WKA US National Kickboxing Championships

May 27, 2004
2004 WKA-USA NATIONAL KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS US TEAM TRIALS

PREREGISTRATION DISCOUNT PERIOD ENDS MAY 30th - REGISTER TODAY AND SAVE!

Registration accepted up to June 18th:
www.wkausa.com/nationals/2004/registration.htm

Completed Registration Must Include:
• Completed Registration Form, Waiver And
• Payment

Event:
June 18-19, 2004 / Virginia Wesleyan College / Virginia Beach, VA USA
*All Competitors must check-in, weigh-in, and have physicals on Friday, June 18th. Event begins promptly Saturday, June 19th with 9:00 am Fighter's Meeting.

Event Information:
• AMATEUR National Championships and US Team Trials
• 3 DIVISIONS - Muay Thai / Kickboxing / Full Contact

Tournament Website:
www.wkausa.com

Tournament Venue:
Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia 23502
http://www.vwc.edu

Tournament Hote:
Ramada Inn Airport
5725 North Hampton Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
757-464-9351
Toll Free: 1-800-2-RAMADA
Regular Room Rate: $110
Event Room Rate: $65 (includes continental breakfast)
"The Dynasty" restaurant on-site offers International buffet lunch - $5.95; International buffet dinner - $9.95
Referred to "Kickboxing Group" when making reservations.

Please let reservation counselor know at the time of reservation if you require transfer from airport to hotel.

Airport to hotel: Approx. 4 miles
Hotel to venue: Less than 1 mile
We have blocked a large quantity of rooms for camp and nationals participants. Please make your reservations early as we are expecting a large number of participants. Rooms available on a first come, first served basis until they're gone.
Check-in: 2:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm

For additional information, go to the WKA-USA Website at: www.wkausa.com/nationals/2004/registration.htm

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Please visit www.wkausa.com for complete tournament information. Our website contains the Official WKA Rules at: www.wkausa.com/amateur_rules.htm. The website also features the weight categories to be used at nationals www.wkausa.com/amateur_rules.htm#weight.

Please note that by registering for the WKA USA National Championships you will automatically be licensed as a WKA Competitor and added to the "WKA Fighter Data Base System". The normal licensing fee is waived for Tournament Competitors, those Competitors making the WKA USA National Team will be issued the WKA license books needed at the WKA North American Championships and WKA World Championships.

DEADLINES AND FEES

There are two types of registrations available. You can save money by Pre-Registration. The fees must be paid in US dollars.

$30 - Early Registration (postmarked by May 30, 2004)
$40 - Regular Registration must be received by June 18, 2004
NO AT DOOR REGISTRATION

All Registration Forms must be accompanied by payment and the Competitor Release. Registering online is the safest and fastest method but completed registration forms and payment can be mailed to:

WKA USA
6019 West Broad Street
Richmond VA 23230

For additional information, go to the WKA-USA Website at www.wkausa.com/nationals/2004/registration.htm

On June 19, 2004, the World Kickboxing Association - USA will hold an elimination tournament to determine the best fighters in the nation and to select members for the United States WKA National Team that will qualify to represent the USA in the WKA North American Championships and the WKA World Championships on September 13-19, 2004 in Basel, Switzerland. This year's WKA World Championships will be hosted by Thomas Kastl in conjunction with a European K-1 event. The best of the best in the world will compete in one tournament to determine the true amateur world champions.

The 2004 nationals will not only feature the top amateurs from across the U.S. vying for the WKA US title, but will be preceeded by a Muay Thai training camp. The camp will be hosted by Kru Vut Kamnark (UWMTA) and will feature top Muay Thai trainers Bunkerd Fairtex and Pongsan Ek-Yotin. This will be a great opportunity for competitors and practitioners alike. The camp will feature instruction for all levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced. It will cover not only fighter training, but coaching techniques as well. Participants will have three tracks to choose from: Full Camp, Competitor/Camp, Tournament Competitor. The elimination tournament will consist of two, 2-minute rounds (2x2) with a one-minute rest period.

The elimination tournament will consist of two, 2-minute rounds (2x2) with a one-minute rest period. In the event of a tie, a third round will be used. All finals will consist of three 2-minute rounds (3x2) with one-minute rest periods. Selected finals of each division will be held over for the evening show. Competitors will be required to wear headgear and shin guards (Muay Thai), foot guards (Kickboxing and Full Contact), along with boxing gloves during all elimination rounds. Competitors should be prepared to compete in several matches to determine the nation's best and to gain the prestige of representing their country on the WKA USA National team.

Participants in these WKA US National team trials should be of amateur status as defined by the WKA as follows: No amateur shall have signed a professional (boxing, kickboxing, MMA) contract or fought for any monetary compensation or participated in any tournament or matches exceeding the duration of five rounds of three minutes each. Furthermore, no person shall hold ranking in any professional list (i.e., WKA, ISKA, IKF, KICK, etc). Qualified competitors should have a current passport or apply for one, to be able to travel as a part of the WKA USA National Team.

Itinerary for Nationals:

June 18, 2004 at the Virginia Wesleyan College - Main Gymnasium

• 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Check-in and late registration
• 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Fighters weigh-in and physicals

* All Competitors must check-in, weigh-in, and have physicals on Friday, June 18th.

June 19, 2003 at the Virginia Wesleyan College - Main Gymnasium

9:00 am - Fighters Meeting
10:00 am - Elimination tournament begins
6:00 pm - Check-in for Evening Championship Show
7:00 pm - First bout Evening Championship Show
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