Coming next on April 1st, 2018…

THE 100 Kobudo Kata CHALLENGE EVENT 2018

The 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge: Sunday 1st, 10AM start JST.
The 4th annual Worldwide 100 Kobudo Kata challenge event (location in Okinawa: Sogenji Park, Naha. And at various dojos worldwide) is a participation event that celebrates the rich tradition of Okinawan kobudo practice handed down over the centuries and now practiced worldwide by an every 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!

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

So what is KOBUDO? Kobudo simply means ‘old martial way’ in Japanese and refers to practicing the use of old style weapons common to Okinawa and Japan in the old times. Weapons such as the ‘Bo’ – the long staff, the ‘Sai’ – metal forks, the ‘Nunchaku’ – wooden flails, the ‘Kama’ – bladed sickles and others.

Here’s a really good video introducing Kobudo by our good friend Jesse Enkamp, a very skilled practitioner and teacher of the art.

2018 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge Registration form

Register here to be included in the official list of worldwide participants.

Name of Dojo Representative (required)

Your Dojo (optional)

Names of Participants (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Location (required)

CLICK HERE to view registered participants list (updated automatically)

The 2017 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge global event report and gallery will be published here soon.


Please click here to see reports on past events.

100 Kata for Karate Day 2016 – Official Video

100 Kobudo Kata t-shirts are available NOW – click the image to go to our online store

Why do 100 Kata?