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September 28 to October 1 2017

The 7th International Karate-do Goju-kai Association Global Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval, in Richmond, BC.

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Richmond is a coastal city of British Columbia, Canada, and is part of the Metro Vancouver area.

The Championships are open to IKGA members only, and is a premiere showcase event for members from across the world to get together to share in their karatedo with spirited competition. It's an event not to be missed!

More information will be available in the coming weeks. Return here to stay up to date on this event.

This event is sanctioned by

Sanctioned by KarateBC

and sponsored by

Zen Athletics



NEW! The Registration Information document is available for download! Find detailed instructions to help register your team.

Please Note: This tournament is for current members of the International Karatedo Gojukai Association only.

Registration is by country. Designated representatives can link directly to the event in SportData to start the registration process.

With the exception of the events labelled "Para-Karate Kata", all requests to register for this tournament from groups not affiliated with IKGA will be denied.

Information Bulletin

30 May 2017: **NEW** The Information bulletin has been updated with new fee information. The rates for "Early Registration" have been extended until August 31st 2017. Download the latest bulletin for all the information about fees, registration and hotels.

Please Note: The name of the competition has been changed to the 7th International Karate-do Goju-kai Association Global Championships. This is to accommodate recent decisions surrounding international Karate competitions.

We hope that this does not cause any undue hardship for participants or visitors to Canada in organizing travel arrangements, and we appreciate your understanding.

Stay and Save Special

The IKGA Global Championships are fast approaching, and 2 of our reserved hotels are now full. The host hotel, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel are both sold out.

There are still rooms available at the Sandman Signature Hotel, but these may not last. We are still negotiating with other hotels in the area for great rates for our out-of-town guests. We will keep updating as other options become available.

If any delegations/teams have a problem booking accommodations please contact us at

It is no longer required to stay at the Host Hotel to take advantage of the Stay and Save special. All participants in the tournament will be able to register at the reduced rate regardless of which hotel they are registered to stay.