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The Referees are a fundamental part of Karate as a sport. The supervision of the different actions, of the quality of the performance, of the fair play and of the strict compliance with the Rules make possible that the discipline stays aligned with the competition scenario defined beforehand

- See WKF Referees 02-25-2018

- Info to all WKF Referees

-Examination questions – Kata

-Examination questions – Kumite

-WKF Referee Course Application Form

Every four years the WKF carries out the homologation process for both the compulsory and recommended protections for the practice of karate. Throughout the homologation periods since the year 2000, the evolution of these protections has been constant due to the strict criteria and specifications applied. These have been directed towards providing karate practitioners with maximum security.

The final result of that process are the WKF APRROVED protections, which are a reference of guarantee and quality when compared to the other protections.

- See details about for PROTECTIONS

The karate tatami is the surface on which kumite and kata bouts take place. The WKF approved tatami is of "puzzle" type, formed by two pieces of 1m x 1m, 2cm thick, that are ed together with a system that stops them from separating while the tatami is being used during training or competition. Their colour is blue and/or red. The tatami must be made of a material with an impact absorption rate which complies with the WKF regulations, to protect the contestants if they fall. The pieces forming the tatami must have two different sides: they must be non-slip on the side in contact with the floor and the upper side must have a friction rate that is compliant with the WKF regulations in order not to provoke excessive friction that may cause injuries and, at the same time, to avoid the contestants from sliding.

The WKF approved tatami is of "puzzle" type, formed by two pieces of 1m x 1m, 2 cm thick, that are fixed together with a system that stops them from separating while the tatami is being used during training or competition.

- See details about for TATAMI

The WKF homologated karate-gi has high quality characteristics that make it worthy of the WKF APPROVED recognition. There are two modalities:

  • KUMITE: Acrylic fabric, light and breathable.
  • KATA: Thick cotton fabric.

The two models must carry the manufacturer's brand both at the front of the jacket and behind, under the back of the neck. The WKF APPROVED wording will be indicated on a specific label situated on the inferior seam of the jacket, just above the manufacturer's label.

See details about for KARATE-GI

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