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WKA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011

 

 

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Muay Thai MMA KICKBOXING (Low Kick) FULL CONTACT (Kicks above the waist) JUNIORS’ K-1, FULL CONTACT (Kicks above the waist) & MMA  BJJ/NO GI SUBMISSION GRAPPLING FULL RULES MUAY THAI (New Trial Division!)

Novice & Open Divisions: MMA, Full Rules & Modified Muay Thai, Kickboxing (Low Kick),
Full Contact (Kicks above the waist)
Juniors Divisions (age 13 to 17): K-1 Rules, MMA, Full Contact (Kicks above the waist)
All Levels (Men, Women and Children): BJJ and No Gi Grappling

Sanctioned by the World Kickboxing Association
In conjunction with Combat Sports League and WKA North American Grappling Championships
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The Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr.
Hampton, Virginia 23666

Event Hotel: Embassy Suites Hampton
1700 Coliseum Dr.
Hampton, VA 23666 (Attached to the Convention Center)
Luxury hotel convenient to the venue; includes breakfast – ask for special WKA rates!

Closest Airports
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport: PHF (11 miles)
Norfolk International Airport: ORF (12 miles)
Richmond International Airport: RIC (63 miles)
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NORTH AMERICAN AMATEUR COMBAT SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Muay Thai MMA KICKBOXING (Low Kick) FULL CONTACT (Kicks above the waist) Juniors’ K-1 & MMA
BJJ/NO GI SUBMISSION GRAPPLING FULL RULES MUAY THAI (New Trial Division!)


North American Amateur Combat Sports Championships will showcase the best amateurs in North America
On February 18 - 20, 2011, the Combat Sports League sanctioned by the World Kickboxing Association - USA will host an elimination tournament to determine the best fighters in North America. The event is US, Canadian and Mexican competitors and throughout the world, but it will also be used to select members for the WKA US National Team that will qualify to represent the U.S. at the WKA World Championships.

The World Kickboxing Association is one of the world’s oldest and most recognized governing bodies for various forms of Kickboxing. In 2000, the organization formed the WKA USA to oversee Kickboxing competition in the United States and, in 2004, WKA USA added Mixed Martial Arts and Submission Grappling to the portfolio of combat sports that it regulates.

The tournament will include divisions in BJJ and No Gi Submission Grappling, Juniors’ K-1 Rules, MMA, & Full Contact (Kicks above the waist), and adult MMA, Kickboxing (Low Kick), Full Contact (Kicks above the waist), and Muay Thai (no elbows or knees to the head) as in years past. New this year, we will offer a new division of Full Rules Muay Thai which allows elbows with elbow pads. We were so pleased with the unprecedented number of competitors in 2010 that this year, in order to facilitate the smooth running of the tournament, we will feature a cage and 3 rings, a new registration and check-in process and two days of action as the semi-finals and finals carry over to Sunday!

The 2011 event will offer the following amateur divisions:
Ring Sports divisions for adults: Open and Novice Muay Thai, Kickboxing (Low Kick), Full Contact (Kicks above the waist), and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), as well as Open Division Full Rules Muay Thai. Winners of the Open division will be awarded the WKA NORTH AMERICAN TITLE and qualify for the US Team to travel to the 18th annual WKA Amateur World Championships. The Open divisions are open to all amateur competitors with more than three wins. Competitors in the Novice Divisions shall have no more than three wins in any combative sport (Thai boxing, Full Contact, Kickboxing, MMA, and Boxing). However, a Novice (three wins or fewer) may choose to move to the Open class, but he/she will not be allowed to compete as a Novice again.

Ring Sports divisions for juniors (ages 13-17): K-1 Rules (Original WKA Rules), Full Contact (Kicks above the waist), and MMA. Winners will qualify for the US Team to travel to the 18th annual WKA Amateur World Championships.

