USA Karate

Diversity and Inclusion Program

As the landscape of the United States continues to become more diverse, it is important for the participants and audience of USA National Karate-do Federation (USA Karate) to reflect those changes. Our organization is committed to increasing opportunities for full participation of all US citizens through the creation of a Diversity & Inclusion Plan that includes policies, best practices, and programs that position USA Karate to increase athlete participation and its fan base.


Attention to Diversity and Inclusion started in 2014 for USA Karate. While we have made progress there is still work to do. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has published the D&I Scorecards at The scorecard reflects how effective USA Karate has been in reaching certain demographics. In addition, the scorecard can be used to review trends, track organizational impact and celebrate success related to diversity and inclusion initiatives.



USA Karate strives to increase the participation of all individuals without regard gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression or mental or physical disability. We feel strongly that diversity of thought, perspective and experience will be instrumental in growing USA Karate. By tying the D&I plan to our strategic plan, USA Karate will bolster both athletic performance and business results. 


Score Cards

2020 Score Card

2019 Score Card

2018 Score Card

2017 Score Card

2016 Score Card

2015 Score Card

2014 Score Card

2013 Score Card


USA Karate Diversity and Inclusion Plan

"For USA Karate our growth depends on our ability to support a highly diverse base of karate practitioners. Not only by the common definition of diversity but also the martial arts side taking into account variations in styles- across the traditional karate clubs in the US. Through Diversity and Inclusion we will become a stronger National Federation."

Phil Hampel, Chief Executive Officer