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The Bushido Open 2012 a Huge Success!!!

Thank you to ALL of you who attended the event. We appreciate your enthusiasm and support!!!

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The Bushido Open Invitational Karate Tournament - 2012


The Bushido Open 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)

The Bushido Open/SKIL CA State Games

Open Martial Arts Championship

Welcome –

The 2011 Bushido Open presented by Roger Hamilton and family would like to take a few moments to offer a hearty and warm welcome to all of you esteemed Instructors, Competitors, your families and all Martial Arts enthusiasts from around the state of California and the USA. While this year 2011 marks the 4th year running for The Bushido Open, in association with Sport Karate International (SKIL) we are extremely proud to announce the SKIL California State Games! In this the Inaugural Year for what is sure to be a colossal event, we will feature the first ever organized and state-wide, California State Championship for ALL first Place Winners in each of our Divisions. Once again, we have taken extensive steps to make certain that this Special event, our first tournament here in the Anaheim, is a First Class Sport Martial Arts experience.

As always, it is important that we express to all of you who have decided to attend our event that we are deeply moved by your continuous support. While many of you are seasoned veterans, some of you will experience a karate tournament for the first time. We promise either of you a thoroughly entertaining, competitive, well coordinated athletic event. You have many choices of how you could spend your day, but you have chosen to spend it with us. Our intention is to once again make this a special occasion; a community event that all of us who attend can take some level of pride in. Our sponsors for 2011: TEAM ALL STAR & ALL STAR GEAR (ASG) SoCAL has volunteered their time to lend a helping hand at the event and has donated Sparring Gear for Overall Grand Champion Winners. AIM MAIL CENTER from Antioch, always bends over backwards to handle a variety of our mailing and copy needs. Also a 2nd year sponsor with us this year, RINGSTAR Martial Arts Shoes will join us as our Platinum Sponsor. FREE Sparring Shoes will be awarded to ALL Grand Champion Winners for 2011! Our second Platinum Sponsor for 2011 is CROWNE PLAZA RESORT ANAHEIM; “Our Official Tournament Hotel”. They have welcomed us with open arms and have committed to make everyone’s time at their hotel a memorable experience. This is a 5 Star Hotel with excellent features, in the heart of Anaheim. You can look forward to: Family-friendly entertainment, shopping, top-notch restaurants, beautiful Southern California weather and many more attractions. (Special reduced rates will be available only for Bushido Open participants). Please register early for the lowest possible room rates.

Our most special of all our Platinum Sponsors is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth”…the one and only, DISNEYLAND!!! Special ticket rates and a warm welcome will be offered from our new friends and associates. Halloween Weekend is sure to be an unforgettable treat for all the kids and the kids at heart.

Remember, there is no charge for Tournament spectators who are 5 years old and under.  Additionally, as in years past, we will have some special surprises for our little ones

Finally, our continuous Platinum partner and outstanding equipment supplier; TIGER CLAW, Inc. will be in attendance with anything you might need for instructors, your students or your school. As an added feature for all in attendance, there will be Prize Drawings throughout the day.   

Whatever your individual martial arts specialty: kata, weapons, sparring or self defense, we will have a ring for you. We have 160 BUSHIDO/SKIL divisions and 35 Grand Champion divisions. Additionally, we will offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Point Kickboxing for all ages AND (All First Time competitors will be awarded a full size trophy)!  $100 will be awarded to ALL Men’s & Women’s Black Belt Fighting Grand Champions. An additional $500 will be awarded to the overall Men’s Grand Champion winner. This translates to $600.00 for the Overall Grand Champion winner. Additionally, $500 will be awarded to the Overall (Combined) Men’s and Women’s KATA Grand Champion. ALL Junior and Underbelt Division Fighting Grand Champions will win the same special Solid Crystal Glass Trophy in addition to a Brand New pair of RINGSTAR Sparring Shoes; certainly a valuable training tool from a very special tournament event. (Note again that RINGSTAR Shoes will be awarded to ALL Grand Champion Winners; in addition to cash and trophy prizes).   

Again this year, we expect to recognize 12 individuals with Hall of Fame Awards, to honor them for years of dedication and discipline. Don’t miss our enriching Awards Ceremony on Saturday Night. This will be the Grand Finale and is sure to be a highlight of our event. As a form of ultimate appreciation, our final award will be the Most Supportive School Award. The winner of this award will be the school who submits the most pre-registered competitors. The winning school will be recognized with a beautiful plaque, $200 in cash and an announcement at The Awards Ceremony by Sensei Hamilton. You must pre-register to be considered, so you should have gotten those entries in before October 19th.

On behalf of the Hamilton Family, Sport Karate International (SKIL), Crowne Plaza Resort Anaheim, DISNEYLAND, Tiger Claw, all of our sponsors and the entire state of California Community, we welcome you all with genuine enthusiasm and excitement. This will be another outstanding tournament experience.

With respect, appreciation, honor and friendship,


Sensei Roger B. Hamilton & Family



Multiple Grand Champion Winner: Jessica Chock - The Bushido Open/CA State Games - October, 2011


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