Article I
1.  Fuku-Go: Definition
A synthesis of Kumite and Kitei (composed form).
2. Competition Area
A. Kumite Matches
Using Kumite Competition Area
B. Ki-tei Matches
Use Kata Competition Area Rules (Kata Rules), but create 2 more competitors’ position spaces 1.5 m to the left and right of the present rear central position and five Judges’ chairs.
3. Eliminations
A. Use Kumite Rules (Article 1-12) but deleting the Repachage system. (See Appendix VI in Competition Rule Book)
B. Each elimination alternates between Kumite and Ki-tei competition.
Final Match is Kumite;
Semi-final Match is Ki-tei;
Third place Match is Kumite.
C. Placement
Use Kumite Rules Article 1.-12-B and C.
Article II

Kumite Matches

Use Kumite Rules as in individual matches other than specified here


(1) In case of tie score, the winner is decided upon by Kettei-sen.
(2) Only one-set match is used, no 3-set match.

2. Ki-tei Competition

A. Ki-tei (Compulsory Form)

After each World Traditional Karate Championship, the ITKF Technical Committee announces a new Ki-tei to be performed at the following World Championship.

B. Rules

Other than that provided by these rules, use the Kata Rules of individual matches. Exception: when the Court Judges of 1 Shu-shin (Referee) and 4 Fuku-shin (Corner Judges) total 5 Judges and two competitors start demonstrations simultaneously. (See Appendix III for placement of Judges).

C. Operation of Competition

(1) Opening Ceremony

(2) Competition


The two competitors take their starting positions at the same time; one Aka (red – left side facing Main seating), one Shiro (white – right side facing Main seating), Then bow to the Shu-shin, bow to each other, then again face Shu-shin.

Aka side competitors must wear red belts.

(b) The Shu-shin indicates “Hajime” (start) and both start the Ki-tei.
(c) At the end of the Ki-tei demonstration competitors, after bowing to each other and then to Shu-shin, shall await the Judges’ decision from the finishing position, facing the Shu-shin in Shizen-tai (open leg natural stance).
(d) Shu-shin confirms penalty points and, if penalty confirmed, calls Court Judges meeting to decide penatly points (Procedures: see Kata Rules Article 2-7-B-(4))
(e) After Han-soku or penalty confirmedm the Judges calculate the scores on the Ki-tei scoring forms.

After the corner Judges calculate the final score, they must indicate either Aka or Shiro side winner. Then the Shu-shin makes one long and one short whistle blow; at the same time the Shu-shin and the Fuku-shin raise the winning side’s flag (Aka or Shiro).

Note: A tie match can not be indicated; either Aka or Shiro side must be selected

Shu-shin counts the Judges’ Flags and determines Aka or Shiro by majority. Shu-shin blows whistle and Judges lower their flags.

(g) Shu-shin raises winner’s flag (Aka or Shiro), then declares winner. The competitions bow to the Shu-shin, then to each other. They then leave the Competition area.
(h) Recorder(s) collect Court Judges’ Scoring Forms.
(i) Announcement of Winner – Recording
  (1) After the winner is declared by the Shu-shin, the winner’s name is announced by the Announcer, but no score is given.

After the end of the match, the Recorder immediately checks the Court Judges’ Scoring Forms. In case a scoring form does not match the Judge’s Flag (Aka or Shiro), report the error to the Shu-shin, the announce the correct winner.

The announcement of the change in the winner’s name must be made before the next round begins.

(3) Closing Ceremony

D. Judging Equipment

(1)  Whistle

(2)  Aka and Shiro Flags

(3)  Official Ki-tei Scoring Form (See Appendix XII)

(4)  Write Instrument (pen or pencil)

(5)  Writing Board

E. Scoring

(1)  Use Kata Rules Article 1-3-E-(1) and (2) as Basic and Skill Points together for Kata Scoring.

Except for the Standards of Scoring as shown in the Ki-tei scoring form. (View /forms.aspx?Type=Competition)

(2)  Use the penalty points stated in Kata Rules Article 1-3-E-(4) the following additional penalty points:

    a.   Mistake in sequence, including misplacement of “Ki-ai” – 0.2 each instance.

b.   Skipping technique, including omission of “Ki-ai” – 0.2 each instance.

F. Han-soku (results in no score)
Use Kata Rules Article 1-4 as follows, except in the following additions:
  Competitor deos not demonstrate Ki-tei.
Next Round of Competition
Winners of Ki-tei participate in next round of Kumite, then those winners compete in Ki-tei (alternate).