Tournament season is upon us and there are a few changes to this year’s format for the dojo. Tournament and travel expenses have always come out of sensei’s on own pocket for the last 12 years as well as an abundance of time and energy on the day off the actual tournament as well as administration work. Parking fees, gas, food, etc… Sempai’s also provide their time and energies to these tournaments without fail.
For the past 2 years, a few select parents have been kind enough to cover some of the hotel costs for sensei for the few out of town tournaments, and everyone that participated has benefitted from this, but have not contributed. Needless to say, it is not exactly fair. As of this year, anyone who will be on the dojo competition team and competing will be paying a competition team fee.
- Local competitions will be $15 per competitor on top of the tournament registration fees.
- Out of town tournaments, will be $25 per competitor on top of the tournament registration fees.
For the remaining competitions for the year, please follow these guidelines.
- West Coast Open (Tacoma)
Please register online at www.karatetmaster.com
Upon completion of registration, please pay your competition team fee to sensei. As for hotels, if you are staying over the night before, please feel free to book any hotel. Just confirm with sensei once you have arrived in the vicinity in the evening. Competition will begin at 8:30AM SHARP!!! Please be there by 8:00AM SHARP!!!
- Western Canadian Martial Arts Championships (Burnaby)
Please register online at www.wcmac.info/register
Upon completion of registration, please pay your competition team fee to sensei. Competition will begin at 9:30AM for junior competitors, and 11:00AM for adult competitors. Please be there by 8:50AM SHARP for junior competitors, and 10:30 SHARP for adult competitors.
- Championship Karate Weekend (Burnaby)
Please register with sensei for this one. Pay for your tournament registration as well as your competition team fee at the same time.
Team Kata division will begin at 6:00PM on Friday the 27th
Individual events will begin at 10:00AM on the Saturday the 28th
Please be there 30 mins before the start times.