Several tournaments are held throughout the year where students can participate in various categories. Generally, kata, kumite and team kata are available for both kids and adults. Karate tournaments are an excellent way to develop and display karate skills in a competitive environment. Participating in tournaments is an excellent way to meet fellow competitors and develop friendships. Tournaments that are sanctioned by Karate BC follow the WKF rules and regulations. With the exception of the annual Gima-ha Shiai, which encourages participation from all clubs and members, participation in other tournaments is optional.