The 16th U.S. Weight Category Karate Championships 2020


  • There are SEVEN FULL CONTACT kumite divisions in total: Four IKO Standard Weight Categories for Men and three IKO Standard Weight Categories for Women, aged 18 and above. Weight categories will be STRICTLY imposed.
  • There will be several SEMI-CONTACT kumite divisions for Youths, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Senior Men and Senior Women. Exact divisions will be determined after all applications are received.
  • There are three NO CONTACT KATA (forms) divisions total. One is open to Youth competitors (age: 5-17 years) and the other to Adult competitors (aged 18 years and up), Senior competitors (35 years and up), all divisions open to ranks 10th Kyu and above, (Orange belt & up).


  • 8:00: Doors Open for Competitors & Officials
  • 8:45: Doors Open to Ticketed Spectators
  • 9:00: Competition Begins with Forms (Kata), Youth 5-17 and Senior elimination / Semi Final
  • 9:30: Men/Women Weight Division, Knockdown Fighting (“Kumite”), Junior/Senior Semi-Contact Kumite, Elimination Rounds Begins
  • Break: Arena Closed till 2:00pm – All spectators, competitors, coaches & officials must exit
  • 14:00: Doors Open to Spectators to “Main Event”
  • 14:30: Opening Ceremony
  • 15:00: Final Round Begins, Kata Final, Demonstration, Finals
  • 18:30: Award Ceremony


  • At the Aratani Theatre Box Office: 244 S. San Pedro Street. Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Online: OvationTix


Registration deadline is Friday, January 10, 2020.

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