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Two Day martial arts tournament featuring: Hard & Soft Forms along with eleven sparring categories – Taiji Push Hands, SKIL point fighting, SKIL & WKC continuous sparring, padded weapons sparring, San Shou fighting, Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Free Style Grappling, & Modified Pankration

Hidden within Vancouver’s north shore mountains lies the Capilano College Sportsplex, home to the Tiger Balm Internationals

We, at The Tiger Balm Internationals, are proud to offer the ICMAC Worldwide Chinese Martial Arts Tournament Circuit in Vancouver BC Canada, March 16/17.

Please join us for an opportunity to compete with many top level Chinese stylists in traditional Kung Fu forms, Wushu, Taiji, and San Shu (Sanda).

The Tiger Balm Internationals offers a chance to not only compete with other Chinese Martial Artists but to also see many other styles of martial arts, such as MMA and NBL blacks belt, competition.

PROMOTERS:

Jon Funk/Colleen Butterley

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TEN SPARRING CATEGORIES:

SKIL point fighting, SKIL, & WKC Continuous Sparring, MMA (No Face) Submission Sparring, Padded Weapons Sparring, San Shou Fighting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , Submission Grappling, Lei Tai Sport Fighting, and Taiji Push Hands. Please note there is no full contact in any fighting/sparring divisions. All competitive sport fighting is controlled contact only.

RATINGS:

12 point NBL Pacific Northwest Regional Conference, SKIL AAA rated, WKC, W.O.M.A.A., and a part of the National Martial Arts Circuit www.nationalmartialartscircuit.com.

WORLD MARTIAL ART GAMES:

The Tiger Balm Internationals is a W.O.M.A.A.sanctioned, qualifying event to help pick members for TEAM CANADA for the 2015 World Martial Games which is scheduled to be in Europe. Country and place TBA. Please check the WOMAA website: www.womaa.com for further information.

AGE RULE:

All ranks must compete at the age they are as of January 1, 2015.

SUPPLIED EQUIPMENT BY THE EVENT:

Weapon of choice (tomfa, nunchucks, three section staff, katana, staff, and arnis sticks), headgear (re-enforced steel wire cages and full faced head), and chest protectors.

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TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS:

Tony Albertson (Floor Director), Paul Kamon (Traditional Soft Style Forms Director), Josh Schafer (Padded Weapons Sparring Director), Michael Lok (Hapkido Director), Don Whitefield (MMA [No Face] Submission Sparring, Brazilian JiuJitsu, & Submission grappling Director), Sylvia Wong (Taiji Forms Director) Nino Patane (Sanshu Director).

INFORMATION/RULES:

Jon Funk or Colleen Butterley (604)552-3614 Write: 2717 Alice Lake Pl., Coquitlam B.C., Canada E-mail:jfunk@smartt.com Web Page: www.mantiskungfu.com

PADDED WEAPON’S POINT FIGHTING:

Padded weapon’s point sparring combatants are required to have the following:
Martial arts uniform, mouthpiece, athletic cup (male combatants), fingernails and toenails trimmed, and protective hand pads. Recommended equipment: Knee and shin pads (optional but highly recommended), shoes (non-marking soles), elbow pads (optional but highly recommended), and any safety pads a combatant feels are necessary to prevent injury without restriction of motion.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS MANDATORY:

Includes: Hand/foot pads, mouthpiece, and headgear. Protective equipment will be available for sale on site. Gloves will be provided for the WKC Continuous, Mixed Martial Arts, and Sanshu sparring divisions.

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