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Spring 2024 Midwest Showdown Karate Tournament **Brackets will posted May 1**

Spring 2024 Midwest Showdown Karate Tournament **Brackets will posted May 1**
Date

Saturday, May 4th

Location

Valley View High School, 5000 NW Valley View Rd., Blue Springs, MO

Cost

$68.00 Event Package
$5.00 Spectator Fee 9-Older

Registration Open


We are excited to announce our Spring 2024 Midwest Showdown Karate Tournament! 

All Activstars students are encouraged to attend!


Saturday, May 4th - White - Black Belts


Registration Deadline

April 26, 2024


We will organize this tournament by pre-assigning students into divisions and groups.  Each group will have close to ten competitors and will be rotate through the rings for each event at an assigned start time. 

This tournament’s registration fee includes the following event packages!


White, Yellow, & Green Belt package includes (Strongest Punch, Strongest Kick, Fastest Fist, Fastest Kick, Crazy Attack, and Flag Sparring).


Blue Belt package includes (Strongest Punch, Strongest Kick, Fastest Fist, Fastest Kick, Flag Sparring, and Board Breaking-single board)


Purple & Above package includes (Flag Sparring, Head to Head Kata, Board Breaking - single board for purple and two boards for orange and above, Continuous Sparring, Thunder & Lightning, and Weapons Kata)


We will have an option for “add ons” when registering so you can order the


EXCLUSIVE Tournament patch and t-shirt.  You will pick these up at the event.







“Students, who attend tournaments, gain a very valuable learning and rewarding experience. Attending a Tournament gives a new insight into the skills taught at class, which students simply cannot gain at regular class attendance alone.”

“The events are fun and easy to understand. Your instructor will show you exactly what to do in class.   It’s a great experience you won’t want to miss!  All competitors will receive Olympic Style Medals for placements!  Everyone goes home a winner!”


Our Tournament Trade-Up will be continuing with this tournament. Only the red medals shown below or red trophies will be accepted at trade-up.



Participant Requirements:

  • Competitors must check in 15 minutes prior to their scheduled start time.

  • Check Stations will be located in the Auxiliary Gym.

  • Competitors will receive a wristband upon checking in with their division group # and competitor # written on the wristband.

  • Pre-ordered T-shirts and Patches will be available at merchandise located in the Auxiliary gym. 

  • No food or drink inside the gymnasiums!  Closed-topped water bottles will be acceptable.  Please help us out to keep the venue clean by using trash cans throughout the venue. 


Event Descriptions:


FASTEST FIST: Open to White - Blue Belts ONLY. Athletes will have three chances to strike a meter bag that measures their reaction speed.  Use any hand strike taught in class. 


FASTEST KICK: Open to White - Blue Belts ONLY. Athletes will have three chances to kick a meter bag that measures their reaction speed.  Use any kick taught in class. Only foot techniques are allowed – NO knee kicks.  No Shoes Allowed.


STRONGEST PUNCH: Open to White - Blue Belts ONLY. Athletes will have three chances to punch a meter bag that measures their power. Use any hand strike taught in class.  Only hand strikes will be allowed – NO elbow strikes.


STRONGEST KICK: Open to White - Blue Belts ONLY. Athletes will have three chances to kick a meter bag.  Use any kick taught in class. You will have up to five feet of distance from the bag.  Only foot techniques are allowed– NO knee kicks.  No Shoes Allowed!


CRAZY ATTACK: Open to White - Green Belts ONLY. Athletes will have 10 seconds to punch and kick a meter bag to measure total hits and power.


FLAG SPARRING:  Open to ALL Belts.  Athletes can test their speed, footwork, accuracy & reactions in a safe but competitive setting by grabbing three flags from their opponent. The first to remove the flags from their opponent within a 60-second round is the winner!


CONTINUOUS SPARRING:  Open to Purple Belt & Above. For those who participate in a sparring class. Sparring is judged as continuous sparring.  Judges will determine the overall best fighter at the end of a 90-second round.


Thunder & Lightning:  Open to Purple Belts & Above. Updated: The ultimate combination of strongest and fastest! Athletes will have to perform the following three techniques in order; (1) Reverse punch, (2) Front Kick, (3) Turning Back Kick to a "meter" bag that measures their power and speed.  The total power of all three techniques will be divided by the total time to determine the final score.


BOARD BREAKING:   Open to Blue Belt & above.   Blue and Purple Belt Athletes are to use correctly executed hand and foot techniques to break one 1/2" board on cinder blocks.    Orange and above - The athlete will perform a continuous, 2-strike combination using a hand/hand, hand/foot, or foot/foot combination.  Athletes may change their technique within those three attempts.  If the athlete cannot break the board in 3 attempts, the athlete will bow out.    These athletes can use open hand techniques. Techniques using knuckles and in-step of foot are forbidden.  Students must perform one break with the board in an instructor's hands and the other with the board placed on cinder blocks. The breaks can be done in any order—proper etiquette throughout.   The athletes are judged on technical skill, showmanship and creativity.    Boards used at the tournament will be 1/2" thick for all ranks and ages. One Breaking Board must be purchased for this event for Blue and Purple Belts, and two boards must be purchased for Orange Belts and above.  They will be available for $4 each at the merchandise table.  These boards can also be purchased for additional practice for $4/board.  You can also purchase them at the time of registration.

 

HEAD TO HEAD KATA:  Open to Purple Belt & above.  Perform any open hand form/kata learned in class—proper etiquette required throughout. Judges will determine a winner in this single elimination event.


WEAPONS KATA:  Open to Purple Belt & above. Perform any weapon kata learned in class.  Proper etiquette required  throughout.  No sharpened edged weapons.

 

 


Location Details:

Valley View High School, 5000 NW Valley View Rd., Blue Springs, MO


No food or drink inside the gymnasiums!  Closed-topped water bottles will be acceptable.  Please help us out to keep the venue clean by using trash cans throughout the venue.


Cost:

Registration Fee: $68 -  Fee includes 6 event package. Spectator Fee:  $5 per person age 9 and older. 

Register by Friday, April 26th! No late registrations will be accepted.


What to Bring:

Athlete Water Bottle - Water fountains will not be available.


Sparring Gear if participating in a Sparring is required. STUDENTS MUST WEAR THEIR OWN CHEST GEAR, HEADGEAR, HAND PADS, FOOTPADS, MOUTH GUARD & CUP. Orange belts & above are required to have their own headgear with face protection!  Students without proper sparring gear will be disqualified.  ONLY ActivStars approved hand and foot pads will be allowed; boot-style foot pads and closed hand pads.  No MMA gloves are allowed.


No gear is needed for Flag Sparring. 


Spectator Rules of Conduct:

Proper sportsmanship is expected from all competitors and spectators. 





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