View Full Version : looking for a comp suitable for a beginner
04-08-2007, 05:07 PM
Does anyone know of any knockdown events within like a 4 hour drive of Manhattan coming up in the next few months? I am getting really bored. I know there is a knockdown tournament in the Rochester area of NY coming up in May but that is like driving to Florida.
Anyone know anything about the Spirit of Challenge series in NJ?
04-09-2007, 01:36 PM
Rochester from M is not that far as you would think, anyway if you have the drive to fight you should have the drive, to drive???
04-09-2007, 05:19 PM
With the Sogu fight being sanctioned by the uskba, I think we'll eventually see more Knockdown in NY. I would like to see a knockdown karate Yudanshakai, (made of all styles who compete in knockdown), for NY, NJ, CT. So that there can be more knockdown competitions in the area. Unfortunately, it seems once you get your blackbelt you lose all desire to work with people from other styles.
04-09-2007, 07:55 PM
Has anyone ever particapated in the Jim Grafe Memorial tournament? They seem to have lots of divisions. This is later in May and I am definetly considering going. It is a little out of the way but this is after my classes end at college so I don't think I would mind the trip.
Would tourney be good for someone with 10 months of Enshins karate training?
I sent an e-mail today but does anyone even know if this is an open tournament?
Here is the flyer http://www.uskyokushin.com/2007_hilton_flyer.pdf
04-09-2007, 07:58 PM
You should be able to participate , last year at the Rochester tournament in october we had all kind of people from different styles , even mma guys.
Contact them and ask , that would be a good tournament for your level.
04-09-2007, 09:19 PM
A plane ticket non stop from JFK only costs $100 bucks. Thats probably how much it would cost for me in gas and to rent a car.
I am now 67% certain I am going.
04-10-2007, 06:10 PM
Update for anyone interested, don't expect anyone to be but posting makes me happy, comp is open to all styles and open fingered MMA gloves are cool so long as they have at least an inch of padding and NO grip bar.
I am now 85% certain that I am going.
04-10-2007, 06:17 PM
I'm interested...train hard and good luck !
04-11-2007, 09:27 AM
Rsobrien - keep us posted (we are definetely interested) Best of luck in the comp.
Go for it! We'll all be rooting for you :) Good luck for your big day and make your next post 100% certain of going!