JKA South Bassonia

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The purpose of these Championships is not just to acknowledge the top karateka in our areas, but involve every single karateka and to reward them for their efforts throughout the year. This is an official Karate Syndicate event and is compulsory for ALL Karate Syndicate members.


We will be doing the drawsheets prior to the competition but entries (names and entry fees) MUST BE IN BY THE CLOSING DATE. This means that we can only base draws on ages and belt levels of competitors. Size/height will not be factored into the draws No discussion will be entered into in this regard and late entries will not be accepted.

Venue: Alberton Wrestling Club, Helston Road, Alberton

Closing Date: 10 September 2018 No late entries will be accepted.

Medals: Will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all divisions and participation certificates will be awarded to all competitors. Trophies will be awarded in the senior divisions and senior team events.

Entry Fees:

R150-00 per person per division

No charge for spectators so we invite you to bring the family along to enjoy this friendly tournament with us. There will be a tuck-shop available for refreshments – please support this.

 All entry fees all payable strictly by cash and must be returned in the pre-printed envelopes. These are available from your dojo head and must be returned to them BEFORE the closing date.

Unison Kata: 3 per team.

Team Kumite: 3 men, 1 lady.

Teams will be selected and made up by dojo heads prior to the competition or on the day.


Please note the following general information:

Students must have their own mitts & gumguards. They will not be permitted to share with other students as this slows down the tournament.

Mitts: These are compulsory at all SA JKA Tournaments and many others as well, so are therefore required for most competitions and not just this one. Please note that red, white or blue may be worn. However, if the competitor wishes you use red and blue mitts, then they must have both colours as per the colour they are competing in. In other words, if they are fighting in red they may only wear red or white mitts – they may not wear blue mitts. Conversely, if they are fighting in blue, they may only wear blue or white – they may not wear red mitts. Shinpads are optional but the same rules regarding colours applies.

Gumguards will be compulsory for all Kumite. Competitors must have their own.

JKA Kumite rules will apply with different fighting times for the different ages. Repercharge system will be used throughout in kata and kumite.

Competitors may leave only when the medals for their division have been issued – even if they did not win a medal – as this is a basic courtesy. However, we cannot guarantee times for divisions so please consider this an all day event. Parents who are unable to spend the day are welcome to send their child with their instructors and they can call you when they are finished.

For any further details please feel free to contact us on 082 579 0890 or your dojo head. We look forward to seeing you all there for what will no doubt be an exciting time for us all.

Karate Syndicate Team Event Championships

22 September 2018