The 62nd JKA All Japan
Karate Championship Tournament

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The final ultimate shot created
by the strength of whole body and spirits!
Explode maximum impact power as the essence of
all the techniques instantaneously!

Japan Karate Association (JKA) was established by the closest students of master FUNAKOSHI Gichin, the founder of Shotokan-ryu Karate-do. Master NAKAYAMA Masatoshi was one of those main founders of JKA and became the first prime Shihan of Shotokan-ryu.

He made further development of Shotokan-ryu based on instantaneously exploded maximum impact power as the essence of all the techniques.

That essence of the orthodox Karate-do we can watch at its All Japan Karatedo Championship Tournament.

Video On Demand: The 62nd JKA All Japan Karate Championship Tournament

Final Session [English commentary]


Individual Kumite Female Final:High school(00:00:00~)
Individual Kumite Male Final:High school(00:02:50~)
Prefectures Kumite Final(00:06:40~)
Individual Kata Female Final(00:18:05~)
Individual Kata Male Final(00:49:38~)
Individual Kumite Female Quarter Finals(01:19:55~)
Individual Kumite Male Quarter Finals(01:45:18~)
Individual Kumite Female Semi Finals(01:57:17~)
Individual Kumite Male Semi Finals(02:08:21~)
Individual Kumite Female Final(02:16:00~)
Individual Kumite Male Final(02:20:53~)

Qualifying Session


Individual Kata Female 3rd Round(02:31:06~)
Individual Kata Female Semi Finals(02:51:39~)
Individual Kata Male 3rd Round(03:11:58~)
Individual Kata Male Semi Finals(03:31:13~)
Individual Kumite Female 4th Round(03:58:18~)
Individual Kumite Male 4th Round(04:10:17~)

Results 2019

Individual Male Kumite

1st:Yusuke Haga


Individual Female Kumite

1st:Risa Sugimoto

2nd:Kyoko Akiyama

Individual Male Kata

1st:Hidemoto Kurihara

2nd:Daisuke Ueda

Individual Female Kata

1st:Ayano Nakamura

2nd:Miki Nakamachi

Highlights of the 62nd All Japan Karatedo Championship Tournament

The All Japan Karatedo Championship Tournament will be held in the two days as 6th and 7th July. This tournament is organised by the Japan Karate Association which was founded by supreme students of master GICHIN FUNAKOSHI, the founder of Shotokanryu Karate.

Karate competition will be held in Tokyo Olympics in 2020 which will be the first time Karate competition will appear as a formal Olympic game. That Tokyo Olympics will be held in next year.

The original stating point for this remarkable historic event could be the first All Japan Karatedo Championship Tournament which was held in October 1957 in Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, organised by the Japan Karate Association. At that time people investigated how kick and punch, the most fundermental techniques of Karate, could be performed so properly as a ultimate blow to the opponent which decides winning or losing of the competition. In Japanese it is called as "Kime". The concept of this Kime is based on the characteristic idea of Karate, to defeat the opponent completely by one blow. It is the ultimate goal of Karate to realize this Kime.

People keep trainning Karate's techniques quite concentrated and condensed way so that they can realize this Kime. Accordingly the rule Sun Tome was settled so that people can perform their skill in a safe way. By this Sun Tome rule all the people who compete Kumite have to stop their punch and kick just before it hits the opponent's body. This is the exact point by which Karate as Budo clearly distinguish itself from other sports Karate where people compeat by gaining more points.

During the tournament which takes over that original starting concept and where people compete by Kumite and Kata, you will find several young Karate masters who might open the new page of Karate's history. Your eyes will be the witnesses of the history.

Hopefully everybody will enjoy this 62nd All Japan Karatedo Championship Tornament which has the biggest scale and longest history with full contents via our LIVE broadcasting.

Rules and Proceedings

The proceedings of Kata competitions

1. 1st and 2nd match: win or lost for each coupled two persons by appointed Kata performance (Heian Nidan-Godan, Tekki Shodan)
2. 3rd match: win or lost for each coupled two persons by selected Kata performance (Bassaidai, Kankudai, Enpi, Jion)
3. Semifinal match: competed by gained points for the best 16 members by selected Kata performance (Bassaidai, Kankudai, Enpi, Jion)
4. Final match: competed by gained points for the best 8 members by own freely desided Kata performance

The rules of Kumite

1. Duration of a match: 2 minutes
2. Win and lost is decided by Ippon (2 Waza Ari makes one Ippon)
3. Infringement: 3 times warning/out of court makes the opponent win

What Ippon means

Well controlled and enough destructive blow i.e. punch, kick or hit, which is stoped just before touching the opponent's body. A slightly touching of such blow to the opponent's body might be acceptable.


1. Real blow to the opponent’s body and hit by rotating fist, such as back hand blow by turning
2. Dangerous throw such as throw down the opponent by his head or back to floor, such as Back Drop
3. Head butt, attack by reversal joints techniques, attack to testicles


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