2021, Volume 17, Issue 1
Kumite techniques in sports karate
Paweł Piepiora1, Kazimierz Witkowski1
1Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
Author for correspondence: Paweł Piepiora; Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background & Study Aim: In different varieties of sports karate, the rules of competition in kumite are constantly being modified. This underscores the importance of technical preparation in karate training. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to present the allowed kumite techniques in sports karate.
Material & Methods: The method of analyzing the source materials was used. The current rules of kumite competition were analyzed: the World Karate Federation, World Karate Confederation, World Union of Karate-Do Federations, World Karate Martial Arts Organization. The results were presented in the form of overview photos.
Results: The following are allowed: four techniques from the tsuki waza group; three techniques from the uchi waza group; six techniques from the keri waza group; eight techniques from the nage waza group; nine techniques from the uke waza group; four techniques from the kawashi waza group.
Conclusions: It was concluded that the criterion for allowing 34 karate techniques to be used in kumite sports competition is the safety of the competing athletes.
Key words: combat sports, World Karate Confederation, World Karate Federation, World Karate Martial Arts Organization, World Union of Karate-Do Federations