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Events - Competition Opportunities

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY

Karate for persons with a disability can be rewarding at the grassroots and participation only level.  For some karateka, participating in competitions offers an opportunity to face challenges on the playing field, the competition ring or the tatami.

 

Karateka with a disability are welcome to participate in mainstream divisions and/or para-only divisions.  This document will provide information for para-only opportunities, is not exhaustive and is evergreen.

DEFINITIONS

  Open Participation:           All competitors are invited to participate
  Qualification Required:     Competitors must qualify to be able to compete

MODALITIES
  1. Intellectually Impaired – Inclusive
     a. All athletes with various intellectual impairments
  2. Intellectually Impaired – Limited
     a. Athletes with an intellectual impairment IQ <75
     b. Athletes with Down syndrome
  3. Wheelchair
  4. Visually impaired
  5. Mobility Impaired

PARTICIPATION

  Dojo and Club level
  Integrated classes and/or exclusive classes

Events - Tournaments

Events - Tournaments

Regional

Open Participation

SWKKF club tournaments – most clubs offer divisions for persons with a disability

  • Modalities – all

  • Event(s) – Kata, sometimes kumite and shindo

Provincial

Open Participation

SWKKF club tournaments – most clubs offer divisions for persons with a disability

  • Modalities – all

  • Event(s) – Kata, sometimes kumite and shindo

Provincial/Territorial Karate Canada member organizations

  • Modalities – 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Event(s) – Kata

National

Open Participation

SWKKF club tournaments – most clubs offer divisions for persons with a disability

  • Modalities – all

  • Event(s) – Kata, sometimes kumite and shindo

 

Qualification Required

Karate Canada National Tournament

Must be a member of a Provincial/Territorial Team

  • Modalities – 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Event(s) – Kata

International Open Participation

US-Open and Junior International Cup

  • Modalities – all

  • Event(s) – Kata, weapons, sometimes kumite

 

I-Karate Global

  • Modalities – all

  • Event(s) – Kata

 

International Karate Union  

  • Modalities – all

  • Event(s) – Kata

 

WTKA

  • Modalities – to be confirmed

  • Event(s) – to be confirmed

 

NASKA

  • Modalities – to be confirmed

  • Event(s) – to be confirmed

 

Qualification Required

PKF Pan American Karate Championship

Must be a member of the Karate Canada National Team to compete

  • Modalities – 2, 3, 4

  • Event(s) – Kata

WKF World Karate Championship

Must be a member of the Karate Canada National Team to compete

  • Modalities – 2, 3, 4

  • Event(s) – Kata

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Events - Gradings

Events - Gradings

SWKKF Black Belt Grading Application Form

SWKKF Kyu Belt Grading Sheet

Para-Karate Black Belt Gradings Guidelines and Recommendations

P-K Videos

Para-Karate Videos

These are the first of several videos to be added to this section in due course.

Click on URL below to connect with video currently hosted on YouTube.

P-K App Forms
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