juveniles individual Nihon kumite and Female Cadets individual Sanbon kumite.

9.30 – 11.00 =    Female Juniors – Seniors individual Sanbon kumite and Female Absolute Seniors individual Sanbon kumite.

11.00 – 12.30 = Female Nihon/Sanbon kumite teams, all categories.

12.30 – 13.00 = Female Sanbon Rotation kumite teams, all categories.

13.00 – 14.30 = Lunch break.

14.30 – 15.30 = Male Juveniles individual Nihon kumite.

15.30 – 16.30 = Male Cadets male individual Sanbon kumite.

16.00 – 20.00 = Male/female individual Contact kumite, all categories.

16.30 – 18.00 = Male Juniors individual Sanbon kumite.

18.00 – 19.30 = Male Seniors individual Sanbon kumite and Male Absolute Seniors individual Sanbon kumite.

19.30 – 20.30 = Male Nihon/Sanbon kumite teams, all categories.

20.30 – 21.00 = Male Sanbon Rotation kumite teams, all categories.

Sunday, October 31, 2021:

8.30 – 10.30 =    Female Children A – Children B – Children C – Juveniles individual kata.

10.30 – 12.30 = Female Children A – Children B – Children C – Juveniles individual Nihon kumite.

12.30 – 14.30 = Male Children A – Children B – Children C – Juveniles individual kata.

14.30 – 15.30 = Lunch break.

15.30 – 17.30 = Male Children A – Children B – Children C – Juveniles individual Nihon kumite.

17.30 – 18.00 = Closing ceremony.

  • – 23:00 = SAYONARA PARTY

PROGRAM DETAILS

EUROPEAN CHILDREN GAMES

The competition will take place on five or six competition areas and the medal ceremony will be made at the end of each category.

Age* categories and specialties:

Children A (up to 7) Individual kata – Individual Nihon kumite
Children B (8-9) Individual kata – Individual Nihon kumite
Children C (10-11) Individual kata – Individual Nihon kumite
Juveniles (12-13) Individual kata – Individual Nihon kumite

*Age intended on the competition day. No limit is foreseen in the number of participants in all categories.

In kata competition, the competitors will be divided into three classes: 1) up to orange belt; 2) green/blue belt; 3) brown/black belt. Only Juveniles will be divided into two classes: 1) white/yellow belt; 2) orange/green belt.

For the allowed kata list and all other rules, refer to the IKU competition rules pubblished on IKU web site (please, remember only competitors up to orange belt may perform the same kata in the different rounds). Kata competition will also be divided into styles (Shotokan, Wado Ryu, Shito Ryu, Goju Ryu, Rengokai). Each competitor may compete in one karate style only.

Kumite competition will be ruled according to the Shobu Nihon competiton rules. The competitors will be divided into two groups: 1) up to green belt; 2) blue/brown/black belts; excepted Juveniles for which only one group up to green belt is foreseen.

Categories Male Female
Children A (up to 7) kg -25 -30 -35 +35   kg -30 -35 +35
Children B (8-9) kg -35 -40 -45 +45   kg -35 -40 +40
Children C (10-11) kg -40 -45 -50 +50   kg -37 -42 +42
Juveniles (12-13) kg -45 -50 -55 -60 +60 kg -42 -47 +47

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

The competition will take place on four competition areas with the medal ceremony immediately after the end of each category. On the podium all athletes shall wear their national tracksuit or karategi. No other clothing will be allowed.

Age* categories and specialties:

Juveniles (12-13) Individual kata – Individual Nihon kumite – Nihon kumite Teams
Cadets (14-15) Individual kata – Individual Sanbon/Ippon kumite –   Sanbon/Ippon   kumite   Teams   –     Sanbon Rotation kumite Teams
Juniors (16-17) Individual kata – Individual Sanbon/Ippon kumite –   Sanbon/Ippon   kumite   Teams   –     Sanbon Rotation kumite Teams
Seniors (18-40) Individual kata – Absolute kata – Individual Sanbon/Ippon kumite – Absolute Sanbon kumite –   Sanbon/Ippon   kumite   Teams   –     Sanbon Rotation kumite Teams
Veterans A (41-50) and Veterans B (51-65) Individual kata – Individual Sanbon kumite
Veterans (41-65) Individual Ippon kumite
Youngs (12-15) Kata Teams
Absolutes (16-40) Kata Teams

*Age intended on the accreditation day. No limit is foreseen in the number of participants in all individual competitions. In team competitions only one team per nation per category is allowed, excepted the hosting nation that can partecipate with a maximum of two teams per category.

