We are pleased to announce the 8th TSKUK Junior & Cadet Open Shotokan Championships 2017 will be taking place on Sunday 9th July 2017 at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre, Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2 4FA

There will be individual categories for Kata (forms), Kumite (sparring) and also Team Kata and Team Kumite Events. The competition is open to all ESKA members who are Juniors (6-14yrs) and Cadets (15-17yrs), from red belt and above. There will be medals presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Kata and 1st, 2nd and joint 3rd places for Kumite events. All entrants will receive an official TSKUK blue grading stamp, so please bring your grading licence book. Each competitor will also receive a TSKUK wristband for taking part.

All competitors will be competing against other students at a similar age and level of ability. All Kata events are separated by grade and all Kumite (sparring) events are separated by age, grade, height and gender.

If you wish to compete, please fill in the TSKUK competition entry form and return it to your club administrator along with your entry fees by Sunday 2nd July 2017.

You can download an entry form HERE

If you are planning on attending this event the squad sessions held on Monday 5th June 2017 and Monday 3rd July 2017 (6.00pm – 7.00pm Red – Purple & White Belts / 7.00pm – 8.00pm Brown and Black Belts), at The Dojo Norwich will be beneficial.

INDIVIDUAL KATA

Elimination kata will be Heian & Tekki Shodan through to the final. The final kata is competitors choice.

TEAM KATA

Teams can be single or mixed gender. Just one kata is needed for eliminations and final

INDIVIDUAL KUMITE

Shobu Ippon rules. White P.U. sparring mitts and gumshields are compulsory. Chest & groin guards are optional

TEAM KUMITE

Teams consist of 3 athletes

PLEASE NOTE: TSKUK UPHOLDS A STRICT LIGHT CONTACT RULE IN ALL KUMITE (Sparring) EVENTS.

**WHITE PU HANDPADS AND GUMSHIELDS MUST BE WORN FOR KUMITE**

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the office by email, office@tskuk.co.uk or by telephone 01603 418751