Karate or karate-do is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands from indigenous fighting methods and Chinese kenpō. It is primarily a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands and ridge-hands. Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles.
Karate at the World Combat Games 2010
The Karate competition is run in accordance with the World Karate Federation (WKF).
Men: - 60kg, -67kg, -75kg, -84kg, +84kg
Women: -50kg, -55kg, -61kg, -68kg, + 68kg
For each weight category there are eight athletes that will be divided in two pools of four athletes. Each round is run in a round robin system. Men: 3 minutes for elimination competitions, 4 minutes for semi-finals and finals.
Women: 2 minutes for elimination competitions, 3 minutes for semi-finals and finals.
World Karate Federation (WKF)