Mississippi Karate Association

 

Promoting Better Professional and Amateur Karate

2016 Schedule

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Tournament Fees:
1-2 Divisions: $45.00
Additional Division: $10.00 each
Spectators: $5.00
Coach's Pass: $25.00

 

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What's New for 2016?

  1. Please be aware that we have made pricing changes this year for all of our MKA sanctioned tournaments. 
  2. We have added several new amendements to our rules this year, including changes to how many tournaments you must attend and how many bonus points a competitor can earn during a season toward a state championship title. You can find that information under the amendments section on the MKA rules page. 
  3. We have three new divisions this year! You can read about the new divisions below
  4. We are planning on becoming completely electronic with our tournament fliers, registration forms and announcements by the end of this tournament season. Make sure you receive all of this important information by subscribing to our mailing list. To do so click the subscribe button up top or go to the contact us page and register. The first tournament fliers will be coming out soon so make sure you sign up today.  
2016 Tournament Division List

Traditional Kata

Kumite

Weapons

Creative/Musical Kata

Synchronized Kata

Team Sparring

MKA Divisions:

Mississippi Open: March 5, 2016

Hinds Community College- Raymond, MS

Metro Open: April 9, 2016

Mississippi College- Clinton, MS

East Mississippi Open: May 21, 2016

Frank Cochran Center- Meridian, MS

Gulf Coast Karate Classic: July 16, 2016

Pascagoula Middle School- Pascagoula, MS

Clash of Champions: Sept. 17, 2016

Frank Cochran Center- Meridian, MS

New Divisions for the 2016 Tournament Season

 

We have some exciting news for this upcoming tournament season! This year the MKA will be adding THREE new tournament divisions. 

Creative/Musical Kata:

(Competition for this division starts at 10:00 AM)

  • Black Belt Men & Women
  • Adults Under Black Belt Men & Women
  • 14-17 All Ranks
  • 10-13 All Ranks
  • 9 & Under All Ranks

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.

Synchronized Kata: 

  • Adult - All belts 
  • Children- All Belts 

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.

Team Sparring:

  • Adult – All Belts
  • Children Advanced – Green, Purple, Hi Blue, Brown, Red & Black 
  • Children Beginner – White, Yellow, Low Blue & Orange

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.

East Mississippi Open Registration Form and Flyer

 

 

Application to Compete