Coming next on October 25th, 2018…

THE 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge 2018


The 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge: Sunday 25th October, start time TBC.
The 5th annual Worldwide 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge event (location in Okinawa: TBC, Naha. And at various dojos worldwide) is a participation event that celebrates the rich tradition of Okinawan karate practice handed down over the centuries and now practiced worldwide by an ever growing number of karateka.
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!

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 practice to watch and try out karate kata practice. There is simply no better way to start learning your first karate kata than doing 100 repetitions of kata!

2018 100 Kata Challenge Registration form

The event registration form will be added here by the end of July 2018. We will put out updates on our Challenge Okinawa Facebook page when registration opens. Registration is free and easy to do.


Please click here to see reports on past events.

100 Kata for Karate Day 2016 – Official Video

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