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Format

Format of the Sabaki Challenge International Tournament.

RULES
Rules will be semi-contact and full contact as well as WTF Taekwondo (see tournament rules).

REFEREES
Referees and judges will be selected from the participating provinces and dojoís, only if they pass a proficiency test prior to the event. The remainder of officials will assist with administrative duties. The system of officiating will be one centre referee whose duty will be to control the match as well as three corner judges who will be scoring points on clickers or by use of flags.

RINGS
For this occasion four rings will be used to conduct the activities.

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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.

2010 World Cup
South Africa has just finished hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup. What a spectacular event it was. We then hosted the World Cup for Ashihara Karate in October of the same year.
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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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kumite2008
The 2016 World Kumite Championships was held in Pattaya, Thailand was an event that showcased the true spirit of the Martial Arts and had top fighters from all over the World.  Ashihara Karate attended once again and will use the Sabaki Challenge to select fighters for future WKO events.