The experience categories for USA Karate Kumite competition shall be as follows:

Beginner
Novice
Intermediate     
Advance

Elite

8th Kyu & under; less than 1 year of training
7th Kyu - 5th Kyu; 1 – 2 years of training
4th Kyu - 2nd Kyu; 2 – 4 years of training
1st Kyu & higher; 4 + years of training

Elite USA Team Trial Divisions/Recommended rank of 1st Dan or higher and 5+ years of training

 

 

 

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