Due to COVID-19 Concerns, we are postponing this year’s tournament. When we have more information, we will post it here. Please check back, or contact the dojo at 908-852-5855.
Another year has started and preparations are already under way for our 35TH annual benefit tournament, the 26th of April. Each year we work to make the event run smoothly and charge reasonable fees for competitors and spectators, so everyone may attend. American Isshinryu members will receive a $5.00 discount for pre-registering by the cut off date.
As always, we will create extra divisions for adults and children if the number of competitors in a division is large to make the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone.
Many friends have been made and renewed each year. Those of you who have hosted tournaments know the stress created as I hope each judge will work honestly and each student will act in the manner fostered by our karate systems. I hope you and your student will be able to attend to help us raise funds for the American Lung Foundation and the high school sports program. Lung diseases are growing in this country because of the pollution, smoking effects and exercise habits of our population. Because of some more recent media presentations, people are becoming aware of the problem and strides are being made with research technologies. Hopefully, a cure will be found in the not too distant future.
We will continue to be a NO CONTACT tournament for all competitors. THE FIRST LIGHT TOUCH TO THE HELMET, HEAD OR NECK WILL RESULT IN A WARNING, A SECOND TOUCH WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Anything beyond a Light Touch will result in disqualification. This includes all students from white belt to black belt. The philosophy that is stressed is that CONTROL should be able to be demonstrated by all competitors. Students must wear protective hands, feet, headgear, mouth guards and groin protection in addition for the men.
ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.
Download the ISK 2020 Tournament Package