Tentative Participant (Most Eligible)

Female Kata

Female Kumite -50kg


Female Kumite -55kg

Female Kumite -61kg


Female Kumite -68kg


Female Kumite +68kg

Male Kata

Male Kumite -60kg

Male Kumite -67kg


Male Kumite -75kg

Male Kumite -84kg


Male Kumite +84kg


Each athlete must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible.

  1. United States Citizen and able to obtain a US Passport.
  2. Born between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2002.
  3. Have taken at least one 3-credit course towards a degree or diploma within the last year before the championships. Incoming freshman and transfers are eligible. The standard is that the athlete must be “progressing towards a degree”


USA Karate and BTIE agree to adhere to all NCAA (or NAIA, NJCAA), USIUSF, and FISU regulations necessary in participating in the championships.


Athlete to declare participation by TBD - Payment due by TBD. Please notify Elizabeth Sottile in the national office via email esottile@usankf.org  and include proof of eligibility.


USA Karate is allowed 1 athlete in each of the individual WKF Categories

The selection will be based on Highest seat in:


Sr National Team Seats 1-4

Jr National Team 18-20 Seats 1-4

Jr National Team 16-17 Seats 1-4 (Kata only)

Sr National Team athletes who competed at the January 2020 Team Trial (Not in top 4)

Competition information can be found at https://www.fisu.net/sports/karate

Cost will be: $1000 + airfare

$335 per athlete for processing and registration fees

$465 per athlete for 6 days lodging, meals and ground transportation to competition venue

$200 per athlete for coach and official support

Athlete responsible for airfare


Includes all processing and registration fees by BTIE and includes Athletes’ Village housing, for 6 nights arriving Tuesday, November 3 and Departing Monday, November 9.


Random drug testing may be done on the athletes.  All athletes that win a medal will be tested.  The tests are done by WADA and positive results can affect NCAA, NAIA, or NJCAA eligibility.


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