Information about the tournament

Dear Presidents of National Organizations, Country Representatives, Branch Chiefs and Club Leaders

On behalf of the Swedish Karate Kyokushinkai and Organizing Committee we have the honor to invite you to the Swedish Open – 2018 for Adults, September 22:th, Gothenburg, Sweden.



Weight categories and number of participants
A maximum of 16 participants per weight category

Lightweight -70 kg
Middleweight -80 kg
Heavyweight +80 kg

Protection Men
Groin protection
Mouth protection (optional)

Lightweight -65 kg
Heavyweight +65 kg

Protection Women
Breast protection (only the cup type is allowed)
Shin protection
Mouth protection (optional)
Groin protection


Kumite according EKO rules (2007-2010) with these exceptions, see the complete rules under documents.

Tameshiwari will be done before semi-final (best 4) for men in three ways; Seiken, Hiji and Sokuto

There is no tameshiwari for women.

Duration of a match for both men and women: 3 minuts – 2 minuts – 2 minuts – scale – tameshiwari – 2 minuts.

Weight differens in case of a draw.


– 70kg 5kg

– 80kg 5kg

+80kg 10kg


– 65 kg 4kg

+65kg 8kg


Preliminary schedule

21.09.2018 Friday
18.00-21.00 Lisebergshallen “Pink Room”/ ”Rosa rummet”. Medical check, registration, sewing kit and photo session. BRING YOUR GI TOP
22.09.2018 Saturday
08.00 Arena is open to fighters and coaches
09.00 Delivery of drawing list
09.20 Referee meeting
09.50 Doors open to public
09.40 Gathering fighters, last check and information
09.45 Short information of fighters and referees
10.00 Tournament starts, first round, 22 fights
14.00 Yearly intl.Kata competition, Sweden vs. Denmark
15.00 Official start, march in all competitors and refeeres
15.15 Demonstration of rules
15.30 Tamashiwari
16.00 Taiko drumming
16.10 Semifinals and finals 15 fights
18.00 Price ceremony
20.00 Sayonara Party at O´Learys with buffé and mingle

Sayonara Party

The Sayonara Party will take place at O´Lerys Avenyn.
Tickats are sold at the enterence during the cometition at the cost of 250 SEK.


The following hotels are recommended. They are all close to the competition and are in different price ranges.

It is also possible to stay at one of the dojos in Gothenburg. If that is the case you should bring your own sleeping bag. Contact info to the dojos below;

Banzai Kyokushin Karate                       Sms: +46-(0)705-231 154
Keiko Karate                                             Tph:  +46-(0)725-215 415

Flights are available to Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg and bus transportation in Phoenix.
Transfers from Landvetter Airport to Göteborg is organized by the competitor/visitor. Transfer buses from airport to Göteborg is normally every 10 minutes. Please see

Registration and contacts
The registration for Swedish Open 2018 is now open.
To register, follow the link

For further contact please e-mail to

We wish you all the best during your preparation for the Swedish Open 2018. For more info check this traditional evolution game


For the organizing committee
Hans Biéth
Chairman of The Swedish Karate Kyokushinkai

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