Karate

Karate is a martial art developed on the Ryuku Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was brought to the Japanese mainland in the early 20th century, and by the early 1930s many major Japanese universities adopted this discipline in their teachings. The popularity of martial arts movies in the 1960s and 1970s increased the recognition of the discipline worldwide and the martial art spread around the world. The first Karate World Championships took place in Tokyo in 1970, and 23 editions of the biggest Karate event have been held ever since. The last World Championships was celebrated in Linz (Austria) in October 2016

Competitive Karate is formed by two modalities: Kata and Kumite. Kata referrers to a choreagraphed pattern of movements, while Kumite defines the confrontation of two competitors in a sparring mode.

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The WorldGames 2013

Women's Kumite final: Alzate (Colombia) -- Facots (Equador) 3:2

Medal Results Cali 2013

Kata Individual Men

  1. 1. Antonio Jose DIAZ FERNANDEZ - VEN
  2. 2. Ibrahim Magdy AHMED - EGY
  3. 3. Ryo KIYUNA - JPN

Kata Individual Women

  1. 1. Sandy SCORDO - FRA
  2. 2. Hoang Ngan NGUYEN - VIE
  3. 3. Sara BATTAGLIA - ITA

Kumite 50kg Women

  1. 1. Serap OZCELIK - TUR
  2. 2. Alexandra RECCHIA - FRA
  3. 3. Maria ALEXIADIS - AUS

Kumite 55kg Women

  1. 1. Marie Luccie IGNACE - FRA
  2. 2. Jelena KOVACEVIC - CRO
  3. 3. Yassmin ATTIA - EGY

Kumite 60kg Men

  1. 1. Andres Felipe RENDON LLANOS - COL
  2. 2. Douglas SANTOS BROSE - BRA
  3. 3. El Mehdi BENROUIDA - MAR

Kumite 61kg Women

  1. 1. Lina Marcela GOMEZ ALZATE - COL
  2. 2. Jacqueline FACTOS HENAO - ECU
  3. 3. Olga MALOFEEVA - RUS

Kumite 67kg Men

  1. 1. Jose Guillermo RAMIREZ GUTIERREZ - COL
  2. 2. Magdy Mamdouh MOHAMED - EGY
  3. 3. Tsuneari YAHIRO - AUS

Kumite 68kg Women

  1. 1. Kayo SOMEYA - JPN
  2. 2. Ana Maria ESCANDON LOAIZA - COL
  3. 3. Cheryl MURPHY - USA

Kumite 68kg+ Women

  1. 1. Ayumi UEKUSA - JPN
  2. 2. Nadege AIT IBRAHIM - FRA
  3. 3. Isabel Mallory ACO BRAVO - PER

Kumite 75kg Men

  1. 1. Rafael AGHAYEV - AZE
  2. 2. Noah BITSCH - GER
  3. 3. Mohamed ALI - EGY

Kumite 84kg Men

  1. 1. Ryutaro ARAGA - JPN
  2. 2. Hany Shaker KESHTA - EGY
  3. 3. Michael Georgios TZANOS - GRE

Kumite 84kg+ Men

  1. 1. Jonathan HORNE - GER
  2. 2. Angel David APONTE TIRADO - VEN
  3. 3. Shahin ATAMOV - AZE

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