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Seminars

Friday, October 17, 2008


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost $35 (pre-register $30)

Charles A. Melton Arts &


Education Center
Formerly the West Chester Community Center
501 East Miner Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Grandmaster
Toby Cooling
Order of Isshinryu
Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center
Gardnerville, NV Formerly the West Chester Community Center
501 E. Miner Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Grandmaster
Nick Adler Registration – 9:00 a.m.
9th Degree Black Belt
Isshinryu Karate Black Belt Meeting – 10:00 a.m.
Shirley, NY
Tournament starts PROMPTLY
10:30 a.m. with all Weapon Divisions
Hotel Information
Holiday Inn Express Exton Registration Information
120 N Pottstown Pike Pre-register by October 11th
Exton PA 19341 $45 for all events
610 524 9000 or 1 800 465 4329
Register after October 11th
$45 for one event --$10 for each additional event
This year’s fundraiser
supports The Timothy School Spectators Tickets
of Berwyn, PA. $8 Adults/$5 Children (ages 5-12)
A school for Autistic children.
For additional information on how
you can support this cause, email Seven Grand Champion Divisions
Grand Champion Children Kata/Weapons (11 & under)
peggy.martin@verizon.net
Grand Champion Children Kata/Weapons (12-17)
or call 610-701-5425 Grand Champion Adults Kata/Weapons (under belts)
Traditional Okinawan Karate Institute Grand Champion Adult Black Belt Kata
Grand Champion Adult Black Belt Weapons
Gay Street Plaza Grand Champion Adult Women Black Belt Kumite
527 East Gay Street Grand Champion Adult Men Black Belt Kumite
West Chester, Pennsylvania
For Additional Information Contact
Master Carl Martin
610-701-5425
email: tokidojo@verizon.net
Or Visit Our Website at www.tokidojo.com
WEST CHESTER FALL CLASSIC
Open Karate Championship
Registration Form
Saturday, October 18, 2008 – 10:30 a.m. (registration 9:00 a.m.)
Instructions: You may enter only one weapon, one kata, and one kumite event.
Divisions with less than three competitors may be combined.
Rules: UTK Rule Book
Equipment: Mouthpiece and foam rubber head, hand & foot protections are mandatory
Entry Fee(s): $45 1 event; $10 for each additional event.
Pre Registrations: $45 ALL EVENTS -- PRE REGISTRATION DEADLINE – October 11, 2008
Checks/MO Payable to: TOKI -- (Checks will NOT be accepted the day of the tournament)
Mail to: TOKI, Inc. 527 East Gay Street West Chester, PA 19380

Name_________________________________________ M ale ___Female___ Age ______ Rank ___________


Address ______________________________________ Dojo Name __________________________________
City ________________________ St. ___ Zip ________ Dojo Address _________________________________
Telephone _____________________________________ Sensei _______________________________________

WEAPONS
MEN WOMEN BOYS & GIRLS
Black Belt Black Belt Black Belt (12-17)
Advance Advance Black Belt (11 & under)
Intermediate and Beginner Intermediate and Beginner All Kyu’s 12-17
All Kyu’s 11 & Under

KATA & KUMITE


MEN (18-39) WOMEN (18-39) MEN (40 & Up) WOMEN (40 & Up)
Kata Kumite Kata Kumite Kata Kumite Kata Kumite
Black Belt ** Black Belt *** Black Belt Black Belt
Advance Advance Advance Advance
Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate
Beginner Beginner Beginner Beginner
(** Division will be broken down to light, med. & heavy) (***Division will be broken down to light & heavy)

5 & UNDER 6-7-8 YEAR OLD 9-10-11 YEAR OLD


BOYS & GIRLS BOYS & GIRLS BOYS & GIRLS
Kata Kumite Kata Kumite Kata Kumite
All Ranks Advance (including Black Belt) Advance (Including Black Belt)
Intermediate Intermediate
Beginner Beginner

12-13-14 YEAR OLD 15-16-17 YEAR OLD


BOYS GIRLS BOYS GIRLS
Kata Kumite Kata Kumite Kata Kumite Kata Kumite
Black Belt Black Belt Black Belt Black Belt
Advance Advance Advance Advance
Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate
Beginner Beginner Beginner Beginner

I, the undersigned understand that the practice of karate and specifically, tournament By signing this document, I acknowledge that I agree to abide by the rules
competitions, is inherently a contact sport, and as such, I know that physical injuries can occur. of this tournament and assume full responsibility for any and all of my
Therefore, I assume all responsibility for and all risk of damage or injury that may occur as a actions during the tournament.
participant of this tournament. I agree to relinquish and withhold harmless indemnity for any
claims that may arise against the Traditional Okinawan Karate Institute and the Charles A. IF UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, THIS RELEASE MUST BE SIGNED BY A PARENT,
Melton Arts & Education Center (the West Chester Community Center) and any personnel LEGAL GUARDIAN OR PERSON ASSUMING LEGAL RESPONSIBLILTY FOR
COMPETITOR.
connected with the West Chester Fall Classic Open Karate Tournament and Martial Arts
Seminar.
Signature (or Signature of Parent or Guardian if under 18) Date

