Its official - by November 1st 2022 we received 200 registrations from karate groups in over 35 countries - what an incredible World Karate Day!
It's been 9 years since we first invited karate enthusiasts around the world to join in a celebration of traditional karate from Okinawa. To remember the birth of modern karate in 1936 when prominent Okinawan teachers agreed to call their art "karate" [空手] . Thus ushering in the era of karate's spread around the world and setting it on course to becoming the most popular martial art in the world. Today we can reach and connect across borders, time zones and language barriers to unite in taking on the 100 Kata Challenge and show our passion for this wonderful art.
I am very pleased to publish the Official Registration List here for the public record. As founder of this event I'm thrilled to see so many fellow karateka motivated to join in and take part. Seeing the joy on participants faces when they complete that 100th kata is just incredible. As always our dojo members and friends from other dojos here all took part and completed our 100 too, both seniors up to 70 years old and juniors as young as 6. You all deserve enormous respect and praise for your achievements.
- James Pankiewicz, Asato Dojo, Okinawa.
So here is the link to the LIST in PDF format for download
Don't forget that you can still get the official t-shirts for this years event via our online Shop - we will keep those available to you for a little longer yet.
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Lastly, many many pictures and videos have been posted on our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/198797441958803 from dojos around the world, please take a look. Or search for #100kata, #100katachallenge