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Washington Shotokan Association

Youth Tournament

(Open to all students under 18)

When: May 11th, 2019
Where: Main Dojo 12754 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98005
Start times: Regular Heads Up Style Tournament: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Elimination Style Tournament: ~12:30 pm (after morning session)
Entry fee: $35 first child per family
$25 second child per family
$20 each additional child per family

All participants will receive a trophy for kumite and a medal for kata! Only 80 spots available so register soon!!! Registration closes on March 31st, 2019!

All competitors will be competing in kumite, a light contact form of point sparring to show their punching, kicking, and blocking techniques! The dojo will supply head gear, chest protectors and mitts, but you are welcome to supply your own protective gear. Competitors are encouraged to wear a mouth guard. Then, we will move into the kata competition.
In performing their kata, your student will be able show off their speed, balance, and grace in performing one of the many kata (an established set of movements simulating a fight against multiple opponents) that they have learned in the last year. This is a great way for your child to show what they have been learning, in a safe, but competitive format. 

Tournament competition builds pride, esteem, and is a lot of fun for both the kids and the parents!

This year, in addition to the morning Kata and Kumite sessions, WSA will be holding an Elimination Style Kumite Tournament after the morning session has finished. This session is completely voluntary, and if your Karate student has already registered to compete in the morning session, there is no additional registration fee to participate. This style of competition will give your karate student exposure to what competing is like should they choose to compete in open tournaments outside of WSA. Pre-Registration is required for the Elimination tournament and can be completed through Zen Planner.

The Elimination Style Kumite Tournament is a bracketed tournament where participants work their way through a competition ladder by winning matches. Regardless of how many participants compete, trophies will only be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Because it is single elimination, when a competitor loses a match, they do not participate any further. Due to the nature of setting up a competition bracket for this style of tournament, your child may be competing against another student that may not be as closely matched in physical size, age, or rank as in the morning sessions. We look forward to hosting this prestigious and challenging event and would encourage early registration as spaces will be limited.