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  1. What are the Karate World Championships?

    The 24th Karate World Championships are Karate's biggest event. Held every two years, the Karate Senior World Championships gather athletes from over a hundred countries.

    The tournament will take place at the WiZink Center sports hall in Madrid, Spain.

    The competition acquires even greater importance since the Spanish capital will host the last World Championships to be held before Karate's debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

    The 24th World Championships will be the competition providing the highest number of points for athletes to qualify for the Olympic Games.

  2. From a wheelchair to the Worlds

    Scotland's Amy Connell finished seventh at the 2014 World Championships, despite feeling pain in her shins during the tournament.

    When she was examined by doctors, they discovered fractures and put her in a wheelchair. It seemed like the end of her karate career.

    But Amy, 24, a karate fighter since the age of 3, is now back in the World Championships in Madrid after finishing second in a tournament in Paris earlier this year.

    And her goal is an Olympic spot when her sport makes its debut in Tokyo in two years' time.

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    Video caption: Olympic karate hopeful Amy Connell determined to make Tokyo 2020
  3. What martial art should you try?

    From karate and kung fu, to judo and jiu-jitsu...there's a bunch of amazing martial arts out there just waiting for you to try.

    If you are struggling to decide where to start why not use CBBC's handy quiz to see which is for you.

    Take the quiz here.

    CBBC Karate Quiz
  4. Get Inspired

    More than 50 million karate practitioners worldwide can't be wrong, can they?

    Though it involves physical moves such as punches, kicks, knee and elbow-strikes, karate is revered for teaching supreme levels of self-discipline and self-control - the mind is just as important as the body.

    Explore either the English Karate Federation, Scottish Karate Governing Body, Wales Karate Governing Body or the Northern Ireland Karate Board websites to find your local club.

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    Video caption: New Forest 11-year-old wins international karate gold
  5. BBC Coverage

    BBC Sport will bring you live coverage from Karate World Championships from Madrid, Spain.

    Saturday, 10 November

    Individual finals - 09:00-19:00, Connected TV and online

    Sunday, 11 November

    Team finals - 08:30-13:00, Connected TV and online

    Times are GMT and subject to late changes.