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Karate 1-Series A Set for BC

April 11, 2023

RICHMOND, B.C.—Nearly 600 of the top karatekas from around the world are coming to the Richmond Olympic Oval, April 14-16, 2023.

Karate Canada will host athletes representing 64 countries for three days of kata and kumite competition at the Karate 1-Series A event. Canada will suit up a total of 89 athletes in kata and kumite events.

An open format to allow all athletes around the world the opportunity to compete, the Karate 1- Series A was created to bring together the best competitors in a series of Open Championships. In addition, the Karate 1-Series A offers karatekas the chance to increase their international ranking position and showcase sport – in both kata and kumite disciplines – at its highest level.

Single day tickets are available for $15. A multi-day event past is $35. Tickets for the event can be purchased here:

April 14 – 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. PT
Eliminations and Semi-Finals – Female Kata, Male Team Kata
Eliminations and Semi-Finals – Female Kumite (-68kg, +68kg), Male Kumite (-84kkg, +84kg, -75kg)

 April 15 – 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. PT
Eliminations and Semi-Finals – Male Kata, Female Team Kata
Female Kumite (-50kg, -55kg, -61kg)
Male Kumite (-60kg, -67kg)

 April 16 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT
Male Kumite (-60kg, -67kg, -75kg, -84kg, +84kg)
Female Kumite (-50kg, -55kg, -61kg, -68kg, +68kg)
Team Kata (Female/Male)

Individual Kata (Female/Male)
Male Kumite (-60kg, -67kg, -75kg, -84kg, +84kg)
Female Kumite (-68kg, +68kg, -61kg, -50kg, -55kg)
Team Kata (Female/Male)

More information on the Karate 1-Series A can be found here. This event is financially supported in part by the Government of Canada, viaSport and the Province of British Columbia and Richmond Sport Hosting. For more information on Karate Canada, please visit us at www.karatecanada.org.