ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS TOURNAMENT
This tournament will educate our students and raise funds for the PROJECT SPARROW SCHOLARSHIP FUND.
The entry fee if registered by 9/14 is $45 (BBC $40) which includes 2 spectator tickets (additional tickets $3 at the door). Additional family member discounts, check at front desk.
If registration is after 9/14, entry fee is $50 (BBC $45). Sign up begins 8/21. CASH OR CHECK ONLY - NO CHARGES OR DEBIT CARDS.
Directions to tournament
AGES: UNDER BLACK BELT: 5 & under (little dragons), 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17
Each age group will have a separate white, gold, orange, blue, purple, green, brown and black belt division. There will also be a separate girls fighting division for ages 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17.
AGES: BLACK BELT: 8 -9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17
Men (18-34): White, gold, orange, blue, purple, green, brown, and black belts
Women (18-34): White, gold, orange, blue, purple, green, brown, and black belts
Executives (35-45 Men): White, gold, orange, blue, purple, green, brown, and black belts
Executives (35-45 Women): White, gold, orange, blue, purple, green, brown, and black belts
Executives (over 45 Men): White & gold, orange & blue & purple, green & brown, and black belts
Executives (over 45 Women): White & gold, orange & blue & purple, green & brown, and black belts
NOTE: Adjustments will be made if there is not at least 3 competitors per divisions
Why do we have tournaments?
Competition increases individual effort when a specific date is approaching. Tournaments provide a chance to build school spirit and teamwork. Also, tournaments give a benchmark to see how you're improving by testing you against students you are unfamiliar with.
|schedule of events|
|8:00||Adults - All belt levels||Show up|
|8:30||Begin competition (including bo kata)|
|9:30||Black belts & black belt candidate juniors (7-11) and teens (12-17)||Show up|
|11:30||White/ Gold/ Orange||Show up|
|12:30||Green candidate/ Purple/ Blue belts||Show up|
|2:00||Brown Candidate/ Brown/ Green||Show up|
|2:30||Begin competition (including bo kata)|
What happens at tournaments?
Hopefully you have fun! Students are divided by belt and age. Parents are not permitted on the floor during competition. You will compete in kata, kumite (sparring), and/or bo kata (depending on your belt level). Judges tally points and award trophies or medals.
What are judges looking for?
Kiyaa! The spirit yell should be incorporated into katas at a few key points of attack. Wake the judges up, they've a long day ahead of them! Use the correct stances, keep them low, moves crisp, accelerate into the moves; pause between. Keep your gaze steady and look confident - even if you're nervous on the inside! Control your breathing and pace yourself.
For the kumite (sparring) attacks must be controlled and visible to the attacker's line of sight (no blind attacks). Points will be deducted for excessive force. No hitting below the belt or to the face (under black belt level). Punching with the lead hand to the body does not count. Two points are awarded for a kick, one for a punch. Must have both feet in the ring to score a point, but not to have a point scored upon!
Above all, remember to enjoy yourself - this is a chance to be rewarded for all that hard work you've done!
Procedure for entering ring
- Bow to enter the back of the ring
- Move to front of the ring and announce the name of your kata
- Bow to thank judges
- Back up (facing judges), bow to begin your kata.
- Bow after you have finished your kata
- Back up and bow out of the ring
Rules for Family and friends
No shoes are allowed on the gym floor. Competitors and officials only in competition area! Spectators must stay in the bleachers.