Valley martial artists and enthusiasts, take note: the VSN II Karate Tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 11, at South Valley Junior High in Gilbert. Four divisions will compete for first through fourth place: black belts, advanced belts, intermediate belts and beginner belts. Tournament entrants may compete in a number of events, including open, musical and traditional forms; weapons and sparring. There are male and female divisions, as well as age groups ranging from 5 and under to 30 and over.
To enter, print out the registration flyer, fill it out, and mail it in to:
3107 S. Lindsay Rd. #104
Gilbert, AZ 85295
One event: $40
Two events: $55
Three events: $65
Four or five events: $75
Entry forms must be postmarked on or before June 4. You can enter the day of the tournament, but pre-registration will save you some cash.
Day-of Registration fees:
One event: $55
Two events: $65
Three events: $75
Four events: $85
Five events: $95
On-site registration begins at 9:30 that morning. All black belt divisions are scheduled to begin competition at 10am, with advanced belt beginning at 10:30 and beginner and intermediates at 12:30pm.
The top four placers in each division will be awarded a trophy. In addition, the grand-champions of the adult black belt weapons/forms, men’s fighting and women’s fighting divisions will each receive a $75 cash prize. The top contender in the youth black belt weapons/forms event will win $50.
Don’t feel like taking blows to the torso and/or face, but still want to catch the action? Completely understandable. Spectators ages 16 and up can watch for $10, while kids 15 and under need only $5 to enter. — Robert T. Balint