National Championships Set for Laval
LAVAL Que.—More than 600 of the top karatekas from across Canada will descend on Place Bell in Laval, Que., July 7-9, 2023, for the largest National Championships ever.
Karate Canada, in partnership with Karate Quebec, will bring the nation’s best together in Youth (12-13
years old); Cadet (14-15 years old); Junior (16-17 years old); U21 (18-20 years old); Senior (16+ years old);
and Para divisions for three days of kata and kumite competition that will include a total of 797 entries at the premier event on the domestic competition calendar.
Athletes and coaches will represent 10 provinces and territories, including the North West Territories who
will send a 10-member team. It is the first time ever that a team from N.W.T. will compete at the National Championships.
Place Bell – Laval, Que.
1950 Rue Claude-Gagné
July 7 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Youth Female and Male Kata
Cadet Female and Male Kata
U21 Female and Male Kata
Cadet/Junior Female and Male Team Kata
Youth Female and Male Kumite, All Weight Categories
Cadet Female Kumite: All Divisions
Cadet Male Kumite: -52kg, -63kg, -70kg
July 8 – 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
Junior Female and Male Kata
Senior Female and Male Team Kata
Parakarate: All Divisions
Cadet Male Kumite: -57kg and +70kg
Junior Female Kumite: -48kg, -53kg, -59kg
Junior Male Kumite: All Divisions
U21 Female and Male Kumite: All Divisions
July 9 – 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET
Senior Male and Female Kata
Junior Female Kumite: -66kg, +66kg
Senior Male and Female Kumite: All Divisions
Single day tickets are available for $25. A multi-day event past is $45. Tickets for the event can be purchased here: Children under 9 receive complimentary entry to the event.
Each day of competition, July 7-9, will be streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/KarateCanada
More information on the 2023 National Karate Championships can be found here. This event is financially supported by the Government of Canada, Laval Sportcité, and Gouvernement du Québec.
For more information on Karate Canada, please visit us at www.karatecanada.org.