In Karate Kumite, the point scoring system is rather simple. There are specific techniques that are worth points, and no other technique is authorised or worth any points outside of those skills. A properly used technique can get you 1, 2, or 3 points, depending on which method is in question.
Yuko is a one-point blow that comes in two varieties: Yuko A and Yuko B. Yuko A is a crisp straight punch to the opponent’s torso. It’s the most popular scoring method, but it’s also the most difficult to execute because it’s readily blocked or anticipated. Yuko B has a lot in common with Yuko B. The only distinction is that the straight punch is aimed at the face rather than the torso. It’s crucial to be cautious, though, because doing it open-handed can result in a penalty.
Wazari is the next technique, which is worth two points. It’s given out when a kick to the body is delivered. Depending on your opponent’s position, it can be placed in the abdominal/chest area, the hips, or the back. To score a Wazari, a variety of tactics can be performed, although knee strikes are not permitted.
In karate, what is a full point?
Ippon is a complete point not only in Karate but also in other Japanese martial arts such as judo, jujitsu, and kendo. It’s given for a technique that’s deemed decisive and can be compared to a knockout in full-contact martial arts.
It’s called an Ippon if the striking method is clean and the opponent has little to no chance of blocking it. In a full-contact tournament, if the strike would likely result in a knockout, it is worth a full point, resulting in a win.
It’s a little perplexing because we indicated before that Ippon is worth three points, not an automatic win. In judo, for example, an Ippon normally indicates an instant victory, but this is not the case in Karate. To win a match, you usually need two Ippons or Wazaris, depending on the event rules. Although certain tournaments still use this method, it is not typical for a single Ippon to be enough to win a battle.
To answer the question, a full point in Karate is awarded for a decisive and clean Ippon technique. It can end the fight in some cases, but it’s more frequent for it to be worth three points and the fight to continue.
In karate, how do you win a fight?
As we’ve seen so far, the winner of a Karate Kumite match is chosen by point scoring. To win the match before the time runs out, you’ll need an 8-point advantage. If no one has an 8-point advantage when time runs out, the Karateka with the most points at the time wins.
In most sports, there is no such thing as a “golden point” if the score is tied. The referees and judges confer here to determine who is the successful fighter.
If your opponent is penalised or disqualified for any reason, you can still win the fight. The rules are well-known ahead of time and are highly rigorous. The majority of the regulations are intended to be broken during the combat, although you can be disqualified before that. For example, if you don’t have the WKF’s required equipment, you won’t be able to compete in the event.