WKF Kata, poomsae, Taolu etc. – scoring system

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our six WKF forms divisions

Following many requests from our World wide  WKF members about forms. We get many inquiries about various competition rules in the WKF. Waiting in 4 languages for your download.

The rules for all WKF Forms in English language are here, en español aquí, in deutscher Sprache hier,  на русском здесь

Visit our WKF AMATEUR division web site, please. Today, the WKF has six various Forms disciplines.

Participants could compete in divisions with and without music, as well as with and without weapons.

Plus, our “creative” forms.

Here a small selection of approved Budo weapons.

IRC – Internationale Rules Committee –  has online a list of approved official traditional forms for Japanese and Okinawa Kata.

The same list for official forms in  Taekwondo ITF / WTF.


just a selection of Budo weapons

Scoring by 5 international WKF judges.

The rating is performed simultaneously and displayed electronically, or traditional with boards.

The highest and lowest ratings are deleted, the remaining three give the score to one decimal place.

If you like to know more about rules and regulations in WKF and to get official referee license join our next World referee Seminar