Sport Karate

At Kazoku Martial Arts Centre we offer our students the opportunity to take their martial arts to the next level. Under the World Karate Federation we are active members with the Ontario Karate Federation; the provincial governing body for sport karate.

They will have the chance to compete against other students in both kata and kumite at the provincial, national, and international level.

With the Tokyo 2021 Olympics just around the corner, it gives the chance for new athletes to take the podium and represent Canada.

Learn more about the WKF and OKF by clicking the links at the side of the page.

Please note:

All athletes must be registered under the OKF in order to compete and have a minimum 6-12 months of training for the recreational division.

Want to know more? Contact us to find out how you can join the KMA Team.

What is Kata?

Kata is a series of moves put together in a pattern. Each style has their own set of kata’s which one must master in order to achieve their next belt level. In competition these forms are judged based on technical and athletic skills.

Technical skills include:
  • Technique
  • Difficulty
  • Breathing
  • Timing
Athletic skills include:
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Speed

What is Kumite?

Also known as sparring, kumite is the exchange of techniques against another individual. Safety gear is required and competitors are required to only strike certain areas on the body to ensure safety of the other athlete; for example no strikes to the head are permitted or excessive force to the body either by a strike or a kick.

Scoring criteria may include timing, continued focus, and targeting.