Para-Karate

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

COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION