Problems with rules of karate competitions

Karate is included in Olympic Games 2020! But, not in 2024 Olympics.

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

Rules can be found here https://www.wkf.net/pdf/rules/wkf-competition-rules-2019_en-pdf-en-764.pdf .  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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