Metro Karate Academy (952-401-7511)
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Tournament times for Saturday’s!
White to Green at 10am
Purple to Black at 10:40am

$25.00 per participant. (2 or more family members 20.00 each)

Tournament Dates 2016/17
6/11/16 Sat - chan
7/9/16 Sat - ep
8/20/16 Sat - chan
9/17/16 Sat - ep
10/8/16 Sat - chan
11/12/16 Sat - ep
12/10/16 Sat - chan
1/14/17 Sat - ep
2/11/17 Sat - chan
3/11/17 Sat – ep
4/8/17 Sat - chan
5/20/17 Sat - chan

“To avoid criticism; do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” - Elbert Hubbard

Metro Karate Academy promotes 12 intramural tournaments where both Academy’s students come together to compete. Our goal for the competitors is to receive the most positive and exciting competitive experience possible. The participants do their kata (form) twice either on the judges count or their own. The judges pick and score the better of the two katas. The judges use their hands to score and crossing the arms is an additional half point. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place contestants receive awards. All 1st place winners will compete with each other for the grand champion after their division is over. There must be 3 competitors to have the championship in any division. Awards are medals and trophies. We take the week before a competition and practice in class with the instructors. Practice at home is recommended as well. Each competitor will address the judge as follows: “Judges! My name is… My form is…”

The tournament circuit starts in June. The competitors are given 5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place, 1 point for 3rd and 2 points for the grand champion. Each competitor’s points are displayed on the bulletin board and in the academies. The competitors are divided by age and belt levels. Sho Dan Ho (Interim Black Belts) is considered black belts in competition. At the end of the season, all champions are awarded a championship plaque with their name on it and Mr. Rockwell takes the champions out for a pizza party in July! Competitors that attend every tournament are invited to the party with the champions as well.

The Basics of competition!
Our goal for the competitors is to receive the most positive and exciting competitive experience possible. The participants do their kata (form) twice either on the judges count or their own. The judges pick and score the better of the two katas. The judges use their hands to score and crossing the arms is an additional half point. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place contestants receive awards. All 1st place winners will compete with each other for the grand champion after their division is over. There must be 3 competitors to have the championship in any division. Awards are medals and trophies. All divisions must have 2 or more competitors or sensei will combine divisions. We take the week before a competition and practice in class with the instructors. Practice at home is recommended as well. Each competitor will address the judge as follows: “Judges! My name is… My form is…”

Note from Sensei!
In my opinion, competing in a tournament is the learning equivalent of about 5 regular classes. Done correctly, the training, excitement, and feedback is extremely valuable. I understand that competition with classmates, siblings and friends can be tough. It is my goal to make everyone’s experience as fair, fun and rewarding as possible. Lastly, to parents: Please look at tournament karate as less of a “game” with winners and losers but more in the arena of “sport” development. Lastly, do not hesitate to give me any feedback or ideas so we can improve our tournaments for everyone. Good luck to all!

The Champions receive a plaque with their names on it as well as runner ups. An example of the plaque is at the academy!

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