Karate regulations for 2019 - 20 | Published 26 November

KAR i The BUCS Karate Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, and the rules and regulations of the World Karate Federation (WKF). Further event specific requirements, rules, and regulations will be contained within the entry and pre-event information for each Championship.

KAR ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

KAR iii In the event that these regulations contradict those of the rules and regulations of the World Karate Federation (WKF), these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.


KAR 1 Championships BUCS will host annually a Karate Championships. The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers. All competition specific event information will be available in the event entry information and pre-event information.

KAR 2 All competitors must hold a valid, up-to-date, recognisable karate licence, duly completed with full and appropriate grading history. For competitors that gained grades from another association, then that licence must also be presented for scrutiny.

KAR 3 Clothing Competitors can ONLY wear the badge of their institution/Playing Entity (University/College) on their Gi, otherwise it must be plain white.

KAR 4 Disputes at events In line with REG 7.7, should a dispute occur at an event, the event appeal panel for Karate shall comprise of the Tournament Director and a BUCS Staff Member.

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