WTKA 2006 Italy

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WTKA 2006 November 23-26, 2006 in Viareggio, Italy, for the first time. Martial Arts World Championships is Open to All Styles. They expect 1500 competitors coming from more than 45 countries from all Five Continents to compete sportmanlike to conquer most prestigious WTKA Prize: WTKA All Styles Champion. The Rules are very easy and surely it will be a great success opened to: Karate – Kung Fu – Taekwando – Kick Boxing – Ju Jitsu – Hapkido – Aikido – Kempo – Tang Soo Do – Street Fighting – Jeet Kune Do – Krav Maga – Wing Chun – Kali – Eskrima – Capoeira and every other Styles. All competitors will compete in spectacular competitions rich of emotions and adrenaline arriving to the title of WTKA All Style Grand Champion with $10.000 dollars prize for the winner.
Five big competition sectors:
* FORMS : FREE STYLE FORMS – TRADITIONAL FORMS
* SELF DEFENSE
* FIGHTING: POINT FIGHTING – LIGHT FIGHTING – SUBMISSION WRESTLING
* BREAK TECHNIQUES
* SHORT WEAPON THROWING
This is not an event to miss! If you can attend make every effort to do so as this promises to be a very impressive event.

7th ANNUAL BATTLE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

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7th ANNUAL BATTLE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENT
No Division will have more than 4 competitors. Each Division will be determined by pairing competitors of relative age, weight, sex and rank. No competitor will be forced to compete against persons they feel are above or below their physical abilities.
We’re not sure how big of an event this is given the Division restrictions, if anyone has attended this or plans to please post a comment and tell us more about it.

Quebec Open 2006 – April 28-29

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This tournament, which is rated respectively KRANE “AAAAA”, WKA “AAAAA” and NASKA “AAA” is now considered as one of the most important in the world. The international reconnaissance of the tournament encourages the best athletes in the world to participate every year. The 26th edition expects more than 2000 competitors from more than 20 different countries. More than $15 000 CDN in cash and $50 000 CDN in prizes are offered within the 360 different categories. Fro more details see their web site.
If anyone is planning on attending please get in touch with sensei @ karatetraining.org as we want to get photos and a first hand account of the event for our gallery and this blog.

2006 All-American Open, March 18, NY, USA

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On March 18, the 2006 All-American Open TaeKwon Do – Karate – Kung Fu Championships will be held in Riverdale, New York, USA.
The 41st Annual Championship is scheduled for:
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Manhattan College (Draddy Gym) 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471 [ Directions ]

Tenth Annual Hyman Karate Classic Tournament

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On Sunday, February 26, 2006, Harlem Karate Institute will be holding the Tenth Annual Hyman Karate Classic Tournament at Herbert H. Lehman High School located at 3000 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461. Dr. Ernest Hyman is the Founder of the Harlem Karate Institute and The Tenth Annual Hyman Karate Classic Tournament. Registration time 9:00 AM sharp.

Tenth Annual Hyman Karate Classic Tournament

Regulating the Martial Arts Coming Soon…

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Honolulu,HI,USA
Last year the Legislature In Hawaii gave us a state law regulating mixed martial arts. Under the present law anyone can slap down $500, fill out a few papers and put on a show. Promoters are only required to have a set of rules, an experienced referee, a doctor at ringside and provide the state’s Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs with an unedited video of the matches. Sounds pretty good, there are many in the community clamouring that the law doesn’t go far enough, they want the Martial Arts Regulated the way Boxing is Regulated.
There are many reasons for this out cry; unfair practices, abuse, danger to the participants, and the list goes on. I for one think that a regulating body for Martial Arts competitions (at least sparring) would be a great thing for the sport. Currently there is no ‘independent ‘ governing body that can determine if a fight can occur and watch out for the safety of the fighters. Of course it is a great idea to have a regulatory group that would have say-so on fighters and their condition before they step into the ring. There would be universal rules, oversight of matches and inspectors tasked to enforce them. But is it possible? Unlike Boxing, there are so many various forms of Martial Arts is it possible to have one governing body? It should be possible but time will tell. Eventually as Martial Arts competition and populatity grow so will the call for a governing body and oversight. And if it doesn’t happen for those reasons it may just happen so the government can collect their share of the action!
On a side note…Should Black Belts have to register the way professional boxers do?
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Universal Fight Promotion

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Carlsbad,NM,USA
Two Carlsbad fighters will be battling in Saturday night’s Universal Fight Promotion mixed martial arts event tonight at the Lea County Event Center in Hobbs.
Carlsbad and Loving fighter Cori Gonzalez will try to improve on her 7-1 record by battling Marcie Richardson in a women’s heavyweight match. Richardson is a sheriff’s deputy from Amarillo, event promoter Jimmy Westfall said. Justin Estrada will try to add to a 3-0 record in a battle against a fighter from Dallas.
The 15 card event starts at 7:30 p.m. The gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door and can also be ordered by calling 1-800-952-2210. Another mixed martial arts event will be held March 25 in Carlsbad, Westfall said.
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10 Kids, 10 Medals Perfect Achievement at Nationals!

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Ten Karate Kids from Tairyoku Shotokan Karate Club won against some of the best in the country in the discipline. No small feat at any competition! This Bierton-based karate club achieved what could be called a perfect 10 at the National Kyu Grade Championships.
Two youngsters, Olivia Coulton and Graham Long, won gold medals in Kumite in their age groups at Slough on November 20.
Roll of honour: Kata: Shavarna Standley, silver; Chas Mallard, bronze; Jason Proctor, silver; Paul Hems, bronze.
Kumite: Olivia Coulton, gold; Graham Long, gold; Shavarna Standley, bronze; Chas Mallard, silver; Jason Proctor, silver; Gareth Ball, bronze. Four days later, the club had its Kyu Grading, held by chief instructor Sensei Ohta, a 6th Dan, where 68 students took their grading examinations where 11 students advanced their rank.
It is nice to see news like this of a club with a large group of dedicated instructors and students. Kudos from the Karate Training.org Staff.

Karate World Championships

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Karate World Championships begins this weekend in Niagara Falls, ON. Canada. The Competition runs from Nov. 5-10.

Karate World Championship

2005 WTKA World Championships

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WTKA LogoThe WTKA World Championships officially invites you all to take part in their 2005 OPEN WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS which will take place in Viareggio, ITALY from 25 to 27 November 2005.

The WTKA International World Championships will include Kumite, Kata, Kobudo, Point Karate and Karate self defence to give all competitors the possibility to make a different experience. For more information please visit The WTKA website. To all competitors….Good Luck!