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Important Rules for USA Open & Junior International Cup

by USA NKF Staff

2024 USA Open Helmet (Headgear) Requirements:

For Non-Elite 13 and Under:

  • USA Karate Helmet (with USA Karate Logo) Available for purchase at the USA Karate Open.  
  • Any manufacturer all white headgear 
  • WKF Approved Helmet (with WKF logo)

For ELITE U14:

  • WKF Approved Helmet with face shield is optional

Elite Category Mandatory Changes:

  • Red/Blue uniforms will be mandatory. 
  • Coaches must wear suits in Signature event finals.


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