Karate is an Asian Games event first held at the 1994 in Hiroshima, Japan.
|Games||Year||Host city||Best nation|
|XIV||2002||Busan, South Korea|
|XVII||2014||Incheon, South Korea|
|Men's kumite 55 kg||X||X||X||X||X||5|
|Men's kumite 60 kg||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||7|
|Men's kumite 65 kg||X||X||X||X||4|
|Men's kumite 67 kg||X||X||X||3|
|Men's kumite 70 kg||X||X||X||X||4|
|Men's kumite 75 kg||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||7|
|Men's kumite 80 kg||X||X||2|
|Men's kumite 84 kg||X||X||X||3|
|Men's kumite +84 kg||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||7|
|Women's kumite 48 kg||X||1|
|Women's kumite 50 kg||X||X||X||3|
|Women's kumite 53 kg||X||X||X||X||4|
|Women's kumite 55 kg||X||X||X||3|
|Women's kumite 60 kg||X||X||X||X||4|
|Women's kumite 61 kg||X||X||X||3|
|Women's kumite 68 kg||X||X||X||3|
|Women's kumite +68 kg||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||7|
|Totals (26 nations)||84||83||164||331|
Karate at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games took place in the Mandaue Coliseum, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. The participants were competing in different weight categories in both the men's and women's competitions. The event was held from November 27–29.
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Karate competed by men and women at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. Kata contested along with Kumite in seven weight classes for men and four for women. All competition took place at the Qatar Sports Club Indoor Hall on December 12 and 13. Each country was limited to having 5 male and 3 female athletes.
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Karate at the 2014 Asian Games was held in Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea between October 2 and 4, 2014.
The karate competitions at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur were held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Karate at the 2018 Asian Games was held at the Jakarta Convention Center Plenary Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia, from 25 August to 27 August 2018.
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The karate competitions at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Philippines were held at World Trade Center Metro Manila from 7 to 9 December 2019.