Tournament Schedule

The schedule below was preliminary and tentative. The full mat schedule is available in PDF here. This does not include individuals. 

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