Promoting Better Professional and Amateur Karate
1-2 Divisions: $45.00
Additional Division: $10.00 each
Coach's Pass: $25.00
Mississippi Open: March 11, 2017
Hinds Community College- Raymond, MS
Metro Open: April 22, 2017
Mississippi College- Clinton, MS
East Mississippi Open: May 20, 2017
Frank Cochran Center- Meridian, MS
Gulf Coast Karate Classic: July 22, 2017
Pascagoula Recreation Center- Pascagoula, MS
Slug Fest Nationals: Aug 11-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency: New Orleans, LA
Clash of Champions: Sept. 23, 2017
Jones Junior College- Ellisville, MS
New Divisions for the 2017 Tournament Season
We have some exciting news for this upcoming tournament season! This year the MKA will be adding THREE new tournament divisions.
(Competition for this division starts at 10:00 AM)
This division will be open to empty hand and weapons katas. Emphasis is placed on the quality of execution of techniques and movements, martial arts skills, balance, speed, power, degree of difficulty, and showmanship. If you are going to include music you will be required to provide your own sound equipment and must have it cued and ready to go when it is your turn to compete. Dress code must be adhered to at all times during the performance of the kata (check the rules for dress code). We will offer a state champion and runner-up titles for this division.
This division will be based on traditional forms. Teams must consist of at least two people and no more than three people. Teams must create a team name and fill out a registration form at the beginning of the season. Once registered, there will be no substitutions of team members throughout the season. We will allow for one alternate to be registered with the team in case an original member can't make a tournament. Judging and kata requirements will adhere to traditional kata rules (therefore, no music), however, there will also be an strong emphasis on how closely the team members were in sync. We will offer a state champion and runner-up titles for this division.
Teams must consist of three members. Teams must create a team name and fill out a registration form at the beginning of the season. Once registered, there will be no substitutions of team members throughout the season. We will allow for one alternate to be registered with the team in case an original member can't make a tournament. This division is on a trial basis and will not be counted toward a state champion title this year.
Upcoming Seminar Opportunity
On October 7, 2017, Ivey’s Shotokan karate will be hosting a Kumite Clinic led by two world class, multi-title holder champions, Cesar Herrera and Jelena Kovacevic. A beginners and intermediate session will be from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM and an advanced session will be from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM. The cost for each session will be $50.00. For more information see the PDF Flyer before or contact Michael Ivey at 601-481-5335.
Year End Finalized Points
To all competitors,
Thank you all for participating in the MKA this year; everyone has done a wonderful job this year. We hope to see you at the year end banquet in January and during the 2018 tournament season. We have posted the finalized points onto our website. If there are any issues with your points please address the issue with the board, by sending the protest to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may mail in the protest to the address below. Please have the protest turned in no later than October 23, 2017. Again the board would like to thank everyone for their hard work and paticipation. If you have question please feel free to contact us.
Mississippi Karate Association
406 Patrick Place
Butler, AL 36904