Friday, 24 August 2007

8th Asian Karetedo Federation Senior Championship

An exciting world class karatedo competition called the 8th AKF Senior Championships will be held on the 24th - 26th August 2007 at the Nilai Indoor Stadium* (near Nilai International College).

On the first day, Malaysia won 2 gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronzes. There will be 3 fights simultaneously from 9am to 6pm. My medical team will be in the middle of the three competition mats. We have to observe in 3 smaller teams to ensure that we see the way the athletes fight so that we can gauge the severity of injury even before we examine the athlete.

For the sparring (kumite) competition, each bout lasts for 3 minutes between the Red (Aka) and Blue (Ao) athlete. If there is a draw, there will be another minute of competition with sudden death score. The skills performance (kata) competition will be a show of finesse of the various skills perfected by the athlete.

*Getting there: (A map of the destination is not available)
Take the KL-Seremban Highway (North-South Highway), exit Nilai (Exit 215). After the toll gate go straight and hit a T-junction, turn right go straight until you reach a roundabout. Take the 3 o'clock turn and go straight to pass through an empty area, housing area and you will see the huge red colour building on your right i.e Nilai Indoor Stadium.

Important links you need to know:
Competition Schedule
WKF Rules & Regulations

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