Shito-ryu Shukokai Union Japan

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  • 2018-03-19 09:00 - 2018-03-25 23:00

    From the 19th to the 25th of March 2016, a huge event for Shito-ryu Shukokai Union will take place in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan, just like every year, where the 2018 Shito-ryu Shukokai World Cup and the Gishinkan Cup will be hosted together, for once more, in Baycom Gymnasium, along with seminars and a variety of different events!

    Download the SCHEDULE PROFORMA here:

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    Suggested Hotels 
    There are several hotels that you can find and we would best suggest to find your own way through online hotel search engines such as trivago.com or booking.com

    The main hotels we will be staying at are APA Hotel in Kobe (near Sannomiya Station) and we would suggest you to stay either in the same hotel, or, in hotels that are not very far from Sannomiya station, for your own convenience.

     

    HONBU DOJO
    How to get there

    Yamada Osteopath Clinic / Honbu Dōjō
    Amagasaki City Zenpōji-cho 5 chome 20
    Tel 06 6494 2245

    From J.R. Amagasaki Station
    by Taxi it should cost around ¥1.300JPY (Approx. €10.00EUR)

    Or
    From Hankyu Sonoda station (Hankyu private line )
    by taxi it should cost around ¥800JPY (Approx €6.00EUR)
    or at least 10 minutes on foot

    You can also use this map, if you want to WALK from Hankyu Sonoda station to the dojo. You exit the station, you walk over the bridge, turn left, right walk ahead and there you are! It is 850m away from the station and about 10 minutes walk:

    This is what the Honbu dojo looks like, as you can see on Google Streetview:

    Here is also a short video, explaining step by step, how to get to the Honbu Dojo from HANKYU SONODA STATION:

    How to communicate with back home, while in Japan?

    Communication with back home, for foreigners in Japan, can be quite a challenge sometimes. Everything has a different philosophy from the West: Mobile phones, Internet, Wifi hotspots, everything is different even from one European country to another, let alone in Japan!

    There ARE free wi-fi hot spots, but you will mainly need a Japanese Mobile Phone with a Japanese connection and, well, some good knowledge in Japanese language, in order to figure things out!

    So, we recommend the solution of POCKET WIFI !

    Pocket WiFi

    There is a relatively cheap solution for having portable wifi with you and connect from anywhere in Japan on the net with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or any other device! Speeds reaching up to 187.5 Mbps (!) and costs starting from as low as ¥870 JPY / day (for the first 5 days and then ¥300 JPY per every extra day). So, let's say, for example, that you want the lowest speed pocket wifi (21 Mbps model should be more than enough even for Skype or other basic operations) for 7 days: That would cost ¥870 JPY (approx. €6.54 EUR or $7.79 USD with today's rates) per day for the first 5 days (that is, ¥4.350 JPY / €32.70 EUR / $38.95 USD for 5 days) plus the 2 extra days / ¥300 JPY day (= +600 JPY - that is, plus €4.5 EUR or $5.00 US) = total ¥4.950 JPY / € 37.20 EUR / $43.95 USD FOR ONE WEEK

    and if you rent it for say 14 days, that would be ¥4.350 JPY + (9x300) = ¥7.050 JPY / €52.99 EUR / $63.20 USD

    You can order your own pocket wifi for the speed that you want and for as many days as you want from this website:
    http://www.globaladvancedcomm.com/pocketwifi.html

    You can even rent an iPhone, an iPhone SIM, an Android phone or an Android SIM card from this company, by providing your passport details.

     

    KUMITE and KATA categories

    Please keep in mind: Today we are giving you a list with all the Kumite and Kata categories. Your country's national representative / team leader MUST get in contact with our General Secretary, Dimitrios Petrakis (4th Dan) through the contact page, in order to register all participants (for seminars or for competition).

    FEES:

    1) Kumite Event - ¥2.000 JPY,
    2) Kata Event - ¥2.000 JPY,
    3) Team Kumite Event - ¥6.000 JPY ( each team )
    For conversions to your own local currency, please visit xe.com

    KUMITE CATEGORIES

    1. Kumite Light Weight (-60kg, aged 18+), Males, Dan holders

    2. Kumite Middle Weight (60-70kg, aged 18+), Males, Dan holders

    3. Kumite Heavy Weight (70kg+, aged 18+), Males, Dan holders

    4. Kumite Open Weight (Light Weight - Heavy Weight, oldest must be 16 years old , high school contestants) Total 16 competitors=
    * 4 competitors (the first winner, the second winner & 2 competitors of third winner) from 1, 2, 3 events and 2 competitors (the first winner & the second winner ) from 5,6 events will be selected by the lot at the court (tatami ).

