Yarmouth Karate Challenge 2022

Yarmouth Karate Challenge Cup – 2022

June 3rd (Friday): 7PM- 9PM: Officials Clinic to be facilitated by Chief Referee for KNS; Milton Bourque (No Charge).  
June 3rd (Friday): 7PM – 9PM: Kumite Clinic to be facilitated by KNS Head Coach; Mitchell German ($10.00 payable at the Clinic).
June 4th: Yarmouth Karate Challenge!!!! (Doors Open at 8:30AM)
Pre-Registration is a must.  Register through Karate Nova Scotia website. 

Good day Everyone,

Welcome to the Yarmouth Cup Information Section. Here you will find all the required information regarding the 2022 Yarmouth Karate Challenge Cup. The tournament will be held at the New Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School at 146 Forest St. in Yarmouth.  The large gymnasium can accommodate 3 tatamis for the competition. All registration will be completed through KNS website. Please note that for this tournament you can only register for your current age category. 


  • Ninja Turtles– Will only be offered to participants 5 and under.                                                          
  • Ippon kumite will replace Ninja for 6- and 7-year-old participants. See guidelines and videos below. Regular Kumite will be offered for participants 8 and up.                                          
  • All kata, except team kata, will consist of total score over 2 katas. Only white and yellow belts can repeat a kata. Everyone else must perform 2 different katas.                                             
  • 6 Team kata divisions are Novice (w,y,o) and advanced (G,B,Br,Bl)  for 12 and under, 13 – 18, and over 18. The teams may be mixed (male/female) and will compete in the division of the oldest team member, and the highest belt color. Teams will perform 1 kata. The 2 highest scores will compete for Gold and 3rd and 4th highest will compete for bronze. (they may repeat the same kata)                                                                                                                   
  • There will be 4 divisions of Kobudo.  13 – 18 years Kyu Belts (Orange – Brown), 13 – 18 Black Belts, 19+ Kyu Belts (Orange – Brown), 19+ Black Belts.  For this first competition the only weapons allowed are Bo and Sai. Please see Kobudo Rules included in this information.                                                                                                               
  • The King/Queen of the ring divisions are for ages 13 – 15 inclusive, and will follow a new format as outlined below.


For accommodations, please contact the Comfort Inn, Yarmouth. They have offered a 15% discount for Yarmouth Cup Participants and their families.


Ninja Turtles (Ages 5 and Under)!!

 Click here to check out the Ninja Turtles Division.

IPPON KUMITE (6 Year Olds)!!

Rules can be found Here

Click here to check out a video of what it’s going to look like. (Coming Soon!)

IPPON KUMITE (7 Year Olds)!!

Rules can be found Here

Click here to check out a video of what it’s going to look like. (Coming Soon)


We will be Introducing the ALL NEW King of the Ring Division.

There will be 2 and only 2 divisions!!

Male 13-15

Female 13-15

It will be the Final Event of the Day!!! You are not going to want to miss it.

Rules can be found Here. (New Rules coming soon!)

Just know…. It’s going to be Awesome!

Team Kata

$30.00 per team

  Straight Elimination – No Repecharge.

                                                                                  6 Divisions.

     Novice: White to Orange Belt

Under 12

13 – 18


Advanced: Green to Black

Under 12

13 – 18


**Teams must enter into the division of the Team Member of the highest Age/Rank.**


4 Divisions

13 – 18 Kyu Belts (Orange – Brown)

13 – 18 Black Belts 

19+ Kyu Belts (Orange – Brown)

19+ Black Belts

(All divisions are male/female combined)

*Only Bo and Sai allowed at this time. 

Kobudo rules can be found Here


How to get Here:

Bay Ferries Limited

By Car (Map)

Halifax International Airport


Where to Stay:

The Comfort Inn is part of the  InnVest Hotels which is the accommodation partner for Sport Nova Scotia,  they are offering 15% off for any Sport Travel.  https://innvesthotels.com/sport-nova-scotia-travel-program/

Reservations can be made either online or by calling the hotel directly at 902-742-1119. They accept individual or team bookings.

These rooms won’t last long so follow the link below to reserve your rooms today!  

Comfort Inn

Other hotels in the Yarmouth area include:

Voyageur Motel Yarmouth

Rodd Grand Hotel

Best Western Mermaid Yarmouth

LakeLawn B&B and Motel