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The 10th IKF World Kempo Championships 2013 / April 25, 2013 - April 27, 2013, Antalya - Turkey

What is Kempo?

 Just For The Real Fighters

A short history of Kempo

* NOTE * Certain names and times are in conflict and the most commons ones where used in this document The art of Kempo, also written as Kenpo is unique as far as its history goes in two respects; it is considered by many the first eclectic martial art, as well as having its founding roots stretch back to 520 BC The person who was a catalyst of the way of Kempo was a prince and warrior of southern India called Bodhidharma. According to the records of the Lo-Yang temple, Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk under the tutelage of Prajnatara and it is presumed that upon his death bed that Prajnatara requested Bodhidharma to travel to China where he felt the principles of Buddhism where in decline, and that the knowledge of dhyana (Zen koans) should be known.

It is estimated that in 520 BC during the Southern dynasties that Bodhidharma entered China and traveled northward to the kingdom of Wei where the fabled meeting with emperor Wu of the Liang dynasty began. This meeting is recorded do to the intense conversation and discussion of Buddhism and dhyana which took place. The meeting was to no avail, his words to the worldly emperor meant nothing, and thus, sullened by his attempts, Bodhidharma left the palace of the emperor and travelled to the Honan province where we entered the Shaolin temple and began a martial history.

Bodhidharmas depression grew once he reached the famed Shaolin temple for Prajnatra's telling was true. The monks where in a raged condition physically and mentally diminished do to the excess amount of time the monks spent in meditation and little else. Many of the monks would often fall asleep in meditation while others needed assistance in the basic necessities of life - so feeble was there condition.

For an unknown period of time Bodhidharma meditated in a cave at the outskirts of the temple seeking for a way to renew the feat of Buddha's light, as well as letting the monks regain control over there lives. Upon his return Bodhidharma instructed the monks into the courtyard, from the strong to the feeble and began to explain and work with them in the art of Shih Pa Lo Han Sho, or the 18 hands of Lo Han. These techniques which are the foundation for almost all martial arts today where never originally intended to be utilized as methods of fighting but where a manner in which the monks could attain enlightenment while preserving there bodies health. During the Sui period, approximately forty years or so after the death of Bodhidharma it is told that brigands assaulted the Shaolin monetary; one of many attacks that would occur until the early twentieth century. During this first invasion, the monks attempts at defending there temple where futile, there skills where not attuned to fighting techniques and it looked as if the temple would fall. A monk of the temple, with reference only as the "begging monk", during the last siege of the temple by the brigands attacked several of the outlaws with an array of aggressive hand and foot techniques, killing some and driving the remaining attackers away. The other monks where so inspired by the display of this single priest that they requested tutelage in this martial style as a means of protection. In later scripts this fighting art was recorded as Chuan Fa or Fist Method.

Over several decades the fighting arts of the Shaolin temple grew and where said to prosper over 400 arts in total over the next several centuries. Several decades after the fight of the begging monk, a master of Chuan Fa called Ch'ueh Taun Shang-jen was said to have rediscovered the original Shih Pa Lo Han Sho which had been lost for many years. Ch'ueh over a period of time integrated his art of Chuan Fa with that of Lo Han increasing the total number of techniques from the original eighteen to total of seventy-two. For several years after this period Ch'ueh traveled the country side of China promoting his art in several gruelling fighting matches until he came upon a man named Li in the province of Shensi. Li, a master of Chuan Fa as well as other martial ways (including rumors of Chin Na) traveled and trained with Ch'ueh for some time developing the curriculum of Chuan Fa to form a total of one-hundred and seventy techniques. Furthermore, they categorized these techniques into five distinctive groups distinguished by various animals who instinctive reactions best reflected the movements of this new Chuan Fa. Upon there return to the Shaolin temple of which both Li and Ch'ueh belonged they presented to the other monks wu xing quan, the five animal form and brought to the Shaolin temple a new stage in martial arts evolution.


Over the next several centuries the history of Chuan Fa and its advent to Kempo is ragged in its tales and difficult to gain accurate descriptions. What is known is that the art of Chuan Fa remained and is still practiced in China, but its teaching also found its way to Okinawian Islands and the Ryukyu kingdoms as well as Japan. In both places, the art was referred to as Kempo or Law of the fist. Between the Sui and Ming periods (an 800 year gap) it is considered that many a wandering monk traveled across Japan and Okinawa bringing with them a working knowledge of the art of Kempo which explains its wide-spread distribution. The art of Chuan Fa which translates into Kempo would have been taught as a supplement to the daily spiritual training the monks endured. Many of the monks would often choose disciples or teach at various Buddhist temples bringing forth the word of Buddha, and the power of Chuan Fa. From there the art of Kempo could easily spread among the commoners and nobles alike.

Another reason for the founding in Kempo can be seen in the numerous trips the Japanese and Okinawian made to China to learn the fabled art of Chuan Fa. Some people would disappear for many years, presumed dead by there families, only to resurface as a master of Kempo and other martial arts. One such man was named Sakugawa. Sakugawa lived in the village of Shuri on the island of Okinawa and traveled to China during the 18th century to learn the martial secrets of the Chuan Fa masters. For many years Sakugawa had not been seen and many believe he had died in his journeys, but after much time he did return, much to the surprise of his kin. Sakugawa has learned the secrets of Chuan Fa and had become a master of some repute himself. Over many years of refinement the art Sakugawa had learned slowly was renamed to Shuri-te and is considered the predecessor to many forms of modern Karate.

