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Guinness World Record Breaking Kata

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On October 23rd 2016 the Okinawan karate community attempted to break the record for the most people performing a kata. The record had been set in India in 2013 with 809 people.

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The Okinawan attempt on the record was a resounding success with 3793 confirmed participants.

There was also a one of the biggest congregations of karate masters. I have photographed most of them for the Karate Masters Portrait Project so it was great to be able to say hello to so many of them.

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2017 will have the opening of the Okinawa Karate Kaikan (training center), and with karate a demonstration sport at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, I expect that a mass kata performance may even become an annual event. If so, hopefully next year will be even bigger!

 

2 Comments

  1. Michael Ruoppoli says

    Did you get a picture of the Guinness World Record Certificate?

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