The Welch Open Taikai

WalesThe Welch Open Taikai will take place in February.
Schedule is as follows:

Friday 8th – Free Keiko 7pm-8pm
Saturday 9th – Team Event, Doors Open at 9am, 10am Start
Sunday 10th – Individuals, Doors Open at 10am, 10.30 am Start

Teams £30
Individuals £10

Below some details on the tournament:

International goodwill taikai to be held in Cardiff on the 9th and 10th February 2013. Open to all BKA, EKF and IKF members.

There will be an hour open Ji-geiko on the evening of the 8th with the taikai to follow on the weekend of the 9th and 10th.

This taikai is to be run a little differently from the average international, we are going to run a Nuki-shobu or kachinuki style taikai.

This style of taikai is modelled after gyokuryu-ki, the inter-high school “king dragon flag” championship in Japan and is (excuse me if I’m mistaken) the first of its type for international taikai outside of Japan.

The basic idea is for the winner to stay on. The first fight is always senpo vs senpo. If the fight is a draw, then both fighters go off and the next two come on. If one fighter wins, he stays on and fights the opposing teams jiho. For a team to win, the opposing teams taisho must lose his match.

So if the team has a strong senpo who wins all his matches, the match may run as so:

Senpo vs senpo
Senpo vs jiho
Senpo vs chuken
Senpo vs Fukusho
Senpo vs taisho

Senpo wins the last match and the team progressed to the next round.

Two other possible options are:

Senpo vs senpo
Senpo vs jiho
Senpo vs chuken
Senpo vs Fukusho
Senpo vs taisho (taisho wins)
Jiho vs taisho
Chuken vs taisho
Fukusho vs taisho
Taisho vs taisho (deciding match)


Senpo vs senpo (1 wins)
Senpo vs jiho (2 wins)
Jiho vs jiho (draw)
Chuken vs chuken (2 wins)
Fukusho vs chuken (2 wins)
Taisho vs chuken (1 wins)
Taisho vs fukusho (2 wins and progresses to the next round).

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