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Park City Karate to host tournament

Submitted by Park City Karate,

Park City Karate will be hosting the 7th annual USA Karate-Utah State Championships and National Qualifier, on Saturday, May 30, at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse.

The competition will include kata (traditional karate forms) and kumite (sparring) and all ages and karate styles are invited to compete. The tournament will bring some of the top karate competitors from around the country, including Texas, Arizona, Colorado, California and Oregon. Additionally, members of the USA Karate National Team are expected to compete.

National Team Coach Tommy Hood will present a special kumite seminar on Friday, May 29. Sensei Hood has competed at the world level and will present a seminar that will help karate students hone their kumite skills. The seminar will be held at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse beginning at 6 p.m. The seminar is open to all karate students 8 years and older. The cost for the seminar is $35 per student.

Additionally, a USA Karate Referee Training and Certification course will be held on Friday, May 29, at 6 p.m. Sensei Fariba Madani, a member of the USA-NKF Referee Committee will be conducting this course. This is an excellent opportunity for athletes or anyone interested in the rules of karate to gain a better understanding of the competition rules.

The Utah State Karate Championship is also a regional qualifier for the National Competition that will be held in July in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.