2016 Tournament Info

30th Anniversary Yoshida Cup Invitational Karate Championships (formerly NW Classic)

 

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Please – Download SPECIAL RULES GUIDELINES (PDF) by Clicking Here ** This document contains important local rules changes – very important for competitors and instructors.  Thank you.

 

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Spectators are welcome!  Tickets are $5 at the door.  Please come and enjoy this World Class Karate event.  Please click here for a Campus Map and directions to Mt Hood Community College.  

The tournament is located in the Yoshida Events Center shown on the map on the right hand side.

 

Based on the excellent success of this event last year, we will again be honored with visitors and competitors from Japan!

This Students will be hosted by JKFNW students and families in the local area and participate in the seminars and the tournament.  Please welcome this distinguished group to our event!

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This trip is also a fund raiser for the SAY OSS! movement in Japan.  This group is trying to build awareness of the power of Karate to help the Japanese people recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami back in March 2011.

We are proud to partner with these dedicated karate students and sensei to support this important cause.

 

 

 

Download Registration Packet (PDF) by Clicking Here

Please – Download SPECIAL RULES GUIDELINES (PDF) by Clicking Here ** This document contains important local rules changes – very important for competitors and instructors.  Thank you.

 

Seminar Highlights – Download Registration Packet for more details

1.Kumite Seminars with Sensei Koh Matsuhisa and Sensei Shin Tsukii

Seminar 1 9:00am – 10:30am Kumite Session 1 SHIN TSUKII Sensei “Master of the Match” will focus on:

- “Sliding kumite to jumping kumite”: 1) Kizamizuki 2) One step in gyakuzuki.

3) Egyptian style step and Gyakuzuki

- “Switching legs”: 1) Kick with front front leg 2) Kicking with back leg 3) Kicking with step back 4) Kizami-zuki 5) Gyakuzuki

- “Counterattack with swaying body”: 1) Counterattack with swaying body side to side

2) Counterattack with swaying body back and forth.
Seminar 2 10:35am – 12:05am Kumite Session 2 KO MATSUHISA SENSEI “Japanese Scorpion”: will focus on kicking with various drills, strategies, techniques striving for success including his infamous Scorpion Kick!!

2. Kata and Kobudo with Sensei Arashiro and Sensei Oshiro

Seminar 3 12:35pm – 2:05pm Sensei Tomohiro Arashiro – Kata – emphasis on the secrets and applications of the popular Ryuei-ryu Kata: ANAN
Seminar 4 2:10pm – 3:40pm Sensei Toshihiro Oshiro – Kobudo – focusing on Bojutsu and adapting kata and techniques to the skill level of the participants.

3. Referee seminar with Sensei Cleve Baxter and Sensei Cedric Barksdale

Event overview:

  • Saturday, March 19 – Seminars at Mt Hood Community College in Gresham, OR -

  • Saturday Night Dinner at Yoshida Estate Banquet Room – please preorder your tickets – $25 each

  • Sunday, March 20 – Tournament at Mt Hood Community College in Gresham, OR

  • Registration is now available on KarateTMaster.com.

Download Registration Packet (PDF) by Clicking Here

 

Please – Download SPECIAL RULES GUIDELINES (PDF) by Clicking Here ** This document contains important local rules changes – very important for competitors and instructors.  Thank you.

 

NW Classic Facebook Page - click here to visit

This Facebook Page was established in 2011 and shows many photos and highlights from the NW Classic for the past 3 years.  This page will remain for many years as a repository for information about the event.  Check this page to see the top level competitors and seminar leaders you can expect at the NW Classic.