Coming next on October 25th, 2018…

THE 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge 2018


The 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge: Thursday 25th October, start time 0800 JST.
The 5th annual Worldwide 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge event (location in Okinawa: Naminoue Shrine, 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

Event registration is now open. Registration is free and easy to do.

If you are using the 100 Kata event to benefit a charity or charities you can also add the charity names. This is an optional field.

Your Name (required)

Your Dojo (optional)

Names of Participants (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Location (required)

Supported Charities (optional)


Please click here to see reports on past events.

100 Kata for Karate Day 2016 – Official Video

Event poster - free to download and use

100 Kata Event poster – free to download and use

100 Kata T-shirts Shop – exclusive event merchandise

Why do 100 Kata?