100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge 2020

This was our 4th year hosting the 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge, an international martial arts event, led from Okinawa, the home of kobudo and karate.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we could not use the beautiful Nan Hua Temple, in Bronkhorstspruit, as the venue for our #100KataChallenge, but we were fortunate to rent the Cullinan Hall on 17 Oct 2020! This was also our 1st year where the #100KataChallenge was not only done in Gauteng, but also in the Mosselbay, Western Cape on 25 Oct 2020!

A big thank you to all the karatekas and parents who came out to join in and who stuck it out despite having to wear masks while doing 100 kata! This was not easy and made the challenge so much more challenging!!

We had 109 registered participants, from 14 Dojos, representing 4 Organizations and we had karateka and parents from all ages participate. From the 14 dojos (clubs), 13 are Gauteng based (and did the challenge on 17 Oct) and 1 dojo is based in Mosselbay (and did the challenge on 25 Oct)!

In Gauteng we managed to do 100 Kata in 1 hour and 20 minutes! We had 4 groups performing Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan and Heian Yondan! Each group successfully performed their kata 100 times!

#100KataChallenge 2020 hosted by Shotokan-ZA

See you next year!!!
#100KataChallenge #ChallengeOkinawa

Follow this link to view all the photos of the 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge, Oct 2020.

Some of our 100 Kata Day Challenge photos made it into the Bujin TV 100 Kata Challenge Highlights clip. Look for Shotokan-ZA at minute 8:04!