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  • All matches will consist of one 1Ĺ minute round (fighting time).

B. F I G H T I N G  RU L E S

  • Hand or elbow strikes to the neck, back and head areas are not permitted.
  • All kicks and strikes to the groin/breast are not permitted.
  • All punches (semi-contact) to the body is allowed.
  • Kicks (semi-contact) to the head and body are permitted.
  • Kicks to the legs are not allowed.
  • Throwing and sweeping techniques are not allowed.


  • Any fighter who deliberately and intentionally strikes his/her opponents face (head), neck or groin/breast will be disqualified forthwith.
  • If a fighter accidentally strikes his/her opponent in the forbidden areas, he/she will receive a  penalty.  Three penalties amounts to immediate disqualification.
  • If a fighter continually moves outside the fighting area to avoid attack, he/she will receive a  penalty.
  • A fighter who repeatedly grabs and holds his/her opponent with both hands will also receive  a penalty.


  • A fighter can win either by points or by decision.

1. Winning by points:

  • Three  points  will be awarded for any kick to the head. The match will be stopped and the  points awarded.
  • One  point will be awarded for any kick to the body.  A maximum of three punches may be executed then the competitor must either break or do a kick technique. The fighter with the most points at the end of the match will be declared the winner.
  • For any technique to be awarded a point, it is required that the contestant deliver it with good form and balance.

2. Winning by decision:

  • In the  event of the match ending in a draw, ie. both contestants having the same score, an extension of one minute will be allowed.
  • If both fighters have the same amount of points at the end of the extension, the fight will be  awarded on  the basis  of  relative spirit and technical excellence of the participants. The fighter who did not adhere to the 3 punch break rule will then automatically be at a disadvantage.

3. Winning by default:

  • If any fighter obtains a penalty his/her opponent will receive one point in their favour.

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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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The 2nd Sabaki Challenge World Cup will be held in 2017 - see the first one at the bottom of this page.

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