Two day martial arts tournament featuring: Hard & Soft Forms along with eleven sparring categories – Taiji Push Hands, SKIL Point Sparring, SKIL & WKC Continuous Sparring, Padded Weapons Sparring, Lei Tai Sparring, Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Free-Style Grappling, & Hapkido Sparring.
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 21-22, 2020.
Please join us for an opportunity to compete with many top level Chinese stylists in traditional Kung Fu forms, Wushu, Taiji, and Lei Tai sparring.
The Tiger Balm Internationals offers a chance, not only compete with other Chinese Martial Artists, but also to see many other styles of martial arts, such as MMA and NBL blacks belt competition.
Jon Funk/Colleen Butterley, Josh Schafer/Jolie Lesperance
ELEVEN SPARRING CATEGORIES:
SKIL point fighting, SKIL, & WKC Continuous Sparring, MMA (No Face) Submission Sparring, Padded Weapons Sparring, Lei Tai Sparring, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , Submission Grappling, Hapkido Sparring, Taiji Push Hands, and featuring Muay Thai Sparring. Please note there is no full contact in any fighting/sparring divisions. All competitive sport fighting is controlled contact only.
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 2020 World Martial Games which is scheduled to be in Portimao, Portugal.
October 8,9,10,11, 2020E. Please check the WOMAA website: www.womaa.com for further information.
All ranks must compete at the age they are as of January 1, 2020.
PADDED WEAPONS & SUPPLIED EQUIPMENT:
Weapon of choice (tonfa, nunchaku, three sectional staff, katana, staff, and arnis sticks), headgear (with full faced shield), and chest protectors.
Josh Schafer (Tournament Director), Gary Chan (Traditional Soft Style Forms Director), Jolie Lesperance (Padded Weapons Sparring Director), Michael Lok (Hapkido Director), Suk Wu Nam (MMA [No Face] Matt LeBlanc Brazilian JiuJitsu, & Submission Grappling Director), Stephen Lapre (WKC Semi Contact Continuous Sparring Director), Paul Tam (Taiji Forms Director) Lou Crockett (Taiji Push Hands Director).
Josh Schafer (236)808-4959, Write: 628-1771 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V6G 1C9 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Funk or Colleen Butterley (604)552-3614 Write: 2717 Alice Lake Pl., Coquitlam B.C., Canada E-mail:email@example.com Web Page: www.mantiskungfu.com
PADDED WEAPON’S POINT SPARRING:
Padded weapon’s point sparring combatants are required to have:
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 Lei Tai sparring divisions.