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Age                : 5,  6,  7,  8,  9,  10

Age 11/12      : Two weight groups

Age 13/14      : Two weight groups

Age 15/16      : Two weight groups

Age 17/18      : Two weight groups

Over 18          : -55 , -65 , +65kg

SABAKI       : -65 , -75 , +75kg (Brown and Black Belts only)

WTF Taekwondo : divisions will be created dependant on entries


Pee Wee (Under 8)

Under 10

Under 12

Under 14

Under 16

Under 18

Adults - Beginners

           - Intermediate

           - Open

Musical Kata (combined)

Weapons Kata (combined)

** It is compulsory for all Junior competitors to produce a copy of their I.D. or Birth Certificate. Failure to comply will lead to disqualification.

** NB. In the event that there are not sufficient competitors in any specific division, then that division will be merged with the division closest to it.

Download Information pack and entry forms here

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First held in 1987 in Cape Town, the Sabaki Challenge Karate Championships merged in 1996 with the annual Invitational Championships.
Since then, it has grown into an International Tournament with hundreds of competitors from all over.

2010 World Cup
South Africa has just finished hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup. What a spectacular event it was. We then hosted the World Cup for Ashihara Karate in October of the same year.

The 2nd Sabaki Challenge World Cup will be held in 2017 - see the first one at the bottom of this page.

My Karate Odyssey
Kaicho Hoosain Narkerís
My Karate Odyssey is now available read more ...

The 2016 World Kumite Championships was held in Pattaya, Thailand was an event that showcased the true spirit of the Martial Arts and had top fighters from all over the World.  Ashihara Karate attended once again and will use the Sabaki Challenge to select fighters for future WKO events.