USA Karate Nationals Heading to Spokane, Washington

The final stop before the Olympic Summer Games for USA Karate will be in Spokane, Washington, for the 2020 National Championships from July 9–12. The event will be the final stop before USA Karate makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020. The Spokane Sports Commission estimates the event will bring in 2,000 athletes along with Continue Reading

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An athlete performs kata moves during a karate test event at Nippon Budokan, a venue for karate at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Images

Karate Steps Into the Spotlight

At a time when MMA-style fighting dominates the martial arts landscape, karate is working to expand its own patch of ground. “The beauty of karate is that it’s a lifetime sport,” said Phil Hampel, CEO of USA Karate, which counts 3,200 members. “It adjusts and adapts.” There’s plenty of evidence of the sport’s adaptability, both Continue Reading

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Five NGBs Partner With USADA’s TrueSport Program

Five national governing bodies have partnered with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s TrueSport program, joining 23 other NGBs that participate in the educational content partnership to promote clean and healthy competition, sportsmanship and character-building and life skills. The latest entries to the program are USA Diving, USA Karate, USA Team Handball, USA Badminton and U.S. Lacrosse. Continue Reading

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