Registration will close on July 19th at 11:59 pm.

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Martial Arts

Online RegistrationComplete Event Details

General Information

DATE: Saturday, July 25, 2020

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

SITE: Graduate Hotel, 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                                                                                                                     

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)

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

Competition Format and Rules


Age determined as of July 25, 2020.

Maximum of 3 events per participant.

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

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.



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

$40 per participant until July 19
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 in the 2020 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

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

Athlete Packets

Due to COVID-19, all athlete packets will be shipped. A shipping fee of $5 (Individuals) or $15 (Teams) will be added upon checkout. Packets include athlete shirt and one free Arby’s sandwich certificate per person. Athletes will receive their packet prior to competition.

The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Karate Director Brian Gorman at

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or

Event Sponsor

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Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504