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Jakarta-Palembang 2011

Karate
List of Disciplines
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Karate

Karate

Karate or karate-do is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands from indigenous fighting methods and Chinese kenp.

It is primarily a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands and ridge-hands. Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles.

Karate or Karate-do was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1994.

List of disciplines

  • Kempo
  • Karate

Karate is all about kicks, punches and strikes. Known all over the world as a major self-defense technique, Karate is practiced all over the world at a highly professional level. Multi-sports events like the Asian Games witness stiff competition in this field.

Meaning 'way of the empty hand' in Japanese, Karate has become an integral part of Japan's culture.

The most popular martial art forms, Karate relies on the use of the unarmed body for attack and counter-attack.

Karate requires mental discipline, agility, quick reflexes and coordinated muscular movements. At a competitive level, Karate players need to control their movements in order to avoid injuries.

Any movement - punches, kicks or blows - are not supposed to reach the opponent. At the Doha Asian Games 2006, Karate competitions will consist of basic defense and attacking routines.

Asian Games history states that Karate was included as a competitive sport from the 11th edition at Beijing in 1990.

List of events

  • men

    1. -55KG KUMITE

    2. -60KG KUMITE

    3. -67KG KUMITE

    4. -75KG KUMITE

    5. -84KG KUMITE

    6. +84KG KUMITE

    7. KATA INDIVIDUAL

    8. -70KG KUMITE

    9. -65KG KUMITE

    10. +75KG KUMITE

    11. +80KG KUMITE

    12. OPEN WEIGHT

    13. TEAM KUMITE

    14. TEAM KATA

    15. -80KG KUMITE

  • women

    1. -50KG KUMITE

    2. -55KG KUMITE

    3. -61KG KUMITE

    4. -68KG KUMITE

    5. +68KG KUMITE

    6. KATA INDIVIDUAL

    7. +61KG KUMITE

    8. -48KG KUMITE

    9. -53KG KUMITE

    10. -60KG KUMITE

    11. +60KG KUMITE

    12. OPEN WEIGHT

    13. TEAM KUMITE

    14. TEAM KATA

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