Another member of Shuri, Shionja also traveled to ChinaChina and began to demonstrate around Okinawa. Its is believed that Kushaku and Shionja had the greatest influence in Okinawian Kempo styles than any other martial artist. Unfortunately, the evolution of Kempo in Japan is just as abrupt and mysterious although a flurry of attention to the art was brought during the reign of Hideyoshi Toyotomi's plans of conquering China. It is referred that many a samurai on there return from China whether during or after the war brought with them extensive knowledge of Chuan Fa and throughout the years modified it to include there own arts of Jujutsu and Aikijutsu and it is at this state where the greatest evolution of Kempo takes place since the time of Li and Ch'ueh.

At the beginning of the seventeenth century two families, Kumamoto and brought knowledge of Kempo from China to Kyushu in . This art was modified throughout many years into its current form which is referred to as Kosho ryu Kempo, or Old Pine Tree school and it is from here that most modern forms of Kempo are derived. In 1916 at the age of five, James Mitose was sent to Kyushu from his homeland in Hawai for schooling in his ancestors are of self-defense called Kosho ryu Kempo. For fifteen years he studied this art which was a direct descendent of the original Chuan Fa. After completing his training in Japan, Mitose returned to Hawaii and in 1936 opened the "Official Self-Defense" club in Beretania mission in HonoluluIn 1934, before Mitose's return to the United States, the term Kempo-Karate was first used. In an issue of Yoen Jiho Sha newspaper an advertising for the visit of Chogun Miyagi, a famous karateka and founder of Goju ryu karate do, to the island of Hawaii. The use of the two terms is under speculation. Some suspect it was simply an advertising scheme while others believe that Chogun Miyagi's Goju ryu was actually a pure form of Kempo, and that the term karate was simply more well known.

William Chow is perhaps responsible for the largest leap of Kempo to the general public. William K.S. Chow studied Kempo under Mitose for several years and previously had studied his families art of Kung Fu. Chow united, like many Kempo masters before him the arts of Kosho ryu Kempo and his family Kung fu to form a new art which would eventually be referred to as Kara-ho Kempo. In 1949, Chow had attracted a number of students to his own teachings and opened a dojo of his own at a local YMCA. To make a distinct variation from Mitose's Kempo, Chow referred to his art as Kenpo Karate. Throughout the next few decades Chow made many innovations to the system including the use of circular techniques of his Kung Fu, as well as various kata or forms based on the primary linear and circular techniques of his art. 
One of Chows most flourishing students was a Hawaiian native named Edmund Parker. Ed Parker as he was known was the last highly significant figure in the current tale of modern Kempo unleashing it to the world as well as propelling it into his current form. In 1954 Edmund Parker earned his black belt in kara-ho Kempo and two years later became a household name, teaching his art to the likes of Elvis Presley, and Steve Mcqueen. Ed Parker further refined and defined the techniques of Kara-ho Kempo till he perfected his American Kenpo Karate system. Ed Parker is often referred to as the father of American Karate.

From here, Kempo and its other forms take many twists and turns, constantly evolving into new states of being.

The Direction of Kempo

With all things certain paths are given directing us on various roots to a final goal. Sometimes this goal is reached in a very short period of time, while at other times that goal is never completed by expanded by as new paths cross the original. The direction in which Kempo leads its practioners is similar to that - its goals are represented in a sphere, constantly expanding with the final goal only being the beginning of a new stage.

Kempo is a unique martial art having been founded several centuries ago in the Chinese Shaolin temple, thus bringing with it a certain air of mystery. As a martial art, Kempo is referred to as a Do. The Do is referred to in Buddhist Zen scripts as a path towards enlightenment. Lao Tzu, a priest of Taoism said "Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self requires enlightenment.." This phrases sums of the full circle of what Kempo strives towards. Although on its surface Kempo can be seen as a unique form of self-defense, hidden beneath its physical exterior are levels where characteristic centralization of mind and body form. At this level, Kempo's practioners up from a simple form of fighting to a higher level of ability - a level of enlightenment. Ying Kuchan, a Shaolin monk and master of Kempo after a lengthy period of meditation in a Zen rock garden spoke of Kempo saying "Kempo is the power of adaptability and yielding; the harmony of all things working together."

On the surface, Kempo's uniqueness lies in its comprehensive and diversified means of unarmed defense. Shaolin Kempo Karate proper is both an armed and unarmed system of combat incorporating applications in varying appearances and method. On an external level, Kempo is a no holds barred fighting system of offensive and defensive methods with equal emphasis of striking techniques with the hands and feet; immobilization and controls; projections and takedown; as well as weaponry and various spiritual and healing arts. Shaolin Kempo is a street wise defensive art that does not restrict its students in methodology. Clawing hands evolve into slashing feet. Cunning joint locks turn into devastating hip throws. Evasive blocks turn into breath closing chokes.

