Be the first Canada Open national champion!
Karate Canada has sanctioned a new annual Karate BC event called the Canada Open Karate Championships, to be held at the beautiful Richmond Oval Olympic Arena on June 3 & 4, 2017, near the Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia, Canada.
The Canada Open will become one of the largest karate tournaments to be held in North America by offering divisions for all levels and ages using World Karate Federation (WKF) rules.
- Team Kata
- Kobudo (weapons)
There are no qualification requirements for the Canada Open. Simply read the tournament brochure and register online as a club team, or as an individual if your club is not organizing a team.
Flying sidekick contest for all ages is a super exciting event after each age division is completed. If you can run, jump over a high-jump bar, kick sideways into a blocker, and land on your feet, you can try again after the bar is raised. One winner for each age group wins the gold medal and bragging rights!
Stay tuned here, as a Flying side kick contest video will be posted here March 1 so everyone can practice!
Also, be part of the largest karate kata demonstration in Canadian history! Anyone who practices karate, competitors and non-competitors (club members, instructors, parents, etc) can learn the fun ‘Canada Open Kata’ and join hundreds of others to perform the kata together to the beat of a Japanese drum! See details below.
With the global karate community expanding each year, and karate now being an Olympic sport in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, come join us in June to be part of this exciting new championships!
Download FULL event brochure HERE!
When: June 3-4, 2017
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval (click link for map to venue)
Who Can Participate?
- Anyone from any karate style age 6 and up can participate. Novice to elite divisions.
- No qualification requirements. Simply register and participate!
- plus the flying sidekick contest for all ages!.
World Karate Federation rules will be used, as modified by Karate BC.
For complete rule information, please click these links:
- Help make Canada’s largest kata demo ever! Learn the easy ‘Canada Open Kata’ with your club and join hundreds of karate practitioners performing it together to the slow beat of a taiko drum. This is a compilation kata of the 5 largest styles in Canada, celebrating friendship and inclusion of all karate people.
Canada Open Kata video – to be posted here by March 1
- Kobudo weapons demonstration!
- Self-defence demonstration!
- Team kata with bunkai (applications)!
Registration (and General Event Information):
The complete information package, including how to register for the event can be downloaded HERE.
Online registration begins on March 1, 2017 on this webpage!
Live streaming will be available on the via a link on this page during the event – be sure to check back during the event for more details!
The Canada Open Karate Championships could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors. Know a company or organization that would be a great fit for this event? If so, then we’d love to talk to them! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.