2022 Kids Shinnen Taikai (New Year online competition)

To encourage friendship and motivation in karate training for kids all around the world, we are proud to present the 2nd Online Kodomotachi Shinnen Taikai.

(After the success of last year’s event we have decided to host it again this year) 

With Coronavirus continuing to cause a problem around the world and disrupting plans we are pleased that we can host this event. This year we are expanding the competition to include three main Okinawan Karate styles: Shorinryu, Gojuryu and Uechiryu. All juniors up to the age of 16 are welcome to participate. 

This is a Kata competition that will be judged by Okinawan Sensei from each style. You do not have to belong to an Okinawan karate organisation to take part, but you must choose a style of kata to submit.

You must make and submit a video of your chosen kata with the video recorded from the front and keeping the participant in shot for the duration. 

Please start your video by stating your name, age, ryuha and country. 

Please submit videos via a downloadable link, such as Youtube, Dropbox, Wetransfer etc. 

Applications may be made between 3rd JANUARY to 31st JANUARY 2022. 

Participation fee is 2000 yen per entry. First, Second and Third place winners will receive a Winners Certificate direct from Okinawa.

Every Participant will receive a downloadable participation certificate and will be included in our results video.

Check out last year’s Highlights Video here: 

Please record your video and upload to your choice of sharing platform (Youtube, etc).
Don’t forget to make your participation payment to: 


To register your participation, please fill out the entry form via the link below. The form can be submitted in advance of your video submission. So please register as early as you can to secure your place in the event. When your kata video is ready you can revisit your form to complete the submission.