After the 1995, 1997, 2003, and 2009 editions, the World Tournament for Okinawa traditional karate and kobudo will be held in the summer of 2018. An executive committee will be established mid-January 2017 and the official dates of the event should be announced. An official website should also be launched by the end of Japanese fiscal year, that is to say March 2017. One of the new features of this event is the “per style” karate kata tournament.
More details will come soon but you can plan your trip to Okinawa for either July or August 2018!
Source: Article published in issue 127 of Okinawa Karate News