Come join the BC Team so you too can compete with the best of the best at Nationals, which can then lead to being part of Team Canada at elite international championships including the Pan-Americans, the Worlds and maybe even the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games!
The Karate BC Team is the official team that represents the Province of British Columbia. The primary event the team attends is the Karate Canada National Championships, held annually in a different city by Karate Canada (KC) in conjunction with the governing karate association of the host province. The Nationals are the initial selection point for Team Canada’s Junior & Senior teams that compete in Pan-American Karate Federation (PKF) and World Karate Federation (WKF) international events.
In August 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will announce if it accepts Japan’s request to include the WKF’s karate bid to become an official sport in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The WKF’s bid is for both kata (forms) and kumite (fighting).
The BC Team has a long and proud history of sending provincial athletes to the Nationals for over 35 years and it has produced many national champions. The Team is divided into Youth (12-13), Cadets (14-15), Juniors (16-17), Under 21 (18-20), and Seniors (18-40, 16-40 for kata).
How Can I Join the Team?
To try-out for the BC Team, an athlete needs to earn grand prix points in their division. These points can be earned at 3 official events, the BC Provincials, the BC Open and the final BC Team Selections. Please read the full 2016-2017 competition plan explanation for how to qualify for the BC Team.
For complete details on how to apply to be a member of the BC Team, please review the Team Handbook online (see below for details).
Team Handbook 2016-2017
The 2016-2017 Karate BC Team Handbook can be accessed HERE, or under the BC Team menu on our website.
The Karate BC Competition Plan has been revised as of March 2016. Please click HERE to read full details of the plan.
Please note, as outlined in the Competition Plan, BC Team Grand Prix Points will be awarded as follows:
|BC Open & Selections (major)||50||25||12.5|
|National Team members participating at international tournaments on the official Karate Canada calendar at the same time as a Karate BC grand prix tournament are awarded full points:|
|BC Open & Selections||50|
The karate field test is an excellent tool to use in order to monitor and improve any athlete’s fitness abilities. Click HERE to download a copy of the Field Test manual, or view the Karate Athlete Field Fitness Test video HERE, which explains how to evaluate any club member’s fitness levels specific to karate.
|Karate BC Provincials |
(Grand Prix #1)
|Richmond Olympic Oval||May 28-29, 2016|
|BC Team Registration |
|September 16, 2016|
|“Start of season” Mandatory Fitness Test & Regional Training|
Rodney Hobson Karate Academy
Oliver Wood Community Centre
Oct 9, 2016
|BC Open Championships |
(Grand Prix #3)
|Richmond Olympic Oval||December 10, 2016|
|BC Team Training||Richmond Olympic Oval||December 11, 2016|
|Team Tryouts Tournament |
(Grand Prix #2)
|Langley Events Centre||January 7, 2017|
|BC Team Training||Langley Events Centre||January 8, 2017|
|“End of season” Mandatory Fitness Test & Regional Training|
Rodney Hobson Karate Academy
Oliver Woods Community Centre
Feb 12, 2017
|Karate Canada Nationals||Quebec City||February 24-26, 2017|
|NOTE: Any local tournament which is Karate BC sanctioned is recommended for further athletic development. Check www.karatebc.org for complete tournament schedules.|
Any local tournament which is Karate BC sanctioned is recommended for further athletic development. Check out our EVENTS page for complete tournament schedules.