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Code of Conduct

In order to ensure the smooth flow of events at the tournament as well as to enhance the image of budo, the following code of conduct has been laid down by the Tournament committee.

1.a. No interference with referees decisions by any contestant, official or non-official. No one may protest personally to the arbitrator, referee or judge about their judgement. No remarks to be passed.

1.b. If a refereeing procedure appears to contravene a rule, then the official whose name has been officially put forward as the contestants manager, is the only one allowed to make a protest. The protest will take the form of a written report to the tournament committee submitted immediately after the bout in which the protest was lodged. The exception is an administrational malfunction in which the Table Official Co-ordinator be notified immediately.

1.c. Any protest concerning application of the rules, as stated above, must be made in accordance with the complaints procedure. The complainant must deposit an amount of R100.00 with the Tournament Director. The protest will be reviewed and if valid the monies will be refunded and the appropriate action taken to remedy the situation. If the protest is found invalid it will be rejected and the deposit will be forfeited.

2. Only the tournament co-ordinators, referees, judges, timekeepers, scorekeepers, managers, coaches and contestants will be allowed in the fighting arena.

3. Gi's must be in a clean and neat condition. Style badges may be worn by contestants.

4. The official uniform for arbitrators, judges, referees and officials will be as follow:

  • A white shirt
  • Plain light grey trousers/slacks/skirts
  • An organisational tie
  • Dark socks and black slip-on shoes

5. On the day of the tournament, contestants must report to the correct ring when called for. Once a contestants name has been called thrice, he/she will not be allowed to compete.

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First held in 1987 in Cape Town, the Sabaki Challenge Karate Championships merged in 1996 with the annual Invitational Championships.
Since then, it has grown into an International Tournament with hundreds of competitors from all over.

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