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The Tournament

The Pacific Tournament is the premier karatedo tournament on the West Coast, sanctioned by the United States National Karate Federation (NKF), the standard-setting body for the United States Olympic Commitee for karate.

The tournament takes place over two days (Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th) and features competition among kids of all ages and adults. The Pacific Tournament is an all-inclusive competition that welcomes all karateka, regardless of karate style or dojo.

To get tickets for either day, or to register to compete, please visit our registration page.


Attending and Competing at the Pacific Tournament

Tournament Schedule (Saturday)

8:00AM Tournament Facility Opens
8:15AM Competitor Check-in Opens
9:00AM Tournament Begins
Opening Remarks by Sensei Michael Darigo, Tournament Director
9:15AM Individual Kata
11:15AM Team Kata
12:30PM Intermission
1:15PM Individual Kumite (Sparring)
3:15PM Team Kumite (Sparring)
4:15PM Tameshiwari (Breaking)
5:30PM Tournament Ends

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Tournament Schedule (Sunday)

8:00AM Tournament Facility Opens
8:15AM Competitor Check-in Opens
9:00AM Tournament Begins
Opening Remarks by Sensei Michael Darigo, Tournament Director
9:15AM Individual Kata
11:15AM Team Kata
12:30PM Intermission
1:15PM Individual Kumite (Sparring)
3:15PM Team Kumite (Sparring)
4:15PM Tameshiwari (Breaking)
5:30PM Tournament Ends

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Recommended Hotels

The San Francisco Bay Area has countless hotels – from five-star gems to very inexpensive motels.

These two hotels are within minutes (including one which is just a two-minute walk) of the Tournament:

Embassy Suites San Rafael - Marin County
101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, California, 94903
(Located about a five-minute drive from The Pacific Tournament)
TEL: 415-499-9222
URL: http://embassysuites3.hilton.com
Rate: $200/night (please mention you are attending The Pacific Tournament in San Rafael)


Panama Hotel
4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901
(Located about a two-minute walk from The Pacific Tournament)
TEL: (415) 457-3993
Website: http://www.panamahotel.com
Rate: $120/night - $195/night (please mention you are attending The Pacific Tournament in San Rafael)

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