THE 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge 2019

On Sunday 31st March 2019, 90 dojos located in countries all around the world took part in the 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge. In Okinawa the event attracted around 40 participants and supporters and was held for the first time at Sakiyama Park in Shuri, a site full of history of karate and kobudo.

For the full list of international participants please click here for the PDF file.

The 5th annual Worldwide 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge event celebrated the rich tradition of Okinawan kobudo practice handed down over the centuries and now practiced worldwide by an ever growing number of kobudoka.
This international martial arts event led from Okinawa, the home of kobudo and karate consists of performing 100 kata in sequence. Participants are free to choose a preferred kata, and progress at their own pace. Participation is open to all ages and levels. Even if you are not sure you can complete 100 repetitions we warmly encourage you to take on the next challenge event and do your best. The only way you can fail is by not taking part!

The next 100 Kata Challenge event will be on October 25th 2019 – “100 Kata for Karate Day”

This event is FREE to enter and we ask that participating dojo and groups around the world open participation to everyone at their locations. The 100 Kata Challenge event is an ideal opportunity for experienced practitioners and those with an interest in taking up traditional karate and kobudo practice to watch and try out kata practice. There is simply no better way to start learning your first kata than doing 100 repetitions of that kata!

2019  Kobudo Kata Challenge international gallery

2019 100 Kata Challenges Registration form

Event registration is now closed. Registration for the next 100 Karate Kata Challenge event will be available here soon.


Please click here to see reports on past events.

100 Kata for Karate Day 2016 – Official Video

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