100 Kata Challenge events

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!

Next event: April 5th, 2020 – 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge

This event is FREE to enter and we ask that participating dojo and groups around the world open participation to everyone at their locations.

Choose a kobudo kata (a traditional weapons form based on an Okinawan kobudo style) and complete 100 repetitions. Traditional kobudo in Okinawa includes use of Bo, Sai, Kama, Nunchaku, Tonfa, Eku, Tekko, and more.

Our friend Jesse from karatebyjesse.com made a great little video introducing the major weapons – click here and enjoy!

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!

If you want to try Kobudo 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.

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2020 100 Kobudo Kata 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 will be displayed here and updated frequently.

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.

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