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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).

Weight categories:
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)