Karate

Karate Kumite
Karate

Karate

Polideportivo Villa el Salvador
AV. 1 DE MAYO S/N, VILLA EL SALVADOR
 
men events
women events
-60 KG -50 KG
-67 KG -55 KG
-75 KG -61 KG
-84 KG -68 KG
+84 KG +68 KG
Men's individual kata Women's individual kata
Men's team kata Women's team kata

 

men events
-60 KG
-67 KG
-75 KG
-84 KG
+84 KG
Men's individual kata
Men's team kata
 
women events
-50 KG
-55 KG
-61 KG
-68 KG
+68 KG
Women's individual kata
Women's team kata

 

Karate Kata
Sport review

The ban against carrying weapons during the 17th century in Okinawa, Japan, created one of the most popular martial arts in the entire planet. This situation forced the Okinawan inhabitants to develop fighting methods with kicks and strikes. Actually, the Japanese term “karate” translates as “empty hands”. This sport was included in the Pan American Games at Mar del Plata 1995. Brazil, Venezuela and the United States have nine gold medals each, leading the overall medal list. Lima 2019 will host this discipline with a round robin format in Kumite and Kata.

    History

    For Kumite events, there will be eight competitors per category, divided into two groups of four. They will compete in individual matches, three minutes for men and two minutes for women. Effective striking is judged by determining the execution and the technique used in the strikes landed by a contestant. For team kata events, there will be six qualified teams, with two groups of three teams each, in a round robin system. Kata competition may be team or individual matches. Each team will consist of three athletes. Individual competition consists in an individual performance in categories separated by gender. Participants must perform a different kata in each round. Once done, a kata can not be repeated. The Villa El Salvador Sports Center will be the venue for this Pan American sport.

    Keywords

    Karategi: The karate uniform. It comprises of three elements: uwagi (jacket without buttons), zubon
    (pants), and obi (belt).

    Ritsurei: A standing bow.

    Sensei: A karate instructor.

    Karate Kata

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    Polideportivo Villa el Salvador
    AV. 1 DE MAYO S/N, VILLA EL SALVADOR
    Capacity 500 - 1000
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