Problems with rules of karate competitions

World Karate Federation (WKF) is working hard to get Sports Karate into Olympic Games.

There is a serious problem with quality of judging of Karate Kumite (Sparring) tournaments: Unclear Rules of competition.

Rules can be found here  Despite pages and pages of instruction, there is fair amount of subjectivity.  The phrases like, “Zanshin is that criterion most often missed when a score is assessed” do not help in lending the objectivity.

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