    *** NOBODY CAN APPLY FOR NUMBER 4 - they will be selected automatically on the spot.

    5. Kumite Open Weight (aged 18+), Males, No Dan holders

    6. Kumite Open Weight (aged 16-17), Males, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    7. Kumite Open Weight (aged 13), Males, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    8. Kumite Open Weight (aged 14-15), Males, Dan Holders & No Dan Holders,

    9. Kumite Open Weight (aged 13-15), Females, Dan Holders & No Dan Holders

    10. Kumite Open Weight (aged 6 or younger), Males & Females, (Infants)

    11. Kumite Open Weight (aged 7), Males & Females, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    12. Kumite Open Weight, (aged 8), Males & Females, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    13. Kumite Open Weight (aged 9-10), Females, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    14. Kumite Open Weight (aged 11-12), Females, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    15. Kumite Open Weight (aged 9), Males, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    16. Kumite Open Weight (aged 10), Males, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    17. Kumite Open Weight (aged 11), Males, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    18. Kumite Open Weight (aged 12), Males, Dan holers & No Dan holders

    19. Kumite Open Weight (aged 16+), Females, Dan holders & No Dan holders

     

    KUMITE TEAM CATEGORIES

    20. Kumite TEAM (aged 7-9), Males & Females, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    * The combination of the competitors is FREE, for example : 3 competitors in the team can be the same age (7 ,8, 9 years old ) or all different ages (7,8,9 years old ) also it doesn't matter if they are mixed with boy & girls (girl & boys ) or 3 boys, 3 girls etc... The combinationof the teams is FREE as well.
    It may be a match between a girl against a boy. Need at least 2 competitors in the team.

    21. Kumite TEAM (aged 10-12), Males & Females, Dan holders & No Dan holders
    * The combination of the competitors in the team is FREE. Same as 20.

     

    KATA CATEGORIES

    22. Kata (aged 16+), Males, Dan holders

    23. Kata (aged 16+), Males & Females, No Dan holders

    24. Kata (aged 13-15), Males & Females, Dan holders

    25. Kata (aged 7-12), Males & Females, Dan holders

    26. Kata (aged 6 and younger), Males & Females, (Infant)

    27. Kata (aged 16+), Females, Dan holders

    28. Kata Seniors (aged 40+), Males & Females, Dan holders & No Dan holders

    29. Kata (aged 13-15), Males & Females, No Dan holders

    30. Kata (aged 7-8), Males & Females, No Dan holders

    31. Kata (aged 9-10), Males & Females, No Dan holders

    32. Kata (aged 11-12), Males & Females, No Dan holders

    Kata Clarifications:

    22. Boys Division ( Dan holder), 27. Girls Division ( Dan holder ),
    28. Senior Division/Men, Wemen, 40 years old & older ( Dan holder & No Dan holder)

    The 1st. & The 2nd. Round : Bassai-Dai, Seienchin, Sepai, Saifa, Kanku-Dai, Gion, Seishan, Chinto,

    The 3rd. Round : Nipaipo, Matsumura rohai, Kururunfa, Seisan, Niseishi, Kushanku, Enpi, Kankusho,

    From the 4th.Round : Free Kata ( Tokui - gata ) / Allowed to perform the kata
    that you performed already in the Preliminary, but NOT
    allowed to perform the same kata successively.

    The Final : The kata that you didn't perform in the previous rounds.

    * The contents may change by the numbers of contestants. Please ask & verify with the Chief of the court ( tatami ).
    4. Cadet Division ( Boys & Girls ), 25. 7- 12 years old Division ( Boys & Girls )
    29. Cadet Division ( junior high school Boys & Girls, No Dan holder )

    The Preliminary : Pinan Shodan to Godan, Gekisai 1 & 2,
    * You have to perform the same kata in the 1st. & 2nd. round. From the 3rd. round, you can change to another kata or you can continue performing the same kata.

    Within The Quater Final : Bassai-Dai, Seienchin, Seipai, Saifa, Kanku-Dai, Gion, Seishan, Chinto, Nipaipo, Matsumura Rohai, Kururunfa, Seisan, Niseishi, Kushanku, Enpi, Kanku-Sho,
    * Not allowed to perform the same kata successively.
    Allowed to perform the kata which you performed already in the Preliminary.