The possibilities are endless. The only true fighting systems are those where there are no rules applied. From the books of the Han dynasty we learn "Nothing is impossible to a willing mind." And it is from this saying that we can derive the upper principles of Shaolin Kempo. What sets Kempo apart from boxing, wrestling, and Sunday night football is an emphasis on centralization of body and mind, a concept understood by very few. Many people are quiet happy with only the surface value of Kempo taking its studies for reasons of physical health, self-defense, or a Monday night hobby. But for what level of imperfection will you settle for in yourself? If there is more to Kempo why not grasp it. Kempo tries to build a persons psychological persona as well as turning the ego self into the egoless self. The true Kempo is not a means of felling an opponent by force of hand or weapon, nor was it originally intended as a means of arms. Kempo calls for a bringing of inner peace to the self, and the universe around us. A master of Kempo is not only a master of self-defense, but a master of himself. In the end, the direction of Kempo was best described by Bruce Lee when he commented on his art of Jeet Kune Do; "To have no way as a way; To have no limitations as a limitation."

What's the Difference Between Kempo and Kenpo?

Nothing. Actually, the only difference is in the translation of the Kanji to its English form. The word Kempo and Kempo are both pronounced the same and both mean "Law of the Fist." When the Japanese Kanji for Kempo is brought into English, either a "m" or "n" is placed in the word. Its sorta like saying "Qi" or "Chi", "Gung" or "Kung." Generally though, the more "traditional" (lightly used) forms of Kempo use the "Kempo" form, while the more non- traditional or contemporary versions use "Kenpo." William K.S. Chow was the first person to use the term Kenpo to show his break from the Mitose family Kosho ryu kempo.

What Martial Arts Compose the Curriculum of Kempo?

In general, most systems of Kempo consists of 4 primary arts which can be seen in 95% of Kempo system in both Okinawian and Japanese systems of Kempo, and consist of primarily Chinese influences. 
-18 hands of Lo Han
-5 Animal Chuan Fa          
-White Crane Chin Na
-Wing Chun
-Ju-Jitsu

Other arts which can be found in Kempo schools include: 
-Thai-Boxing
-Kyokushin Karate
-Sanshou Wu-Shu
-Aikido or Aikijutsu
-Sumo
-Various weapon arts

Does Kempo Use Other Weapons Other Than Hands and Feet?

In Kempo schools, defenses against knives and clubs are seen from yellow belt and up, and are considered prime weapons in which to defend against. Kempo also teaches its students how to use weapons to increase there understanding of defense. Weapons that are taught are both Chinese and Japanese in variety and vary widely. Some schools of Kempo teach the 8' staff, while others teach Chain Whip, and sai. Weapon training often begins at the green belt level, although in some schools it is restricted to those of black belt level and higher. In most Kempo schools, the primary weapon skills taught are:
-Knife
-Stick(s)
-Half Staff (Jo)  
-6' Staff
-Sword
-Chain

Does Kempo Have Forms?

Many people think that because Kempo is a highly-directed "self-defense" art that it contains no kata or forms. This is very untrue. Kempo has many form with a notable characteristic of having both circular and linear movements as well as hard and soft techniques. Kempo forms are used to teach speed and coordination of strikes as well as movement, projections and immobilizations, and various principles of fighting. Many Kempo systems of Kempo utilized a numbering system for there kata, instead of refering them by name to make them simpler to remember. It is far easier to remember Kata #3 than Naihanci-dai. The American Kenpo system utilizes the terminoly of Long Form # and Short Form # for many of there kata (i.e. Long Form 1). In such systems, often in the advanced levels, the forms take on names, such as Dragon-Tiger Form, Statue of the White Crane,etc. Another interesting thing to note is the use of the Pinan forms in many systems as well as common Okinawian, Chinease, and or Japanese forms.

Similarities Between Kempo and Other Arts

Kempo and other martial arts have various simularities in technique and principle, primarily because of the diverse and eclectic background of Kempo. 
Tae Kwon Do and Kempo
Many of the aerial and spinning kicks of TKD have been brought to Kempo in the recent times often used primarily in "sparring situations." Certain jumping and spinning kicks where inherit in the Kempo system such as the Jumping Front, Side, Back and Roundhouse kicks, as well as spinning back, and crescent kicks. 
Karate and Kempo
Karate and Kempo share the closet similarities in techniques do to there similar backgrounds. It is believed by many that Karate has its origins as an offshoot of Kempo. 95% of all Karate techniques if not more can be found in the Kempo systems.
Jujutsu and Kempo
Many of Kempo's immobilization and projection techniques arrived from the Japanese Jujutsu. The various loin throws, shoulder and hip projections, as well as sweeps are a direct inheritance of Jujutsu, although Kempo does not contain as wide an array or extensively developed series of throws as Jujutsu.
Aikijutsu and Kempo
In the last few years, many Aikido and Aikijutsu techniques have found there way into the Kempo art, gracing the study of Chin na with new principles and ideas. The most common techniques are Shiho nage, Irimi nage, as well as en-no-irimi projections. 
Kung Fu and Kempo
Although Kempo was originally a "kung" style, it has over the years thrown away many of its Chinese aspects for a more Japanese "hard style" approach. Still, many soft techniques can still be seen in Kempo, primarily the five animal techniques, chin na, and weapon skills.

Kempo’s Speed Striking

An often interesting topic is Kempos "speed striking" techniques. The speed striking technique is primarily for building up the hand speed of the Kempo student which will eventually translate into combat effective speed of strikes in a confrontation. A good example of speed striking is seen throughout the move "The Perfect Weapon", and is a key training and fighting method. A Kempo student tries to build his reaction speed to a point where 10 or more strikes can be applied in a few seconds.

