Dear Iaido Members,
Please see the new information below regarding the guidelines that will be followed for the Iaido National event. Please note that the applications for the event close soon. Check the poster link below for details.
1. Guidelines for the Iaido National Championships 2017
1. We will follow the Iaido Shiai and Shinpan rules, as set out in the ZNKR Yellow Book Revised 1996: However, not all rules will apply, for example: use of shinken, time keeping, full court markings
2. Depending on time and the number of entries, and with exception for final matches, all reiho may be off court
3. Any attendees who are under 18’s should get prior permission from their parent whether they are to allowed to be filmed – the event will be live-streamed
4. Competitors must wear zekken/nafuda and appropriate dress
5. Competitors should be ready, in good time for their bout
6. There may be safety check on Iaito
7 Competitors are responsible for their own warm ups and be sure to practise safely at all times
8. Competitors should inform officials of any injury before the start of the day and if occurring during the day
9. Safety officers should be appointed
10. Teams will follow the format of the EKF Competitions. A demonstration will be held before the team competition to show this format
11. All competitors are expected to show a Budo spirit, and act with good grace and encouragement
2. Please see the table below for a list of waza that will be used up to Sandan, also included are the team event waza.
We hope this will encourage you to practice hard and show us your very best Iaido on the day.
3. Dress for 5th and 6th dan seniors
The 7th dan sensei wear montsuki.
The yellow rule book states that competitors do not wear montsuki but referees do. To the Japanese “referee” usually means 6th dan and above; however, it is requested that 6th dans wear montsuki all day. There is not really time to change between the pools/KO and refereeing and then changing back again for finals.
For 5th dans who have monsuki, we would suggest that they also stay wearing montsuki all day as well, if they have them. The opportunities to perform under pressure in formal kit are few and far between. So, wearing monsuki for the competition might give a rare chance to train for their 6th dans.
4. Live Streaming
The event will be live streamed, so please make sure that under 18s address point 3 above. Further details of the streaming will be put on the BKA Webpage and Facebook nearer the time.
British Kendo Association