by Patrick Hickey
Everyone will arrange their own transportation through one travel agency. Each person/family going will make their own arrangements though and pay the travel agency. Travel arrangements include air and hotel. Each person going who will compete, referee or coach will need to send a check to the USA Karate Federation 1550 Ritchie Road Stow, Ohio 44224 for $125. This money will be used to pay the tournament registration fees and to get team paraphernalia. Those going who are not competing may also purchase team paraphernalia for $100. Those attending may travel before or after the tournament, but everyone must arrive by the evening of August 2 at the delegated hotel and stay through August 7. Coaches will meet August 2.Coaches must take the WUKF coaching course to be on the floor. Referees must take the WUKF referee course to officiate. This will be paid out of the funds paid the USA Karate Federation.
Sensei will be allowed to coach their own students in competition provided they take the WUKF course. Those whose sensei could not go will be helped by the coaching staff in present.