Japan Karate Association
Official Tournament Rules

The following .pdf files are general rules for JKA tournaments. SKDI tournaments follow this basic format with minor exceptions.

Pages 1-7Table of Contents
and General Rules
Pages 8-20 Rules for Kata and Kumite
Pages 21-29 Rules for Officials
Judging Criteria
Pages 30-39 Junior Tournaments
Basic Kumite Rules
Pages 40-44 Hand Signals for Referees
and Corner Judges