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Karate Regulations
1. Organisation
a. The Karate Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games will be responsible for the Karate competitions of the 13th European Maccabi Games.
b. The Karate competitions will be conducted according to the World Karate Federation Rules.
c. Participation in the competition is open to any athlete who is in possession of a Participant Card, issued by the Organizing Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games.
d. Each participating country may enter a maximum of 2 participants in each weight category.
e. The Karate competition will be implemented only if there will be participation from at least 3 countries and at least 3 participants in each weight category.
f. Teams may consist of participants from different countries. 3 participants per team (plus reserves)

2. Venues and Times
a. The Karate Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games will determine the venues and times of the Karate competitions and teams will be notified accordingly.
b. The Karate Committee is authorized to change the venues and times of the competitions these decisions will be final.

3. Events
Individual and Team:
Male Kummite/Kata
Weight Categories:
Lightweight – Less than 65kg
Light middleweight 70kg
Middleweight 75kg
Light Heavyweight 80kg
Heavyweight – More then 80kg
Open No limit
No weight difference will be made in the Team competition.

4. System of Competition
a. Duration of each match will be three minutes and extra time will be given according to the rules in case of a draw.
b. The size of the competition area will be 8x8 meters.
c. The competitions will include the repechage.
d. The judgment of each Kummite match will be by one referee and three judges.
e. Referees and judges shall judge the match in accordance with the updated rules of W.K.F.

5. Officiating
The Karate Committee will select a Referees Committee, which in turn will appoint the referees of the competition.

6. General
a. These regulations are but one part of the complete 13th European Maccabi Games Regulations, and must be read along with the instructions found in "Basic Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures".
b. In the event of a discrepancy between the regulations written here and those appearing in the "Basic Regulations", the regulations written here will apply and be binding.