FMA CYBER CHALLENGE

At this time, we are only accepting submissions from FMA Students

Welcome to the FMA Cyber Challenge Karate Tournament. This virtual tournament is open to  Fonseca Martial Arts Students and will consist of two divisions: Kihon and Kata, plus an additional Grand Championship Division available to students in our Youth Program and above. Students will submit videos which will be judged by a panel of FMA Instructors. Let the Challenge Begin!

Note: Uventex will not let participants register before uploading videos. They must be done at the same time. Make sure your videos are ready to upload upon registration. Click here or scroll down for video rules and upload details.

information

The important details, all right here.

Date

Videos due: March 10, 2021

Winners announced: March 14, 2021

Time

Videos due by 11:59 pm on 3/10

Winners announced starting at 3pm on 3/14

Location

Cost

$20 for one division (either kihon or kata)

$30 for both kihon & kata (recommended)

+$20 for Grand Championship Entry

Note: Uventex will not let participants register before uploading videos. They must be done at the same time. Make sure your videos are ready to upload upon registration. Click here or scroll down for video rules and upload details.

Registration and Video Submission Deadline is March 10

Beginner

white – orange belts

Novice

green – purple belts

Intermediate

brown belts

Advanced

black belts

RULES & INSTRUCTIONS

RULES

General Rules
• Full gi and belt required
• Competitors must be within the video frame always
• All video submissions are due no later than Wednesday, March 10th at 11:59 pm. Late registrations will not be accepted.
• Judging will take place over the weekend and winners will be officially announced on Sunday, March 14th at 3:00 pm


Kihon Division Rules
• All Divisions will take 3 steps forward with kiai on the third move, and 3 steps backwards with kiai on the last move

Karate Tots, Little Dragons, and Beginner Divisions: step and punch
Novice: Back stance knife hand block
Intermediate: Back stance knife hand block, front leg front kick, spear hand strike
Advanced: Rising block reverse punch in front stance + downward block in horse stance + reverse punch, change back to front stance

*please refer to instructional videos for demonstration


Kata Division Rules
Beginner & Novice: Taikyoku Shodan, Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Godan, Heian Yondan
Intermediate: Tekki shodan and higher except for Unsu, Gankaku, Kanku Sho, Goju Shi Ho Dai, Goju Shi Ho Sho, Suparinpei, Sansai, Sochin, Chatanyara Kushanku
Advanced: anything higher than Tekki Shodan


Grand Championship Division Rules
• All ages and genders are mixed but separated by level
• Competitors must follow kata rules set out for kata divisions
• A competitor may compete in their regular division at their level PLUS the same or higher level for the Grand Championship (not both, and not the opposite)
• Competitors MAY NOT compete in their regular division plus a LOWER grand championship division. (Grand championship entry must be equal or higher level)
• Competitors may pick a different kata from the one they performed in their regular division but it must comply with kata rules

Beginner

white – orange belts

Novice

green – purple belts

Intermediate

brown belts

Advanced

black belts

UPLOADING YOUR VIDEOS

Go to FMA Cyber Challenge registration

Log in if you already have a profile from a previous tournament, or continue to creating a profile if you do not already have one.

Make sure your profile details are correct for your competitor, including age and current belt level. Multiple competitors can be added under a parent profile.

Proceed to the division selector. We recommend registering for both kata and kihon if you are above a Little Dragons level. Little Dragons and below are Kihon only. Please make sure you submit your video under the correct division. If you are in the Little Dragons program, select “Little Dragons” and so on.

Upon selecting the divisions, you will be asked for either a Youtube link or a direct video upload. You can choose which path you would like to take. If you choose to upload to YouTube and provide a link, make sure the video is either set to public or unlisted. Do not remove the video from Youtube until after March 14th.

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