I'm Willie Crawford, webmaster at TournamentSite.Com.
I fell in love with karate back in 1978 when I was a student
at North Carolina State University. I would eventually become a student of Dr.
Don Ridgeway, who was teaching there, and devote
many hours to practicing my beloved traditional Shotokan
Karate at (Rhogun
Dojo). Later, the military would send me to the Pacific
where I would study Okinawa Kenpo Karate and Kobudo
Marcus Devalentino and his instructor, the
late Odo Seikichi.
also enrolled my 2 young daughters in Devalentino Sensei's dojo
where they both earned their brown belts prior to the military
moving us to Alaska. The Devalentino dojo, operated out of the
fitness center at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, was fairly
new when I discovered it. I was the first of many student at
that dojo to earn the coveted black belt.
had numerous martial arts schools covering dozens of styles.
Outside of Okinawa, I don't think I'd ever seen a place with
a heavier concentration of martial arts schools. Oahu had martial
arts tournaments practically every weekend... all year long.
my life, I had a fascination with the amazing feats martial
artist, and even ordinary untrained humans were capable of...
particularly when under stress. I can remember reading of Chi,
or Ki, when I was very young and setting out to learn more about
this mysterious force. I don't think I really began to understand
Chi until I took a course by Dr.
Robert Anthony. That course taught me many secrets to life-long
achievement, personal power, prosperity, health and happiness.
It tied together many of the things I had studied in other disciplines
including my beloved karate.
site is a tribute to my love of all martial arts and its character
building merits. While in Hawaii, I participated in numerous tournaments
and always enjoyed a friendly karate sparring match. I do have
to admit that I was happy when I finally turned 35 and could
choose to compete in the 35 and older category. The older karateka
seemed to have so much more control :-)
visit this site often and make it your starting point when looking
for a friendly competition.
goal is to have a site that you can visit to list or find martial
arts tournaments or seminars. Karate, kung fu, taekwondo, all
of the martial arts are discussed and appreciated here.
will list any of your events if you will send us an email with
the details. Your event will be listed as soon as practical.
If you include the url to details of the event on your website,
we'll also be happy to include that in your listing. This site
does not cater to any particular style. We do however reserve
the right to decide what we list on our site.
this site so that you can come back often.
feel free to post your questions, answers, and opinions
on our blog (web log).
Please keep them friendly and courteous though. We will remove
any post that we feel is inappropriate or not in the true spirit
of the martial arts. We will also permanently ban anyone
making inappropriate posts and file a formal complaint with
the internet service provider.
sure to sign up for our update list where we'll try to email
you a list of tournaments that we know about every 2 weeks.
You can unsubscribe at any time,and you email information is
never shared with anyone.
sure to visit often!