Karate showcase to hit Basin Rec | ParkRecord.com

Karate showcase to hit Basin Rec

Submitted by Park City Karate

This tournament, now in its fifth year, has become recognized as a national qualifier for the USA National Karate Federation and will bring in some of the top karate competitors in the country including U.S. National Team member Tom Scott, currently ranked fourth in the world. Teams from around the country including Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Utah will be in attendance.

In addition, the Park City Karate Competition Team, as well as the school’s students (all local kids), will be there showing their karate skills.

Competition will begin at 9 a.m. and will include kata (traditional karate forms) and kumite (sparring). People of all ages and styles are invited and encouraged to attend. Tournament rules can be found at jeppersonkaratedojos.com.

In conjunction with the tournament, Park City Karate will host a special USA Karate kumite (fighting) seminar taught by Tom Scott at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse and open to all participants and styles. The seminar will be held Friday starting at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 for participants.

There will also be a USA-NKF Referee Training Seminar on Friday. The course will be conducted by Sensei Fariba Madani, a PKF & WKF karate referee and a member of the USA-NKF Referee Committee. This is an excellent opportunity for athletes to have a better understanding of the rules of competition.

Park City Karate offers classes for all ages, including specialized competition training. Park City Karate teaches the traditional style of Wado Ryu, a Japanese form of karate. Sensei Doug Jepperson, head instructor for Park City Karate, has been teaching in Utah since 1979. He holds the rank of 7th Dan, Shihan (black belt) and is a USA National Karate Federation Technical Committee member.

For more information on tournament registration, the Tom Scott Seminar or referee training, please visit http://www.parkcitykarate.com or call (435) 655-5755.

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