To whom it may concern,
I am first and foremost a karate enthusiast and a fan of your organization. I have been following your events and activities for a long time and I admire the dedication and passion for promoting karate as a martial art and a sport.
I am writing to you to propose some changes to your rules and regulations that I believe will improve the quality and safety of your competitions. These changes are based on my observations and feedback from other karate practitioners and spectators. They are as follows:
Remove the entire ground game aspect. Karate is a striking art that focuses on standing techniques, such as punches, kicks, and blocks. Allowing ground fighting along with throws, deviates from the essence and spirit of karate. It also increases the risk of injuries and accidents, as the fighters may not be trained or skilled in ground fighting. Removing the ground game aspect will make the matches more exciting and authentic, as the fighters will have to rely on their karate skills and strategies.
Introduce standing 10 count for any fighter that is knocked down from a strike landed. This rule will add more drama and suspense to the matches, as the fighters will have to show their resilience and determination to continue. It will also prevent premature stoppages and controversies, as the referee will have a clear and objective criterion to determine the winner. A standing 10 count will also encourage the fighters to use more powerful and effective strikes, rather than relying on volume and speed.
Remove the non functional pit design. The current design of the pit, which is a square platform surrounded by a slanted wall, is not conducive to karate matches. Fighters consistently get backed up and slip backwards onto the wall and essentially become trapped and NOT considered grounded still which usually forces them to have to slide down the wall to the floor to become downed. This creates confusion and frustration for both the fighters and the spectators, as the wall interferes with the natural flow and movement of the fight. Removing the wall and replacing it with a standard ring ropes or cage will make the matches more fair and consistent, as the fighters will have more space and freedom to maneuver and showcase their skills.
Enforce the fouls more. Karate is a martial art that values respect, honor, and discipline. Enforcing the fouls more will deter the fighters from using such methods and will ensure the safety and integrity of the matches. It will also uphold the reputation and image of karate as a noble and respectful art.
I hope that you will consider my suggestions and implement them in your future events. I believe that these changes will make your organization more appealing and attractive to karate fans and practitioners, as well as to the general public. They will also enhance the quality and safety of your competitions, as well as the performance and satisfaction of your fighters.
Thank you for your time and attention. I appreciate your work and efforts in promoting and developing karate as a martial art and a sport. I look forward to hearing from you and to seeing your events.