4th Annual Tournament – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19

Due to Covid 19 we must postpone this event. We will let everyone know as soon as we have the new date.

We are excited to announce that our 4th Annual Palm Beach Open Capoeira Tournament will be happening on May 16th at the Karkara Academy in Boynton Beach.

Our tournament is centered around developing healthy exchange between groups and individual capoeiristas for the purpose of mutual growth and community support.

This tournament is open for all capoeiristas from Karkara and other groups, from ages 5-17.

As in previous years, there will be 2 categories – Jogo (capoeira game), and Solo (individual acrobatic routine).


REGISTRATION OPEN FROM 3/9 – 4/26

After 4/26 we will not accept any new applicants, no exceptions.

This registration deadline is to allow us enough time to make important preparations to ensure the best possible experience for participants, such creating the most accurate competition brackets based on age and how long the competitors have been training capoeira consistently, preparing the awards and trophies, etc.

Specific age and experience level ranges for each division will be determined after registration has closed and based on those who have signed up, and competitors will be notified in advance which division they have been assigned to and the corresponding arrival time. We will follow the general pattern of beginning the day with our youngest competitiors and move our way up to older children and teens in the afternoon.

The tournament will be an in-house event that will provide an incredible experience for the children. They will learn concepts such as winning and losing, playing by the rules, being fair, and the value of putting in your best effort. Not to mention seeing that they are capable of so much more than they believe! These are all social skills that will be important for them throughout life.

We are already excited to start kicking their training into high gear so our amazing little & teens capoeiristas are ready to showcase their skills and progress!

JOGO Category (Capoeira Game):

Competitors will have at least two 45 second games and will be scored on the following criteria:

  1. Flow: Dynamic range of movement patterns, stringing together multiple techniques in creative ways. Incorporating a variety of attacks, defenses and acrobatic floreios into one’s game.
  2. Technique: Control of movement, executing each movement with precision, good balance, and confidence
  3. Defense: Reacting to your opponent, awareness of your opponent’s movements and reacts spontaneously and with grace and purpose. An actual “game” is taking place between the opponents.

SOLO Category:

Competitors will have between 30 – 45 seconds to perform a solo acrobatic routine for judges. They will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Flow: Dynamic range of movement patterns, stringing together multiple techniques in creative ways. Incorporating a variety of attacks, defenses and acrobatic floreios.
  2. Technique: Control of movement, executing each movement with precision, good balance, and confidence
  3. Stage Presence: skill at entertaining, theatrical presentation, and ability to engage the audience

Fees

Kids (Outside Groups):

$45.00 – JOGO CATEGORY
$45.00 – SOLO CATEGORY
$55.00 – BOTH CATEGORIES – SOLO and JOGO

Karkara Kids Students:

We will hold our annual CORD STRIPE ceremony on Friday May 8th (After School) and Thursday May 14th at 5pm (Kids Classes) prior to the tournament and have included special pricing for you.

$65.00 – CORD STRIPE and TOURNAMENT – BOTH CATEGORIES (Jogo & Solo)
$55.00 – CORD STRIPE and TOURNAMENT – ONE CATEGORY (Jogo or Solo)
$25.00 – CORD STRIPE ONLY (No Tournament)


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