Schedule/Rules

SCHEDULE 2018

AKI Schedule 2018 Updated 3/21/2018. Schedule Subject To Change.
These times are estimated. Divisions will not start before these times, however there may be some delays in start times depending upon the amount of competitors in the divisions. Updates will be made via Uventex, Facebook and Emails  and announced during the day. Thank you!

Please Note These Divisional Explanations:  NASKA AA Divisions are the Professional Black Belt Divisions that follow the NASKA rules and ratings.  NASKA A Divisions are NON NASKA and Amatuer Black Belt Divisions.  There is no seeds, ratings or prize money for these divisions.  Competitors can’t compete in both NASKA AA and NASKA A in the same subdivisions ie: NASKA A Creative Forms and NASKA AA Musical Forms.  They can compete in NASKA AA Sparring and NASKA A Forms.

Day/Time Description Notes
Thursday 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Registration Marriott Hotel
Thursday 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Legacy Competition Camp Danny Etkin & Germany Top Ten Team Marriott Hotel
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Center Referee Training and Certification Marriott Hotel Head House Tower
Thursday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Coaches Certification Marriot Hotel Head House Tower
Thursday 11:30 am to 4:00 pm Set Up Team Liacourias Center
Friday 7:00 am to 12:00 Noon Set Up Tournament, Staff, Vendors, Reg
Friday 10:00 am Registration Opens Liacouras Center Front Entrance
Friday 11:00 am VIP/Judges Packet Pick Up/ Late Coaches Clinic Liacouras Center Front Entrance
Friday 1:00pm

Friday 1:00 pm

WAKO POINT SPARRING 1:00 pm 

Traditional Challenge Juniors & Adults & Colorbelts

American Kenpo World Championship Divisions

Liacouras Center Main Floor
Friday 1:00 pm NASKA Double AA & NASKA Single A Team Forms, Demo Team & Super Demo Team Liacouras Center Main Floor
Friday 2:00 pm World Team Self Defense Liacouras Center Main Floor
Friday 2:00 pm Open Weight Eliminations for Junior & Adults Liacouras Center Main Floor
Friday 2:00 pm Amerikick Demo Team Divisions Liacouras Center Main Floor
Friday 3:30pm NASKA Double AA & NASKA Single A Creative, Musical & Extreme forms & weapons for Black Belts & Colorbelts Note: Amerikick Only Weapons will be Saturday for colorbelts
Friday 6:30 pm WAKO Light Contact Adult & Junior Continuous Sparring Liacouras Center Main Floor
Friday 7:30 pm Adult & Junior Team Sparring Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 7:00 am Registration Opens Liacouras Center Front Entrance
Saturday 8:30 am All Black Belts 30 and over divisions Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 9:00 am All 17 & Younger BEGINNER Color Belt Divisions including NASKA Double AA, NASKA Single A, Amerikick Only Weapons and Forms, Traditional Weapons & Forms divisions & Point Sparring Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 9:00 am All 17 & Younger Black Belt NASKA Double AA & NASKA Single A Weapons & Forms divisions, Traditional Forms & Weapons & Point Sparring. Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 10:00 am All 18 & Older Black Belt & Colorbelt NASKA Double AA & NASKA Single A Weapons & Forms divisions, Traditional Forms & Weapons & Point Sparring following immediately after. Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 10:00 am All 17 & Younger INTERMEDIATE Color Belt Divisions including NASKA Double AA, NASKA Single A, Amerikick Only Weapons & Forms, Traditional Weapons & Forms divisions & Point Sparring Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 11:30 pm All 17 and Younger ADVANCED Color Belt Divisions including NASKA Double AA, NASKA Single A, Amerikick Only Weapons & Forms, Traditional Weapons & Forms divisions & Point Sparring Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 5:00 pm Finals Performers Report To Stage Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 5:30 pm Doors open to the public. Pre-selected judges Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 6:00 pm Superstar Finals Liacouras Center Main Floor
Saturday 10:00 pm Victory Celebration Marriott Hotel
Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Legends of American Kenpo Seminars Mariott Hotel

RULES

Make sure to scroll down for rules on the various divisions.

