CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took part in the 100 Kata Challenge event on October 25th 2019 – “100 Kata for Karate Day”. Over 160 Dojo worldwide registered and completed the event. Well done to you all!

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 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!

Registration form

Event registration is now closed.

Event registration will re-open here in early 2020 for the next 100 Kata Challenge event. Keep training hard!

Click here to view List of Registered Participants (PDF file, updated 07/11/2019, final version)


Please click here to see reports on past events.

100 Kata for Karate Day 2016 – Official Video

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