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How Do You Score Points In Karate?

How Do You Score Points In Karate
ACTIONPOINTS AND MEANING
Yuko (A)1 point. Straight punch delivered to the body.
Yuko (B)1 point. Straight punch delivered to the face.
Wazari2 points. Middle kick to the body.
Ippon (A)3 points. High kick to the head.
Ippon (B)3 points. Punch delivered to an opponent after they have been swept or taken down to the ground.

Karate is a very technical sport with different ways of winning. Some ways to win include kicks or punches to the head and body, or even a take down followed by a punch. Each is scored differently, and they have their own unique names. A yuko (A) is when you deliver a straight punch to the body of your opponent, and you will be awarded one point as a result. A yuko (B) is when you deliver a straight punch to the face and you will be given the same score. As the attacks become more difficult to land, your potential to score more points increases. A wazari is worth two points and it is when you kick your opponent in the body. An Ippon (A) and (B) are both worth three points, but they are different. An "A" is when you kick your opponent in the head and a "B" is when you take them down and deliver a punch.