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2nd WSAF European Championships

July 27 @ 8:00 am July 28 @ 5:00 pm

The 2nd WSAF Junior, Youth, Cadet and Senior European Aikido Championships is open to all Aikido practitioners, players and groups irrespective of association, affiliation or the style of Aikido practised. 

Competition Dates

  • Saturday 27th July 2024
  • Sunday 28th July 2024

Entry Fees

  • Junior, Youth, Cadet : €30.00 per person
  • Senior (19+)  €50.00 per person

This is a standard flat entry fee, irrespective of the number of events entered.

VENUE 

Tallaght Leisure Centre, Fortunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin, D24 KX38

Competition Events

Junior Events

The child’s age on the day of the competition (not their age on application date)

U8’s (Juniors ages 5-7 years)
  • Randori-no-Kata (techniques 1-5 only)
  • Tanto Kakarigeiko
  • Ninindori (three person team)
U10’s (Juniors ages 8-9 years)
  • Randori-no-Kata (5 techniques)
  • Tanto Kakarigeiko
  • Ninindori (three person team)

Youth Events

U13’s (Youth ages 10-12 years)
  • Randori-no-Kata (techniques 1-10 only)
  • Tanto Kakarigeiko
  • Ninindori (three person team)
U16’s (Youth ages 13-15 years)
  • Randori-no-Kata (full 17 techniques)
  • Tanto Kakarigeiko
  • Ninindori (three person team)
  • Open Kata

Cadet Events

U19’s (Cadet ages 16-18 years) 
  • Randori-no-Kata (full 17 techniques)
  • Ninindori (three person team)
  • Open Kata (duration 2 minutes)
  • Men’s Tanto Randori
  • Women’s Tanto Randori

Senior Events

Senior (19+ years)
  • Randori no Kata (Kyu Grade only)
  • Tanto Junanahon/Tanto Randori no Kata (Dan Grade only)
  • Jiju Embu/Open Kata (duration 2 minutes)
  • Goshin no Kata/Koryu Dai San Kata (techniques 1-16 only, Suwari Waza & Tachi Waza)
  • Women’s Team Tanto Randori (three women 3rd Kyu and above)
  • Women’s Individual Tanto Randori (3rd Kyu and above)
  • Men’s Individual Tanto Randori (3rd Kyu and above)
  • Men’s Team Tanto Randori (five men 3rd Kyu and above)

Regulations

Rules and formats

Junior, Youth and Cadet rules will follow the already established European and British formats that have developed since 1977. The senior rules will follow the existing international format and Aikido Randori Rules (Regulations and Referee Signals – revised 30th Aug 2008 JAA). Both sets of rules and regulations will be sent to all participant groups and posted on the WSAF website.

Participation

The event is open to all Aikido practitioners, players and groups irrespective of association, affiliation or the style of Aikido practised and is a truly an “open” competition.

Team Points

Team points for 1st place (3 points), 2nd place (2 points) and 3rd place (1 point). Place positions will be allocated to the participant’s country of origin/residence. the WSAF recognizes Nation States as the core participants of the event.

General Clarifications

  • The child’s age on the day of the competition will determine the event they may enter (not the application closing date)
  • In all competitions the eldest participant of any pair or team will determine which age group can be entered.
  • In Kongo dan taisen 16 years + is acceptable for Embu/Tai Sabaki events and 18+ for Randori .
  • Players 18 years to 19 years can enter either the cadet or senior events but not both.
  • In Senior competition players can only enter a maximum of two embu events.
  • In Senior competition the minimum grade is 3 Kyu (Green).

Tallaght Leisure Centre

Fortunestown Way
Dublin, Tallaght D24 KX38 Ireland
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