|UNITED STATES KYOKUSHIN OPEN
‘ULTIMATE FULL CONTACT KARATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP"
|PO Box 724
Route 26, Norway Mall
Norway, Maine 04268
United States of America
e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Dear Shihan, Sensei, Sempai and
OSU! I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to the Fourth Annual U.S. Kyokushin Open to be held on Saturday May 13th, 2000 in Waterville, Maine. This year’s tournament has several changes so please make note.
First change is the date. In the past the US Open has been held in September or October. The change to May is because of World Championships and All Japan Championships that are held by the various Kyokushin groups and the Shidokan Organization in November and December. Instead of going head to head with these tournaments I’ve decided that it was in the best interest of all concerned to change the date.
Second change is the location. It was a tough decision to move the tournament from the area that my dojo is located. But with the increase number of fighters from outside of Maine and from overseas this was inevidable. Waterville Maine is approximately the same distance from Boston as South Paris, but it has bigger hotels and more to offer in town.
Third is the prize money. You train hard, you pay your expense to get here and you pay your application fee. Its time for you to fight for something more than a trophy. This years tournament will pay $1,000.00 to the first place winners in the three men’s divisions and $500.00 to the first place winners in the two women’s divisions. There is no prize money for the juniors division, however we will still over a juniors division.
As always, overseas fighters (outside of North America) who register before the deadline of May 1st, 2000 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 transportation 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 Waterville Holiday Inn. When booking your rooms make sure that you refer to the United States Kyokushin Open to get the special rate of $49.00 per night. Their toll free number is: (800) 785-0111 or (207)873-0111 or fax your reservation to (207)872-2310. Make your reservations 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
United States Kyokushin Open
U.S KYOKUSHIN OPEN
COMPETITION FEE: $50.00 (U.S. FUNDS ONLY) PAYABLE TO MARTIN R. PETROVICH
PAY PRIOR TO APRIL 1ST 2000 AND PAY $35.00 - DEADLINE MAY 1ST 2000
|Phone_________________Date of birth______________ Age___________|
|Height___________ Weight______________ Sex___________________|
|Name of Dojo________________________________________________||Style or System________________|
|MENS ~ LITE: UP TO 159lbs - MIDDLE:
160lbs TO 179lbs - HEAVY: 180lbs AND UP -
WOMENS AND JUIOR GIRLS ~ LITE: UP TO 134lbs - HEAVY: 135lbs AND UP
JUNIOR BOYS ~ LITE: UP TO 164lbs - HEAVY: 165lbs AND UP
|APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1st, 2000!
WHEN POSSIBLE, BYE’S WILL BE AWARDED BASED ON THOSE
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FIRST!
|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
Waterville Boys and Girls Club in Waterville, 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
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 ___________|
|Guardian Signature when under 18 years of age__________________________||Date____________|
|DATE OF BIRTH:____________________________|
|MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE (YEARS):______________________________________|
RULES AND REGULATIONS
|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, knees 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.|
|$1,000.00 for first place in the three men’s divisions and $500.00 for first place in the two women’s divisions. There will be trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in each division.|
|All fighters must pre-register by May 1st,
All fighters MUST attend the pre-fight meeting to be held Friday, May 12th 2000 at 8:00pm at:
| Holiday Inn
375 Maine Street
Phone # (800) 785-0111
|The meeting will begin at 8:00p.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
FOURTH ANNUAL UNITED STATES KYOKUSHIN OPEN
MAY 13TH, 2000 WATERVILLE, MAINE, USA
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