us-open-LETRAS-Logo

US Open Rules

nodra image

SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  • Black Belt AA Point Sparring – The US Open applies North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) rules for point sparring divisions. NASKA rules can be found here.
  • Continuous Sparring – ISKA Continuous sparring rules are applied. The rules can be found here: CLICK HERE
  • CLASH Sparring – CLICK HERE
  • Black Belt AA Forms and Weapons – The US Open applies North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) rules for creative, musical, extreme and traditional forms divisions. NASKA rules can be found here.
  • Black Belt AA Team Divisions – The US Open applies North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) rules for team sparring, demo team and synchronized team divisions. NASKA rules can be found here.
  • ISKA North American Amateur Rules for Black Belt “A” and Under Black Belt Divisions – ISKA has adopted the current NASKA Rules for with the following exceptions for Black Belt A and Under Black Belt Divisions.
      1. ISKA LOSS OF WEAPON CONTROL RULE – Click to download.
      2. ISKA RULE ON CONTACT BETWEEN OFFICIALS AND COMPETITORS – Click to download.
      3. ISKA LENGTH OF SPARRING MATCH RULE – The length of a match will be two minutes running-time unless a competitor is SEVEN (7) points ahead (Seven Point Spread Rule) before time has expired
  • Self-Defense – CLICK HERE
  • Sport MMA – CLICK HERE
  • Breaking – The US Open applies United States Breaking Association (USBA)/World Breaking Association (WBA) rules for all breaking divisions other than ISKA breaking. For more information about the USBA/WBA, please go to: USBA/WBA Breaking Rules.
  • Padded Sword Sparring – Rules can be found here.
  • Karate Flag – Rules can be found here.Black Belt AA Point Sparring