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2016 Guelph Open Karate Tournament (November 19th, 2016)

Guelph, Ontario | November 19th, 2016

Saturday, November 19th, 2016


Guelph Open Karate Tournament 2016 (November 19th, 2016)

Guelph Open Karate Tournament 2016

Date:  Saturday, November 19, 2016

Location:  Centennial C.V.I. Guelph, ON


Guelph Open Rules and Divisions

Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Click HERE to download the division list

Tournament Attire: Gi

Kata:  (Karate Forms) With components of the Goju system originating as far back as 1000 years, the movements in Kata express an imaginary battle. As the student progresses through the ranks, the kata becomes more intricate and challenging. Students are judged based on accuracy of technique, expression of spirit and the ability to demonstrate “kimé” or energy on the kata’s focus points. Each judge will call out a score in two parts. The first mark is the whole number and second mark is the decimal portion. For example, if the first mark is a 6 and the second mark is a 9, the total score is 6.9 out of 10.


Guelph Open Karate Tournament

The goal of Guelph Open (and Tri-City Training) is to provide all participants and attendees of the Guelph Open with a positive experience. Additionally, we wish to provide a healthy, safe, and competitive environment and to bring dojos from all disciplines of karate together to support martial arts in the community.   The tournament is in support of the global charity - "Right To Play".


Date:  Saturday, November 19, 2016
Location:  Centennial C.V.I. (Guelph, ON)

Registration opens 9:00 am. 

Black Belt Meeting:  10:15 am

Opening ceremonies start at 11:00 am.

OPEN TO ALL ages, belt levels, and karate styles.  THE GUELPH OPEN INCLUDES 3 events (kata, kumite, kobudo).  Shiai also includes silent auction, refreshments, Black Belt VIP room, Free athletic therapy.  Event in support of children's charity, Right to Play.


Map and directions

Guelph Open Karate Tournament

Click here for the online map

Tournament location is Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute at 289 College Ave W, Guelph, ON


2013 Guelph Open Photos

November 16, 2013 | Guelph Ontario

Participants representing 24 different dojos from Southern Ontario and New York Sate competed at this year's Guelph Open Shiai in support of charity, Right to Play.

Opening ceremonies included demonstrations from Roberts karate dojo, Triple Arts Academy, and Tri-City Training. Individuals (all belts, all agea) had opportunity to compete in kata (forms), kobudo (weapons), and kumite (sparring). Medals were awarded to all children and winners were given ''living prizes" of bamboo and bonsai for first, second, and third places.


Charity - Right to Play


Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. It was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur. Through sports and games, we help children build essential life-skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact.

To see more about this incredible charity, visit their website: http://www.righttoplay.com

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