This is your opportunity to represent Canada and compete against the best sport martial arts competitors in the world.

In order to compete at the WKC World Karate Championships, competitors must qualify at a regional event. You are then eligible to compete at the Canadian Championships. If you place in the top four at the Canadians you will represent Canada at the World Championships in the fall.

These events are open to all competitors regardless of style, school or affiliation.

2023 National Team Tryouts
DateMay 19-21, 2023
City:Ottawa, Ontario
Hotel:Courtyard By Marriot Ottawa-East
Hotel Reservation:Book Online
+ 1-855-333-6896 on or before Friday, April 28, 2023 (cut-off date). Please specify you are attending the World Karate Commission/Canadian Championship 2023
Secondary Hotel:Hampton by Hilton Ottawa, 100 Coventry Rd. Ottawa ON. K1K 4S3.
To book call 1-877-701-1281 or online at
group name WKC Canada, group code (for online bookings) DOU
Venue:Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3
NOTE: Both hotel and venue are connected to each other.
Weigh-in & Registration:Thursday, May 18, 2023: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Friday, May 19, 2023: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2023: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Start Times:Continuous Sparring
Friday 9:00 AM – all -10yrs and all 11-12yrs
Friday 10:00 AM – all 13-14yrs and all 15-17yrs
Friday 11:00 AM- all Adults
Forms and Weapons
Friday 11:00 AM – All Team Kata
Friday 12:00 PM – All U10yrs, all 11-12yrs and all 13-14yrs (round 1)
Friday 4:00 PM— All 15-17yrs and Adults (round 1)
Saturday 9:00 AM– all U10yrs, all 11-12yrs and all 13-14yrs (round 2)
Saturday 1:00 PM - All 15-17yrs and Adults (round 2)
Point Sparring
Saturday 3:00 PM – all U10yrs, 11-12yrs, and 13-14yrs (round 1)
Saturday 6:00 PM – All 15-17yrs and Adults (round 1)
Sunday 9:00 AM – All U10yrs, 11-12yrs, 13-14yrs (round 2)
Sunday 11:30 AM – All 15-17yrs and Adults (round 2)
Cost:$60 per division for the first three divisions & then $30 for each additional division.
Team kata $120.00 each.
Tournament Set-Up:TBA
Ring Assignments:TBA
Rules:The WKC Rules will be followed. Competitors can check WKC rules.
Judges/Officials Meeting:TBA
Referee Clinic:TBA