MARTIAL ARTS SEMINAR PRE-REGISTRATION


Friday, October 17, 2008 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cost $35 (pre-register $30)
Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center (formerly West Chester Community Center) 501 E. Miner St., West Chester
Number of Attendees ______ Make Check Payable to TOKI
TOKI, Inc. Tournament Rules
RANK RULE – All competitors must compete at the highest belt level they have earned in the martial
arts. A competitor will not be allowed to compete in a division in which he/she has not earned that rank.
Once a competitor competes as a black belt, he/she must always compete as a black belt.
UNIFORM – All competitors must wear a complete, traditional or professional sport martial art’s
uniform. Uniform must be clean and in good repair.
EQUIPMENT
• Hand pads – A soft padded surface must cover the fingers, wrist and any striking surface of the hand.
• Kicks - A soft padded surface must cover the instep sides, toes, ankle and back of the heel of the foot.
• Head Gear – The front, sides and back of the head must be covered by a soft padded surface.
• Groin Cup – All male competitors must wear a groin cup.
• Mouthpiece - A properly fitted mouthpiece is required.
• Insufficiently padded gloves, foot and headgear will not be allowed. All equipment must be in good repair
and must be free of heavy taping, tears or any other repairs that may cause injuries.
KATA/WEAPONS SCORING
• Scoring - When using 5 judges, the highest and lowest scores will be eliminated and the remaining three
scores will be added together. Once the high and low have been eliminated, they cannot be used to break
a tie.
• Ties - In case of a tie, the lowest remaining score will be added again. If a tie remains, then the highest
remaining score will be added again. If a tie still remains, the tying competitors must perform their kata
again (same or different kata).
• Late Entries - Once the division has started, the late competitor must go next.
SPORT KARATE POINT SPARRING RULES
• Late Entries - Once the first sparring match has started in his / her division, no other competitor(s) can
enter that division.
• Order of competition – Once the final call for competitors of a division has been made at ringside, the
referee and the ring personnel will collect the competitors’ cards. Competitors’ card must be mixed
thoroughly before any byes are awarded.
• Byes – All byes will be drawn randomly and before any sparring matches have started.
• Length of Match – An elimination match shall last a total of two (2) Minutes running time, unless a
competitor earns enough points to be declared the winner before the two (2) minutes are up. Running time
means that the clock continues to run during point calls, etc., unless the center referee calls for a time out.
• Sudden victory overtime: If at the end of two minutes the match is tied, the match will continue into a
sudden victory overtime period, the first competitor to score a point is declared the winner.
• Point values: All techniques that score will be awarded one (1) point. The competitor who earns three (3)
points automatically wins. If no one scores three (3) points by the end of the two (2) minutes the
competitor who is ahead wins. Grand championship black belts final match will be two (2) rounds, three
(3) minutes each and total points.
• How points are awarded – Scoring points are awarded by a majority vote of the judges. The majority of
judges do not have to agree on the same techniques being scored, only that a point was scored. The
competitors must have at least three (3) feet in bounds when the point was scored.
• What a point is – A point is a controlled legal sport karate technique scored by a competitor in- bounds
that strikes an opponent with the allowable amount of focused touch contact or focused control to a legal
target area.
• Legal Target Areas: The entire headgear (but not the face), ribs, chest abdomen, collarbone, and kidneys.
• Illegal Target Areas: Spine, back of neck, throat, side(s) of the neck, legs, knees, groin and back are all
illegal target areas. Any attacks to these areas could result in a warning and/or penalty points.
• Methods of Penalizing:
o Warning and Penalties – After the first warning, a point will be awarded to the opponent on each
and every violation of the rules. After the second warning, he/she is disqualified and their
opponent is declared the winner.
o Any blood drawn will result in an automatic disqualification. Un-sportsman behavior or language
will result in an automatic disqualification.
o Absolutely no outside coaching.
TRADITIONAL OKINAWAN KARATE INSTITUTE
527 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380

DIRECTIONS

From the PA Turnpike East – Ohio/Pittsburgh


Take I-76 PA Turnpike to ext 319 Downingtown
After paying the toll, follow Route 100 South towards Downingtown/West Chester
Follow Route 100 South to Route 202 South
Take the first exit – Paoli Pike (Route 3).
At the bottom of the ramp, turn right into the City of West Chester.
Paoli Pike turns into Gay Street.
After McDonald’s on the right and Wendy’s on the left make a left turn on to Adams Street.
At the light, turn left on Market Street. The parking lot to the W.C. Community Center is on the right.

From the PA Turnpike West – New Jersey


Take I-76 PA Turnpike to exit 326 Valley Forge
After paying the toll, follow Route 202 South towards West Chester
In about 15 miles, take the Paoli Pike (Route 3) exit.
Paoli Pike turns into Gay Street.
After McDonald’s on the right and Wendy’s on the left make a left turn on to Adams Street.
At the light, turn left on Market Street. The parking lot to the W.C. Community Center is on the right.

From I-95 – Baltimore/Washington


Take I-95 North into Delaware. Exit Route 202 North.
Continue on Route 202 North into Pennsylvania.
Cross over Route 1 and Route 926.
After the Holiday Inn, follow Route 202 N (by pass).
Exit at Gay Street (Route 3) – West Chester.
After McDonald’s and the DK Diner, on the right and Wendy’s on the left make a left turn on to Adams Street.
At the light, turn left on Market Street. The parking lot to the W.C. Community Center is on the right.