BJJ/Submission Grappling divisions: all levels of men, masters, women, teens, and children—managed by WKA North American Grappling Championships. *For the first time, BJJ/Submission Grappling will be featured at the WKA Amateur World Championships! The top three grapplers in each division will qualify for the WKA USA Grappling Team and will be eligible to travel to the 2011 WKA World Championships.

One weekend of the best amateur matches in North America
The three-day WKA/CSL affair will kick off Friday (February 18th) with fighter registration, weigh-ins and medicals. These will be open from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the venue. Grappling competitors may also weigh-in on Saturday, February 19, 2011 between 8:00 and 10:00 am.

On Saturday, February 19th, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (which conveniently to the event hotel, Embassy Suites) all Ring Sports will fight down to the semi finals (final four competitors) and the BJJ/No Gi Grappling tournament will fight to the finish. On Sunday, February 20th, all Ring Sports will complete the semi finals and finals for each division.

Amateur fighters interested in competing in the North American Amateur Combat Sports Championships may pre-register for competition by completing the tournament registration forms found on WKA USA's official website, www.wkausa.com.
The fight equipment used at 2011 North American Combat Sports Championships will be provided by WKA USA.

Mixed Martial Arts Division

The Amateur MMA single elimination tournament will be contested under the WKA rules for MMA Division - Class "C". These rules can be seen at http://www.wkausa.com/amateur-rules-and-regulations.html and are modeled after the Unified Rules of Conduct. Competitors will wear slightly oversized gloves and there will be no elbows, forearms, or knees to the head standing or grounded. Juniors’ (ages 13 to 17) will be matched according to age and weight. Adult competitors can register for either the Open or Novice division, depending on the competitive experience of each athlete. Both Novice as well as Open tournament fighters will be separated into nine different weight classes for men and six different weight classes for women. Novice and Open class MMA matches will consist of three rounds of three minutes each and will progress by way of single elimination. The victor of each weight class in the Open division will be crowned the North American Combat Sports Champion in that class and US fighters will gain valuable points toward selection for the US National Team.

Weight Divisions for Adults' Mixed Martial Arts

Men

Women

Flyweight

125 lbs

105 lbs

Bantamweight

135 lbs

110 lbs

Featherweight

145 lbs

115 lbs

Lightweight

155 lbs

125 lbs

Welterweight

170 lbs

135 lbs

Middleweight

185 lbs

145 lbs

Light Heavyweight

205 lbs

155 lbs

Heavyweight

265 lbs

155 + lbs

Super Heavyweight

+ 265lbs

n/a


Muay Thai, K-1 Rules, Kickboxing, and Full Contact Divisions

The Muay Thai, Full Rules Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Full Contact and Juniors’ K-1 Rules and Full Contact single elimination tournament will be contested under the appropriate amateur rule sets (see http://www.wkausa.com/amateur-rules-and-regulations.html). Competitors can register for either the Open or Novice division, depending on the competitive experience of each athlete. Both Novice class as well as Open class male fighters will be separated into 11 different weight classes and females into 7 different weight classes. Competitors will engage in bouts consisting of three two-minute rounds. Juniors’ (ages 13 to 17) will be matched according to age and weight. The victor of each weight class in the Open division will be crowned the North American Combat Sports Champion in that class and US fighters will gain valuable points toward selection to the US National Team.

Weight Divisions for Muay Thai, K-1 and Kickboxing

Men

Women

Flyweight

n/a

48 kg / - 105.6 lbs

Bantamweight

54 kg / - 118.8 lbs

50 kg / - 110 lbs

Featherweight

57 kg / - 125.4 lbs

54 kg / - 118.8 lbs

Lightweight

60 kg / - 132 lbs

57 kg / - 125.4 lbs

Light Welterweight

64 kg / - 140.8 lbs

60 kg / - 132 lbs

Welterweight

67 kg / - 147.4 lbs

63 kg / - 138.6 lbs

Light Middleweight

71 kg / - 156.2lbs

n/a 

Middleweight

75 kg / - 165 lbs

66 kg / - 145.2 lbs

Light Heavyweight

81 kg / - 178.2 lbs

n/a 

Cruiserweight

86 kg / - 189.3 lbs

n/a 

Heavyweight

91 kg / - 200.2 lbs

+ 66 kg / + 145.2 lbs

Super Heavyweight

+ 91 kg / + 200.2 lbs

n/a 

Weight Divisions for Juniors’ MMA, K-1 Rules, & Full Contact

 

