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Bay Area Martial Arts Events Calendar #3

April 11, 2008

Welcome to the third installment of our Bay Area Martial Arts Events Calendar. This calendar was compiled by our Editorial Intern, Caroline. Thanks, Caroline!

  • What: Sunday Roda
  • Who: Capoeira Mandinga Academy
  • When: First Sunday of every month at 1:15 p.m.
  • Where: Capoeira Mandinga Academy/Brazil Cultural Center, 4125 Piedmont Ave. 2nd Floor, Studio A, Oakland, CA, (510) 655-8207
  • Martial Art: Capoeira
  • Description: Capoeira Mandinga Academy invites all capoeiristas to come out and play on the first Sunday of every month. The roda is attended by many capoeiristas from different schools. Bring your axe and good energy. Regular Mandinga students may just drop a class card, new or expired. A $10 donation will be asked from visitors.
  • Source: Mandinga Events
  • What: Golden Gate Internationals
  • Who: Jordan & Felipa Pallen
  • When: April 18–20th, 2008
  • Where: Santa Clara Hyatt Regency
  • Martial Art: Karate
  • Description: An AMAPA event, this competition will feature competitors from all over North America. The division line-up includes padded point sparring, padded continuous sparring, WEKAF “live” stickfighting, “live” double stickfighting, Carenza (forms), Combat Weapons, West Coast Point Sparring, and Grappling Divisions.
  • Source: Golden Gate International
  • What: Triangle Spring Games 19 (TG-19)
  • Who: Triangle Martial Arts Association, San Francisco Chapter (in association with Hwa Rang Kwan Martial Arts and United Martial Arts Clubs of America)
  • When: Saturday April 26, 2008
  • Where: Hwa Rang Kwan Martial Arts Center, 371 5th Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Martial Art: Self-defense
  • Description: Come watch contestants prepare for the next Federation of Gay Games event in Cologne, Germany in 2010 at the TMAA–sanctioned 19th Triangle Games. Divisions include:
    • (1) Traditional Forms Division (Open to all players)
    • (2) Creative Forms Division (Open to all players)
    • (3) Team Demonstration Division (Open to all players)
    • (4) Self-Defense Division (Open to all players)
    • (5) Breaking Division (Open to players 18 years or older only)
    • (6) TMAA Freestyle Sparring Division (Open to all players)
  • These games are open to all Triangle Games certified players. Entry fee is $30.00 per player prior to 04/01/08 and $40 thereafter until the entry deadline of 04/12/08. This fee allows players to participate in one or all seven divisions. Check with your instructor for application forms, or find them on-line at the TMAA Yahoo Group site. Contact info@TriangleMAA.org for additional questions or information.
  • Source: Triangle Martial Arts Association
  • What: AMAPA All Stars Final Challenge
  • Who: Jordan & Felipa Pallen
  • When: May 17, 2008
  • Where: TBA
  • Martial Art: Karate
  • Description: An AMAPA event. Contact AMAPA Promoters 925.753.1167 for information.
  • Source: AMAPA All Stars Events
  • What: 2008 Ultimate Internationals Tournament/Tiger Claw Elite Qualifiers Tournament
  • Who: Ray Delgado’s Karate Inc., sponsored by Tiger Claw
  • When: May 24, 2008; Registration starts at 7:30am; Competition starts at 9:00am
  • Where: Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pky Santa Clara, CA
  • Martial Art: Mixed Martial Arts
  • Description: Spectators and competitors are welcome at this MMA event that includes competitions in Kata and Kumite divisions, kick-boxing, Capoeira, and more.
  • Source: Ultimate Internationals
  • What: AMAPA All Star Champion Seminar
  • Who: Jordan & Felipa Pallen
  • When: June 13–14, 2008
  • Where: Pallen’s Martial Arts, San Leandro
  • Martial Art: Karate
  • Description: An AMAPA event. Contact AMAPA Promoters 510.932.2241 for information.
  • Source: AMAPA All Stars Events
  • What: Bushido Open Karate Tournament
  • Who: Roger B. Hamilton and Family/The Gold Cup Circuit
  • When: June 28, 2008
  • Where: Deer Valley High School, 4700 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA
  • Martial Art: Karate and more
  • Description: This competition is open to all styles and competitors and includes divisions for first-timers and East Coast sparring. There will be special appearances of the world renowned Upk Pasha Generals Precision Drill Team and Universal Pasha Karate Demo Team all the way from Camden, New Jersey, and other surprise guests from the martial arts world.
  • Source: Gold Cup Circuit Calendar
  • What: 5th Annual Shark City Nationals
  • Who: Tony Kattengell
  • When: June 28, 2008
  • Where: San Jose Civic Auditorium,135 San Carlos St.,San Jose,CA
  • Martial Art: Karate
  • Description: A San Jose karate tournament.
  • Source: BASKA Events
  • What: Jujitsu America 30th Annual Convention & Sport Jujitsu US National Championship Tournament
  • Who: Jujitsu America
  • When: July 11–13, 2008
  • Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City, CA
  • Martial Art: Jujits
  • Description: Jujitsu America welcomes all participants to this weekend-long convention. Events include tournaments and training clinics in Jujitsu and Kata/self-defense.
  • Source: Jujitsu America Conventions
  • What: The San Francisco Open
  • Who: The Gonzalez Family/The Gold Cup Circuit
  • When: Saturday, July 29, 2008
  • Where: USF Memorial Gym, University Of San Francisco, 2335 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA
  • Martial Art: Karate and more
  • Description: This competition is open to all styles and systems and includes events in forms and sparring, as well as a first-timers competition.
  • Source: Gold Cup Circuit Calendar
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