No belt division is foreseen in kata competition. In Juveniles category, only blue/brown/black belt competitors will be allowed to compete. For the allowed kata list and all other rules, refer to the IKU competition rules pubblished on IKU web site. The kata competitors will also be divided into styles (Shotokan, Wado Ryu, Shito Ryu, Goju Ryu, Rengokai). Each competitor may compete in one karate style only. A new kata category, all styles, called “Absolute” has been established. It is reserved to male and female Senior competitors (18-40).

The Kata Teams competition is interstyle. The teams shall be composed of three male or female athletes and will be divided into the following categories:

  1. YOUNGS (with athletes from Juveniles and Cadets categories);
    1. ABSOLUTES (with athletes from Juniors and Seniors categories).

The Kumite competition will be divided into: Shobu Nihon (for Juveniles), Shobu Sanbon and Shobu Ippon. From the age of 14 a competitor may only compete in one competition type, either Sanbon or Ippon. In Kumite Teams competition a national federation may let an athlete compete in different specialties (Sanbon, Ippon, Sanbon Rotation). No belt division is foreseen in kumite competitions. In Juveniles category, only blue/brown/black belt competitors will be allowed to compete.

Individual Shobu Nihon:

Categories Male Female
Juveniles (12-13) kg -45 -50 -55 -60 +60 kg -42 -47 +47

Individual Shobu Sanbon:

Categories Male Female
Cadets (14-15) kg -52 -57 -63 -70 +70 kg -47 -55 +55
Juniors (16-17) kg -55 -61 -68 -75 +75 kg -50 -58 +58
Seniors (18-40) kg -62 -68 -74 -80 +80 kg -55 -63 +63
Veterans A (41-50) Open Open
Veterans B (51-65) Open Open

Individual Shobu Ippon:

Categories Male Female
Cadets (14-15) Open Open
Juniors (16-17) Open Open
Seniors (18-40) Open Open
Veterans (41-65) Open Open

The Kumite Teams competitions (Nihon, Sanbon and Sanbon Rotation, Ippon) are open weight.

In the European Championship a competition for disabled athletes is foreseen. Please, refer to the rules published in IKU Disabilities Karate (see official IKU website: https://ikunion.org/wp- content/uploads/REGLAMENTO-GENERAL-PARA-KARATE-ADAPTADO-IKU-1.pdf).

Remember the three different categories of disability admitted in the competition (art. 2):

  • Athletes with motor impairment (in wheelchairs or crutches)
  • Athletes with visual deficiency
  • Athletes with intellectual deficiency The division by age will be (art. 11):
  • Up to 15 years
  • From 16 years

If case of a low number of competitors, the categories can be merged (male and female together).

In the European Champioship a Contact kumite competition is foreseen. It will take place on two competition areas according to the program stated above and to the IKU Contact Karate competition rules         (see                       official            IKU                   website:                     

  https://ikunion.org/wp- content/uploads/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B0-engl.pdf ).

GENERAL RULES

Both sport and traditional karate competitions will be carried out according to the IKU competition rules published in IKU web site: https://ikunion.org/wp-content/uploads/IKU-COMPETITION-RULES- WITH-KATA-LIST-ATTACHED-DEC-2020.pdf

and

https://ikunion.org/wp-content/uploads/shobu- ippon-new-competition-rules-18-10-19.pdf;

for all other matters refer to IKU rules and regulations.

According to art. 4 of IKU Competition Rules, being the championship carried out on four competition areas, only four coach passes per Nation will be allowed; remember to read carefully the rules regarding the clothing of the coaches because no exceptions will be tolerated.

The     registrations     shall     be     made     to     IKU     General           Secretary         only      on-line,           by http://www.internationalkarateunion.info

from August 1st, to September 30th, 2021.

The registrations for Disabilities Karate and Contact Karate shall be made within the same dates per e-mail to generalsecretary@ikunion.org.

The registration fee is € 25.00 per athlete, per specialty and € 50 per team. No fee is requested for disabled athletes.

The registration fee can only be paid cash in Euro on the competition site.

Registrations or changes received after the deadline will not be accepted, moreover the athletes eventually found out of weight shall pay a new registration of € 25.00 to be allowed to compete.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To participate in the European Championship it is necessary to have a Green Pass.