Karate Tournaments
David Deaton Karate

Tournaments

Karate Olympics

tournament flyerSaturday, April 8th
Christ Presbyterian Academy
2323 Old Hickory Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37215

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 4/6 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 4/6, entry fee is $50 (BBC $45). Sign up begins 3/13. CASH OR CHECK ONLY - NO CHARGES OR DEBIT CARDS.

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Directions to tournament

CHILDREN'S DIVISIONS:

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

ADULT DIVISIONS:

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
10:00 Begin competition
11:30 White/ Gold/ Orange Show up
12:00 Begin competition
12:30 Green candidate/ Purple/ Blue belts Show up
1:00 Begin competition
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?

tournament kata

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

  1. Bow to enter the back of the ring
  2. Move to front of the ring and announce the name of your kata
  3. Bow to thank judges
  4. Back up (facing judges), bow to begin your kata.
  5. Bow after you have finished your kata
  6. 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.