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2018 National Championship: San Diego

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018


The 2018 US National Tournament will be held at San Diego Mesa College on Friday-Sunday, July 27-29, 2018.

Seminar/Workshops all day Friday, and kyogi (competition) on Saturday and Sunday. The competition will be comprised of the usual events:

  • Individual Randori (men and women)
  • Embu (junanahon empty-handed)
  • Black Belt Embu (junanahon with tanto)
  • Koryu Goshin no Kata Embu (all ranks)
  • Freestyle Embu (all ranks)
  • Kongodantaisen (under the new modified format)

Participants are responsible for their own lodgings and food (except the award banquet).

$100 for TAA Members
$120 for non-members
$20 for awards banquet


Check Out the Welcome Package, which includes a map of the campus

Thursday 5:00pm – 6:30pm Setup Main Gymnasium
July 26 7:00pm – 9:00pm Welcome Reception – Mesa College Commons
2nd Floor reception & restaurant area
Soft drinks and snacks (No alcohol on campus)
9:00am – 9:30am Registration Confirmation
 July 27 9:30am-10:00am Welcoming ceremony
10:00am-11:00am Basic Mechanics of Jodan Kuzushi (Warren Pottebaum)
 11:00am-12:00pm  Koryu Nage no Kata – last 11 of Koryu Dai Yon (Jeff Davidson)
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch/Judges’ Meeting
1:30pm-2:30pm Random Partner Kata
2:30pm-3:30pm Juppon Ura Waza (Ash Morgan)
3:30pm-4:30pm Unarmed Waza of Kodokan Goshin Jutsu Kata (Greg Linden)
4:00pm-5:45pm Black Belt Examinations
5:45pm-6:00pm Bow Out
Saturday 9:00am – 9:30am Last minute check-in / registration
July 28 9:30am – 9:45am Bow-in, tournament announcements
9:45am – 10:30am Novice Tanto Randori
10:30am – 11:45am Embu Preliminaries
11:45am – 12:00pm Group Photo
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch (Food Truck at Venue)
1:30pm – 3:30pm Individual Tanto Randori Preliminaries
3:30pm – 5:00pm Team Tanto Randori Preliminaries
6:00pm – 9:00pm TAA Board Meeting (dinner will be served)
 Hinotez Japanese Restaurant
8:45am – 9:00am Check-In
July 29 9:00am – 10:30am Randori Principles (Ouchi Yuhei)
10:30am – 12:00pm Embu Finals (Dai-San, Kyu 17, Dan 17, Freestyle)
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm Master’s Demonstration
1:30pm – 3:00pm Kongo Dan Taisen
3:00pm – 4:00pm Individual Tanto Randori Finals
4:00pm – 5:00pm Team Tanto Randori Finals
6:00pm-8:00pm Awards Banquet ($20 per person)
Mesa College Commons (2nd floor & restaurant area)
Full meal – two entrees and a vegetable option, vegetable
medley, two salads, bread, butter, soft drinks
(No alcohol on campus)
 8:30pm – Midnight Off-campus “Second Part” (venue TBD – alcohol served)



July 27, 2018
July 29, 2018
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Bob Dziubla Shihan


Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA United States
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