IIKA National Championships and Award Banquet

Saturday September 25th 2021 Manchester Tennessee

Grand Master Harold Long & I.I.K.A. Chairman J.C. Burris

2021 NATIONALS

IIKA NATIONALS UPDATE - TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 25th 2021

The I.I.K.A. Board Of Directors has considered all of the new aspects and challenges of hosting an event with the recent Covid-19 Virus restrictions and regulations.

This event is being rescheduled to September 25th of 2021 in hopes that advancements can be made in allowing large groups to gather safely by that time.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or request for refunds from this years cancelled event.

Thank You

To Update your attendance status or request a refund for this years cancelled event, go to the Tournament & Banquet Refund Page above in the Navigation Bar.

HISTORY

The International Isshin-ryu Karate Association Board of Directors is proud to welcome you to the 10th Annual I.I.K.A. Nationals".

Established in 1975 by the late Grand Master Harold Long as the premier Martial Arts Event in the nation, our pledge is to make this an event to remember.

Throughout the years "The Nationals" progressed into the "Isshin-ryu Hall Of Fame Event" that has continued to be held each year in Tennessee. 

Our goal is to return to the original I.I.K.A. format and re-establish the Nationals as a premier I.I.K.A. event.

This event will allow the continuance of the Harold Long Legacy and also allow for Isshin-ryu Karate Karate-Ka to compete and to be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments in Isshin-ryu Karate.

On Behalf of The I.I.K.A. Board Of Directors

We want to Thank You for your Participation and Support and look forward to seeing you at this years event.

TOURNAMENT

The I.I.K.A. Nationals Tournament is being held at the Coffee County Conference Center In Manchester Tennessee with the doors opening at 9:00pm on Saturday Morning.
Schedule
Jr Weapons Kata begins at 9:30
Black Belt Meeting is at 10:30
Bow In to Follow after the meeting.
Black Belt Weapons.
Black Belt Kata.
Adult Kyu Rank Weapons.
TEAM KATA...
Kyu Rank Kata.
Jr Kata Grand Championships (3).
Men & Women Kata Grands.
Kyu Rank Kumite.
Black Belt Kumite.
Men & Womens Kumite Grands.
Team Fighting.

The Center is Located at 147 Hospitality Blvd, Manchester Tn, 37355

For all I.I.K.A. members and invited guest, the Tournament this year will also have expanded competition divisions that will include...."Chief Instructors Division" 6th to 8th Dan will compete in Kata, Weapons, and Kumite.

Don't miss this division!!

DIVISIONS

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY 3/10-2021 AT MIDNIGHT

JUNIOR GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

"Three Junior Grand Championships Awards"- These events allow for the younger competitors ages 6 through 9,  10 through 13 and 14 through 17 to compete for the "National Junior Kata Grand Champion Title"

TEAM FIGHTING

"The Fight Team Challenge"- To Identify and Award the Best Of The Best Men's and Women's Fighting Teams In All Of Isshin-ryu Karate.

(CLICK HERE FOR TEAM FIGHTING INFORMATION)

TEAM KATA

"Team Kata"- 2 or more individuals will compete any Ishhin-ryu Kata in unison and be judged on Execution, Timing and Overall Performance.

(CLICK HERE FOR TEAM KATA INFORMATION)

BANQUET

The I.I.K.A. Award Banquet will be held at the beautiful Coffee County Conference Center In Manchester Tennessee with the doors opening at 5:00pm on Saturday Evening and Kicking off at 5:30 just after the Tournament is completed.

This event offers a great opportunity for all I.I.K.A. Membership and Invited Guests to participate and be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments in Isshin-ryu.

The award categories this year have been expanded to allow recognition throughout all ranks and ages and assure that I.I.K.A. recognition is more comprehensive and fair.


Thanks For Visiting