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Spokane to Host 2022 USA Karate National Championships

The 2022 USA Karate National Championships are going to be held in Spokane, Washington, at the destination’s new facility The Podium next summer. Spokane Sports said it anticipates an estimated economic impact of $4 million from the event with 2,000 athletes and 2,500 spectators coming for the event, scheduled for June 30—July 3. Karate is […]

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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 […]

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2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games Program Includes Breaking

Five new sports will be on the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games program, including four that will then be part of the 2024 Olympic Summer Games program for the first time. Breaking, surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding will debut in 2022 in Dakar ahead of their official Olympic debut at Paris 2024. Karate will also […]

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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 […]

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