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

TimeEventInstructorVenue/Area
8:30am-9:00amWarmups & Bow-inMain Gym
9:00am-10:30amTechnical Seminar:
Koryu Dai San
Tetsuro Nariyama ShihanMain Gym
10:45am-12:15pmTechnical Seminar:
Ju Nana Hon
Robert KingMain Gym
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch Break
1:00pm-2:15pmCompetition Seminar:
Muko Waza and Kaeshi Waza
Allan HiggsMain Gym
2:30pm-3:45pmCompetition Seminar:
Principles of Aikido in Embu
Bob JonesMain Gym
4:00pm-5:00pmCompetition Seminar:
To Be Determined
To Be DeterminedMain Gym
5:00pm-6:00pmClosing InstructionRobert DziublaMain 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
1:30-3:30pmCompetition Block #1Main Gym
3:30pm-6:00pmCompetition Block #2Main Gym

Saturday, July 27

TimeEventVenue/Area
8:15am-8:45amReferee/Judges BriefingJudges Room
9:00am-12:00pmJunior and Youth FinalsMain Gym
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch BreakMesa Commons
1:00pm-3:30pmCompetition Block #3Main Gym
3:30pm-6:00pmCompetition Block #4Main Gym

Sunday, July 28

TimeEventVenue/Area
8:15am-8:45amReferee/Judges Briefing
9:00am-12:30pmCompetition BlockMain Gym
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch
1:00pm-4:00pmFinal Competition BlockMain Gym
6:00pm-9:00pmAwards Banquet Location TBD

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