    23. No Dan holder Division ( Boys & Girls, high school & older )

    The 1st. & The 2nd. round : Free Kata ( you have to perform the same kata in the 1st. & the 2nd. round )

    The 3rd. round : Free Kata ( you have to change to another kata )

    From the 4th. round : Free Kata ( you cannot perform the same kata successively, You can perform the kata which you performed already in the 1st. or 2nd. round )

    The Final : The Free kata which you haven't performed yet in the previous rounds. ( Tokui-gata )

    32. No Dan holder, Boys & Girls, 11 - 12 years old Division

    The Preliminary ( by points ) : Select one competitor from each block.

    Kata ( Kihon-gata ) : Shiho-zuki, Jyuuniho-zuki,
    ( Shido-gata ) : Pinan Syodan to Godan, Gekisai 1&2,

    The Quater Final ( by flag ) : Pinan Syodan to Goda ( different Pinan which you performed in the Preliminary ), Gekisai 1&2, ( if you performed Gekisai 1, you perform gekisai 2 this time ), JKF Shitei-kata ( 1&2 / Bassai-Dai, Sienchin, Sepai, Saifa, Kanku-Dai, Gion, Seishan, Chinto, Nipaipo, Matsumura Rohai, Kururunfa, Seisan, Niseishi, Kushanku, Enpi, Kanku-Sho )

    The Semi Final ( by flag ) : Pinan Shodan to Godan ( different Pinan which you performed in the Quater final), Gekisai 1&2 ( different one you performed in the Quater Final ), Jkf Shitei-kata, * You can perform the same kata which you performed already in the preliminay here but you are not allowed to perform Kihon-kata (Shiho-zuki, Jyunihou-zuki )

    The Final : Pinan Shodan to Godan ( different pinan which you performed in the Semi Final ), Gekisai 1&2 ( different Gekisai which you performed in the Semi Final ), JKF Shitei-kata, * You can perform the kata which you performed already in the Quater Final.

    26. 6 years old & younger Division ( Boys & Girls ) : You can perform the same kata from the First round t the Final. If you change to another kata, see follows :

    The 1st. & The 2nd. round / Shido-kata ( Pinan Shodan to Godan, Gekisai 1&2 ),

    Kihon-kata ( Shiho-zuki, Jyunihou-zuki )
    * You have to perform the same kata.

    The 3rd. round / If you change to another kata, you have to perform diferent kata from the 1st.& 2nd.round. Allowed to perform the same kata successively.

    From the 4th. round / If you change to another kata, you have to perform different kata from the 3rd. round ( allowed to  perform the same kata from the 1st.&2nd. round. After that, allowed to perform the same kata successively or change to another kata )

    30. 7- 8 years old Division ( Boys Girls with No Dan holder )

    Allowed to perform the same kata from the Preliminary to the Final. If you change to anothr kata, see follows :

    Preliminary ( by points ) : Select one competitor from each block
    From the Quater final to the Final ( by flags )

    Kihon-kata : Shiho-zuki, Jyunihou-zuki,
    Shido-kata : Pinan Shodan to Godan, Gekisai 1&2,
    JKF Shitei-gata : Bassai-Dai, Seienchin, Sepai, Saifa, Kanku-Dai, Jion, Seishan, Chinto, Nipaipo, Matsumura Rohai, Kururunfa, Seisan, Niseishi, Kushanku, Enpi, Kanku-Sho

     

    COMPETITION:

    Team leaders of each nation are supposed to DOWNLOAD THIS EXCEL FILE and fill it in, in order to register their students and email it to the email address indicated within the file.

     

     

    SEMINARS:
    The venue, the instructors and the syllabus of the seminars will be announced VERY shortly.

    Team leaders of each nation are supposed to DOWNLOAD THIS EXCEL FILE and fill it in, in order to register their students for seminars and email it to the email address indicated within the file.

     

     

    DAN GRADINGS:

    For those of you participating in the dan gradings in Japan, please keep in mind:

    Grading starts at 15:00 on Tuesday, the 20th of March 2018.

    This means that you have to be at the honbu dojo at around 14:00 for your warming up that you will do by yourself.

    Final time of arrival is at 14:45.
    Dan gradings will then begin at 15:00 sharp!

    Team leaders of each nation are supposed to DOWNLOAD THIS EXCEL FILE and fill it in, in order to register their students for dan gradings and email it to the email address indicated within the file.

    PLEASE NOTE: 
    REGISTRATIONS DEADLINE IS STRICTLY FRIDAY JANUARY 19TH 2018
    PAYMENTS DEADLINE IS STRICTLY FRIDAY JANUARY 26TH 2018

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