|-60 KG||-50 KG|
|-67 KG||-55 KG|
|-75 KG||-61 KG|
|-84 KG||-68 KG|
|+84 KG||+68 KG|
|Men's individual kata||Women's individual kata|
|Men's team kata||Women's team kata|
|Men's individual kata|
|Men's team kata|
|Women's individual kata|
|Women's team kata|
This sport was held at Lima 2019 in a round-robin format in Kumite and Kata.
The Aka (red) participant performed their kata first and Ao (blue), second. Judges will analyzed and compared both performances, and the winner was determined by the greatest number of flags raised in their favor. If there were five judges, the winner needed three flags in their favor. If one of the participants made a mistake during their performance, they were eliminated and their rival won. For team competitions, there were three athletes per team and they were assessed based on: participant synchrony, explosiveness and technical sequence, among others. Only the karateka in the center of the group indicated the name of the kata and gave the order to begin, in addition to performing the actual application of the techniques performed in the kata, accompanied by members of the same team.
Karategi: The karate uniform. It comprises of three elements: uwagi (jacket without buttons), zubon
(pants), and obi (belt).
Ritsurei: A standing bow.
Sensei: A karate instructor.
The ban against carrying weapons during the 17th century in Okinawa, Japan, created one of the most popular martial arts in the entire planet. This situation forced the Okinawan inhabitants to develop fighting methods with kicks and strikes. Actually, the Japanese term “karate” translates as “empty hands”. This sport was included in the Pan American Games at Mar del Plata 1995. Brazil, Venezuela and the United States have nine gold medals each, leading the overall medal list. Lima 2019 will host this discipline with a round robin format in Kumite and Kata.