WKF communicated on new rules for Karate1 Youth League and Series A events from January 2023. Two changes had been decided by WKF Executive Committee.
- Inclusion of the U21 categories in the Karate 1 Youth League events : The aim of this proposal is to broaden opportunities to these age classes, allowing them to participate at the Youth League events would give them more opportunities.
With the inclusion of these categories, most Youth League events will have to start their competition one day earlier (on Thursday), although this will be announced separately for each event.
- The limit for the number of competitors for Kata categories is increased from 96 to 128 athletes in the Youth League and Series A events: Increasing the limit of participants for Kata categories in the YL and SA events will balance out opportunities for Kata competitors, who have one single category.
The above measures will be implemented already for all events from 1S January 2023, and as a result, ongoing registration processes for them (Series A Athens) will adapt to these implementations already.