Florida Sport Karate League

The purpose of the FSKL is to provide quality traditional karate events which serve to enhance American Karate by bringing Florida Karate athletes up to Olympic standards.

All FSKL sponsored tournaments use the same rules of competition set forth by the World karate Federation and the USA National Karate-Do Federation.

News and Updates

The next FSKL tournament will be the Sunshine State Games held in Punta Gorda, Florida on June 16th. You may link to the tournament website to view information and register online here. The last day to register is Wednesday, June 13th at 11:59 pm. Registration will cut off after that. We do not accept on site registration - so make sure to register soon.

FSKL Events
Katsu Dojo The Katsu Challenge is a traditional karate tournament hosted by Katsu Dojo. It is held each year in March on the University of Florida Campus in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville. This is the first and largest FSKL event of the year. Click to get more information on the Katsu Challenge.

The Sunshine State Games is the Olympics for the State of Florida with over 25 different amateur athletic events including karate. Each year the games are held in a different city in the state of Florida. Visit the Florida Sports Foundation web site for more information by clicking on the Sunshine State Games.

Sunshine State Games The Tora No Maki Challenge is a traditional karate tournament hosted by Shotokan Kenkojuku Karate Dojo. It is held each year in November in Perry. This is our last event of the year. Visit Shotokan Kenkojuku Karate Dojo website to get more information on the Tora No Maki Challenge.
Example of Traditional Kata

Luca Valdesi of Italy performing Unsu at the World Championships in Tokyo, Japan on October 16, 2009.

Example of WKF Kumite

Rafael Aghayev of Azerbaijan highlights at the World Championships in Tokyo, Japan on October 16th, 2009.

FSKL Rules and Event Format

The FSKL uses the sport karate rules established by the WKF and USANKF.  All tournaments sponsored by the FSKL use the same format and rules. You may click below to get a brief synopsis of the FSKL Rule modifications and Event formats.  You can download the complete rule book from the USANKF for kata and kumite under the Offical Rules Section.

Download FSKL Rules and Event Format

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Florida Sport Karate League, or would like to be added to our email distribution list - please send us an email to info@floridakarate.org. You may send any correspondence to:

    Florida Sport Karate League
    2531 NW 91st Drive
    Gainesville, FL 32606