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Karate and the new normal: Massive kata competition in Turkey

2020-09-04

Karate and the new normal: Massive kata competition in Turkey

Nearly 2000 karatekas gathered in Sakarya (Turkey) for the second Karate tournament in the country under the new restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event was limited to kata categories and it was considered a success as the resumption of Karate activities continues in many countries around the world. 

Nearly 2000 karatekas gathered in Sakarya (Turkey) for the second Karate tournament in the country under the new restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event was limited to kata categories and it was considered a success as the resumption of Karate activities continues in many countries around the world.

After the first event under the “new normal” in the country, which was held in July, the Turkish Karate Federation organised the second competition following the new restrictions and the COVID-19 guidelines. No less than 1800 karatekas from 700 clubs gathered at the Serdivan Sports Hall in Sakarya (Turkey) for a successful four-day tournament.

The competition focused on kata modality and it had competitors from Children, Youth, Cadet, Junior, and Senior categories participating at the event. Mandatory face masks, interpersonal distancing and absence of spectators - among other restrictions - were implemented to guarantee the success of the event.

In senior categories, the clubs Ka─č─▒thane Belediyespor and Gaziosmanpa┼ča Belediyespor were proclaimed the winners in Male Team Kata and Female Team Kata respectively.