35th Annual
Japan Karate Association
Shotokan Karate-Do International
Spring Championships
Tyl Middle School Gym
167 Chesterfield Rd
Oakdale, Connecticut

Saturday, April 26, 2014


WHO MAY ENTER: Any person who has individual JKA membership or is a member of a JKA dojo.

 

TIME:

Contestant Check-In: . . . . . . 9:00 A.M.
Rules Review: . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. All Contestants and Judges
Eliminations & Finals: . . . . .10:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

 

COSTS:

Individual:

Black/Brown Belt Adult - 1 event $25; 2 events $35
White/Green Belt Adult - 1 event $15; 2 events $25
Under 18 (any rank) - 1 event $15; 2 events $25

Team: Any rank or age - $35 per team event

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

All competitor registrations and fees must be received by:

WEDNESDAY APRIL 23

There will be a $5 LATE FEE for any individuals and/or teams registering after this date.

Send to:

Robert Jacobs
341 Wormwood Hill Rd.
Mansfield, CT 06250
Home phone: (860) 429-7067
Work phone: (860) 295-9524
E-mail: uconnjka@charter.net

 

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

Register by mail or email. Please make sure that you include your club name and instructor contact information. Each participant must have an entry for name, rank, age, sex, desired events and fee.

Email registration information to: uconnjka@charter.net

 

CHECK-IN & RELEASE FORMS:

Upon arrival at the tournament, all contestants must check in at the registration table. No contestant will be registered without signing a release form.

 

PAYMENT OF FEES:

Include with registration materials or when you arrive. Make checks payable to: Robert Jacobs. Please do not send anything by registered mail or any other system where we are required to sign for the package (we end up getting it later than the regular mail).

 

REFUND POLICY:

Requests for refunds must be made prior to the day of the tournament. No refunds will be given for "no shows" or late contestants.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: (All hotels about 15 minutes from tournament)

Relax Inn & Suites: 380 Bayonet Street, New London CT 06320. 860-443-3440.
Holiday Inn: Frontage Road, New London CT 06320. 860-442-0631.
Spring Hill Suites: 401 N. Frontage Road, Waterford CT 06385. 860-439-0151.

 

JUDGES & TOURNAMENT HELPERS:

Judges (must be nidan or higher), score keepers, timers, etc. are needed. Please let us know if people from your club can help out.

 

QUESTIONS? . . PROBLEMS?

Contact Bob Jacobs
(860) 429-7067 (home)
(860) 295-9524 (work)
E-mail: uconnjka@charter.net

ADMISSION FOR SPECTATORS IS FREE!



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
KUMITE

Click here for complete JKA Official Tournaments Rules

INDIVIDUAL KUMITE

ADULT DIVISION (Ages 18 & up)

Nidan & Up Men - Free Sparring
Shodan Men - Free Sparring (top 2 to Nidan division)
Black Belt Women - Free Sparring
Brown Belt (1-3 kyu) Men Eliminations Semi-Free Sparring Finals (Top 4) Free Sparring
Brown Belt Women - Eliminations Semi-Free Sparring Finals (Top 4) Free Sparring
Green Belt (4-6 kyu) Men and Women (Ages 14 & up) - Basic One Step Sparring
White Belt (8-7 kyu) Men and Women (Ages 14 & up) - Three Step Sparring
White Belt (9th kyu) Men and Women (Ages 14 & up) - Three Step Sparring

 

JUNIOR DIVISION (Ages 14-17, Boys & Girls)

Black and Brown Belt - Semi-free Sparring

 

CHILDREN AGE 9-12 (Boys & Girls)

Black and Brown Belt (separate categories) - Semi-Free Sparring
Green Belt (4-6 kyu) - Basic One Step Sparring
White Belt (7-9 kyu) - Basic Three Step Sparring

 

CHILDREN AGE 5-8 (Boys & Girls)

Black and Brown Belt - Semi-Free Sparring
Green Belt (4-6 kyu) - Basic One Step Sparring
White Belt (7-9 kyu) - Basic Three Step Sparring

 

TEAM KUMITE

Black and Brown Belt (Mixed) Men (Ages 18 & up) - Free Sparring
Limit two kumite teams per club for each event


