Florida’s Premiere
Karate Tournament

National Qualifier – USA Karate / US Olympic Committee

March 8th, 2020
University of Florida - Exactech Arena
Gainesville, FL USA

The Katsu Challenge is an official qualifier for the USA Karate National Championships held in July each year.  All athletes that compete will be qualified to compete at Nationals.  USA Karate is the only governing body for sport karate recognized by the US Olympic Committee.

The Katsu Challenge is also an official sport of the Sunshine State Games.   The SSGs are an Olympic style sports festival sponsored by the State of Florida.  Over 30 different sports are offered throughout the year.  The KC is one of the first events of the Games for 2019.


You may now register for the 2020 Katsu Challenge/Sunshine State Games by clicking the link below.

Register Here!


All athletes competing in the Katsu Challenge must fill out the Event Questionnaire and turn it in at the Check-In table when entering the Exactech Arena.  This form is generated by the Gainesville Sports Commission (GCS).  The GCS is instrumental in providing us funds to secure the Arena for our event.

Download Event Questionnaire


All athletes must confirm their registration was received and entered correctly by viewing the Athlete Check-In list below. We will post when the list is updated and send you an email when your info is posted. Email us at karate@katsudojo.com to fix any information.

Athlete Check-In List - (Available first week in February)


The morning staging times will be posted here the Thursday before the event.