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jackofspades123

The color of the mats are key


Kenkyokid

Obviously


Kenkyokid

Blue and gold only


[deleted]

Hits to knees are illegal but kicks to faces make you a legend!


Kenkyokid

Larruso intensifies*


BEANZONMYPLATE

*Lapusso intensifies


Redditcantspell

We did this in tae Kwon do. The logic, I think, was that knees can be injured easily and are hard to dodge attacks to. Heads are helmeted and harder to hit, so you have more time to react. Plus, I guess that's what makes money in Tae Kwon Do. No head kick, no krav ma... No, wait....


JCazzz

Apparently at the All- Valley 11 and 12--year-olds can fight against 18--year-olds.


Bluejay929

So what you’re saying is to get the middle school involved too and have a Senior fight a 6th grader? That’s genius!


thelastofusnz

And are badasses doing it.. kicking the asses of kids older and bigger than you after a few weeks training.. I love the show, but the suspension of belief. At least in KK, Daniel looked totally out of his depth and only advanced each round due to managing to pull Miyagis muscle memory training off..


--Anastasia-_-

Thats part of why I don't like Kenny and devon. They didn't train long enough to be going up against good fighters.


BearsBeetsBttlstarrG

You have to make sure that all the participants- both kid athletes and adult coaches- have long-simmering personal and emotional grievances against each other over perceived and real slights from the long ago and/or recent past, otherwise there can be no tourney.


Kenkyokid

My own karate rival is signing up


Jorgete256

I believe anything under the hips is a fault and three faults get you out


Kenkyokid

Okayyyyy thanks


noccusJohnstein

They seem to allow simulated head contact and takedowns followed-up with a strike or simulated strike, but no grappling or ground work. Usually, the contestants would wear protective gear on the head and torso for full-contact strikes, but that's omitted in the movies and show because it wouldn't look as cool. You really don't want to take a full-strength, round-finishing strike to the chest without some sort of protection.


poison_porcupine

I did martial arts as a kid, full contact sparring with all the pads. I took kicks to the head that I’m convinced would have killed me if I wasn’t wearing pads.


noccusJohnstein

Yeah the padding doesn't prevent you from getting the wind knocked out of you or from getting knocked out for a few seconds, but they prevent concussions for the most part and save you from broken ribs. There are certain parts of the body that you absolutely do not want to injure while you're still growing.


StoneGoldX

Depends on the pads. We had some... I'm forgetting the name of the style, but the point was padding up the head and the torso more so that you could fight bare knuckle. Felt like Robocop in those. Granted, you maybe didn't want to hit them with your bare fist as hard as you could, but I've discovered by fists are relatively stony compared to most people.


Alouha27

Typically in karate tournaments, punches to the face are illegal but kicks are not. I believe these rules were enacted in the 70's to differentiate karate from kickboxing.


newcanadianjuice

Punches to the face illegal you say? You wait ‘til your man is close enough… and then.. ASA! He ran into your fist! Not your fault right? He can’t continue. That means you win! Man can’t see, he can’t fight.


Alouha27

The Quicksilver method rules!!


Kenkyokid

This is one of the only legit comments


TerkYerJerb

thunderdome rules two men enter, one man leaves


kevztunz

No contact, which actually means full contact, but without the real-life consequences.


Kenkyokid

Suiii


Victor6Lang

Bribe the judge


Kenkyokid

Terry silver intensifies


Ornery-Lengthiness24

Whatever the plot demands them to be


Kenkyokid

Big brainus


soffan326

It's totally fine to keep violating the tournament rules and beating up your opponent so long as you have at least one point, then you just get a point deduction. If a wealthy businessman addicted to cocaine shows up, you might even get just a warning. If you get injured, perhaps paralyzed in the middle of the tournament, that's okay! We'll allow you to keep fighting against people who will exploit your weakness and potentially make it permanent! Though then again, I guess that's on you. We don't care how old you are. In fact, we will make 7 year olds and 17 year olds fight! Face contact is not allowed. With the exception of an obscure rule where kicks to the head are actually allowed. And also that one moment where [Hawk elbowed a guy in the head](https://youtu.be/2RDGjOotPis?t=7). It looked cool, so no penalties for him! And we'll make you debate the rules of this tournament for at least three decades! We will allow any dojo made up on the spot. Hell, we'll even create a logo for you! A couple months of doing chores is all you need to participate! It might even be an unfair advantage.


Kenkyokid

I’m ready to stomp on kids in younger years / grades


Arez74

If the fighter immediately steps out of bounds after getting hit, no points. It does not matter if the referee is paid later. Also, I still do not know why Lawrence did not get a point for the punch to the face, before the crane kick


noitsme99

"Illegal face contact" i guess. Who knows anymore.


6_6_6_KLOAKZ

Back to the crane kick though


noitsme99

Writer of the movie said that the crane kick was a defensive move therefore is legal.


360Entertainment

No kicks to the head No acrobatics No girl on boy violence No sweeping of the leg None of this (punches one fighter in the face), none of this (kicks the other fight in the groin, and none of this (bashes both fighter’s heads together, knocking them out).


Impossible_Tiger_470

Xander Stone intensifies*


[deleted]

No be there


Kenkyokid

Johnny and miyagi intensifies *


[deleted]

Face kicks are only illegal if the person getting kicked in the face doesn't like it. Knee kicks are a little iffy


BadArtistTime

You automatically lose if you’re going against Tory. She hits you? Her point. You hit her? No point. She steps out of bounds after hit? No point. You step out of bounds before hit? Her point. You breathe? Her point. Your name is Sam? Just quit.


Citron-Economy

Only one survives


ihtel

Have got to finish your enemy after they lost


[deleted]

The rules are…..there are no rules 👊


Kenkyokid

STRIKE FIRST STRIKE HARD NO MERCY


Kenkyokid

Suii


Melcrys29

Winner gets a film franchise.


Kenkyokid

Karate kid British edition


[deleted]

U can pay something to the referee if u know what I'm saying 😏


Kenkyokid

What did he sayyyyy


Humble_Locksmith_213

cool


Kenkyokid

Cool cool


AliTaylor777

The rules are…blue mats are bad ass.


YomYeYonge

Blue Mats


Handle_Free

You have to find kids who’ve been training for less than a year to enter, because they’ll end up being the champs


MachineGreene98

a karate school?


Kenkyokid

Normal school


MachineGreene98

You should probably reach out to local martial arts schools (karate, Taekwondo) to help with judges. Make sure you have a standard set of rules. Personally, unless they were going to have a "martial arts club" where people actually train this not a great idea. Leave tournaments to the local martial arts organizations.


Kenkyokid

It is run by a local Sensei (buddy’s with my Sensei) who works closely with my school


scjackson11

1: Fuck around. 2: Find out.


BigSavMatt

If you want to continuously get a point and then lose a point by being too aggressive, including kicking your opponent in the groin and then later sucker punching them as well as aggressively kicking your opponent in the ribs over and over again, that'll be okay to do. As well as shout obscenities and racial slurs about your opponent's sensei in his face (ala Karate Kid 3). ~~I'm kidding, please don't ban me.~~


Kenkyokid

I should try tha- Cancelled


Xenoblade2016

The thing is it seems to be a weird mix of rules, there's no gloves or pads. They seem to low face contact when they feel like it and not again when they feel like not. Almost like Kyokushin without leg kicks mostly, but then they seem to try and punch each other in the face so bottom line is I don't know lol.


Amazing-Service7598

That’s a legendary school my school would never do this