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Karate World Championships

The WKF Karate World Championships also known as the World Karate Championships; are the highest level of competition for Karate.[1][2][3][4][5] The competition is held in a different city every two years.[6] The most recent events include Madrid in 2002; Monterrey in 2004; Tampere in 2006; Tokyo in 2008, and Belgrade in 2010.[7][8] The competition was initially riddled with controversy regarding Karate stylists and the ruleset.[9] [10][11][12]

In 1984 women were first allowed to compete in competitions.[13]

Competition and events


Kumite Rule

The result of a bout is determined by a contestant obtaining a clear lead of eight points, or at time-up, having the highest number of points, obtaining a decision (HANTEI), or by a Accumulation of PROHIBITED BEHAVIOURs, imposed against a contestant.


  • IPPON(Three points)
    • Jodan kicks(High kicks)
    • Any scoring technique delivered on a thrown or fallen opponent
  • WAZA-ARI(Two points)
    • Chudan kicks(Middle kicks)
  • YUKO(One point)
    • Tsuki(Punch)
    • Uchi(Strike)


    • CATEGORY 1
      • Techniques which make excessive contact, having regard to the scoring area attacked, and techniques which make contact with the throat.
      • Attacks to the arms or legs, groin, joints, or instep.
      • Attacks to the face with open hand techniques.
      • Dangerous or forbidden throwing techniques.
    • CATEGORY 2
      • Feigning, or exaggerating injury.
      • Exit from the competition area (JOGAI) not caused by the opponent.
      • Self-endangerment by indulging in behaviour, which exposes the contestant to injury by the opponent, or failing to take adequate measures for self-protection, (MUBOBI).
      • Avoiding combat as a means of preventing the opponent having the opportunity to score.
      • Passivity – not attempting to engage in combat. (Cannot be given after less than the last 10 seconds of the match.)
      • Clinching, wrestling, pushing, or standing chest to chest without attempting a a scoring technique or takedown.
      • Grabbing the opponent with both hands for any other reasons than executing a takedown upon catching the opponents kicking leg.
      • Grabbing the opponents arm or karategi with one hand without immediately attempting a scoring technique or takedown.
      • Techniques, which by their nature, cannot be controlled for the safety of the opponent and dangerous and uncontrolled attacks.
      • Simulated attacks with the head, knees, or elbows.
      • Talking to, or goading the opponent, failing to obey the orders of the


  • CHUKOKU: CHUKOKU is imposed for the first instance of a minor infraction for the applicable category.
  • KEIKOKU: KEIKOKU is imposed for the second instance of a minor infraction for that category, or for infractions not sufficiently serious to merit HANSOKU-CHUI.
  • HANSOKU-CHUI: This is a warning of disqualification usually imposed for infractions for which a KEIKOKU has previously been given in that bout although it may be imposed directly for serious infringements, which do not merit HANSOKU
  • HANSOKU: This is the penalty of disqualification following a very serious infraction or when a HANSOKU CHUI has already been given. In team matches the fouled competitor’s score will be set at eight points and the offender’s score will be zeroed.


team kata with bunkai


Year Host City Country
1970 Tokyo Template:Country data Japan
1972 Paris 23x15px France
1975 Long Beach 23x15px United States
1977 Tokyo Template:Country data Japan
1980 Madrid 23x15px Spain
1982 Taipei 23x15px Republic of China (Taiwan)
1984 Maastricht 23x15px Netherlands
1986 Sydney 23x15px Australia
1988 Cairo 23x15px Egypt
1990 Mexico City 23x15px Mexico
1992 Granada 23x15px Spain
1994 Kota Kinabalu 23x15px Malaysia
1996 Sun City 23x15px South Africa
1998 Rio de Janeiro 23x15px Brazil
2000 Munich 23x15px Germany
2002 Madrid 23x15px Spain
2004 Monterrey 23x15px Mexico
2006 Tampere 23x15px Finland
2008 Tokyo Template:Country data Japan
2010 Belgrade 23x15px Serbia
2012 Paris 23x15px France
2014 Bremen 23x15px Germany
2016 Linz 23x15px Austria

See also

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  1. ^ Coleman, Jim (September 1992). "Questions and Answers with Wuko's Head Man". Black Belt 30 (9): 30–33. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Black Belt". Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Malaysia welcome extra category. (2008-11-19). Retrieved on 2011-05-14.
  4. ^ Sports: Three fighters, one heart. Retrieved on 2011-05-14.
  5. ^ Mmegi Online :: Karate team leaves for WFK Championships. (2010-10-22). Retrieved on 2011-05-14.
  6. ^ Olympic Bid Sports Capsules – Olympics – ESPN. (2009-06-14). Retrieved on 2011-05-14.
  7. ^ "World Karate Championships returning to Japan". Japan Today. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  8. ^ "Karate World Championship to be Held in Belgrade Next Year". Ministry of Sport. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  9. ^ "Black Belt". Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Black Belt". Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Black Belt". Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Black Belt". Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Black Belt". Retrieved 21 December 2014. 

External links

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