A scorable point (有効打突, yūkō-datotsu?) in a kendo competition (tai-kai) is defined as an accurate strike or thrust made onto a datotsu-bui of the opponent's kendo-gu with the shinai making contact at its datotsu-bu, the competitor displaying high spirits, correct posture and followed by zanshin.
Datotsu-bui or point scoring targets in kendo are defined as:
- Men-bu, the top or sides of the head protector (sho-men and sayu-men).
- Kote-bu, a padded area of the right or left wrist protector (migi-kote and hidari-kote).
- Do-bu, an area of the right or left side of the armour that protects the torso (migi-do and hidari-do).
- Tsuki-bu, an area of the head protector in front of the throat (tsuki-dare).
Datotsu-bu of the 'shinai' is the forward, or blade side (jin-bu) of the top third (monouchi) of the shinai.
Zanshin (残心?), or continuation of awareness, must be present and shown throughout the execution of the strike, and the kendōka must be mentally and physically ready to attack again.
In competition, there are usually three referees (審判, shinpan?). Each referee holds a red flag and a white flag in opposing hands. To award a point, a referee raises the flag corresponding to the colour of the ribbon worn by the scoring competitor. Usually at least two referees must agree for a point to be awarded. The match continues until a pronouncement of the point that has been scored.
Kendo competitions are usually a three point match. The first competitor to score two points, therefore wins the match. If the time limit is reached and only one competitor has a point, that competitor wins.
In the case of a tie, there are several options:
- Hiki-wake (引き分け?): The match is declared a draw.
- Enchō (延長?): The match is continued until either competitor scores a point.
- Hantei (判定?): The victor is decided by the referees. The three referees vote for victor by each raising one of their respective flags simultaneously.
Read more about this topic: Kendo
Other articles related to "competition, competitions":
... During early 2008 Triple J launched the biggest unearthed competition ever, the 'Unearthed High' competition ... This new competition, run parallel to the existent internet based Unearthed competition required high school aged bands to submit original work ... the format of the way we write." The 2009 competition was won by Howl, a 6 piece band with their song "Blackout" ...
... The competition begins in July ... The Tri Nations opens after the completion of the Super Rugby competition for the year because players from the SANZAR countries are involved in both ...
... is OotM), is a creative problem-solving competition involving students from kindergarten through college ... Long Term problem) and present their solution to the problem at a competition ... to a problem they have not seen before this is the spontaneous competition ...
... Individual events is a type of speech competition characterized by individuals competing in a variety of different events ... Organized competition takes place both on the high school and collegiate level ... Speech and Debate competitions are subsets of Forensics competition ...
... spread out over several months, and the gymnastics competition was no different ... a combination of the gymnastic triathlon competition and the athletics triathlon ... The team competition was a combination of individual scores from the individual all-around ...
Famous quotes containing the word competition:
“Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.”
—Mario Puzo (b. 1920)
“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945)
“Playing games with agreed upon rules helps children learn to live by rules, establish the delicate balance between competition and cooperation, between fair play and justice and exploitation and abuse of these for personal gain. It helps them learn to manage the warmth of winning and the hurt of losing; it helps them to believe that there will be another chance to win the next time.”
—James P. Comer (20th century)