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 were 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 World Games 2013

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

Medal Results Wrocław 2017

Kata Individual Men

  1. 1. Ryo KIYUNA - JPN
  2. 2. Damian QUINTERO - ESP
  3. 3. Antonio DIAZ - VEN

Kata Individual Women

  1. 1. Kiyou SHIMIZU - JPN
  2. 2. SANDRA SANCHEZ JAIME - ESP
  3. 3. Sandy SCORDO - FRA

Kumite 50kg Women

  1. 1. Alexandra RECCHIA - FRA
  2. 2. Miho MIYAHARA - JPN
  3. 3. Serap OZCELIK - TUR

Kumite 55kg Women

  1. 1. Valeria KUMIZAKI - BRA
  2. 2. TZU-YUN WEN - TPE
  3. 3. SARA CARDIN - ITA

Kumite 60kg Men

  1. 1. Firdosi FARZALIYEV - AZE
  2. 2. AMIR MEHDIZADEH - IRI
  3. 3. MATIAS GOMEZ GARCIA - ESP

Kumite 61kg Women

  1. 1. Alexandra GRANDE - PER
  2. 2. ANITA SEROGINA - UKR
  3. 3. INGRIDA SUCHANKOVA - SVK

Kumite 67kg Men

  1. 1. Steven DACOSTA - FRA
  2. 2. Jordan THOMAS - GBR
  3. 3. DEIVIS FERRERAS - DOM

Kumite 68kg Women

  1. 1. LAMYA MATOUB - ALG
  2. 2. Alisa Theresa BUCHINGER - AUT
  3. 3. Kayo SOMEYA - JPN

Kumite 68kg+ Women

  1. 1. Ayumi UEKUSA - JPN
  2. 2. Hamideh ABBASALI - IRI
  3. 3. Anne Laure FLORENTIN - FRA

Kumite 75kg Men

  1. 1. Stanislav HORUNA - UKR
  2. 2. ALIASGHAR ASIABARI - IRI
  3. 3. Hernanit VERISSIMO - BRA

Kumite 84kg Men

  1. 1. ZABIOLLAH POORSHAB - IRI
  2. 2. Ryutaro ARAGA - JPN
  3. 3. UGUR AKTAS - TUR

Kumite 84kg+ Men

  1. 1. HIDEYOSHI KAGAWA - JPN
  2. 2. SAJAD GANJZADEH - IRI
  3. 3. MICHAL BABOS - POL

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