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WKF Rules Appendix

APPENDIX 1: THE TERMINOLOGY
APPENDIX 2: GESTURES AND FLAG SIGNALS
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND GESTURES OF THE REFEREE
THE JUDGES FLAG SIGNALS

APPENDIX 3: OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR REFEREES AND JUDGES
APPENDIX 4: SCOREKEEPERS MARKS
APPENDIX 5: LAYOUT OF THE KUMITE COMPETITION AREA
APPENDIX 6: LAYOUT OF THE KATA COMPETITION AREA
APPENDIX 7: THE COMPULSORY KATA LIST
APPENDIX 8: W.K.F. MAJOR KATA LIST
APPENDIX 9: THE KARATE GI

It should be noted that the male gender used in this text also refers to the female

 

 

 

APPENDIX 1: the terminology

 

SHOBU HAJIME

 

 

Start the Match or Bout

 

After the announcement, the Referee takes a step back.

 

ATOSHI BARAKU

 

A little more time left

 

An audible signal will be given by the timekeeper 30 seconds before the actual end of the bout and the Referee will announce “Atoshi Baraku”.

 

 

YAME

 

Stop

 

Interruption, or end of the bout. As he makes the announcement, the Referee makes a downward chopping motion with his hand.

 

 

MOTO NO ICHI

 

Original position

 

Contestants and Referee return to their starting positions.

 

 

TSUZUKETE

 

Fight on

 

Resumption of fighting ordered when an unauthorised interruption occurs.

 

 

TSUZUKETE HAJIME

 

Resume fighting - Begin

 

The Referee stands in a forward stance. As he says “Tsuzukete” he extends his arms, palms outwards towards the contestants. As he says “Hajime” he turns the palms and brings them rapidly towards one another, at the same time stepping back.

 

 

SHUGO

 

Judges called

 

The Referee calls the Judges at the end of the match or bout, or to recommend Shikkaku.

 

 

HANTEI

 

Decision

 

Referee calls for a decision at the end of an inconclusive Echo-Sen. After a short blast of the whistle, the Judges render their vote by flag signal and the Referee indicates his own vote at the same time by raising his arm.

 

 

HIKIWAKE

 

Draw

 

In case of a tied bout, the Referee crosses his arms, then extends them with the palms showing to the front.

 

 

TORIMASEN

 

Unacceptable as a scoring technique

 

 

The Referee crosses his arms then makes a cutting motion, palms downward.

 

 

ENCHO-SEN

 

Extension of the bout

 

The Referee re-opens the match with the command, “Shobu Hajime”.

 

 

AIUCHI

 

Simultaneous scoring techniques

 

No point is awarded to either contestant. Referee brings his fists together in front of his chest.

 

 

AKA (AO) NO KACHI

 

Red (Blue) wins

 

The Referee obliquely raises his arm on the side of the winner.

 

 

AKA (AO) SANBON

 

Red (Blue) scores three points

 

 

The Referee raises his arm up at 45 degrees on the side of the scorer.

 

 

AKA (AO) NIHON

 

Red (Blue) scores two points

 

The Referee extends his arm at shoulder level on the side of the scorer.

 

 

AKA (AO) IPPON

 

Red (Blue) scores one point

 

The Referee extends his arm downward at 45 degrees on the side of the scorer.

 

 

CHUKOKU

 

First Category 1 or Category 2 warning without penalty

 

 

For Category 1 offences, the Referee turns toward the offender and crosses his arms at chest level. For Category 2 offences, the Referee points his index finger (arm bent), at the face of the offender.

 

 

KEIKOKU

 

Warning with Ippon penalty

 

 

The Referee indicates a Category 1 or 2 offence then points with his index finger downwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the offender, and awards Ippon (one point) to the opponent.

 

 

HANSOKU-CHUI

 

Warning with Nihon penalty

 

 

The Referee indicates a Category 1 or 2 offence then points with his index finger horizontally in the direction of the offender and awards Nihon (two points) to the opponent.

 

 

HANSOKU

 

Disqualification

 

The Referee indicates a Category 1 or 2 offence then points with his index finger upwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the offender, and announces a win for the opponent.

 

 

JOGAI

 

Exit from the match area

 

The Referee points his index finger on the side of the offender to indicate to the Judges that the contestant has moved out of the area.

 

 

SHIKKAKU

 

 

Disqualification “Leave the Area”

 

The Referee points first upwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the offender then motions out and behind with the announcement “Aka (AO) Shikkaku!” He then announces a win for the opponent.

 

 

KIKEN

 

Renunciation

 

The Referee points downwards at 45 degrees in the direction of the contestant’s starting line.

 

 

MUBOBI

 

Self Endangerment

The Referee touches his face then turning his hand edge forward, moves it back and forth to indicate to the Judges that the contestant endangered himself.

 

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