Template – Tournament

2016 Shuhari Cup
North American
Traditional Karate
Tournament

The Shuhari Cup is our inaugural tournament featuring athletes from the US, Canada, and more.  It is an excellent competition alternative for traditional karateka seeking high level competitors, experienced judges, and no affiliation requirements.  Open to traditional karateka of all ages, ranks, and affiliations.

The event includes both Youth and Adult Tournaments  for all ranks and a Judge’s Seminar hosted by experienced international athletes and judges. We will be using traditional karate rules based on the ITKF rulebook.

Events: Kata | Team Kata | Enbu | Kumite
Awards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Certificates for all participants.

DATES & TIMES

Friday, April 22 | Noon – 6pm
• Noon-4:30pm | Judge’s Seminar (open to public)
• 4:30-6pm | Dan Exam

Saturday, April 23 | 8am – 5pm
• 8am – Noon | Youth Tournament
• 1pm – 5pm | Adult Tournament

COST

• Adult Athletes: $55 (unlimited indiv events)
• Youth Athletes: $45 (unlimited indiv events)
• Team Events:  add $10 per athlete
• Judging Seminar $20
…..Required for all officials | Open to public
…..Participation is encouraged
…..(free to judges & athletes formally participating in the tournament)
Free to Spectators

REGISTRATION

Online registration opens February 1st. Become a Member to be notified when registration opens.

EVENT CONTACT

Scott Parkin  (612) 310-8247 | Info@ShuhariInstitute.org

HOSTED BY

Shuhari Institute & JKA International of Canada

EVENT FLYER

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OFFICIAL EVENT SITE

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FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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RECOMMENDED HOTEL

We have block of rooms for $109/night at:
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America.
3800 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 854-2100  |  Website
Call and reference “Karate” to book.

This hotel is immediately adjacent to the airport and Mall of America and just 5 Minutes by car from the Seminar Location.  It is also located on a Light Rail stop that can take you to the Mall of America, Airport, and Downtown Minneapolis.

Please note that the Tournament is just minutes North of the airport and “hotel alley.”  Also, we do not have any tournament-related events planned at a hotel, so it’s not imperative that you book at anywhere specific.  You may find better rates just shopping online for any of the MANY hotels available in this area.  Any hotel in Bloomington, MN will be close to the event location.

EVENT LOCATION

Pearl Recreation Center  |  414 E Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55419

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Fly to (MSP) Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport  |  You’ll need a car for travel from the tournament to the hotel and any local attractions. Contact the Event Contact (on this page) for a ride from the airport.

WEATHER

April is spring in the Twin Cities and it’s a wonderful time to visit.  The weather varies greatly, but expect reasonable temperatures ranging from 50°F to 63°F  (10° to 17º C).  Snow is possible, but unlikely. Bring a light jacket.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Mall of America – 5 minutes from hotel by car or Light Rail
…………(Nickelodeon Universe & SEA Life Minnesota Aquarium)
Historic Fort Snelling – 5 minutes from hotel by car
Downtown Minneapolis – 10 minutes from hotel by car or 30 minutes via Light Rail
Target Field – Home of the Minnesota Twins | Downtown Mpls
US Bank Stadium – Home of the Minnesota Vikings | Downtown Mpls
• Mississippi Riverfront District | Downtown Mpls
• Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes – 10 minutes from hotel by car

The Twin Cities are also home to an astounding array of Arts Museum and Performing Arts Venues.
We are also a “foodie” culture – ask the Event Host for good dining recommendations.

TOURNAMENT RULES

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