2017 National Championships

Nov. 10, 2016, 6 p.m. (ET)

USA Karate announces the 2017 USA Karate National Championship and Team Trials will be held in Greenville, South Carolina at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena


The championships will take place on July 19-23, 2017. Competition will begin on Thursday and conclude with the very exciting finals on Sunday evening. This years finals will feature our Jr National Team as they compete for the right to represent the United States at the WKF Jr World Championships in Spain.

“We are excited to be returning to Greenville for a third time and I know that the city is a great destination for our members” stated Phil Hampel, USA Karate CEO. “Greenville has been a great partner of USA Karate and we look forward to an amazing event.”

A significant improvement we have made this year is to pull all of the hotel reservations into one place to make it easier for our members to make accommodations at our block of hotels. We have engaged GroupHousing to provide this service and you can contact them directly to book your rooms and they will work with the hotels to make this process as simple as possible. Hotel information is available today at usakaratehotels.com.

We apologize for the change in location as we had announced Salt Lake City as the host of the 2017 Nationals during the 2016 finals. Unfortunately, we ran into a complication that we could not work around in the availability of hotel space due to several competing events in the city. We continue to work with Salt Lake and other Western United States cities to bring a national championship to the region. USA Karate is committed to making this  event accessible for the entire country and we are working on a plan to support this.

We look forward to seeing you in Greenville as Karate continues its journey towards the Olympic Games in 2020. Additional information and schedules will be available in the near future on our website at USANKF.org or you can visit here.