 

Coaches board

Alekbezade Faraj Vaqif
Judo coach for the  team

Tahirov Afqan Alekper
The club's representative on the
North-West region

Safarov Anar Kamil
The head coach of club
on the Brazilian Ju-jitsu

 


Huseynov Humbat Ruslan
The  coach of club on the Kempo

 

 

Vitse president of club

Mamedov  Rasul  Keramet 


"Qalxan"  

Director  of  the Center for Private Security
The İnternational referees
Kombat Cu-citsu 5 dan, Kakuto Cu - Citsu  4 dan

 

 

 

TYGA - World Martial Arts Federation / World Martial Arts Classes Olympiad / London 2012
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"TOGRUL"

The Founder of Combat Jiu-jitsu in Azerbaijan;
Representatif of All Japan Jiu-jitsu International Federation AJJIF; 
Representative of Internaitonal Kempo Federation IKF; 
Representative of Ko Ryu KJF and Kurodaiya in Azerbaijan; 
Participant and Winner of International Competitions;
Graduate of National Azerbaijan Academy of Physical Education; 
International Referee;

Honoured Trainer of Azerbaijan on Martial Arts

 Rauf Ibrahimov

 

Union of clubs
External

Borovlov Valera

Ukrayna,Kiev

Krishna Gopal

Holland,Amsterdam

Eminov Nurdin

Russia,Daqestan

 

Internal

Tahirov Afqan Alekper
Team in the north - west region of the branch
 

 

 

 

ATHLETES

Ibrahimli Togrul Rauf
  World champion (Qrapling)
London (2012)

Məmedov Eldar Rasul
Second in the World on Kempo
Sankt Peterburq (2011)

Rustamov Elvin
World champion of Kempo
Sankt Peterburq(2011)

 

Huseynov Humbat  Ruslan
Second in the World of Kempo/Turkish,Antaliya(2012)

 

Jabrayılov Rufat Ramin
World champion of  Kempo Turkish,Antaliya (2012)

Jamalov Kenan Rasim
World champion of  Kempo Turkish,Antaliya (2012) 

 

Safarov Anar  Kamil
Second in the World on Kempo  Turkish,Antaliya(2012)

Rasulzade Tural  Norik
World champion of  Kempo Turkish,Antaliya (2012) 

 

Gozalov Emin
World champion of  Kempo
Turkish, Antaliya (2012)
 

 
Aliyev Rashad Vaqif
The winner of International
tournament

 
Tahirov Afqan Alekper
The winner of  International
tournament\

 
Rzayev Tural Rza
The winner of  International
tournament

     

 

"KEMPO" The Second National Tournament

Teams participated in the tournament
"Togrul" HR, IS in MIA, Police Academy, Shamkir OIK, Hovsan OIK, Ganja IS in MIA, Ruslan HR, HR-Karabakh, Jui-Jitsu school in Brazil, Pirallahi OIK, M. Karadag region of the sport - health center,  Wushu-Sanda school. 120 spotsmen

Guests of Honour: Deputy Chief of Baku City Department of Youth and Sports Rashad Aliyev and also Gunduz  Veliyev- the President of the World Azebaijanians Patriots Union, the vice president of Non - Governmental Organizations fund Nasimi (Karabakhly) Hasanov
Media: Az TV - Sport in Azerbaijan channel

THE 9th WORLD "KEMPO" CHAMPIONSHIP / 26-28.04.2012 / Turkey, Antalya
National Tournament between youth and adults in 18.12.2011

The Open National Tournament between youth and adults was held on 18.12.2011. The tournament was attended by athletes from many regions of the country.In the competition held by the club athletes from "Togrul" sport club in the Russian Federation   tested their strength. The representative of the International Judo Federation  Gatalin Quida participated in the tournament as a guest of honor. Speaking at the opening of the tournament he mentioned the development of Kempo in a short time by "Togrul" by sports clubs. According to the results of the competition the athletes were awarded with a diploma and medal, the coaches and teachers staff were awarded with honorary diplomas. According to the results of the competition the winners will take part in the World Championship held in Antalya, Turkey in  23-29.04.2012. Our club is grateful to the Ministry of Sport and Youth and the Council of the Eastern martial arts both for moral and financial support of the athletes in the World Championship held in Antalya, Turkey in 23-29.04.2012.

SELF-DEFENSE

 

SELF-DEFENSE

 

1.      SELF-DEFENSE COMBAT
     In Self-Defense Combat a team is composed by 2 competitors, 1 attacker and 1 defender.
     - MALE teams  is composed strictly by two (2) members male , having the same age category.
     - FEMALE teams is composed strictly by two (2) members female , having the same age category.
     - MIXT teams is composed strictly by  two ( 2 )  members , one male and one female having the same age category.
     - In Self-Defense Combat there must be 70% of the performance in a reality way of fighting, 30% of the performance is allowed for show choreographic.

 2.      SELF-DEFENSE SPOR

is a team of 4 competitors, 3 attackers and 1 defender.
In the choreography of Self-Defense Sport there must be 50%  realistic fighting techniques and 50% of the performance must be show/choreographic. In simply words , 50% from decision will be for the realism and 50% for the show/acrobatic techniques/coreography .
     - All teams are composed strictly by four ( 4 ) members , from any sex category , from any age category starting from 16 years old.  All teams results is considered equal as the importance of performance as a SENIOR performance . 