Boys (13-14 years old)

Girls (13-14 years old)

- 40 kg / - 88.0 lbs

- 40 kg / - 88.0 lbs

- 45 kg / - 99.0 lbs

- 45 kg / - 99.0 lbs

- 50 kg / - 110.0 lbs

- 50 kg / - 110.0 lbs

- 55 kg / - 121.0 lbs

n/a

- 60 kg / - 132.0 lbs

n/a

Boys (15-17 years old)

Girls (15-17 years old)

- 50 kg / - 110.0 lbs

- 50 kg / - 110.0 lbs

- 55 kg / - 121.0 lbs

- 55 kg / - 121.0 lbs

- 60 kg / - 132.0 lbs

- 60 kg / - 132.0 lbs

- 65 kg / - 143.0 lbs

n/a 

- 70 kg / - 154.0 lbs

n/a 

- 75 kg / - 165.0 lbs

n/a 

- 80 kg / - 176.0 lbs

n/a 

- 85 kg / - 187.0 lbs

n/a 

+ 85 kg / + 187.0 lbs

n/a 

BJJ and No Gi Submission Grappling Division

The BJJ/Submission Grappling rules can be found on http://www.combatsportschallenge.com/rules.html This division is open to men, women, teens, executives, and children in all experience levels in Gi and No Gi. This will be a single elimination tournament.
No Gi experience will be divided into Beginner (less than one year of training in any grappling sport), Intermediate (1-3 years of experience), and Advanced (more than 3 years). Gi divisions will be separated by belt level. Blue belts who compete in the No Gi division must compete at the Intermediate or Advanced level, and Purple, Brown, and Black belts who compete in No Gi must compete in the Advanced division.

The top three grapplers division will qualify for the WKA USA Grappling Team and be eligible to attend the 2011 WKA Amateur World Championships.

Registration and Weigh-Ins
Competitors in all MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Full Contact, and K-1 Rules  divisions must check in, weigh in, and be checked by the doctor Friday, February 18, 2011 between 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Submission Grappling/BJJ competitors may register and weigh in Friday, February 18, 2011 between 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm or on Saturday, February 19, 2011 between 8:00 and 10:00 am.

To have a division, there must be at least two competitors. If there is only one person in a division, that person will be asked to move up a weight class or to move to another division. Last year’s tournament Champion will be seeded to the second round, when available.
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***PRE - COMPETITION MEDICAL (Muay Thai, Kickboxing, K-1, and MMA)***
ALL Competitors (Muay Thai, Kickboxing, K-1, and MMA) must download, print off and have their personal physician complete the WKA USA Amateur Pre Fight Medical Form. This physical must be no older than 60 days prior to the tournament. The completed original must be brought to the check-in on February 18, 2011 between 3pm and 7:30pm and this form must also be faxed to the WKA USA Home Office at (804) 754-0233. Competitors with medical forms completed will only be required to do an abbreviated check with the event physician. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTION, and no physicals will be completed by the event physician at registration. Fighters who do not complete a current physical by their own physician will be disqualified and will not be refunded. DOWNLOAD WKA PRE-FIGHT PHYSICAL HERE.
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Ranking
The 2011 North Americans, along with previous year's annual events and all WKA/CSL sanctioned events for the past years will be factored into WKA/CSL rankings.
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Combat Sports League
The Combat Sports League is the official US representative of the WKA. Combat Sports League is an association of athletes participating in the combative sports of Thai boxing, Kickboxing, Full Contact, Mixed Martial Arts, and Submission Grappling. The Combat Sports League is dedicated to providing opportunities to athletes in all areas of combative sports and works to further the growth and development of the sport, as well as the safety and regulation of the sport.
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Licensing
CSL/WKA amateur licensing fee is $20 per calendar year. However, fighters registered for the North American Combat Sports Championships will automatically be licensed with CSL/WKA for the remainder of 2011 (the $20 fee is waived in lieu of the tournament registration fee) and the fighter's record, classification, medicals, and suspensions will be included in the database.
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Registration Fees

Participants become licensed by the WKA by registering for the 2011 North American Combat Sports Championships; normal licensing fee is waived.

