Kata events are all multiple round single elimination competitions. Competitors are paired off for each round. From each pair, one person may advance to the next round. It is also possible for both competitors to be disqualified if both make serious mistakes. One competitor is assigned red and other is assigned white. Depending upon time limitation for the event, the competitors may perform simultaneously, or the white competitor will perform first. Both competitors should enter the competition area when called up. They should then bow to each other. They should also bow to the judges both before and after their performance. They should stand quietly and respectfully when not performing. The officiating team will have 3 judges. They will each raise a red or white flag to indicate the winner. They will raise both flags crossed to indicate that both competitors should been disqualified. The result of the round is the ruling of the majority of judges. The competitors should again bow to each other after the judgment and leave the competition floor. A competitor may be passed through the first round to create the proper number of competitor pairs. They may also be passed through a round if their prospective opponent was disqualified. This process continues until only two competitors remain undefeated. The final round puts these two against each other for 1st and 2nd place. The losers from the previous round face each other for 3rd and 4th place.