Age Categories in SELF-DEFENSE
- Juniors : 16-18 (16,17) Female , 16-18 Male (16,17) , 16-18 (16,17) Mixt                                                                            - Youths : 18-20 (18,19) Female , 18-20 (18,19)  Male  , 18-20 (18,19) Mixt
- Seniors B : 20-37 Female , 20-37 Male , 20-37 Mixt                                                                      
- Seniors A ( Masters )  : +37 Female , +37 Male ,+37 Mixt                                                                   


Weapons used in “SELF-DEFENSE” divisions

The weapons used for the SELF-DEFENSE performances have to be real weapons ( not sharpened but made from iron / wood / metal and not from plastic or silicon,  NO  FIRE GUNS WEAPONS ARE ALLOWED !!! ) .
- Weapons within SELF-DEFENSE are for real defending or/real attacking . By knowing this , the soft weapons are not weapons in the acceptance of Traditional Kempo division , therefore it is not allowed to work with soft-weapons.

Weapon safety in “SELF-DEFENSE”

- Each weapon is in good shape and safe for the competitor, referees and audience.
- Before starting all Self-Defense competitions, the weapons will be checked by the referees.
- Each weapon which is not safe, will be taken out of competition, the competitor or team can stay in the competition, but has to use another weapon, safe provided and checked by a referee.
- Only the competitor is responsible for his (own) weapon, nobody else.
- Sharp weapons used in I.K.F. competitions, has to be covering with a safety cover when outside of the competition area.

 Presentation in  “SELF-DEFENSE”

- When the name of team is announced for the first time by the head referee, the team takes place in an area or on the chair(s) special destinated in the back of the Competition area.
- When the name of team is announced for the second time by the head referee, the team has to start their presentation followed by their SELF-DEFENSE performance . 
- The team walks in front of the head referee , salute to the head referee and speak out loud the next information for the jury : country name, number of the team . This information will be made very short , simply and very clear by the head of the team ( Example : Finland , Team 1 ) .
- The head referee gives a signal by a gong to the team to start their performance .
- The team walks to the point they have to start  their performance , salute again and  start when they are ready to do it . This is the moment when the counter-time will start .
- When the competitor or team is ready with their performance they salute the head referee again, and the head referee give’s for the second time a gong-signal. This is the moment when the counter-time will be stopped .
- All the competitors will wait , before and after their performance , outside  the competition area in a  decent manner .

Time limit of “SELF-DEFENSE” divisions .
- Each team must take care of the time limits of their performances which will be mandatory as follows :
     Self-Defense Combat (2 persons in a team ) , time limit : 2-4 minutes
     Self-Defense Sport (4 persons in a team ) , time limit : 3-5 minutes
- Less or more than this time limits will mean disqualification from that division. 

How to win in “SELF-DEFENSE”
- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees . 
- The competition in Self-Defense there will be always one team compete against another team.
- The winning team will go in the next round, the losing team is out of the competition.
- The last 4 teams will compete for place 1 to 4 in that competition.

Refereeing and Judgeing in ”SELF-DEFENSE”
- The refereeing system within the International Kempo Federation is by having 3-5 referees.
- The referee team is separate in 1 head referee and 2 or 4 site referees.
- In the semi-finals there are 3 referees of different countries.
- In the finals there are 3 or 5 referees depending by the organizer staff of the IKF .
- The decision will be taken directly by the referees as follows : the  side referees and the head referee will watch in the same direction and they will show the winner of them directly by their bleu or red stick,   at once at the sign of the head referee . 
- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees . 

How to create and how to perform a  “SELF-DEFENSE”  choreography ?!
- The coach and competitors must know the time will start to be counted from the salute for starting the performance until the salute for the ending the performance . 
- Each team must perform  strictly 4 scenarios (small street-fights scenarios ) .
- Each “scenario” will be performed in first  with slow-motion and immediately after in the real-speed  ( ex: first scenario slow-motion, first scenario real-speed, second scenario slow-motion, second scenario real-speed, and so on ) .
 - In each team in the FIRST 2 scenarios  , the attacker will attack strictly  by using no weapons and in the  LAST 2 scenarios he will attacks with weapons .
- In each team the defender will use always just empty-hands for his defend but he can also finish as his wish using the weapon took it from the attacker . The defender starts always without weapons .
 - Each team will  perform their  scenarios using Self-Defense techniques in a realistic but also in a show/choreographic manner .

Note :  „SCENARIO” means a small street-fight choreography based on Self-Defense applications . The way of working in this a scenario is like “ attack , counter-attack , attack , counter-attack ......and finalization .

Judging System  in “SELF-DEFENSE”
Scoring points are given for the following FIVE  PRINCIPLES :
Presentation:  The way of entering on  the Competition area , the martial attitude ,  the introduction , the salute , and the way they are closing the performance .
Slow-motion: The way the group show the application in slow motion. Are the applications good ? Are they hitting with their weapons on the right part of the body ? Is the technique good of all team members?
Normal speed: How is their performance in the normal speed ? It was good, it was to slow...? It was Focus in their techniques ???
Working together: How are the competitors in working together is this minus, normal or extra good in performance? Are they working like a real team, synchronizing their techniques, ....?
Choreography: How it was the choreography? It was realistic? It was realistic enough? It was   also attractive and spectacular having inside high standard and level of techniques?

