Stoneybrook Karate Competition Team
Karate is one of largest sports practiced in the world with over 50 million people involved worldwide with 164 countries. Our competition class is geared towards competitive athletes who wish to enhance their speed, focus, accuracy, timing and efficiency of movement for local, regional, national and international karate competition. We have produced dozens of national champions and several Team USA members. Interested students are required to obtain permission from Sensei Tim. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions throughout the year. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our competitive team.Competition Team Requirements
Competition team members must be enrolled in competition training classes and shall meet the minimum number of classes per week. The purpose for the competition schedule and requirements is to ensure that all competition team members receive the very best preparation and coaching for karate competition. It also ensures that all students are held accountable for their commitment to the program.
All competition team members are required to wear Stoneybrook Karate T-shirts and competition team jackets to all competitions. Additionally, we offer matching competition team warm-up pants, dri-fit t-shirts and gear bags. All of these items may be purchased at the dojo.
This is a great opportunity for beginning students to learn about karate tournaments. Dojo tournaments are held at one of the Stoneybrook Karate Dojo and are only open to current students. Our instructors are your “referees” for the tournament. Students compete everyone goes home with a medal!
AAU and USA-NKF Local tournaments
After students are comfortable with dojo tournaments, we encourage them to try local tournaments. The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and USA National Karate-Do Federation (USA-NKF) hold local competitions during the year. All Stoneybrook Karate team members are encouraged to participate at this level of competition.
AAU National Championships
Those students who qualify at the AAU Regionals are eligible to compete at the AAU National Championships. Stoneybrook Karate has sent a team to the AAU nationals every year and returned with great results. Joining the Stoneybrook Karate competition team at this level requires a commitment to training. Students will be required to attend team practices in preparation for the event.
USA-NKF National Championships
The USA National Karate-Do Federation is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of Karate. Those students who qualify at the USA-NKF State Championships are eligible to participate at the USA-NKF National Championships. Students on the Stoneybrook Karate competition team are required to attend team practices in preparation for this event.
Instructors will notify all students of open tournaments held locally and nationally throughout the year. The US Open is the premier international tournament in the US , and is held every year in Las Vegas during Easter/Passover weekend. The All-Hawaii Championships are held every year over Thanksgiving weekend. Stoneybrook Karate sends a team annually to these events.