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Magnificent Nippon Budokan ready to host anticipated Karate 1-Premier League Tokyo


With nearly 320 days to the historic debut of Karate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Nippon Budokan sports hall is ready to host the Karate 1-Premier League Tokyo this weekend. The fifth stop of Karate’s biggest international events will be held in the same venue of the Karate competition at the Olympic Games thus anticipation is running high among karatekas all over the world. 

The Karate 1-Premier League Tokyo is scheduled to start on Friday, September 6. The elimination rounds will be held on Friday and Saturday, and the medal bouts will take place on Sunday. The last day of competition will be available to a worldwide viewing audience on and on many TV networks around the world. CLICK HERE to go to the list of TV broadcasters around the world. 

Nearly 700 competitors from 79 countries are registered to participate in the event. As the Karate 1-Premier League Tokyo will be the last international event to be held in Tokyo before the Olympic debut of the sport, the karate world is thrilled to watch the best karatekas in the world competing in Nippon Budokan this weekend. All the current World champions and all the defending Grand Winners will fight for the gold medals this weekend thus guaranteeing the outstanding level of competition at the 2019 Karate 1-Premier League Tokyo. 

In addition to the Karate 1-Premier League Tokyo, the weekend will be memorable for Karate as the Tokyo 2020 Test Event “Ready, Set, Tokyo” is taking place in Nippon Budokan on September 9th. 

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