Josh Schafer, Jolie Lesperance
Josh Schafer (Tournament Director), Gary Chan (Traditional Soft Style Forms Director), Jolie Lesperance (Padded Weapons Sparring Director), Suk Wu Nam (MMA Sparring – No Face), Matt LeBlanc (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling Director), Stephen Lapre (WKC Semi Contact Continuous Sparring Director), Paul Tam (Taiji Forms Director), and Lou Crockett (Taiji Push Hands Director)
WKC, W.O.M.A.A., and a part of the National Martial Arts Circuit www.
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 2019 World Martial Games. Country and place TBA. Please check the WOMAA website: www.womaa.com for further information.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS MANDATORY:
Includes: Hand/foot pads, mouthpiece, groin cup (for males), and headgear. Protective equipment will be available for sale on site. 14 oz Gloves will be provided for the WKC Continuous. Padded finger less gloves will be supplied for MMA Sparring (No Face), and Lei Tai Sport Fighting (along with head gear and chest guards). Padded gear will also be supplied for the Padded Weapons division.
ELEVEN SPARRING CATEGORIES:
SKIL point fighting, SKIL, & WKC Continuous Sparring, MMA Sparring (No Face), Padded Weapons Sparring, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Lei Tai Sport Fighting, Taiji Push Hands, and Hapkido Sparring. Please note there is no full contact in any fighting/sparring divisions. All competitive sport fighting is controlled contact only.
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.
PADDED WEAPONS SUPPLIED EQUIPMENT BY THE EVENT:
Weapon of choice (tonfa, nunchucks, three section staff, katana, staff, and arnis sticks), headgear (full face guard head), and chest protectors.
All ranks must compete at the age they are as of January 1, 2019.
SPECIAL FOR 2019:
- Live Web Streaming of selected events courtesy of BCIT Broadcast Journalism Team.
- Complimentary on-site Massage Therapy from Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic.