Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


KWU News: Women under 50 kg will fight in their own category

By the decision of the executive committee of Kyokushin World Union – KWU

the 15th official weight category was added!

Female fighters

Female fighters of the lightest weight (under 50 kg) will now fight in their own category. The decision was made in connection with the reasonable requests of the national representatives.

It is designed to expand the women’s division and reduce amount of injuries. From the moment of making this decision, all calendar events should include this category.

[bctt tweet=”Female fighters of the lightest weight (under 50 kg) will now fight in their own category.” username=”kwunion”]

This requirement also applies to national qualifying tournaments for the 3rd KWU Kyokushin World Championship among men and women in weight categories, which will be held in November 2017 in Tokyo.

The official list of KWU weight categories:

Women: -50 kg, -55 kg, -60 kg, -65 kg, -70 kg, +70 kg.
Men: -60 kg, -65 kg, -70 kg, -75 kg, -80 kg, -85 kg, -90 kg, -95 kg, +95 kg.

We updated KWU Competitions Rules HERE

You May Also Like


On July 5th, in the framework of the 17th KWU International Summer Camp, the KWU World Cup for men and women in the open...


The seventh clash of the SENSHI 7 fight card saw Bulgaria’s Petar Stoykov squaring off against Ukraine’s Bohdan Baziuk. The WAKO PRO European title...


An extraordinary opportunity for martial arts enthusiasts worldwide. Join the KWF for an immersive seminar led by none other than Shihan Antonio Piñero, President...


On April 6, the Arnold Sports Festival hosted a martial arts event that captured the attention and admiration of the audience: the KWU SENSHI...