Spanish Virtual Open 2020

Organizer

The organizer of the event is the Kyokushinkai Spain Federation —member of the World Karate Organization (WKO) Shinkyokushinkai—, together with Leo Urban Sport dojo.

Official website of the championship: https://open.leourbansport.com/en
Contact email:

Dates and registration

  • The championship will start on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 09:00 and will end according to the number of rounds that take place.
  • Registrations will be open from Sunday, April 19 at 09:00 until Saturday, April 25 at 12:00 via open.leourbansport.com/en

All times indicated are in Spanish peninsular time (GMT+1).

Categories

The championship will be held in the following categories, for both kata and kumite:

  • Junior: 16 and 17 years old
  • Senior: over 18 years old

Depending on the number of competitors, the categories will be mixed or separated into men and women.

Modalities

Since it is a virtual championship —that is, quite different from the usual mechanics— we proceed to explain the procedure in each of the modalities: kata and kumite. Both will use draws.

  • Kata: in the first rounds, a random mandatory kata will be selected for each pair of competitors —which will be shown in draws—. Competitors will have 24 hours to send their video. After this time, referees will have another 24 hours to make a decision. This procedure will be repeated until there is a winner. In semi-finals and finals, competitors will choose one of the free kata.
  • Kumite: competitors will submit a unique 2 minute video doing a shadow fight. This same video that will be confronting the following opponents until obtaining a winner. Aspects such as kime, technique, speed, aesthetics or variety will be valued, taking into account both defense and attack.

IMPORTANT: the videos will be publicly accessible from the draws, which will be published on the championship website.