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HEART OF AMERICA KARATE NATIONALS
We are excited to announce the 4th Annual Karate NATIONALS! Multiple organizations from across the nation have joined forces to give your child this amazing opportunity. The Heart of America Karate Nationals is being held at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The KCI Expo Center is conveniently located only 3 miles from the airport, 5 miles from premier shopping and dining and 20 miles from amusement parks and downtown Kansas City! Kansas City was named one of “16 Cities to Visit Before All Your Friends Catch On” by Conde Nast Traveler, with world-class attractions, exhibitions at some of the finest museums in the region, shopping, dining and is known for being the City of Fountains.
USE THE BELT RANK GROUPING GUIDE, BELOW, TO DETERMINE THE COMPETITION GROUP FOR YOUR ATHLETE. TO DETERMINE THEIR GROUP, LOCATE YOUR ATHLETE’S BELT RANK AND THE PROGRAM IN WHICH THEY EARNED THAT BELT RANK. When arriving at the event you must check in at registration. Upon checking in you will be given a division number, a competitor number, and a belt rank grouping wristband (wristband must be worn while competing). Note: Athletes will be placed based on the rank they were at the time of registration. Registration open soon on this website, please continue to check back.
Belt Rank Key: CIM=Champions In Motion, CFA=Champion Force Athletics, YA=Young Americans, AS=ACTIVSTARS.
2020 BELT RANK GROUPS
Belt Rank Grouping: Each affiliate organization has a different belt ranking system. Some have more than 20 belt ranks while others may only have 9. Thus, some belt colors represent a completely different belt rank amongst the affiliates. To avoid confusion, we have worked with each program’s Martial Arts Director to ensure all belts were matched up by the skills and knowledge each belt rank should possess. For example, the skill level of Champions In Motion’s green belt is equivalent to Champion Force’s orange belt. Each affiliate also uses stripes within ranking to reward athletes for knowing a percentage of the skills required for their next belt rank (CFA uses white and black stripes while other affiliates use white, black, and colored stripes). If you have additional questions regarding this, you may speak to your instructor. Activstars event team and Tournament Director are available to your instructors for more detailed explanations.
We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City!
Colby Lalli; ACTIVSTARS MIDWEST
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any tournament questions or call 816.994.2644.
Uniform Requirements: Gi pants, top and belt must be worn while competing. Uniform must represent one of the association members and must be a uniform you obtained from these members. Example: if you are from ACTIVSTARS, you must wear an ACTIVSTARS uniform; if you are from Champion Force you must wear a Champion Force uniform, etc.
Saturday, June 26, 2021 RESCHEDULED
KCI Expo Center, 11730 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153
Early Bird Registration - $105 (includes event fees, tournament t-shirt and custom Participation Medal)
After May 16, 2021 Registration - $125 (includes event fees, tournament t-shirt and custom Participation Medal)
Spectator Fee - $10 ages 9 and older, 8 and under are free
Registration open soon on this website, please continue to check back.
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