- Written by Mark Cramer
The Bedford Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kyokai are the proud sponsors of the Michigan Central Great Lakes Qualifying Tournament for the 2009 USA-NKF National Championships and Team Trials – July14 to 19 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
When; Saturday May 30, 2009
Where; Bedford High School Gymnasium, 8285 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI. 48182
Directions; Take I-475 and Exit Secor Rd NORTH,Take Secor to Dean Rd. And Turn RIGHT (East) Bedford H.S. is at the corner of Dean and Jackman Or SEE www.mapquest.com for door to door driving instructions.
Events; Open Kata (All Divisions – Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced)
Weapons Kata (All Divisions)
Mandatory Kata (16+ Advanced Divisions Only) The WKF Shitei Kata list will be used.
Kumite (All Divisions)
Fees; $40 Up to four individual events, $5 Additional for late registration after May 24, 2008
Spectator Fee; $5 ADULTS, $2.50 CHILDREN
Time; 9:00 TO 10:00 Late Registration
10:00 Competition Begins
Order of Events; 10:00 AM 1st All Adult Advanced Divisions– Compulsory Kata, Open Kata, Weapons, Kumite
2nd Team Friendship Match
1:00 PM 3rd Child – Kata, Weapons, then Kumite – Beginner, Novice, Inter., Advanced
4th Youth – Kata, Weapons, then Kumite – Beginner, Novice, Inter., Advanced.
5th Adult – Kata, Weapons, then Kumite – Beginner, Novice, Inter.,
Awards; Gold, Silver, & (Dual) Bronze Medals (1st - 4th place)
Rules; USA-NKF Rules – Rules may be downloaded at www.usankf.org It is the competitor’s responsibility to know and understand these rules.
USA-NKF memberships are required to qualify for the 2009 National Championships and Team Trials in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 14 to 19. USA-NKF memberships will be available at the tournament.
Pre-registration; ( Pre-register by May 23rd to avoid the $5 Late Fee ) Send registration and checks (payable to GKK) to;
C/O Mark Cramer
3836 Elmhurst Rd.
Toledo, Ohio 43613
Day of Tournament Registration; 9:00 TO 10:00 Saturday May 30, 2009 $5 Late Fee Charged