Overview of our WKF forms or Kata disciplines

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Dear friends in traditional martial arts!


As everybody know, the next World Championship is coming up in November 18th to 24th 2024 in Alicante, Spain.

Today we have 6 categories for forms / Kata / poomse / Hyong / Taolu creative  etc.



To avoid any misunderstandings on the tatami or mat, I would like to ask you kindly one more time to read carefully the online WKF rule book for forms.

To see what is a traditional form, have a look here in two lists of forms. 

our Kata / Forms division is on schedule in Alicante too

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What are the dress codes?

When does the timer start e.g. for traditional forms with and without weapons ?

Any traditional form / Kata / Taolu etc. can be customized, but it still has to be recognizable.

From our official WKF recognized List and a traditional Japanese or Korean form or Kata!

In creative and freestyle:  also compiled (with parts of existing forms) form using traditional techniques is permitted.

What is the time limit in creative forms or soft style forms?

Int. Referee from Italy, Germany, Austria, France and Romania

Traditional Forms must be using traditional moves only. A traditional Form / Kata / Pommse / Hyong / Taolu etc. must resemble a traditional work, an adaptation will be acceptable if added moves are of a traditional nature.

Budo weapons for forms 1
Budo weapons for forms 2

Any so called “allstyle” form is not a traditional one!

For any creative forms are just the division 4 and 5 creative forms with music, with and without weapon.


Once again I kindly ask you read the online forms rule book , available in 4 languages!

There you will find exactly what is a traditional form, where is which time limit, what is a creative form and so on.

I thank you for the cooperation so far and wish all of us many traditional participants and a successful

WKF World Championship 2024

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