WKU Categories World Championships 2016 USA
Weight and Age Divisions: Poinfighting, Light Contact, Karate Kumite
Kids Girls 12 years old and under/-25kg, -30kg, -35kg, -40kg, -45kg, -50kg, +50kg
Kids Boys 12 years old and under /-25kg, -30kg, -35kg, -40kg, -45kg, -50kg, +50kg
Junior Girls 13-17 years old /-40kg, -45kg, -50kg, -55kg, -60kg, +60kg
Junior Boys 13-17 years old /-40kg, -45kg, -50kg, -55kg, -60kg, -65kg, -70kg, +70kg.
Adult Women 18-34 years old /-50kg, -55kg, -60kg, -65kg, +65kg
Adult Men 18-34 years old /-60kg, -65kg, -70kg, -75kg, -80kg, -85kg, -90kg, +90kg, Allcategory
Veteran Women 35-44 years old /-60kg, +60kg.
Veteran Men 35-44 years old /-70kg, -80kg, +80kg.
Executive Women 45 years old and up allcategory
Executive Men 45 years old and up /-70kg, -80kg, +80kg.
Women 18-34 years old /-50kg, -55kg, -60kg, -65kg, +65kg, Allcategory
Team Competition: Pointfighting and Light Contact
Female Teams consist of three (3) members from the (kids, juniors and women).
Male Teams consist of five (5) members from the (kids, juniors and men).
Each Team is allowed One (1) competitor for an alternate, in case a member of the Team is injured during competition.
The Team Coach that is the winner of the coin toss will have the option to decide if they want to send out their first Competitor or have the opposing Team send out their first Competitor. After the first match the Team Coaches must take turns sending out their next Competitor.
Team Weight Classes for Kids Divisions: Pointfighting and Light Contact
The Team Coach has the option to pick from two (2) separate weight divisions to fill a spot. (For example a Girls Team Coach can pick either a -25kg or -35kg.
Kids Girls Divisions are: 1x -25kg or -35kg/ 1x -40kg or -45kg/ 1x -50kg or +50kg.
Kids Boys Divisions are: 1x -25kg or -30kg / 1x -35kg or -40kg/ 2x -45kg or -50kg/ 1x +50kg.
Team Coaches do not have to follow a specific order when they decide on which weight class they want to send out. But once a Team Coach sends out their Competitor the opposing Coach must match their Competitor from the same weight Division.
Team Weight Classes for Juniors and Adults: Pointfighting and Light Contact
There are no weight divisions in the Junior and Adult Team competition.
The Team Coaches will choose their Competitors alternatively matching the weight Divisions from both Teams.
Divisions by Age:
Kids 11 years old and under
Juniors 12-14 years old
Teens 15-17 years old
Adults 18-34 years old
Veterans 35-44 years old
Executives 45 years old and up
Divisions for Kids, Teens, Juniors and Adults:
Males and Females are in separate Divisions except for Team Forms
Hard Style, Korean Style, Japanese/Okinawa Style, Chinese Style, Free Style, ITF Style Forms, Weapons with Music,Weapons No Music, Traditional Karate Weapons
Hard Style and Traditional Team Forms, Free Style Team Forms
Divisions for Veterans:
Men and Woman are in separate Divisions
Veterans Traditional, Veterans Hard/Soft Style, Traditional Karate Weapons, Weapons No Music, Veterans with Music
Divisions for Executives:
Men and Women are in separate Divisions
Executive Traditional, Executive Hard/Soft Style,Traditional Karate Weapons, Weapons No Music
Applied weight divisions for Full contact and Original WKU Kickboxing with lowkicks are as follows
No Head Contact allowed USA law !
Children Boys 8-9 years old:-25KG, -30KG, -35KG, -40KG, +40KG
Children Girls 8-9 years old: -25KG, -30KG, -35KG,+35KG
Children Boys 10-11 years old:-30KG,-35KG, -40KG,-45KG,-50KG,+50KG
Children Girls 10-11 years old:-30KG,-35KG,-40KG,-45KG,-50KG,+50KG
Light Contact to the head allowed
Children Boys 12-14 years old:-35KG,-40KG,-45KG,-50KG,-55KG,-60KG,+60KG
Children Girls 12-14 years old:-40KG,-45KG, -50KG, 55KG, +55KG
Cadets Girls and Boys 15-17 years old
Cadets Girls: - 50 kg, - 55 kg, - 60 kg +60kg
Cadets Boys: - 50 kg, - 55 kg, - 60 kg, - 65 kg, - 70 kg, - 75 kg, - 80 kg, - 85 kg, + 85 kg
Women : -50kg, -55kg, -60kg, -65kg, +65kg
Men: -60kg, -65kg, -70kg, -75kg, -80kg, -85kg, -90kg, +90kg
Veteran +40 years old. -85kg -95kg +95kg.