FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


This is a list of answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" asked of Professional Karate Commission Region VII.


Our FAQ list is intended as a quick resource and may not completely address the issue in totality. If you can not find an answer to your question below or need more clarification, please contact us. 


  1) Which PKC Events award Regional Points?

  2) How many points do I get for each tournament?

  3) When does my Regional point season begin and end?

  4) When does the PKC National point season begin and end?

  5) Why are my National points different from my Regional points?

  6) How can I be sure that I'll receive National points for an advertised event?

  7) What happens when you change divisions during the season?

  8) Can I accumulate points if I am not a PKC Member or if I am expired?

  9) Where can I find a copy of the tournament rules?

  10) How can I get on a mailing list for tournament flyers?


Which PKC Events award Regional Points?    

Usually all PKC Sanctioned events within your Region award you Regional points including the PKC International Championships. However, if would like to be sure, contact your PKC Regional Director. The Ratings and tournament schedule are also available at many tournaments .. look where the trophies are being awarded. To View Region Ratings check ratings page from our website.


How many points do I get for each tournament?    

Tournaments on the National tournament schedule will award the following point values: 1st Place = 15 points 2nd Place = 10 points 3rd Place = 5 points 4th Place = 3 points If you see a tournament flyer advertising PKC points, but it is not listed on the schedule within 30 days of the event, then it is not a PKC Sanctioned event, and you will not receive points for attending it.


When does my Regional point season begin and end?    

January thru December.


When does the PKC National point season begin and end?    

The PKC National Tournament Season usually begins sometime in early August, and usually ends sometime in late July. As tournament dates come in and the PKC National Banquet is set, the calandar will be updated with an ending date. This date is subject to change with the inclusion of new tournaments to the schedule. No changes will be made 30 days inside the final tournament date. Watch the tournament schedule.


Why are my National points different from my Regional points?    

Your National Points should be different from your Regional Points. It would be a coincidence if they were ever the same. WHY?... The point values for the National ratings are not the same as the Region ratings, and most Regional Series run Jan-Dec., where the National Series runs Aug-July.


How can I be sure that I'll receive National points for an advertised event?    

Check the PKC National Tournament Schedule. This schedule is updated as tournament dates are sent in by promoters. All tournaments on this list award PKC National Points. If you are a PKC Member by the date of competition, you will receive National Points for placing in 1st-4th in any of the tournaments on this list. If a tournament is not on the list within 30 days of an event it is not a sanctioned event and you will not receive points for competition there.


What happens when you change divisions during the season?    

If you change divisions throughout the year (because of rank advancement or age), the division where you accumulate the most points is where you will receive your combined total at the end of the season.


Can I accumulate points if I am not a PKC Member or if I am expired?    

If you are not a PKC Member you cannot accumulate points. If you have been competing at PKC events, and would like points for competition, click on the (red) SIGN UP NOW link on the membership page to begin accumulating points from today forward. If you are expired, you will still accumulate points. However, you will be deleted and lose all points if you let your membership lapse for too long. Once you are deleted, we cannot put you back in under the same ID #. You must rejoin and begin all over again to continue accumulating new points. Your membership must be "up to date" to recieve an award at the end of the season's Annual Awards Banquet.


Where can I find a copy of the tournament rules?    

Any of the tournament promoters should be able to supply you with a copy of the rules for their event. Simply call the phone number on the tournament schedule. Generally all the PKC tournaments within a region will run the same rules. Check with the trophy / information table at the events, and you will most likely find a copy of the rules there as well. You may also download a copy from this website.


How can I get on a mailing list for tournament flyers?    

Call, e-mail, or ask the promoters at the events to put you on their own personal mailing list. Tournament flyers are always available at the events for upcoming area tournaments. If you are an instructor, contact your Regional Director, and ask about the ... PKC Associated School Program.