 

Completed forms and payment must be postmarked or submitted online by the date indicated for each price level:

Registration on February 18-19, 2011 for Grappling only*:

 

By January 14, 2011

January 15 - 31, 2011

February 1 - 15, 2011

February 19, 2011

1 Division

$45

$55

$65

$75

Up to 4 Divisions

$60

$70

$80

$90

 

Payment must be received with the completed registration forms either electronically or via mail on the cut-off date indicated above to quality for each price level.

*Grappling only: Grappling registration will be accepted at the event hotel on Friday, February 18, 2011 3:00 -7:30 pm and at the venue on Saturday, February 19, 2011 9:00 – 10:30 am. See itinerary below.
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Spectator Prices

All General Admission Seating for the tournament will be sold by the Hampton Sports Festival (please see their website for information on GA seating: http://www.hamptoncvb.com).

Ringside Seating may be purchased in advance for $50.00 each from http://www.combatsportschallenge.com.  It includes admission to the Hampton Sports Festival and seating in the Ringside section during the tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Ringside sales will cut off on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM


Contact:

WKA USA Office
10454 Ridgefield Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23233
804-937-7072
Email: info@wkausa.com

Venue Information:
The Hampton Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr.
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 315-1610

Hotel Information:
The Embassy Suites Hampton (attached to the Convention Center)
1700 Coliseum Dr.
Hampton, VA 23666
(888) 347-8121
For special rate ask for COMBAT SPORTS

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Special Guests:

Roberto Traven: We are pleased to announce that Roberto “The Spider” Traven, who earned his black belt under Romero Cavalcanti in a mere four years of training and now holds a 6th degree. Traven is a UFC veteran who fought in the early days of UFC against such greats as Frank Mir and Dave Berry. Naturally, he has also shown his greatness in the world of BJJ; his accomplishments include, but are certainly not limited to, being a two-time World Champion, and a four-time Brazilian Champion, and an Abu Dhabi Open Class Champion. Traven will be giving a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar Friday, February 18th from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Rob Kaman: For our Muay Thai enthusiasts and for MMA competitors looking to improve their stand-up, we are pleased to bring in the man who is to Thai Boxing what Muhammad Ali is to boxing. Rob “The Dutchman” Kaman has won 97 of his 112 fights—77 by way of knockout! One of the great innovators of the Dutch style of Muay Thai, Kaman now spends much time training UFC champions and sharpening their standup to perfection—among them BJ Penn, Mayhem Miller, Renato Sobral, Brandon Vera, Hermes Franca, and Heath Herring. Kaman will be offering a Muay Thai seminar Friday, February 18th 6:00-8:00 PM.

The cost of either seminar with these world-class instructors is only $45.00, so don’t miss out!


Itinerary

 

Ringsports

Grappling

Friday:

Fighter Check-in, Weigh-In, & Medicals - 3:00-7:30 PM

Grappler Pre-Registration & Weigh-In - 3:00-7:30 PM

 

Rob Kaman Seminar – 6:00-8:00 PM

Roberto Traven Seminar – 6:00-8:00 PM

 

 

 

Saturday:

Fighters’ Meeting - 10:00 AM

Day Of Registration & Weigh-Ins - 8:00 AM

 

Tournament begins – 10:30 AM Grapplers’ Meeting – 10:30 AM

Grappling Tournament Begins – 11:00 AM

 

 

 

Sunday:

Semi-Finals & Finals Begin – 10:00 AM

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