PO Box 724

Route 26, Norway Mall

Norway, Maine 04268

Phone 207-743-8801

e-mail mkka@ime.net

fax 207-743-7925

 From:   Martin R. Petrovich, U.S. Kyokushin Open Tournament Director
To:       All Instructors, Coaches & Competitors
Subj:    Third Annual U.S. Kyokushin Open

Dear Shihan, Sensei, Sempai and competitor,

              OSU!  I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to the Third Annual U.S. Kyokushin Open to be held on Saturday October 23rd, 1999 in South Paris, Maine.  Special guest this year is IKO President Kancho Matsushima.  Kancho Matsushima will also be given several clinics on Sunday, October 24th.  In addition to Kancho’s clinic, Shihan Tom Flynn will be giving a referee’s clinic on Saturday.  Shihan Flynn is one of the top referee’s outside of Japan.

              Enclosed you will find directions to the tournament location.  Overseas fighters (outside of North America) who register before the deadline of October 1st will receive two days hotel accommodation free.

For competitors and guest who are flying into Maine make your reservations to arrive at one of the three following airports: Logan International (Boston), Manchester, New Hampshire or Portland Maine.  SouthWest airlines and U.S. Air offer great deals to the Manchester New Hampshire Airport.  As always, I will provide competitors and guest free transportations to and from the airports.

              If you will be staying overnight you will need to make your reservations as soon as possible.  Lodging will be provided for by the Inn Town Motel. Call them directly to book your room.  Their number is: (207) 743-7706.  Mention my name and the tournament and you will receive a corporate rate of $35.00 per night.  It is very important that you make your reservations now. There is a very good chance that the motel will have no vacancy within the next month for the October 23rd weekend.  If you are unable to get a room at the Inn-Town Motel call me asap for alternative lodging.

             There will also be a IKO Branch Chiefs meeting on Sunday, October 24th, 1999 at 9:00am.  Branch Chiefs that are attending are requested to send questions to be put on the agenda directly to me as soon as possible.

              I look forward to seeing you at the tournament and if there is anything that I can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact me at the numbers above.


            Martin R. Petrovich
            U.S. Kyokushin Open
            Tournament Director

Full Contact National Championships
Fighter Application Full Waiver Release



Name_____________________________________________  Rank____________________

Home Address_______________________________________________________________

Phone__________________   Date of Birth______________  Age_______ 

Height________  Weight_________    Sex_________________

Name of Dojo_________________________________ Style or System___________________

Instructor_____________________________            Dojo Phone______________________

Juniors Boys 15-17 yrs. Junior Girls 15-17 yrs Woman 18 & Up Men 18 & Up
Light - up to 165 lbs. Light - up to 130 lbs. Light - up to 135 lbs. Light - up to 160 lbs.
Heavy - 166 lbs. & up Heavy - 131 lbs. & up Heavy - 136 lbs. & up Middle - 161 to 185 lbs.
      Heavy - 186 lbs. & up

I, the undersigned, do hereby voluntarily submit my application for attendance and participation in the U.S. Kyokushin Open Full Contact Karate National Championship at the Country Way Restaurant in South Paris, Maine and do hereby assume full responsibilities for all damage, injuries or losses, including death, that I may sustain or incur, if any, while attending or participation in the said tournament. I hereby waive all claims against the promoters, operators and sponsors of the said tournament, their employees and agents, individually and other, for claim for damage, injuries or losses that I may sustain. I am especially cognizant not to sue the individuals or organizations named above, fully recognizing that his covenant is part consideration for my being allowed to compete, and upon which Maine Kyokushin Karate has relied in accepting my application.

I fully understand that any treatment given to me, in response to any possible injury, will consist of the first aid type only.

I consent that any reproductions of my likeness, created in any manner whatsoever, furnished by me, or any reproductions of my likeness taken of me in connection with the tournament can be used for publicity, promotion, television showing, or instructions, and waive any, and all compensation in regard thereto.

My signature on this application in a knowing representation that I have fully read, understand, and agree to the terms contained herein, and upon which I intend the promoters to rely.


