Thank you to so many awesome martial artists that have supported this event over the years!
See Google Map for the location of the tournament
Dates for the 2023-2024 year are: 09/16/2023, 02/24/2024, & 06/08/2024
February 2017 was the biggest turnout to date with 168 competitors and between competitors, spectators, and judges, we had roughly 500 in total attendance! We follow the public school system calendar. What this means is there are three tournaments with a Fall, Winter, & Spring. The Spring Tournament is the final tournament for the competition year.
The tournament is held at Shoal River Middle School and is very easy to find, with three major roadways (Highway 90, Highway 85, & Interstate 10) coming through Crestview. We are only 30-45 minutes from the beautiful white beaches yet inland enough to avoid the touristy pricing.
There will be approximately 72 divisions in sparring, forms, weapons, self-defense, and musical forms! We will combine or eliminate smaller divisions.
|Schedule of Events: 8AM-10AM is registration 9:00AM will be the start of weapons & musical forms 10AM is the national anthem, prayer, & bow in. 10:15AM-ish is Black Belt meeting as rings are being set with competitors. Please preregister. As always, we want to have the best event possible and try to keep things running smoothly|
Starting in 2018-2019 Tournament Year: No one can compete in a color belt skill level for more than two years (meaning beginner, intermediate, & advanced). So after five years (on year six), color belts will need to compete as black belts.
Starting in 2017-2018 Tournament Year: Competitors cannot do musical AND weapons. Chose one of them. A few competitors wanted to do both, which slowed the tournament.
Starting in 2017-2018 Tournament Year: In an effort to make the tournament run smoother, as with last year, all weapons and musical must preregister the preceding Monday. You can still pay at the door but need to send in the tournament registration form. We will start those divisions at 9AM sharp.
Starting in 2014 Tournament Year: We no longer provide a sound system. Too many format variations from jump/thumb drives, CD’s, iPhone, MP3 player, etc. The musical form may include the use of a weapon if you choose. Judges MUST inspect the weapon before the competition (when your name is called to compete, present the weapon to center judge). No sharpened blades!