ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
FORMS competition consists of students performing one testing form of their choice (a form that is on their current or most recent test) against other students in their division. Black belts are only eligible to do any named form (Koreo and above).
SPARRING competition consists of students sparring 2 one-minute rounds with a 30 second break in between. Three judges will score the continuous fight and will determine a winner or a tie at the end of two rounds. If there is a tie, a 3rd one-minute round will determine the winner. Community sparring gear will be available to borrow for all competitors who do not have a set of YWU approved sparring gear. Students will need a mouthpiece (or they can purchase one at the event for $2). Male students are required to wear a protective cup (they will NOT be available on site for purchase).
BOARD BREAKING competition consists of students of all ages breaking FOUR single boards (provided at the event). Contact us for additional details. We will potentially have youth and adult divisions in this competition.
ULTIMATE FORMS competition consists of students performing three forms of their choice and then being seeded for a head-to-head bracket style forms competition against many different ranks.
TOURNAMENT SHIRTS will be available for sale prior to the tournament. Cost for a tournament shirt is $18 ($2 extra for each X after XL). All tournament shirt payments must be received by Saturday, April 15th.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
1. SIGN UP & TURN IN your form and payment to your instructor ASAP!
2. PLEASE HELP BY GETTING SPONSORS! Sponsors pay for the FREE entry of students so that no student has a reason not to compete. They also keep the overall cost per competitor low by helping to provide the necessary funds for the tournament such as space rental for the event, medals, ribbons, boards, ring supplies, programs, etc. Everyone always steps up and makes the tournament a HUGE success, we are counting on YOU!
4. MOTIVATE & ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO PARTICIPATE!!! The tournament is only a success with competitors.Please let us know if you have any questions about this event. This day is a festival that all students (from white belts to black belts and from young to old) can participate in and gain valuable experience and encouragement. Thank you for your loyalty, dedication and support.