The prestigious open martial arts tournament has cancelled their event amid COVID-19 concerns, joining many other martial arts events impacted by the pandemic.
In a press release issued on July 29th, the organizing body of the tournament, JLB Productions, announced the official cancellation of the 43rd Annual Diamond National Karate Championships. The world-renowned event was originally scheduled for October 29-31, 2020. With this year's installment of the event cancelled, the next Diamond Nationals will take place from October 7-9, 2021. In the press release, JLB Productions explained that "normal operational activities are no longer possible at this time" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.