Tournament Schedule

This schedule is preliminary and tentative. It is provided solely for reference. Actual times for events will vary, depending on the number of participants. A final schedule will be provided at registration.

Thursday, July 25

Time

Event

Instructor

Venue/Area

8:30am-9:00amWarmups & Bow-inMain Gym

TECHNICAL SEMINARS

9:00am-10:30amKoryu Dai San Tetsuro Nariyama, Japan, 9th DanMain Gym
10:45am-12:15pmJu Nana HonRobert King, USA, 6th Dan
Assisted by Yoshiomi Inoue, Japan, 7th Dan
Main Gym
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch Break

COMPETITION SEMINARS

1:00pm-2:15pmMuko Waza and Kaeshi WazaAllan Higgs, Australia, 6th DanMain Gym
2:30pm-3:45pmPrinciples of Aikido in EmbuBob Jones, England, 7th DanMain Gym
4:00pm-5:00pmApplication of the Ju Nana Hon for RandoriMoe Stevens, USA, 7th DanMain Gym
5:00pm-5:30pmClosing InstructionRobert Dziubla, USA, 8th DanMain Gym
6:00pm-8:00pmWelcome GatheringMesa Commons

Friday, July 26

TimeEventVenue/Area
8:00am-9:00amFinal RegistrationMain Gym
8:45am-9:00amReferee/Judges BriefingClassroom
9:00am-12:30pmJuniors and Youth CompetitionMain Gym
12:30pm-1:30pmLunch BreakMesa Commons
1:30-3:30pmKata EmbuMain Gym
3:30pm-6:00pmKongo Dan TaisenMain Gym

Saturday, July 27

TimeEventVenue/Area
8:15am-8:45amReferee/Judges BriefingJudges Room
9:00am-12:00pmMen's and Women's Individual RandoriMain Gym
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch BreakMesa Commons
1:00pm-3:30pmJunior and Youth FinalsMain Gym
3:30pm-6:00pmMen's and Women's Team RandoriMain Gym

Sunday, July 28

TimeEventVenue/Area
8:15am-8:45amReferee/Judges Briefing
9:00am-10:30pmKata Embu FinalsMain Gym
10:30am-12:00pmMen and Women Randori - Individual and Team Randori Quarter-Finals
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch
1:00pm-4:00pmMen and Women Randori - Individual and Team Semi-FinalsMain Gym
6:00pm-9:00pmAwards Banquet The Hive
4428 Convoy St Suite 100, San Diego, California 92111

Kyogi Events (by age group)

Adults (age 18+)

EMBU

Junanhon/Randori no Kata (Kyu Grade only 1-17)

Tanto Junanahon/Tanto Randori no Kata (Dan Grade only 1-17) 

Jiju Embu/Open Kata (duration 2 minutes) 

Goshin no Kata/Koryu Dai San Kata (1-16 techniques Suwara Waza and Tachi Waza)

RANDORI

Women’s Team Tanto Randori (three women 2 Kyu and above)

Women’s Individual Tanto Randori (2 Kyu and above)

Men’s Individual Tanto Randori (2 Kyu and above)

Mens’s Team Tanto Randori (five man 2 Kyu and above)

Kongo Dan Taisen (seven members mixed teams)

  1. Embu 1-8 Goshin no Kata/Koryu Dai San (Suwara Waza) minimum 16 years
  2. Embu 9-16 Goshin no Kata/Koryu Dai San (Tachi Waza) minimum 16 years
  3. Tanto Tai Sabaki – kyu ranks only – minimum 16 years old 
  4. Tanto Randori – women only - minimum 18 years old
  5. Tanto Randori- men only - minimum 18 years old
U19 Cadets (ages 16-18)

Randori-no-Kata (17 techniques)

Tanto Kakari Geiko

Ninin Dori (three person team)

Open Kata

Men’s Tanto Randori

Women’s Tanto Randori

U16 Youth (ages 13-15)

Randori-no-Kata (17 techniques)

Tanto Kakari Geiko

Ninin Dori (three person team)

Open Kata

U13 Youth (ages 10-12)

Randori-no-Kata (10 techniques)

Tanto Kakari Geiko

Ninin Dori (three person team)

Tanto Tai Sabaki

 

U10 Juniors (ages 8-9)

Randori-no-Kata (10 techniques)

Tanto Kakari Geiko

Ninin Dori (three person team)

Tanto Tai Sabaki

U8 Juniors (ages 5-7)

Randori no Kata - youth perform the first five techniques of the kata (atemi waza) in pairs.

Tanto Kakari Geiko - dealing with a continuous tanto attack using tai sabaki and technique.

Ninin Dori - like randori, but performed with two opponents at a time

Tanto Tai Sabaki - avoiding tanto attacks with body movement