SSG Karate/Katsu



Location and Schedule

Exactech Arena
University of Florida
250 Gale Lamerand Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611

March 3, 2019

8:00 a.m.: Doors open
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.: Athlete Check-in
9:00 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies

This event will now be combined with the Katsu Challenge/USA Karate National Qualifier.  For more information and tournament registration – please visit

Events / Event Codes

Kata Beginner (1 year or less of training)024KAB22
Kata Novice (1-2 years of training)024KAN22
Kata Intermediate (2-3 years of training)024KAI22
Kata Advanced (more than 3 years training)024KAA22
Kumite Beginner (1 year or less of training)024KUB22
Kumite Novice (1-2 years of training)024KUN22
Kumite Intermediate (2-3 years of training)024KUI22
Kumite Advanced (more than 3 years training)024KUA22

Entry Requirements

  1. Pre-registration entry fee is $40 per participant for one division, $50 for two divisions (ex. Kata and Kumite would be $50), and includes an official Sunshine State Games t-shirt. All pre-registration entries must be received by Wednesday, June 13, 2018 or register online at NO refunds.
  2. Late registration fee is $50 per participant for one division, $60 for two divisions. Late registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt, so register early! All late registration entries must be made online only at by Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm. NO refunds.
  3. No entries will be accepted on-site.
  4. Applicants may enter in both events.
  5. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm their registration by visiting
  6. Each applicant must complete an Individual Entry Form and Waiver of Liability or register online at
  7. Indicate belt color in section labeled “Rating/Rank/Class/Belt” on entry form.
  8. Make sure to enter your school/dojo name. This is how we separate athletes on the charts. All athletes from your school must use the same school name to ensure they are separated on the charts. We cannot make changes to the charts at the event.
  9. All competitors must progress one level from last year. For example – if you were intermediate last year – you must be advanced this year.
  10. Brown belts must register as either intermediate or advanced. Black belts must register as advanced regardless of years of experience.


  1. Age Divisions for Kata and Kumite will be: 5 years and Under; 6-7 years; 8-9 years; 10-11 years; 12-13 years; 14-15 years; 16-17 years; 18-34 and 35 and older.
  2. The tournament officials reserve the right to combine divisions if there are less than five participants in any division.
  3. Boys and Girls divisions will be separate for Kumite, but divisions will be combined for Kata except for 14 – 34 advanced divisions.
  4. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division

Sport Rules

  1. This competition will be conducted in accordance with the Florida Sport Karate League rules. The FSKL uses modified rules from the USA National Karate-Do Federation and World Karate Federation. The US Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee recognize these two organizations as the only governing bodies for sport karate. You may download a copy of the rules for Kata and Kumite at
  2. No disrespect or unsportsmanlike conduct will be tolerated from any participant or observer. Anyone acting in a manner contrary to the spirit of Karate-Do will be disqualified from the tournament. This includes athletes and spectators.
  3. Katas must be traditional. Moves that do not conform to traditional standards (i.e. flips, excessive breathing and yelling) will disqualify the competitor. Kata will be judged with flags. Athletes will perform their Kata next to one another and the competitor that receives the majority of votes will move onto the next round. Competitors in the 14-34 Advanced Divisions will perform kata one at a time.
  4. Beginner and Novice katas must be commensurate with that level. Beginner and Novice kata competitors can be disqualified by performing a kata too advanced for those divisions. Intermediate and Advanced competitors may perform any kata. All competitors may repeat the same kata in each round or choose to do a different kata.
  5. Red and blue belts will be provided in the rings for competitors that do not have their own.
  6. Only WKF style red and blue sparring gloves will be allowed in the rings. These gloves will be provided in the ring for those competitors that do not have their own gloves.
  7. Children 9 and under must wear white foam headgear. This will also be provided.
  8. Only WKF approved red and blue shin guards or USANKF white shin guards are permitted. Shin guards are not mandatory and will not be provided.
  9. Individuals that will be sparring must bring their own mouthpiece. This will be checked in staging. Any competitor that does not have a mouthpiece will not be allowed to spar.
  10. All participants must wear an all white karate uniform. Only one school patch is allowed on the left chest and must be no larger than 3 inches in diameter.

Contact Information

FSF Staff Contact:
Orenthious “OJ” Hill

Sport Director:
Jason Sorgi


CLICK HERE to register online for 2018 SSG Karate.

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