Karate

ISF World Schools Combat Games

    Karate (空手)is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts (called te (手), "hand"; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese Kung Fu, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands and palm-heel strikes. Historically, and in some modern styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints and vital-point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka (空手家).

    Registered countries

     

    Nr.Name of the countryKumite boysKumite girlsKata boysKata girls
    1   Brazil
    2   China
    3   Chinese Taipei
    4   Croatia
    5   Hungary
    6   Peru
    7   Ukraine
    8   United States of America
    County total:7657

    Sport disciplines and weight categories

     

    SportsCategoryGenderYear of birthNumber of players per teamWeight category
    Karate KumiteSelectedBoys2002-2003-2004Min: 1 – Max: 5-55kg
    -61kg
    -68kg
    -76kg
    +76kg
    SelectedGirls2002-2003-2004Min: 1 – Max: 4-48kg
    -53kg
    -59kg
    +59kg
    Karate KataSelectedBoys’ Kata2002-2003-2004Min: 1 – Max: 3 

     

    SelectedGirls’ Kata2002-2003-2004Min: 1 – Max: 3

     

     

    Composition of a team in karate

    Each student may compete in one kumite event and one kata event

    Maximum number of karatekas: 15

    Maximum number of coaches: 4

    International referee per delegation: 1 (compulsory)

    Divided as follows:

    Boys’ kumite: max 1 karateka per weight category; 1 coach

    Girls’ kumite: max 1 karateka per weight category; 1 coach

    Boys’ kata: max 3 karatekas; 1 coach (if at least one of the karatekas did not compete in kumite)

    Girls’ kata: max 3 karatekas; 1 coach (if at least one of the karatekas did not compete in kumite)

    Rules

    Rules: WKF rules.

     

    Sport equipment

    In general, according to the sport rules of each international sport federations.

     

    Sport Schedule

    Provisional sport schedule based on the nominations will be published later.

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