|1st||2003||Manchester||England||30 Aug – 31 Aug||Unknown|
|2nd||2005||Wellington||New Zealand||12 Aug – 14 Aug||Unknown|
|3rd||2008||Edinburgh||Scotland||31 May – 1 Jun||Unknown|
|4th||2009||Johannesburg||South Africa||16 Oct – 17 Oct||Unknown|
|6th||2011||Sydney||Australia||30 Jul – 31 Jul||Unknown|
|7th||2013||Montreal||Canada||11 Oct – 13 Oct||Unknown|
|8th||2015||New Delhi||India||18 Sep – 20 Sep||Talkatora Indoor Stadium|
|9th||2018||Durban||South Africa||29 Nov – 2Dec||Olive Convention Centre Durban|
The first Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Manchester, England on 30–31 August 2003.
The second Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Wellington, New Zealand on 12–14 August 2005, hosted by Karate New Zealand.
The third Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Edinburgh, Scotland on 31 May to 1 June 2008, hosted by the Scottish Karate Governing Body. An open division was introduced, which allowed competitors from outside a national squad to enter the event and also provided the first children’s categories at the event.
The fourth Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 16–17 October 2009, hosted by Karate South Africa. Following the introduction of an open event in Edinburgh 2009, cadet and junior categories were introduced to the elite event in line with World Karate Federation rules of competition.
The sixth Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Sydney, Australia on 30–31 July 2011, hosted by Australian Karate Federation.
The seventh Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 11–13 October 2013, hosted by Karate Canada.
The eighth Commonwealth Karate Championships were held at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India 18–20 September 2015. It was hosted by the Karate Association of India.
The 9th Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Durban, South Africa from 29 November to 2 December 2018 – It was hosted by Karate South Africa.
The 10th Commonwealth Karate Championships will be held in England at a venue and city to be confirmed.