GREAT NORTH No1: 16 and 17 March 2019
An open competition for all SAKA registered Kickboxers in the styles; Semi,
Light Contact, Kick Light, Full Contact and K1 / Low Kick.
All clubs North of the Orange River must attend this event to
participate at the SA`s once selected for your province. This is also
the event where we see the potential of new fighters.
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL SAKA EVENT.
Hangar, at Pat`s Gym; Swartkop Air Force Base West, Old JHB Rd, Valhalla,
Pretoria. The entrance is on the Old JHB Rd opposite the Swartkop Air Force
Weigh - in on Saturday morning for the Tatami Sport will be a weight check
at different times for the various divisions. The advantage here of is that
you need not sit in the hall waiting for hours before you compete. All ring
Sport will be on Sunday at 07h30. Kick Light weighs in with Semi and Light
Contact on Saturday. Weigh -in on Saturday will be at different times as
per the competition procedures.
WARNING; Do not starve your children to be in a specific weight division,
it is medically dangerous. Should your weight be incorrect to such an
extent that we have to put you into another division you will be fined
R100. We will not entertain any discussions about your weight. Weight
discipline is vitally important in our sport. KICKBOXING IS A WEIGHT
Every participant must have a completed indemnity at the weigh in. Draw
a copy from the web site and have it completed before the weigh-in. No
indemnity forms will be available at weigh in. No correctly filled in
indemnity no participation. ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL COMPLETE A DECLARATION
stating that all his / her fighters have passed their annual medical as
per SAKA Constitution and Medical Procedure.
This form must also be drawn from the web site and completed by the
instructor to be handed in at the Officials meeting. SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
We will have 8 Tatami's the Saturday for the Tatami sport. The Sunday we
will have two rings for Ring Sport and 4 Tatamis for Kick Light depending
on the amount of entries. You can do both Tatami and Ring Sport should you
not have been injured in the Tatami Sport the previous day. You cannot do
Kick - Light and Ring together.
SATURDAY ACTIVITY; We will separate the novice divisions from the more
advanced divisions. The Tatami Competition begins at 09h00. Instructors /
coaches / officials meeting at 08h30. All junior white to green belt
divisions do their weight check at 07h30 to 08h00. All junior blue to black
belt divisions do their weight check at 10h30 to 11h00. Senior Tatami
fighters do their weight check at 12h30 to 13h00. Weight check will be done
in Pat`s gym and not in the Hangar. Please do not be there before your
weight check asking us when you will be participating.
SUNDAY ACTIVITY; In Ring Sport we will try to separate the novice from the
more advanced. Weigh -in and medical starts at 07h30 for Ring Sport.
Instructor / coaches / officials meeting at 08h00. All Ring Sport Fighters
MUST hand in a copy of their medical at the weigh - in.
All fighters who were selected to represent their province at the SA`s MUST
compete in the Open divisions. At the SA`s there are no novice divisions
you are supposed to be the best in what you are doing.
Participation is R250 for one / two styles. An additional style is an extra
R50. Once you have entered there are no refunds. Payment is done in advance
not at the weigh - in. Payment must be done into Kickboxer, ABSA Bank,
Account No 9054544918. Reference on payment MUST be GN 1 and Instructor`s Name. ALL REGISTRATION FORMS AND
PROOF OF PAYMENTS PER CLUB MUST BE SENT TO E-MAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org BY
17h00 ON 12 MARCH 2019. Late entries and payments will not be attended too.
WE DO ADMIN PER CLUB AND NOT PER INDIVIDUAL. Do not tell your students to
pay individually, it comes through as one club payment.
THE REGISTRATION FORM TO BE COMPLETED WILL FOLLOW.
Having the opportunity to test your skill, manage your stress and make new
friends by means of contact. Should you slip up at the SA`s but have done
well at the Great North in an Open Division it is taken into consideration
for team selection. First three places receive large medals and every
participant receives a Great North certificate. THE BIGGEST REWARD IS
CHARACTER BUILDING AND THE MORE YOU PARTICIPATE THE BETTER YOU BECOME.
Being afraid is natural, all good fighters stress, but you must overcome
your fear by participating.
Rules and weight divisions;
WAKO Fighting Rules will be used. Weight categories for SAKA events;
All Jnr Boys Tatami = under 28 / - 32 / -37 / - 42 / - 47 / - 52 / - 57 / -
63 / - 69 / - 74 / - 79 / - 84 / - 89 / - 94 / + 94.
All Jnr Girls Tatami = under 28 / - 32 / - 37 / - 42 / - 46 / - 50 / - 55 /
- 60 / - 65 / - 70 / + 70.
All Jnr Boys Ring = under 48 / - 51 / - 54 / - 57 / - 60 / - 63.5 / - 67 /
- 71 / - 75 / - 81 / - 86 / - 91 / + 91.
