Doors open at 8:30 AM
Grappling at 9:00 AM
Forms at 10:00 AM
Sparring at 11:00 AM
Event ends at Noon
The tournament will be held at the Academy of Kung Fu on 21st and Powell.
The one big change this time is that registration is online! Click on the events tab on this page and get registered for only $10. If you wait until the day of, cost is $20. This is to encourage students to commit to participating in the event and also so we don’t have to deal with making change and handling money before the event.
Participation will be limited to 60 students. Register now.
Each year I go, I am reminded how much there is to learn! The Black Belts of Mo Duk Pai provided top notch classes in the theme of Tributaries. This year, student were given a series of classes in our roots of training. And the student sure did soak it up – kudos to all of you who made it through. Lots of sweat and smiles this weekend! Its definitely not for everyone, but for those who attended, I think they got the value in getting out of Dodge for a bit and digging into training. Good to know where you come from and what makes this Art so effective!
Want the details of what happened on the third? Here are three spreadsheets with all the scores from that Saturday.
I simply copied the names from the paper sheets so my apologies for any spelling errors. (Some people have at least two different variations on their name.) Let’s remember next time to have the competitors spell their names for the judges.
Below you’ll find a few clips from the adult tournament on Saturday (4/3/14). I managed to take a lot more video of forms than sparring or grappling because I wasn’t a judge for forms.
Great job to all the participants, helpers and black belts. I’m already looking forward to the next one.
At their request, I had five blue sashes come over to my school and take a class from me. We focused on spin kicks and multi person drills (again, at their request). I thought I’d foist my latest obsession on them, filming stuff.
What follows are films of each of the students doing 2 monkey lines and then a 2 minute continuous multi person at medium speed.