Disqualification in “SELF-DEFENSE”
- If one team is not coming after de head referees call them by the microphone to compete, after 30 seconds follows disqualification.
- When a team stop the performance before the end, disqualification will follow.
- When an member of a team moves out of the competition area, the team will be disqualified.                                                                                                                                     

First team who has to compete

- The teams will compete in the order of their registrations . In this way the competitor or team who delayed sending registrations forms will be the first in starting the competition. The first registered competitors will compete in the end of division .

Weapon Self Defense


WEAPON SELF–DEFENSE

In  the  Weapon Self-Defense  division will be  a traditional fight „weapon vs. weapon” . The weapons used for the Self-Defense performances have to be real weapons ( not sharpened but made from iron / wood / metal and not from plastik or silicon ).Just traditional Martial Arts Weapons are allowed or traditional national weapons of somebody’s country . All weapons must be used in a very traditional manner and not in a very modern survival one . The Chairmen of Referees has the final decision in this case.

TEAMS in “WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE”
There are two ( 2 ) kinds of WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE teams  :
- MALE teams is composed by two (2) members male , having the same age category.
- FEMALE teams is composed by two (2) members female , having the same age category.

Age Categories in “WEAPON SELF_DEFENSE” 
- Juniors : 16-18 (16,17) Female , 16-18 Male (16,17) , 16-18 (16,17) Mixt
- Youths : 18-20 (18,19) Female , 18-20 (18,19)  Male  , 18-20 (18,19) Mixt
- Seniors B : 20-37 Female , 20-37 Male
- Seniors A ( Masters )  : +37 Female , +37 Male

Time limit of “WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE” divisions .
- Each team must take care of the time limits of their performances which will be mandatory as follows : 2-4 minutes .

Disqualification in “WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE”
- If one team is not coming after de head referees call them by the microphone to compete, after 30 seconds follows disqualification.
- When a team stop the performance before the end, disqualification will follow.
- When an member of a team moves out of the competition area, the team will be disqualified.
–When the performance is less or more than the time limit.

Presentation in  “WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE”
- When the name of team is announced for the first time by the head referee, the team takes place in an area or on the chair(s) special destinated in the back of the Competition area.
- When the name of team is announced for the second time by the head referee, the team has to start their presentation followed by their WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE performance . 
- The team walks in front of the head referee , salute to the head referee and speak out loud the next information for the jury : country name, number of the team . This information will be made very short , simply and very clear by the head of the team ( Example : Finland , Team 1 ) .
- The head referee gives a signal by a gong to the team to start their performance .
- The team walks to the point they have to start  their performance , salute again and  start when they are ready to do it . This is the moment when the counter-time will start .
- When the competitor or team is ready with their performance they salute the head referee again, and the head referee give’s for the second time a gong-signal. This is the moment when the counter-time will be stopped .
- All the competitors will wait , before and after their performance , outside  the competition area in a  decent manner . 

How to win in “WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE”
- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees . 
- The competition in Self-Defense there will be always one team compete against another team.
- The winning team will go in the next round, the losing team is out of the competition.
- The last 4 teams will compete for place 1 to 4 in that competition.

Refereeing and Judgeing in ”WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE”
- The refereeing system within the International Kempo Federation is by having 3-5 referees.
- The referee team is separate in 1 head referee and 2 or 4 site referees.
- In the semi-finals there are 3 referees of different countries.
- In the finals there are 3 or 5 referees depending by the organizer staff of the IKF .
- The decision will be taken directly by the referees as follows : the  side referees and the head referee will watch in the same direction and they will show the winner of them directly by their bleu or red stick,   at once at the sign of the head referee . 
- The decision will be taken by the majority of referees . 

How to create and how to perform a  “WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE”  
- Each team must take care of the time limit of their performances which will be mandatory between 2-4 minutes . Less or more than this limits will mean disqualification . 
- Each team must perform strictly 4 scenarios which must look as small traditional fights , using Weapon Self-Defense  techniques in a traditional but also in a  choreographic manner .

Each scenario will be performed in first  with slow-motion and immediately after in the real-speed  ( ex: first scenario slow-motion, first scenario real-speed, second scenario slow-motion, second scenario real-speed, and so on ) .
Note : In Weapon Self-Defense divisions a „scenario” means a traditional fight choreography based on  weapon self-defence applications . The way of working a scenario is like “ attack , counter-attack , attack , counter-attack ......and finalization .

Judging System  in “WEAPON SELF-DEFENSE”
Judgeing must use the following FIVE  PRINCIPLES :
Presentation:  The way of entering on  the Competition area , the martial attitude ,  the introduction , the salute , and the way they are closing the performance .
Slow-motion: The way the group show the application in slow motion. Are the applications good ? Are they hitting with their weapons on the right part of the body ? Is the technique good of all team members?
Normal speed: How is their performance in the normal speed ? It was good, it was to slow...? It was Focus in their techniques ???
Working together: How are the competitors in working together is this minus, normal or extra good in performance? Are they working like a real team, synchronizing their techniques, ....?
Choreography: How it was the choreography? It was realistic? It was realistic enough? It was   also attractive and spectacular having inside high standard and level of techniques?

First team who has to compete
- The teams will compete in the order of their registrations . In this way the competitor or team who delayed sending registrations forms will be the first in starting the competition. The first registered competitors will compete in the end of division .