All Jnr Girls Ring = under 40 / - 44 / - 48 / - 52 / - 56 / - 60 / - 65 / -
70 / + 70.
Snr Men Tatami = under 57 / - 63 / - 69 / - 74 / - 79 / - 84 / - 89 / - 94
Snr Woman Tatami = under 50 / - 55 / - 60 / - 65 / - 70 / + 70.
Veteran Men Tatami = under 63 / - 74 / - 84 / - 94 / + 94.
Veteran Woman Tatami = under 55 / - 65 / + 65.
Snr Male Ring = under 51 / - 54 / - 57 / - 60 / - 63.5 / - 67 / - 71 / - 75
/ - 81 / - 86 / - 91 / + 91.
Snr Female Ring = under 48 / - 52 / - 56 / - 60 / - 65 / - 70 / + 70.
Do not contact me with feeble excuses, get control of your admin.
Ensure that all your participants have completed the indemnity to
be handed in at the weigh -in and your parents have signed. Do this
at your club.
Have explained all the rules to your participants and parents,
inform them that this is a day event and not a quick rugby match.
Put a copy of this invite in your club for all to read and also
give the parents the website address www.kickboxer.co.za
Ensure that all your fighters have passed their annual medical to
Be officiating, not coaching. Appoint qualified coaches ( those who
did the course ) to assist your new people.
Ensure that your coaches get their official`s tags at the Officials
Ensure that your participants have the correct kit and clothes. All
ring sport fighters must bring a long and a short pants with.
Ensure that no juniors under 12 years old do ring sport.
Ensure that any fighter doing a combat sport for longer than 24
months is no longer a novice.
Your fighters who do full contact on the Tatami's will be
disqualified immediately. Teach your fighters the rules.
Ensure that your fighters selected into a provincial team who will
be attending the SA`s do not enter into the novice division. They
must compete in Blue to Black.
Not bring fighters from non-registered clubs to our events.
Ensure that no one of the club brings fire arms, liquor or food
onto the premises. The Military Police will be moving around doing
Inform your parents that no one may play on the parade ground.
. A canteen selling eats and drinks will be available. Please do not bring
in any cooler boxes, alcohol etc. We will lose the use of the premises and
will have to stop the competition. In such a situation all entries paid in
will not be returned but will be kept by the organizers to cover all the
Only regulated equipment will be allowed. Check web site under calendar. We
are not allowing any other equipment and no discussions about it. Groin
guards must be strapped to your body under your clothes. All ladies / girls
from the age of 12 years old must wear a groin guard and those who have
developed breast MUST wear a chest protector.
All officials must be dressed in black trousers, SAKA Golf shirt or white
shirt and tie / bow tie. Participants must wear kickboxing clothes or Gi.
No T-Shirts may hang out. Long pants for Semi, light and Full contact.
Short pants for K1 / Low Kick and Kick Light.
Instructors and Assistant instructors will be officiating not coaching.
Clubs must have qualified coaches coaching the fighters. People not working
will not be allowed between the Tatamis and Rings. Instructors can coach
ring style fights.
White to Green, Blue to Black belt. Should a semi / light contact division
not have 5 or more fighters the fighters of that division will be
re-arranged between the higher and lower divisions. Should a division have
to many fighters we will try to split the higher and lower belts. Ring
styles have no belt order but we will try to separate the novice from the
advanced fighter. Should a ring style fighter not have an opponent he / she
will be matched in another ring style. To be a K1 fighter you must have
done Full and Low Kicks which gives you the capability to do all forms of
Ring Sport. You cannot do two different Ring Style modes.
We will be strict in applying the rules. Should a fighter not defend him /
herself or be unfit or not on standard the bout will be stopped for the
safety of the fighter and the stronger fighter wins.
Spectators / Parking
. You do not pay to enter the hall as a spectator. There is seating for 500
people in the hall. Parking is free. Bring camping chairs with to sit
outside under the trees making friends with other kickboxing families
should your fighter not be fighting yet. TAKE NOTE, WE HAVE STAGGERED THE
EVENT, COME WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO BE THERE NOT BEFORE THE TIME.
There is only one Great North of this nature before the SA`s to test your
skills. Great North 1 is a compulsory event should you want to attend the
SA`s or become a future top fighter.
DO`NT FORGET = Indemnity for all participants and a declaration from
the instructor that all his fighters have passed their annual medical.
Event Organizer; Pat Carney; Cell 083 770 6022; e-mail email@example.com ; LETS MEET
WHERE REAL KICKBOXERS PARTICIPATE
COMPETION IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE YOU DEVELOP CHARACTER MENTAL TOUGHNESS
AND REAL SELF DEFENCE.
My opinion about contact sport = Speaking about it builds no character,
doing it builds super character. Loosing and returning to your club is the
ultimate of character building. Winning and staying humble is also the
ultimate of character building. By doing this type of sport you are a few
within millions with guts. No matter what you are a WINNER.
That`s why I love this game.