2023 oZAWA CUP
International Karate Tournament
Team rotation Kumite Rules
Clock stops only upon
Each Team must have 3
competitors in each round or be disqualified. Each team may have one
Each competitor must fight at
least once and for at least 15 seconds in each round. If at the end of
the round, one of the competitors has not fought, the team will be
CRITERIA FOR DECIDING THE WINNING TEAM
No point limit. Each team
may score as many points as possible during the 6 minutes round. The
team with most points at the end of the 6 minute round wins. However
If a team reaches an advantage of “6 points” (3 Ippon, 6 waza-ari,
or a combination of Ippon and waza-ari), within the 6 minutes
prescribed time, it will be declared the winner.
If there is a tie the team
with most Ippon wins.
If there's still a tie,
HANTEI will be called.
If the judges' decision is
HIKIWAKE, 2 minutes extension (Encho-Sen), first point wins. One
competitor from each team will initiate the extension. This
competitor may be changed after the extension has begun.
SUBSTITUTIONS IN TEAM ROTATION:
A Change-Judge will be used in Team Rotation to substitute a
fighter. The Change-Judge's sole function is to indicate to the
referee when and which competitor should be changed.
During the match the coach
of either team may make as many substitutions between the 3 team
members as he or she want after the member has fought for at least
Each competitor must be ready at
all times with all required kumite equipment to enter the ring when
referee calls for a
Each member of each team
must fight for at least 15 seconds before a substitution or "CHANGE"
can occur. After a team member has fought for at least 15 seconds, a
coach can ask for substitution by verbally saying “CHANGE” to the
The Change-Judge will use a
whistle and a flag as a signal to indicate to the Referee that a
"CHANGE" has been requested so that the Referee will stop the match
to allow a substitution.
Only the Referee can decide
when to stop the match and allow the substitution, by calling
‘CHANGE”. The substitution has to be made within 3 seconds. If the
change exceeds these 3 seconds, the Referee will penalize the team
involved for time wasting, with Kinshi and not permit the
Any substitution or
"CHANGE" done without the referee’s command will result in a penalty
Both competitors cannot be
substituted at the same time. The team who made the request for a
"CHANGE" first will have it's competitor be substituted.
Kyu and below
Intermediate: 6th , 5th , and
Advance: black and brown belts
are combined together into one division
black belts only