Gladiator

 

KEMPO GLADIATOR
In  KEMPO GLADIATOR  division there will be a sport fighting using safe soft weapons as well as a specified protective equipment . 
KEMPO GLADIATOR  division will be judged like a sport fighting with points scored by judges.                                                                                                                                                

Age Categories in KEMPO GLADIATOR
- Juniors : 16-18 (16,17) Female , 16-18 Male (16,17) , 16-18 (16,17) Mixt
- Youths : 18-20 (18,19) Female , 18-20 (18,19)  Male  , 18-20 (18,19) Mixt
- Seniors B : 20-37 Female , 20-37 Male , 20-37 Mixt                                                                      
- Seniors A ( Masters )  : +37 Female , +37 Male ,+37 Mixt                                                                  

Techniques permitted in KEMPO GLADIATOR :
All techniques are permitted to the BODY , HEAD , HANDS and  LEGS .                            
There  must be not chaotic strikes and must be techniques who original belong to the traditional weapon like :                                                                                                                                
- Katana (long sword): hitting, poking, blocking, cutting and throwing.
- Wakizashi (sort sword): hitting, poking, blocking, cutting and throwing.
- Nunchaku: (chucks): hitting, poking, blocking and throwing.
- Ni-cho Tanbo (short sticks): hitting, poking, blocking.
- Tinbei (shield): hitting, poking, blocking.  
- Bo (long Stick): hitting, poking, blocking.  

Techniques not permitted in KEMPO GLADIATOR:
Poking in throat area, with any part of a safe soft weapon.

Points in KEMPO GLADIATOR:
- Every clear hit, poke, cut or permitted throwing technique : 1 point.
- It is considered a good technique a touchpointed technique , a technique who has   a turn/return traiectory to the permitted target .                                                                                 
- If the attacker break his weapon, the referee will give automatically to the attacker one minus (-1) point, because of the way of too hard hitting. The attacker is allowed to continue the fight with a new weapon.

Other rules in KEMPO GLADIATOR:
- Within throwing techniques, the throwing weapon must hit any place of the opponent to score a point.
- In case the throwing weapon is not hitting the body of the opponent, the competitor who was throwing will lose one point (-1).
- In case the throwing competitor use more than two weapons and lost a weapon by throwing, he can (must) go on with one weapon left. In this case the referee will not stop the fight, and the throwing competitor will not lose one point. After one of the competitors score a point, the competitor who was lost his weapon, can take his weapon again and continue the game again with two weapons.
- In Kempo Gladiator the weapons who can be throw are just : Nunchaku, Sai, Suruchin .

Gender Categories  in KEMPO GLADIATOR:
- MALE
- FEMALE

How to win in KEMPO GLADIATOR:
- By decision
- By abandon
- Anytime during the fight when one of the competitors gets a total of  five ( 5 )  points .

Protective equipment in KEMPO GLADIATOR:

- Groin protection for men and chest protection for women , just under the clothes.
- Headgear mandatory  with closed plastic mask in front of the face                                             
- Red/Blue belts depending by the corner.

Fighting time in KEMPO GLADIATOR :
- Fighting time : 1 round x 3 minutes .                                                                                       
- In case of a draw there will be an extra round until one of competitors will get a point .  In the extra round the first one who get a point will be the winner .

Refereeing and Judgment in KEMPO GLADIATOR :

- 1 REFEREE (central referee with judge’s rights) + 2 JUDGES (on aside to the fighting area).
- The referee will stop the fight after every action whenever he considers somebody must be pointed.
- After decision of the referees , the central referee will shout to the table judge (score judge) the number of points earned and the color of the competitor scored (ex.: Red, 1 point!) and will show with one hand (competitor colored) the competitor scored and with the same hand the number of points given, overhead. The referee has to ensure that the score-judge scored the points to the score-table.
- The referee will stop the fight after every action, and shout STOP, whenever he consider somebody must be pointed. The Central Referee will ask the side judges for their opinion, by the word POINTS. The judges and the Referee will show the score (red/blue) in the same time the Central Referee shouts POINTS.
- The judges could ask for the attention during the fight of the referee, by knocking with their 2 color wooden red and blue signs. After this signal the referee could stop the fight, by STOP and shout POINTS to see the score. He also will show his opinion in this case (red/blue). If the referee considers that there was no scored action involved, he will let the action continue and signal with his hands NO SCORE.
- If there will be a majority decision (ex: 2 from 3 judges) the referee will score points and he will show this decision to the main table in order to be noted there. If the ring referee decides that, he could consult the judges about a score decision and ask for the decision again.
- After decision the referee will shout to the table judge (score judge) the number of points earned and the color of the competitor scored (ex.: Red, 1 point!) and will show with one hand (competitor colored) the competitor scored and with the same hand the number of points given, overhead. The referee has to ensure that the score-judge scored the points to the score-table.
- In case of a broken weapon by hitting the opponent, the fighter of the broken weapon will receive –1 point. If the same competitor (in the same fight) will do it again he will be disqualified. So in conclusion for repeated broken weapon the author will receive, –1 point, disqualification. The same procedure will be applied for very hard strikes, without any control of them.
- For any illegal techniques and for stepping out of the fighting area (just if the competitor is trying to escape by the opponent attacks ) the fighter will receive: warning , warning , minus 1 point, disqualification.
- Warnings will be given by the central referee without consulting the side judges. He will show with one hand (competitor color) to the competitor who earned the warning. The referee has to ensure that the score-judge scored the warnings to the score-table.
- Penalty -1 point will be scored as +1 point on the opponent score table
- The score for STEPPING OUT will be kept in separately counter on the score table for each competitor.
- The score for OTHER FOULS will be kept in separately counter on the score table for each competitor.

