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We are pleased to announce that TKO League will be part of  the WKL (WORLD KARATE LEAGUE) circuit for the World Finals!  TKO State Finals (Region 1)  will be a “World Regional Qualifier” event and rated by WKL.  To qualify  for the WKL "World Finals", a competitor must place in their division within their region PLEASE NOTE:  Players are not limit to a region, and can attend outside their region to get a better seed at World Finals.  


At World Finals, there will be 3 tiers for every division.  Player's winning 1st in their region, will be placed in the "Division Grand Finals".  The 1st tier will be  the non seeded (wild card) run-0ff, followed by the seeded  players, and then  the Division Grand Final.  Listed below are the 3 tier used at WKL World Finals: 

Non seeded (wild card) run-off - will compete first in the "Wild Card" bracketing to determined one winner.  Winner of the "Wild Card" will then be placed in the "Division Run-Off".

Division Run-Off -  composed of all seeded competitors except the #1 seed from each region.   A single elimination bracketing  will be used for point sparring, continuous sparring, sport mma, grappling and stick combat, with standard seeding rules apply i.e., highest rated against lowest rated, second highest vs second lowest, etc.   In the weapon, traditional and kata divisions, seedings will run in the order from the lowest to  the highest seeded player.   The winner of the run-off will then compete in the "Division Grand Final"

Division Grand Final - all #1 seed from each region will be placed in random order in weapon, traditional and kata divisions.   A single elimination bracketing will be used for point sparring, continuous sparring, sport mma, grappling and stick combat to determined 1st, 2nd and 3rd place World Champion!!!

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