2024 Registration now open!


Martial Arts


Online Registration

Event Sponsors

Quick Links

General Information

DATE: July 20, 2024

Referee meeting: 9:30 a.m.
Competition begins: 10 a.m.

SITE: Southeast Community College, 8800 O St, Lincoln  – View Map

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.


Event Name   

KUMITE (Sparring)
Boys 5-7 Years
Girls 5-7 Years
Boys 8-9 Years (Novice)
Boys 8-9 Years (Advanced)
Girls 8-9 Years (Novice)
Girls 8-9 Years (Advanced)
Girls 10-11 Years (Novice)
Girls 10-11 Years (Advanced)
Boys 10-11 Years (Novice)
Boys 10-11 Years (Advanced)
Boys 12-13 Years (Novice)
Boys 12-13 Years (Advanced)
Girls 12-13 Years (Novice)
Girls 12-13 Years (Advanced)
Boys 14-16 Years (Novice)
Boys 14-16 Years (Advanced)
Girls 14-16 Years (Novice)
Girls 14-16 Years (Advanced)
Girls 17-18 Years (Novice)
Girls 17-18 Years (Advanced)
Boys 17-18 Years (Novice)
Boys 17-18 Years (Advanced)
Men White/Yellow/Orange Belt
Men Green/Blue Belt
Men Brown/Red Belt
Men Black Belt (1st Degree)
Men Black Belt (2nd Degree)
Men Black Belt (3rd Degree)
Men Black Belt (4th Degree & Above)
Senior Men 35-44 Years (Novice)
Senior Men 35-44 Years (Brown Belt)
Senior Men 35-44 Years (Black Belt)
Masters Men 45 & Over (Novice)
Masters Men 45 & Over (Brown/Black Belt)
Women Novice
Women Red/Brown Belt
Women Black Belt
Senior Women 35 & Over (Novice)
Senior Women 35 & Over (Brown/Black Belt)

KATA (Forms)
5-7 Years (Novice)
5-7 Years (Advanced)
8-9 Years (Novice)
8-9 Years (Advanced)
10-11 Years (Novice)
10-11 Years (Advanced)
12-13 Years (Novice)
12-13 Years (Advanced)
14-16 Years (Novice)
14-16 Years (Advanced)
Adult White/Yellow/Orange Belt
Adult Green/Blue Belt
Adult Brown/Red Belt
Adult Black Belt (1st Degree)
Adult Black Belt (2nd Degree)
Adult Black Belt (3rd Degree & Above)
Senior 35-44 Years (Novice)
Senior 35-44 Years (Brown/Black Belt)
Masters 45 & Over (Novice)
Masters 45 & Over (Brown/Black Belt)
Physically Challenged 15 & Under
Physically Challenged 16 & Over

KATA (Weapons)
6-9 Years (Novice)
6-9 Years (Advanced)
10-12 Years (Novice)
10-12 Years (Advanced)
13-15 Years (Novice)
13-15 Years (Advanced)
16-18 Years (Novice)
16-18 Years (Advanced)
Adult Novice
Adult Brown Belt
Adult Black Belt
Physically Challenged 15 & Under
Physically Challenged 16 & Over

Competition Format and Rules


Age determined as of July 20, 2024.

Maximum of 3 events per participant.

Advanced divisions include brown and black belts. Novice divisions are for those below the brown belt level.

Kumite (Sparring) matches will be two-minute three point matches for below black belt. Black belts will be three-minute or five points.

Divisions will be double-elimination.

Weight divisions will be based on the number of athletes in each division. The director reserves the right to combine or add divisions/weight classes based on the number of entries.



Sparring will be light contact. All techniques must be focused and controlled. One point will be awarded for all legal techniques. Controlled closed and open hand techniques are allowed. Grabbing must be followed immediately by a legal technique. Kicks must score with the foot, no knees or shins. Low kicks and leg kicks are not allowed. Throwing is not allowed, but sweeping with the bottom of the foot is allowed. Contestants may score with a legal technique from the ground or on a down opponent if done immediately. Legal target area is headgear (no neck or throat) and the mass of the body above the belt including the kidney area, but not the spine or upper back/shoulders. Adult divisions may score with controlled techniques to the face. Foam head gear, foam hand gear, foam footgear, protective cups (for males) and mouthpieces are mandatory in Kumite. Leather covered or leather-like covered hand gear and foot gear will not be allowed. Sparring Shoes are not allowed. Karate director has the final decision on safety equipment. A limited supply of head, hand and foot gear will be available for use by those not having their own.

Traditional Kata (Forms) will be judged on a 10-point scale. No musical Kata, unless performed as a demonstration Kata. Contact Karate director Brian Gorman to arrange demonstration programs.

Weapons Kata (Forms) will also be judged on a 10-point scale. Weapons need to be of a traditional style. NO FOAM, NO GLITTER, NO DESIGNER TAPE. Blades need to be covered or dull. No sharpened edges allowed.

Center judges will be assigned based on experience. Coaches cannot call time out. Excessive contact or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Any issues that any competitor may have that cannot be addressed by the sport director or assistant directors will be referred to the CSG staff. All competitors will remain with their respective event group until the event is over. Any competitor who departs without permission will forfeit any medal won for that particular event.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

NEW THIS YEAR! Updated Registration Software!

  • Visit your sport-specific webpage to find the registration link.
  • Fill out a separate form for each participant and sport you are registering for.

PRICING DEADLINES:$40 for first event until July 2 (no FREE shirt)

Additional events – $10

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:  Competition and Summer Fun Freebies (coming soon) courtesy of our sponsors.

SHIRT SHIPPING: Athletes who register by June 19 will have their shirt shipped to the address they provide. Upgrade and additional shirts will be available to purchase during registration. There is no packet pickup—information or items needed for competition will be provided onsite or online according to instructions emailed to athletes.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Karate Director Brian Gorman at brianwg70@hotmail.com.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.


Thank You to our platinum sponsors

Powered By

Official Member of the


Phone: 402-471-2544

Mailing address: 
PO Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
7620 N 70th
Lincoln, NE 68517