THE 8th WORLD KEMPO CHAMPIONSHIP / 22-27.05.2011 / Saint Petersburg, Russia
The 8th World Championship on Kempo (IKF) was held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

The 8th  World Championship on Kempo (IKF) was held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on 21.05.2011 - 28.05.2011.The athletes of Togrul sport club represented Azerbaijan in the competition. From 3 sportsmen participating in the tournament among men 80 kg weight category  (grappling and fighting version) Rustamov Elvin took the 1st place, among the 14-16 age group (fighting version)  in the 55 kg weight category Eldar Mamedov took th 2nd place. In the men's 70 kg weight category, competing Abdullayev Hikmet (fighting version) took the 4th  place.

SƏRBƏST DÖYÜŞ NÖVLƏRİ ÜZRƏ BAKI BİRİNCİLİYİ / 01.05.2011
First in Azerbaijan the Nationwide tournament on Kempo first clubs was held.

First in Azerbaijan the  Nationwide  tournament on Kempo first clubs was held on 17. 04.2011. In the tournament about 210 athletes from Kazakh, Tovuz, Shamkir, Ganja, Barda, Ujar, Sheki, Karadag, Sumgait, Baku, several clubs from Baku (Togrul SC, Dostluq, Gray Oguz, Shahin SC, Galkhan STM, Dynamo SC, RSS IK, Ocean-R, Ruslan ISM, Hovsan OIK) participated.  The competition was held with the approval of the  Ministry of Youth and Sports and  the Council of  Eastern Martial Arts. The competition  was organized jointly with the center of personal security Galkhan and Togrul sport club. The goal is to develop and widely promote the martial arts in Azerbaijan and  to develop Kempo to the Federation level.

THE FIRST NATİONAL "KEMPO" TOURNAMENT / 17.04.2009
First in Azerbaijan Combat - Ju-Jitsu International tournament and Seminar was held.

On 23.11.2010 - 24.11.2010 first in Azerbaijan Combat - Ju-Jitsu International tournament and Seminar was held. The competition was held with the approval of the  Ministry of Youth and Sports and  the Council of  Eastern Martial Arts. For the holding  International seminar, the President of the Europe Ko Ryu Ju-Jitsu Federation, the 10 black belt Krishna Gopal, and the founder of the Kodokan Shin Rew school in Russian, the 7 black belt Tair Narimanov have been invited . Before the competition the seminar on skill was held. The masters invited from foreign countries and the Azerbaijan  masters as well showed their skills. The president of International Kempo Federation the 5 Black Belt   Amato Zakhariya also demonstrated his skills. 152 athletes consisting of the representatives of six countries participated in the international tournament (Russia, Bangladesh, Turkey, Iran, Romania, Azerbaijan). "Togrul" sport club athletes  because of high score took the first place in the competition as  a team. In the grand opening of the competition  Ismail Ismailov, the Deputy of the Minister of the Youth and Sports stated in his speech the state care of sport in Azerbaijan. Then he congratulated the athletes and wished them the best. The of the International Kempo Federation  the 5 black belt Kempo master Professor Amato Zaxariya submitted the document about the president of Togrul sport club president, the 7 black belt  master on Jui-Jitsu Rauf Ibrahimov being the authorized representative of the International Kempo Federation in Azerbaijan and  wished success in the development  and propaganda of  martial art.  Taking part in the competition, the guests of honour wished the success to the management of the club. The competition was held in "ABU" Arena sports complex and  was broadcasted live on  Sport Azerbaijan channel.

TOURNAMENT devoted to the 60th anniversary of the Sumgayit city was held.

On 15.11.2009 the National tournament on Kombat Ju – Jitsu on the 60th anniversary of the city of Sumgait was held. 105 athletes from 9 clubs participated in the national tournament.The competition was organized by Togrul sport club.The athletes from different regions of the Republic tested their strength in this competition. The representatives of the Department of Youth and Sports of Sumgayit city of Azerbaijan, intellectual people of Sumgayit and Sumgayit Association Of Civil War Veterans took part there.

TOURNAMENT devoted to the 60th anniversary of the Sumgayit city was held. 15.11.2009
The 6th World "Kempo" Championship / 28.10.2009 - BUCHAREST ROMANIA
The National Tournament on Combat Jui-Jitsu dedicated to the 85 anniversary of Heydar Aliyev was held in Zagatala.

On 09. 05 2009 the National Tournament  on Combat Jui-Jitsu dedicated to the 85 anniversary of Heydar Aliyev was held in Zagatala, one of the most beautiful places of Azerbaijan. The participants visited the statue of the great leader and took a memorable photos.The intellectual leaders of the region and  the Youth and Sports Department of the region participated in the tournament. 8 teams consisting of 105 athletes tested their strength in the tournament.

 

THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT ON COMBAT JUI-JITSU DEDICATED TO THE 85 ANNIVERSARY OF HEYDAR ALIYEV WAS HELD IN ZAGATALA. 05.08.2009