  1. All NASKA Black Belt Divisions will follow the NASKA Rules. Click here for Naska Rules 2017 Rule Book 1-30-2017 Final (1)

  2. All Colorbelts and Non NASKA black belt divisions will follow the NASKA rules with the follow exceptions:

    1. Face Shields are optional for all ranks and 17 and younger divisions
    2. 2 handed Cartwheels, one handed cartwheels, round-offs, somersaults, front rolls, shoulder rolls and kipups are allowed in the creative forms and creative weapons divisions.
  3.   Non Naska Super Demo Teams

    1. Each team must have a minimum of 11 members.  There is no maximum amount of players.
    2. 4 minute maximum time limit.  Time starts when the first member steps into the ring and time ends when the team is obviously finished, in the opinion of the judges.
    3. Weapons, music and props may or may not be used.  Any infractions, mistakes or weapon drops will be penalized by the judges decisions and relative ranking scores.  Dropping of the weapon/s is not grounds for disqualification.
    4. Scores will be based upon martial arts skills, choreography, level of difficulty, execution and overall showmanship.
  4. Non Naska Synchronized Team Forms

    1. Each team must have a minimum of 2.  There is no maximum amount of players.
    2. 4 minute maximum time limit.  Time starts when the first member steps into the ring and time ends when the team is obviously finished, in the opinion of the judges.
    3. Weapons, music and props may or may not be used.  Any infractions, mistakes or weapon drops will be penalized by the judges decisions and relative ranking scores.  Dropping of the weapon/s is not grounds for disqualification.
    4. Scores will be based upon the synchronization of martial arts skills, choreography, level of difficulty, execution and overall showmanship.  Working together at the same time or rate, working in unison together, use of techniques as a domino affect, etc.
  5. Self Defense World Championships

    1. The order of competition will be decided by luck of the draw.
    2. Each Competitor will randomly “draw” five different attacks situations when it is their turn to perform.  Attacks can include punches, kicks, grabs, chokes, locks, pushes, multiple attackers, multiple attackers with weapons, single weapon attacks including gun, knife and club.  After the draw the competitor will demonstrate the five defenses in the same order that they drew the attacks.  Competitors must provide their own attackers/partners and weapons.
    3. Competitors have a 5 minute time limit to demonstrate.  Time will begin when the first attack starts.  Running overtime may result in a down grade in score (judges/arbitrator discretion)
    4. Any infractions, mistakes or will be penalized by the judges decisions and relative ranking scores.  Dropping of the weapon/s is not grounds for disqualification.
    5. Scores will be based upon martial arts self defense skills, realism, effectiveness, difficulty and execution.
  6. Kenpo/Kempo Forms Traditional Challenge Non Naska Divisions

    1. The intent of the Traditional Division for Kenpo/Kempo is to promote growth in the division with the use of accepted traditional Kenpo/Kempo forms only.  No “Dojo” forms or patterns are allowed.  No altered forms or combining forms are allowed.
    2. Only recognized forms from the styles and systems of American Kenpo are allowed and include the following:  Short and long forms 1, 2, 3, 4.  Long forms 4, 5, 6, 7.  Mass Attacks.
    3. Stances are generally high.  Kicks are generally low and snapped.  Hand techniques are a combination of linear and circular blocks and strikes.  There is no kia criteria.
  7. Korean Form Traditional Challenge Non Naska Divisions

    1. The intent of the Traditional Divisions for TKD is to promote growth in the division’s with the use of accepted traditional Korean forms only. No “Dojo” forms or patterns, only recognized patterns with a demonstrated history in regulated organizations that administer Korean forms.Partial List of Accepted Forms:Chon-JiDan-GunDo-SanWon-HyoYul GokJoong-GunToi-GyeHwa-RangChoong-MooKwang-GaePo-EunGe-BaeEui-AmChoon-JangKo-DangJucheSam-IlYoo-SinChoi-YongYon-GaeUl-JiMoon-MooSo-SanSe-JongTong-Il*Forms/Patterns Can Not Be Altered or Modified. Do not add or leave out kicks ormovements. Doing so can result in disqualification. No variation from the above list will beaccepted.

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Open Weight Rules

18+ Open Weight Sparring Divisions Follows WAKO Rules

17- Open Weight Sparring Divisions Follows NASKA Rules

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Rules for WAKO Light Contact

Chapter 5_Light Contact_ v19