USA Karate

APRIL 7-9, 2023

Click HERE for the latest update on rules of competition from the USA-NKF Referee Committees.

International Delegations

For an official invitation please email the following information for each member traveling to the National Office (

- Full Name

- Date of Birth

- Passport Number

- Country

For more information on obtaining a US Visa please click here

Hotel Information

Paris Hotel info for Junior International Championships & US Open

USA Karate is proud to name the world-famous Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino once again as the host venue. This Las Vegas resort offers world-class gaming, shopping, dining with an exceptional hotel experience. They have been an ideal venue for the USA Open and Junior International Cup to grow and become the prestigious event it is today. Rates available until March 18, 2023.
Headquarters Hotel - Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
$119 per night Sunday – Thursday
$139 per night Friday - Saturday
$37/night resort fee + tax
Call for Reservations: (877) 603-4389 Code SPNKF3
(service charge will apply for phone reservations)

Bally's Hotel Info for Junior International Championships & US Open 

Secondary Hotel - Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel

$75 per night Sunday – Thursday
$95 per night Friday – Saturday
$35/night resort fee + tax 

Call for Reservations: 1-800-358-8777 Code SBNKF3

(service charge will apply for phone reservations)


In the USA Open we have 4 divisions of Para-karate:

1. Blind or visually impaired*

2. Wheelchair users 

3. Intellectual disability 

4. Non wheelchair user with Physical disability with no cognitive impairment. 


*Please note - athletes in the blind/visually impaired category are required to perform with blindfolds, which are checked prior to competing. 


We have male and female, junior divisions and senior age divisions. Separated by beginner/novice or intermediate/advanced divisions in para-karate kata or weapons. 


Kumite in para-karate is not offered. 


In order to participate we will need a doctors letter verifying the type of disability/impairment (visual, cognitive and/or physical) and at what level. 


Typically the athletes need only two katas, and may repeat if needed. 


All other criteria are the same as all athletes.

Gi Requirements

Only white traditional Gis are allowed in signature events. The Karate1 Red and Blue striped Gis are not allowed. The Gi must have a USA-NKF patch on it (for domestic athletes only). Flag patches cannot be worn at signature events. Due to SafeSport requirements individuals cannot be changing Gi tops within the competition area.

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