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While the ultimate aim of karate is not to just win tournaments, tournaments are a valuable part of practice. It allows one to train and develop his or her jiyu kumite (free sparring). Tournament jiyu kumite often creates a degree of pre-fight anxiety (or "butterflies") along with many "what-ifs" that are seldom found in daily practice. Facing those specific challenges aid one in handling those variables in real combat. There exists many different opportunities for participating in tournaments throughout the entire year. Check the calendar page for upcoming information about the tournaments that the club participates in.


UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS

Southern California Jiyu Kumite Tournament

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013


Location: Garden Grove Dojo
10102 Stanford Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 539-5161


Times:
Kids Registration will begin at 9AM.
Adult Registration will begin at 11:30PM.


Registration Fee: $20.00

Divisions: White, Brown, & Black Belt Divisions

Contact: Gary Shockley @
phone: (951) 314-8707
email: gary.shockley@sce.com


Details: Take advantage of this opportunity to train and develop your Jiyu Kumite practice. SKA members wishing to obtain the fighting level of our distant seniors should attempt to train more like they did and take advantage of this opportunity. The tournament will host White, Brown, and Black Belt Divisions. We will also have a women's division and kid's division if entries allow. All Black Belts interested in fighting in Nisei Week or France should make every effort to participate. All judges and referees that have attended Mr. Ohshima's judging clinics are welcome to participate.


Central Coast Jiyu Kumite Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Location: Shotokan Ohshima Dojo in Carpinteria, CA

Times:
10:30 am registration.
11:00 am Mandatory meeting.
Tournament will follow.

Registration Fee: TBD

Divisions: White, Brown, Black Belt, & Women's Divisions

Contact: Tom Heyman @
email: Tomheyman@cox.net
phone: (805) 451-2697


Details: There will be white, brown, black belt and women’s divisions. Women may fight in two divisions for the price of one (belt price). Please promote this tournament to your juniors! Seniors who are interested in and are practicing Refereeing and Corner Judging are encouraged to come and help out. SKA typical handguards required.
Please carpool if possible!
No food will be provided this year, feel free to bring your own. Let’s jump in to this important practice! All proceeds to Shotokan Ohshima Dojo Maintenance Fund.


Nisei Week Qualifying Tournament

Date: Friday, August 9, 2013

Location: Garden Grove Dojo
10102 Stanford Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 539-5161


Times: Tournament will start at 6PM.

Divisions: Women's, Brown Belt, & Black Belt Divisions

Contact:
Tom Muzila @ phone: (714) 636-4437 or
Gary Shockley @ phone: (951) 314-8707

Details: The final qualifying tournament for women's, brown belts, & black belt division will be held at Garden Grove Dojo on August 9th.

Those who have placed (1st or 2nd) in this qualifying tournament will have 2 slots in the individual competition at the Nisei Week Tournament. 3rd and 4th place finishers will be considered alternates.

This year's Nisei Week Tournament will provide a format allowing team
competition and individual competition beginning at 11:00AM on August 10, 2013. The tournament and demonstration will be held in the Braun Athletic Center at Caltech in Pasadena, CA. Competitors, participants, and judges should arrive at 10:00AM.


2013 Nisei Week Tournament & Demonstration

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013

Location: California Institute of Technology (
Caltech)
Braun Gymnasium
1200 East California Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91125


Times:
Team & Individual Competition will begin at 11:00AM.
Competitors, participants, and judges should arrive at 10:00AM.

Divisions:
Team, Women's, Brown Belt, Black Belt Divisions

Contact:
Tom Muzila @ phone: (714) 636-4437 or
Gary Shockley @ phone: (951) 314-8707


Details:

This year's Nisei Week Tournament will provide a format allowing team
competition and individual competition beginning at 11:00AM on August 10, 2013. The tournament and demonstration will be held in the Braun Athletic Center at Caltech in Pasadena, CA. Competitors, participants, and judges should arrive at 10:00AM.


TEAM COMPETITION
The tournament will host four teams comprised of three members each. Each team will consist of 2 men and 1 woman (women will face women). The four regions to be represented are the East Coast, Mid-West, West Coast, and Canada. Each region will be responsible for holding their own pre-elimination tournament to select their team. We advise having alternates available in the event that your first choice fighters are unable to attend.

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION
The tournament will host 16 individual competitors allowing for
representation from across the US and Canada.

Canada - 2 competitors
East Coast - 2 competitors
Mid-West - 2 competitors
West Coast - 2 competitors
Bay Area & Pacific North West - 2 competitors
SKA Guests (outside SKA) - 2 competitors

4 slots for those who have placed (1st or 2nd) in either of the two West
Coast qualifying tournaments (all SKA black belts may participate in these tournaments).

The first qualifying tournament was held on Saturday, April 27th at the
Shotokan Ohshima Dojo (Central Coast Tournament). The second qualifying tournament will be held on Friday evening, August 9th at Garden Grove Dojo. 3rd and 4th place finishers in each tournament will be considered alternates.

All regions are encouraged to hold local qualifying tournaments. The same fighters may represent their regions in both the team competition andindividual competition or the region may elect to provide more individuals the opportunity to compete by having different fighters for team and individual matches.

BROWN BELT and WOMEN'S COMPETITION
An individual brown belt championship match and women's championship match will be held at the Nisei Week Tournament on August 10th. The preliminary matches will be held at Garden Grove Dojo on Friday, August 9th, beginning at 6PM. The brown belt participants will be limited to those that have competed (and placed) in the Central Coast, PNW, and So Cal Tournaments. Consideration may be given to other region candidates based upon senior's recommendations. All brown belts interested that meet the above criteria should contact Gary Shockley by July 1st.

The list of teams and individuals shall be provided to the tournament
coordinators no later than July 1st, 2012.

Experienced judges and referees interested in officiating at Nisei Week should contact Tom Muzila. All judges and referees should have attended at least 10 officiating clinics lead by Mr. Ohshima.