Tournaments

EditionYearCityCountryDateVenue
1st2003Manchester England30 Aug – 31 AugUnknown
2nd2005Wellington New Zealand12 Aug – 14 AugUnknown
3rd2008Edinburgh Scotland31 May – 1 JunUnknown
4th2009Johannesburg South Africa16 Oct – 17 OctUnknown
6th2011Sydney Australia30 Jul – 31 JulUnknown
7th2013Montreal Canada11 Oct – 13 OctUnknown
8th2015New Delhi India18 Sep – 20 SepTalkatora Indoor Stadium
9th2018Durban South Africa29 Nov – 2DecOlive Convention Centre Durban
10th2020tbcEnglandtbctbc

Manchester 2003

The first Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Manchester, England on 30–31 August 2003.

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Wellington 2005

The second Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Wellington, New Zealand on 12–14 August 2005, hosted by Karate New Zealand.

Elite Event Medal Table 2005

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
 England52512
 Scotland45514
 South Africa441018
 Australia271928
 Canada2226
 Wales134
 Botswana246
 New Zealand112
 Northern Ireland22
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Edinburgh 2008

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.

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Johannesburg 2009

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.

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Sydney 2011

The sixth Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Sydney, Australia on 30–31 July 2011, hosted by Australian Karate Federation.

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Montreal 2013

The seventh Commonwealth Karate Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 11–13 October 2013, hosted by Karate Canada.

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New Delhi 2015

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.

Elite Event Medal Table 2015

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
 India444481169
 Sri Lanka9123051
 Australia951024
 New Zealand771125
 South Africa55414
 Malaysia4149
 Botswana1246
 Bangladesh224
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Durban South Africa 2018

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.

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England 2020

The 10th Commonwealth Karate Championships will be held in England at a venue and city to be confirmed.