Applicant’s Signature _________________________________ Date ___________________

Parent or Guardian Signature (if under 18years old)





WEIGHT DIVISION:_____________________________

HOMETOWN, STATE:________________________________




DATE OF BIRTH:____________________________

BIRTH PLACE:_________________________________

MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE (YEARS):______________________________________


ANY TITLES:____________________________________________________

MARITAL STATUS:___________________________________________





 MATCHES: All matches will be one two minute round. (See scoring for extensions)


            No hand or elbow techniques permitted to the head.

            No strikes of any kind to the groin, knee’s or back.

            No grabbing or pushing


            Two warnings will result in a half point taken away. Third warning will result in a half point           .           taken away, given opponent full point and a win of the match.


Full Point: Any legal technique that downs or breaks an opponents will to fight for 5 seconds.

Half Point: Any legal technique that downs or breaks an opponents will to fight for less than 5 seconds.

Decision: When no full point is awarded during the match the 4 corner judges and the center judge will decide a winner based on the competitors fight. In the event of a “No Decision” an overtime round will be fought. Preliminary rounds will be limited to 2 overtimes. Semi-Finals will be limited to 3 overtimes. Finals to 4 overtimes.


            There must be at least 4 fighters per division. If not, divisions will be combined at the discretion of the tournament director.


            There will be four judges at ringside. There will be one center referee (Head referee) that functions as a judge and has one vote. Any warnings or penalties will be given at the head referee’s discretion. Disqualification are given at the head referee’s discretion.

PRIZES:  There will be trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in each division.


All fighters must pre-register by October 1st. 
All fighters MUST attend the pre-fight meeting to be held Saturday, Oct.23rd, 1:00p.m. at :

Maine Kyokushin Karate
Norway Mall, Route 26
Norway, Maine 04268
Phone Number : (207) 743-8801

The meeting will begin at 1:00p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. Fighters will be required to weigh in at this time. Explanation of the tournament, program, rules and regulations will also take place at this meeting.


            Please contact Maine Kyokushin Karate for all Hotel reservations and directions. (207) 743-8801 or                e-mail at mkka@ime.net










9:00am to 1:00pm                

Official IKO Referee’s clinic 
with Shihan Tom Flynn
Cost : $65.00 black belts $50.00 brown belts                      

Maine Kyokushin Karate
3:00pm to 4:00p.m                     fighters weigh-in & meeting Maine Kyokushin Karate
5:00 pm Tournament opens to spectators Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris
6:30 pm Third Annual United States Kyokushin Open Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris
9:30pm to 1:00am Farewell Party Country Way RestaurantSouth Paris


9:00am to 12:00pm 

IKO meeting Maine Kyokushin Karate
1:00pm to 2:30pm  Kids seminar with Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima Maine Kyokushin Karate
3:30pm to 5:00pm Adults seminar with Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima Maine Kyokushin Karate
6:00pm to 8:00pm Brown/Black Belt seminar with Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima Maine Kyokushin Karate

The cost for the seminars given by Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima are as follows :

Kids : $15.00
Adults : $20.00





PO Box 724

Route 26, Norway Mall

Norway, Maine 04268

Phone 207-743-8801

fax (207)743-7925

e-mail mkka@ime.net




From New York:  I-95 to Connecticut to I-91 North to Hartford.  In Hartford take I-84 East to Massachusetts.  At the end of I-84 take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) east towards, then take I-290 North to I-495 North towards Lowell and Lawrence.  You take I-495 to the very end were you will get on I-95 North towards Maine.  Stay on I-95 into Maine (it turns into the Maine Turnpike) and get off at Mile marker 60 the Gray Exit #11.  Take a right at the stop light to the next light.  At the light take a left to the next light which is only a hundred feet away.  Take a left at that light and now you are on Route 26.  You will take Route 26 for 27 miles.  Landmarks as you are coming into Norway/South Paris is a Shop N Save on the right followed by a Pizza Hut.  My Dojo is a half a mile on the right down from the Pizza Hut.  To get to the tournament location keep going straight to the first traffic light.  Take a right and on the right-hand side you will see the High School.  Take the first right into the parking lot.  Follow the signs to the gymnasium.