Marvin Clark Karate Academy’s 10th Annual Holiday Open Martial Arts Tournament

Marvin Clark Karate Academy’s 10th Annual Holiday Open Martial Arts Tournament will be held Dec. 8, 2013 at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary, IN. Doors open at 9 a.m. Eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

If you register before Nov. 30, the entry fee is $45 for the first three events and $5 for each additional event. After the 30th, the fee is $45 for the first event and $5 for each additional event.

Spectator fee for adults and kids ages six and older is $8. Spectators ages five and under are free.

This is an AKA sanctioned tournament and the first tournament of the 2014 AKA Circuit Season. (I want to say it’s a 3A tournament – but don’t hold me to that.)

In addition to trophies, there will also be some cash awards. The top two supporting schools (I assume this is the two that bring the most competitors) will be awarded $50 each. Other cash awards include:

  • $100 – Men’s Grand Champion Fighting
  • $100 – Men’s/Women’s Grand Champion Forms
  • $50 – Women’s Grand Champion Fighting
  • $50 – Junior Black Belt Forms

If you didn’t receive a flyer for this tournament, download one here. You can register for the tournament online here. (If you’re registering before Nov. 30, make sure you find the discount code written in yellow and type it in. The discount code is what brings the price down to the advertised preregistration price. )

For additional information, call Hanshi Marvin and Sharon Clark, (219) 981-8699, or email

Upcoming Tournament: Nov. 10 in Sugar Grove

Upcoming Tournament: Nov. 10 in Sugar Grove

Rocky’s Dojo and Gym Open Martial Arts Tournament, Nov. 10, 2013, Sugar Grove Community House, Sugar Grove, IL

$35 Registration (walk-in only) for one or more events

$5 adult spectators/$3 for kids under 12

Registration is at 10 a.m. and bow in is at noon. Small tournament with a good group of judges. The Troutmans have been hosting 4 tournaments a year for the past 30-35 years. So, it runs very smoothly. Large facility, ample parking.

Download the flyer at Rocky’s Web site:

Rocky said, at this tournament, they will be giving out trophies to all youth competitors. So, this is a good first tournament for young children. He also reminds instructors, coaches and sensei to wear their gi, if they plan to help judge. (But that might have been directed at me, personally.)

This is the last tournament that will count for points in the Illinois State Martial Arts Circuit.