Here are all the 'K' sports from over 800 sports listed on our complete list of sports. Kickboxing and Karate are popular sports that start with the letter K, as is Knife Throwing, though a favourite K sport of Topend Sports is Kabaddi. Did you know Kite Fighting is a sport, plus lots of sports that use kites such as Kitesurfing and Kite Landboarding.
There were too many to describe on just one page, so here we have a short description of just the sports starting with the letter 'K'. Click for more information. If there is a sport missing or some information is incorrect, please make a comment below.
- Kabaddi — a "raider" enters the opposite team's half to tag opponents without taking a breath.
- Kaisa — a cue sport (type carom billiards) mainly played in Finland. (also known as Karoliina).
- Kalaripayattu — an ancient martial art from Kerala, India.
- Karate — a martial art developed in Japan that uses punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes, and some open-hand techniques.
- Kart Racing — an open-wheel motorsport variant that uses small, open, four-wheeled vehicles called karts (or go-karts).
- Kayaking — boat races using a small, narrow boat propelled using a double-bladed paddle.
- Kegel — a German nine-pin bowling game played in Australia.
- Kelly Pool — type of pocket billiard game played on a standard pool table, with fifteen numbered markers which player select from.
- Kemari — Japanese traditional sport with the aim to keep one ball in the air.
- Kendo — a form of Japanese martial art that originated from kenjutsu, using bamboo swords and armor.
- Kettlebell Lifting — a weight lifting sport performed with kettlebells, which are heavy weights that resemble a cannonball with a handle.
- Kho Kho — the team that is quickest to tag all the opponents wins the game, from India.
- Kickball — a type of baseball where the players kick the ball, instead of striking it with a bat.
- Kickboxing — a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching. Variations include Pradal Serey (Cambodia), Sanda (China), Savate (France), Sikaran (Philippines).
- Kilikiti— a traditional Samoan and Tuvalu sport similar to cricket.
- Kin-Ball — played with three teams and a large inflated ball.
- Ki-o-rahi — a traditional New Zealand Maori game played on a circular field.
- Kite Fighting — battle to cut the lines on the opponents' kites.
- Kite Foil Racing — kiteboard racing on boards with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water.
- Kite Landboarding — using a kite and wind power to manoeuver a huge skateboard-type board over land.
- Kite Boarding — a group of sports that use a kite for power and a board for support, such as Kitesurfing, Kite Landboarding, Snowkiting.
- Kitesurfing — a board and kite are used on the water utilizing different styles consisting of freeride, speed, down winders and racing.
- Klootschieten — German sport in which participants throw a ball as far as they can.
- Kneeboarding — a waterskiing event where a participant is pulled along while kneeling on a convex board.
- Knife Throwing — like archery, the knife is thrown towards a target.
- Korfball — a mixed-gender ball sport that is similar to netball and basketball, developed in The Netherlands.
- Krachtbal — a team sport from Flanders, where points are scored by throwing the ball using a neck or back throw into the opponent’s goal area.
- Krolf — a mix of croquet and golf, players use a mallet to hit the ball into a hole.
- Kronum — a team sport that combines aspects of football, handball, basketball, and rugby into a single sport.
- Kubb — a lawn game where the object is to knock over wooden blocks ('kubbs') by throwing wooden batons at them.
- Kung Fu — a general term for Chinese martial arts, the competition format is Wushu.
- Kurash — folk wrestling style from Central Asia in which wrestlers use towels to hold their opponents, and their goal is to throw their opponents off the feet.
- Alphabetical list of all sports