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2017 Tournaments

A new year brings new opportunities. Currently we have 4 different tournament circuits to choose from depending whether you want to do grappling, sword work, full contact, tai ji, a range of styles, or a mix. If anyone would like to promote any other tournaments, feel free to suggest them to me at ShifuJason@BrisbaneKungFu.com.

Remember that while tournaments offer little to resemble ‘real fighting’, they can be a good opportunity to pit yourself against an unknown opponent, style, and to put yourself and your training under a little pressure. At the very least you get a sense of how you react under stress and what in your training is ingrained and what falls apart. So treat it as a learning experience not a competitive experience.

If you’re unsure about competing, consider joining in forms, demonstrations first so you can see first hand what the sparring elements are like. Although the unknown can be overwhelming, most find that it is no more confronting than what they might do during class. Supporters are always appreciated too, so even coming along to watch and cheer for your team mates would give you a chance to see what is involved.

I discuss in more detail the difference between competition fighting and real self defence in my blog entry here:

To see a listing of trophy winners, click here.

TOURNAMENT PROMOTER EVENT EVENT TYPE LOCATION DATE
Feburary
BKF Social Footgolf Social Mt Gravatt 18/2/17
March
NAS National All Styles Round 1 Regional Carrara 26/3/17
April
ISKA International Sports Karate Association Round 1 Regional Gold Coast 23/4/17
BKF Adult Camp Training Noosa North Shore 28 to 1/5/2017
May
NAS National All Styles Round 2 Regional Carrara 7/5/17
Tough Mudder Tough Mudder Endurance Event Social 20 to 21/5/2017
AMAC Australian Martial Arts Championships Round 1 Regional Tallebudgera Leisure Centre, 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach North 21/5/17
ISKA International Sports Karate Association Round 2 Regional TBA 28/5/17
June
July
ISKA International Sports Karate Association Round 3 Regional TBA 16/7/17
NAS National All Styles Round 3 Regional Carrara 16/7/17
August
September
NAS National All Styles Round 4 Regional Carrara 10/9/17
AMAC Australian Martial Arts Championships Round 2 Regional Tallebudgera Leisure Centre, 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach North 10/9/17
ISKA International Sports Karate Association Round 4 Regional TBA 10/9/17
BKF Kids Camp Training 16 to 17/9/2017
BKF Adult Camp Training 28 to 2/10/2017
October
NAS National All Styles State Titles Carrara 15/10/17
ISKA International Sports Karate Association State Titles TBA 19/10/17
AMAC Australian Martial Arts Championships State Titles Gold Coast 22/10/17
BICMAC Brisbane Internationl Chinese Martial Arts Championships TBA
December
BKF End of Year Banquet Social TBA 10/12/17
BKF Last Class Training 22/12/17

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