Michigan Karate Tournament

Sign-up for the Tournament has begun.  To sign up for the tournament, all competitors must complete and return a registration form by March 5, 2017.  Registration forms received after March 5, 2017 are subject to a $5.00 late fee per event.  No registration forms will be accepted after March 12, 2017 and registrations will not be accepted at the door.

 

General

Cameras

Please, cameras with lights or Tri-Pods will NOT be allowed.

Food

Pizza, Hot Dogs, Pop, Coffee and bottled water will be available for purchase on site.

Only water in plastic bottles will be allowed in the gymnasium.  All other food or drink must remain in the designated eating area.  Consuming food or drink in the hallways and non-food/beverage rooms is not allowed.

Awards

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals will be awarded in each competition division (see Competition Events page for definition of divisions).  A spirit medal will be awarded for competitors ages 11 and younger for all events, except team kata.

 

Competitors

Fees for registration are as follows:

  • 1 EVENT:   $40                 After March 5:  $45
  • 2 EVENTS: $50                 After March 5:  $60
  • 3 EVENTS: $60                 After March 5:  $75
  • 4 EVENTS: $70                 After March 5:  $90
  • Team Kata: $45/team      After March 5:  $60

Competitors are expected to arrive at Garden City Middle School beginning at 9:45 on the day of the tournament to sign in.  Check-in will be done in a rolling manner throughout the day.  Competitors are required to be checked in prior to the start of their competition, but are encouraged to arrive early to warm up and prepare.  Suggested check-in times based on age and event are:

Time Age Event
9:45 am 5-11 Flag Sparring
10:30 am 5-17 Kihon (Basics)
11:00 am 6-17 Team Kata & Kata
11:30 am 5-17 Kumite (Sparring)
Noon 18 & older Kihon (Basics)
12:30pm 18 & older Team Kata & Kata
1:00 pm 18 & older Kumite (Sparring)

 

Locker rooms for men and women will be available to any competitor who has signed in.

Dress Code

Competitors are expected to adhere to the following dress code:

  • All Competitors must wear a clean white Karate uniform with their Karate belt.
  • All Competitors are allowed only one club patch, five inches in diameter, on the left side of the uniform jacket.

Equipment

Competitors are expected to adhere to the following equipment requirements:

Equipment General:

  • All Competitors:  No eyeglasses will be allowed unless they are high impact sport glasses approved by the Tournament Director or Doctor.
  •  All Competitors ages 5-17: Cloth shin pads & foot pads are optional.
  • All Competitors ages 18 & older:  Foot pads, shin guards, wrapped bandages (unless for obvious injury) are NOT allowed.

Equipment Kumite:

  • All Competitors:   Head protector (white preferred) is optional (but highly recommended).
  • All Competitors:   Fist pads are mandatory. USANKF or WKF style pads (one pair red and one pair blue) are preferred.  Other colors will be accepted but are not recommended.  One (1) inch thick, fabric-type fist pads, will be allowed.
  • Red and blue belts will be provided for sparring (kumite).
  • All Competitors:   Mouth guard is mandatory.
  •  Females:   Chest protector is optional (must have your own).
  • Males:   Groin cup is mandatory.

Equipment Flag Sparring:

  • All  Flag Sparring Competitors (ages 5-11):  Only head protector is mandatory.

 For more detail refer to page 2 and page 4 of the Tournament Package.

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