GEORGE KOTAKA SEMINAR
Brownsburg East Middle School
1250 Airport Rd
Using Smoothcomp.com on March 18th
1- Go to Smoothcomp.com and log into your account
2 - Search for the 2023 Indiana District Championships
3 - Click [Brackets]
4 - Click [Find Matches]
5 - Type your athletes name in the [Search Fighter] field
6 - Click [Search]
7 - You should be able to view which ring your athlete will compete on and at what projected time they will compete. These times are dynamic and will change as the tournament goes on. They will show "Finished" after they compete.
REGISTRATION FEES & EVENTS
(Fee $75) This fee is paid by every athlete. Once you have registered you can sign up for up to 3 individual events. (Kata, Kumite and Kobudo)
This is a perfect opportunity for our athletes to display the kata's they have worked on in the dojo.
This event is open for youth and adult athletes of all levels.
Recommended for athletes who have experience in free sparring (If you are unsure about participating, please speak to your instructors before signing up).
Required gear for this event: mouthguard, fist guards, helmet (ages 17 and under; can be purchased or can be borrowed at the tournament), cup (for males).
This event combines the skills of kata with the skills of wielding a weapon. The ancient art of Kobudo allows athletes to display classical body mechanics with speed, power and fluidity.
(Fee: $60/ $20 per athlete) Teams must consist of exactly three competitors. Teams may consist of all male, all female or mixed genders.
Only the team captain should register and pay.
(Fee: $60/ $20 per athlete) This event is open only to Intermediate and Advanced Levels (Brown and Black Belt competitors).
This event follows the "rotation" rules.
Only the team captain should register and pay.
Kata and Kobudo events for our friends who need a division just for them.
For an additional $20 you can add a bump-up event and compete with the next age group or next experience level up.
To compete in any of the AAU tournaments you will need to have an active membership to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The fee for youth (17 and under) is $14. The fee for adults (18 and up) is $16. The AAU membership can be used to compete in any other AAU event between September 1 and August 31 (no matter the time of year the membership is purchased). You only need to pay this fee once per year. You can use the same number for all of your AAU events this year.
WHAT ARE THE DIVISIONS?
AAU uses four ranking divisions which are broken down to belt colors (white, green, brown & black) and rankings respectively (beginner, novice, intermediate & advanced). AAU places athletes into these divisions based on the numbers of years they have trained (rather than by the rank they have earned in the dojo).
Beginners are athletes who have been training for less than a year, and they all wear white belts competing regardless of their earned rank in the dojo. Generally these students may have earned a rank in the dojo of 10th-7th kyu (white, yellow, orange and green belts).
Novices are athletes who have been training for 1-2 years, and they all wear green belts competing regardless of their earned rank in the dojo. Generally these students may have earned a rank in the dojo of 6th-4th kyu (blue and purple belts).
Intermediates are athletes who have been training 2-4 years, and they all wear brown belts competing regardless of of their earned rank in the dojo. Generally these students may have earned a rank in the dojo of 3rd-1st kyu (brown belts).
Advanced athletes who have been training for 4+ years, and they all wear black belts while competing. All dan ranks (black belts) must compete at the advanced level. An exception to this rule is more experienced brown belts who have been training for more than 4 years must compete at the advanced level.
If you have any questions about which division you should register for , ask your sensei. Athletes need to make arrangements to buy or borrow the belt if they don't have the right color or size for competing.
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO REGISTER "Start here and then choose your events"?
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This format is a response to how the tournaments software is developed. Instead of charging our athletes based on each event they enter, we give up to three events for one price. To make this work in our software we had to come up with this method. Don't forget to register for which events you will actually participate in.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT?
You will receive a schedule of your athletes estimated event times the night before the tournament. These times are dynamic (as the day goes on, the software will adjust the estimated start time based on the speed of earlier events). All athletes should be dressed and ready to compete at least 60 minutes prior to their scheduled event times to avoid rushing and allow time to warm-up. These tournaments always run on time.
George Kotaka Seminar
Friday March 17th, 6:00-8:30---$75
George Kotaka is one of the greatest USA karate athletes of all time. He is coming all the way from Hawaii to help us be our best. He will be highlighting 2 of his great skills; kata precision and kumite strategy. We will spend 45 Minutes on Kata skills and 1 Hour and 45 Minutes on Kumite.
AAU MEMBERSHIP INFO
AAU Membership is required to participate in all AAU licensed events. AAU Membership is a separate fee from event registrations. An AAU Membership is valid from September 1 to August 31. No matter the time of the year the membership is purchased (unless it is a multi-year membership) it will only be valid until the following August 31. Memberships must be purchased in advance before event registration it can not be purchased same day as the event. Please allow up to 10 business days for membership to be processed. For more information visit the AAU Sports Membership page.
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