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What’s Wrong With Karate Tournaments?

Chuck Norris, Fumio Demura and Ed Parker Sound Off on Problems and Solutions

BLACK BELT: With the growth of interest in competition, there has been a lot of criticism about how tournaments are set up. What are the basic problems?

Parker: Uppermost is the fact that there are no uniform rules from one tourney to another. This is really a problem — a man could win in one tournament through one way and lose out in another.

Norris: It's getting better, but it needs improvement.

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