Sport Overview

Karate is a martial art that was developed in Japan for the purpose of defending yourself unarmed against an assailant by using your whole body and employing techniques such as takedowns, thrusts, blows and kicks.

Karate consists of two disciplines: in “kumite”, competitors actually engage in a fight that is regulated by rules and try to win more points than the opponent; in “kata”, competitors perform movements according to a designated form and are evaluated based on the tempo, power, speed, accuracy and other aspects of their techniques.


 [Kumite Category 1] (40 - 49)
 [Kata Category 1] (40 - 49)
 [Kumite Category 2] (50 - 59)
 [Kata Category 2] (50 - 59)

 [Kumite Category 3] (60 - 69)
 [Kata Category 3] (60 - 69)

 [Kumite Category 4] (70+)
 [Kata Category 4] (70+)

 [Kumite Category 1] (35 - 44)
 [Kata Category 1] (35 - 44)

 [Kumite Category 2] (45 - 54)
 [Kata Category 2] (45 - 54)

 [Kumite Category 3] (55+)
 [Kata Category 3] (55+)


【Athletes in Japan】
 (1)Those whose age, as of 31 December 2021, and that corresponds to item “6. Events”
 (2)Athletes must be members, registered with the All Japan Karatedo Federation.
 (3)Athletes must be certified rank holders.

【Athletes in other countries】
 (1)Those whose age, as of 31 December 2021, and corresponds to item “6. Events”
 (2)Athletes need to be a member of NF in their country.
 (3)Athletes must hold a NF rank in their own countries.

Sport News

[1st March,2021]We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
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Kyoto City Budo Center

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Kyoto City Budo Center

Location 46-2 Entomi-cho, Shogoin,Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・10 minutes walking from Jingu-Marutamachi Sta.
Official Homepage http://www.kyoto-sports.or.jp/facilities/detail.php?id=15

Sport Check-in

As a general rule, Sport Check-in must be completed at the venue by the day before the competition.

【Date and Time】
 19 May, 2022(Thurs) 13:00 – 17:00
 20 May, 2022 (Fri) 09:00 – 17:00

 Kyoto City Budo Center

 Planned to hand out bibs and programmes etc.

Nearest Village

Masters Village Kyoto

Location 902 Shimogyo-ku, Higashishiokojicho,Kyoto City
Access ・From JR Kyoto Station, take the central exit and go down to the basement level using the escalator. Turnright at the first passage and proceed straight ahead. The next square is “Porta Plaza”.
・From the airport bus drop-off location “Kyoto Station Hachijo-guchi”, proceed to “HachijoEast Exit” ofKyoto Station and go down to the 2nd basement level. Please proceed straight through the undergroundpassage. “Porta Plaza” is on the left at the north gate of Subway Kyoto Station.
Official Homepage http://www.porta.co.jp/floor




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