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
KATA

Click here for complete JKA Official Tournaments Rules

INDIVIDUAL KATA

All eliminations: compulsory kata by flag system
All finals: kata of choice by point system

LIST OF EVENTS & ELIMINATION KATA:

ADULT DIVISION (Age 14 and over)

Nidan & Up Men - First Round: Heian 2-5, & Tekki 1
. . . . . . . . . . 2nd Round Up: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Empi
Shodan Men (Top 2 to Nidan Div.) - First Round: Heian 2-5, & Tekki 1
. . . . . . . . . . 2nd Round Up: Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Empi
Black Belt Women - Bassai-dai, Kanku-dai, Jion, Empi
Brown Belt (1-3 kyu) Men - Bassai-dai, Tekki shodan
Brown Belt Women - Bassai-dai, Tekki shodan
Green Belt (4-6 kyu) Men & Women - Heian 3 & 4
White Belt (8-7 kyu) - Heian 1 & 2
White Belt (9th kyu) - Heian 1

 

CHILDREN AGE 9-13 (Boys & Girls)

Black and Brown Belt (separate categories) - Bassai-dai, Tekki shodan
Green Belt (4-6 kyu) - Heian 2 & 3
White Belt (7-9 kyu) - Heian 1

 

CHILDREN AGE 5-8 (Boys & Girls)

Black and Brown Belt - Bassai-dai, Tekki shodan
Green Belt - Heian 2 & 3
White Belt (7-9 kyu) - Heian 1

 

TEAM KATA

Separate White, Green, Brown and Black Belt categories (men & women mixed, all ages)

Kata of choice by point system.
No limit to number of kata teams in each category.
Teams composed of all children (age 13 and under) will get separate awards.


DIRECTIONS TO TOURNAMENT - Tyl Middle School, Oakdale CT

FROM NEW HAVEN (45 minutes): I-95 North to exit 76 (I-395 North - a left exit). Follow I-395 North and take exit 79. Turn right off the exit. Travel 3.0 miles and turn left on Chesterfield Rd. Proceed up hill mile to stop sign. Go straight through intersection and turn left into Leonard J. Tyl Middle School. Go straight to upper parking lot. Follow steps to main entrance.

FROM BOSTON (2 hours): Mass Pike I-90 West to I-395 South. Take exit 79 (not 79A). Turn right off the exit. Travel 2.5 miles and turn left on Chesterfield Rd. Proceed up hill mile to stop sign. Go straight through intersection and turn left into Leonard J. Tyl Middle School. Go straight to upper parking lot. Follow steps to main entrance.

FROM HARTFORD (45 minutes): Route 2 East to Norwich and I-395 South. Take exit 79 (not exit 79A). Turn right off the exit. Travel 2.5 miles and turn left on Chesterfield Rd. Proceed up hill mile to stop sign. Go straight through intersection and turn left into Leonard J. Tyl Middle School. Go straight to upper parking lot. Follow steps to main entrance.

FROM RHODE ISLAND (45 minutes from state line): I-95 South to Gold Star Bridge. Take Route 32 Exit and follow 32 North for 4.5 miles. Turn left at stop light onto 163 North. Follow for 3.5 miles and turn left on Chesterfield Rd. Proceed up hill mile to stop sign. Go straight through intersection and turn left into Leonard J. Tyl Middle School. Go straight to upper parking lot. Follow steps to main entrance.


Area Hotels - All hotels are about 15 minutes from tournament.

Relax Inn & Suites: 380 Bayonet St, New London, CT. 860-443-3440
Holiday Inn: Frontage Rd, New London, CT. 860-442-0631
Spring Hill Suites: 401 N. Frontage Rd, Waterford, CT. 860-439-0151

Directions from hotels to tournament:

Leave hotel by taking right onto Bayonet Street. Follow mile to end, turn left onto Briggs Street and take Route 32N. Go 4.5 miles and turn left on Route 163. Travel 3.5 miles and turn left on Chesterfield Rd. Proceed up hill to stop sign mile. Go straight through intersection and turn left into Leonard J. Tyl Middle School. Go straight to upper parking lot. Follow steps to main entrance.Leave hotel by taking right onto Bayonet Street. Follow 1/2 mile to end, turn left onto Briggs Street and take Route 32N. Travel 6.9 miles. School will be on right.


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