100 Kata Challenge events

This international martial arts event led from Okinawa, the home of kobudo and karate, consists of performing 100 kata in sequence.

The 100 Kata Challenges are a celebration of our passion for martial arts and our connection with Okinawa, the birthplace of karate. Every year more and more people around the world take up the challenge and join our worldwide community of karate and kobudo fans.

The rules of the event are simple. 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!

As always we invite everyone to take part from wherever you are – at home, your dojo, an outside location or wherever. Please take some pictures and video and share with us on our Facebook page.

This year we are very pleased to partner with a brand new Streaming Platform for Martial Arts at www.Bujin.tv . Bujin.tv will feature our 2020 International Highlights video which will include your video and images! Bujin.tv will give one months free access to all registered 100 Kata Challenge event participants. Please check your email for updates from us with this fantastic offer.

Bujin.tv goes live on International Karate Day – October 25th, 2020

Next event: October 25th, 2020 – 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge

This event is FREE of charge to enter and we ask that participating dojo and groups around the world open participation to everyone at their locations.
On this page you will find the a FREE EVENT POSTER and PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE templates for you to download. But first, please register…

2020 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge registration form

Name of Dojo Representative (required)

Your Dojo (optional)

Names of Participants (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Location (required)

The list of registered participants and dojo is updated regularly on this page – Click to view

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This year we will broadcast a Facebook Live stream from Okinawa , and other locations around the world are doing the same, so we will list those links on our Facebook event page.

Event poster now available! Right click the image below and Save As to download the 2020 Event Poster or CLICK HERE for the print-friendly PDF.

Please use freely to promote your local 100 Kata Challenge event.

Check out our video report from the 2018 event here in Okinawa – a great day was had by all at Naminoue shrine and beach in Okinawa!

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!

Choose a karate kata (preferably a karate form based on an Okinawan style) and complete 100 repetitions. Traditional karate in Okinawa includes Shorin-ryu, Goju-ryu, Uechi-ryu, Ryueiryu and many more and is related to Shotokan, Shito-ryu, Kyokushin among many others.

If you want to try Karate for the first time at this 100 Kata event but don’t know where to go to participate then please email us at info@challengeokinawa.com and we will try to find a participating dojo close to you.

Free download – get the 2020 Participation Certificate templates here

Free to download Participation Certificates are available for this event. We ask that the template is used on a not-for-profit basis, in keeping with the spirit of this free event. We have 2 versions available as PDF print-friendly files with colored background or white background.

100 Kata for Karate Day Tshirts are on sale now. Order 2020 event clothing online now.

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Kids sizes and hoodies also available!

Event report: 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.