Martial Arts Events
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:44

NYAA National Tournament!

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We are excited to announce that ACTIVSTARS will be joining NYAA in the 2nd annual NYAA National Tournament in June! Please see attached flyer or visit for more information.


All ACTIVSTARS students must be a GREEN BELT OR ABOVE and must qualify to attend.   For this season, we will have two methods to qualify for the Arizona National Team. 

  • Students who attend our upcoming Spring Tournaments in Phoenix or Tucson will qualify by earning a first or second place in any event.
  • Each instructor will also receive ten special class invitations per class to qualify selected students.


Come join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity! Pre-Registration is up, so sign up today!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 22:45

Spring 2018 Martial Art/Karate Events

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Sunday, February 18th

Brown & Black Belt Testing


Sunday, March 4th

Phoenix Karate Tournament 


Saturday, March 10th

Learn from a Legend Master's Camp ft. Grandmaster Tadashi Yamashita - Tucson


Sunday, March 11th

Learn from a Legend Master's Camp ft. Grandmaster Tadashi Yamashita - Phoenix


Sunday, April 8th 

Tucson Karate Tournament


Monday, 10 October 2016 17:49

Brown and Black Belt Testing

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Sunday, February 18th 



1.            Pre-Test:  All students will be required to pass a “pre-test” with their own instructor before being invited to the test.  If you pass the pre-test, your instructor will SIGN the pre-test sheet as proof that you passed.  You are required to bring the signed pre-test sheet to testing or your will not be allowed to test.  The signed pre-test sheet will act as your invitation to the test. 

2.            Brown Belt Test:  To qualify the student must be Red w/brown stripe.

3.            Black Belt Test:    To qualify the student must be Brown w/black stripe.





Registration/Check-In:                      8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Testing:                                               9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


PLACE:           Washington High School (BACK GYM) – Phoenix, Arizona

                        Address:  2217 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85021


COST: $75.00 Brown Belt Test

            $100.00 Black Belt Test         *NOTE:  All retests are at no charge.


BRING:          All students are asked to please bring a sack lunch, snacks and a drink (water, Gatorade etc.) for the day.  Please plan on being there until 5:30 p.m.



These rules have been established to create a quiet atmosphere for the benefit of the students testing.  Any person breaking the rules will be asked to leave the building.

          1.      No toddlers or infants allowed inside the building.

          2.      No food or drink allowed inside the building.

          3.      No talking in the stands during the test.

          4.      Parents cannot communicate with students who are testing.

          5.      Students who are testing are required to stay in their assigned area.  Students cannot go to parents in the stands.

          6.      Parents cannot approach the Board during the test.  All Board decisions are final!



Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:54

Spring 2018 Phoenix Karate Tournament

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Spring 2018 Semester

Date:  Sunday, March 4th  


From our Karate Director :

“Students, who attend tournaments, gain a very valuable learning and rewarding experience.  Attending a Tournament gives a new insight to the skills taught at class, where students simply cannot gain at regular class attendance alone."



2217 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix AZ


$10.00 Registration Fee & $10.00 per event

*Discounted package prices given for multiple events

Spectator Fee:  $4.00 per person age 9 and older


Event Schedule


AM Session:  Tournament Open to ALL White & Yellow Belts

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.  Registration

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. White & Yellow Belts’ Tournament


PM Session:  Tournament Open to ALL Green Belts & Above

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.  Registration

1:45 - 7:45 p.m. Green Belts & Above Tournament                                                     


The events are fun and easy to understand. Your instructor will show you exactly what to do in class.  Each event will also be explained in detail at the tournament.  Events will be split according to age, size and/or belt rank depending on the event.  It’s a great experience you won’t want to miss! This is a great opportunity for all ACTIVSTARS Karate students - fun day and gives students a platform to demonstrate/perform the techniques and martial arts skills they have learned in class. Concessions by our ACTIVSTARS Booster Club will be available for purchase at the event - snacks, drinks and other refreshments.


Trophies & Olympic-style Medals Awarded

ALL contestants will be given an award in each event they participate in!


Arguing with the judges, directors, etc. will result in immediate disqualification from this AND future tournaments!


Event Registration Options

Students who are “Pre-Registered” online will NOT have to wait in line the day of the event.  We will have a special “Online Registration” check-in for these students!

Day of Registration:  Students can register for the Tournament the day of - during the “Registration Time” scheduled for your specific belt rank.  On site parents/guardians can pay with a credit card, check or cash.

Please be ON TIME for event registration, as the Tournament will begin on time and we don’t want anyone missing out on the first few events!



Tournament Order of Events

FASTEST FIST: Contestants in each age group will have three chances to strike a “meter” bag that measures their reaction speed.  Use any hand strike taught in class.

FASTEST KICK: Contestants in each age group will have three chances to strike a “meter” bag that measures their reaction speed.  Use any kick strike taught in class. Only foot techniques allowed – NO knee kicks.  No Shoes Allowed.  

STRONGEST PUNCH: Contestants will have three chances to punch a “Meter” bag that measures their power. Use any hand strike taught in class.  Only hand strikes will be allowed – NO elbow strikes.

STRONGEST KICK: Contestants will have three chances to kick a meter bag.  Use any kick taught in class. You will have up to five feet of distance from the bag.  Only foot techniques allowed– NO knee kicks.  No Shoes Allowed!

CRAZY ATTACK:  Contestants will have 10 seconds to punch and kick a “Meter” bag that will measure total hits and power.

ESCAPE DRILL: Contestants will be timed individually and “break free” from four different “stranger dangers” applying different grabs: 1) Single-hand grab 2) Double-hand grab 3) Front choke 4) Rear choke.  Be sure you use the “proper” release technique learned in class to break free from each grab.  The contestants who use the proper techniques and break free the “quickest” are the winners. Blue and above belts will additionally be striking shields during this event.  Your instructor will give you the details in class!

KATA: Open to green belt & above students only.  Do any kata learned in class—judged same as Walk with Danger; will be split according to age AND belt color.

STAFF / WEAPONS KATA:  Open to blue belt & and above students only., Saturday event.

FLAG SPARRING:  Open to White-Blue Belts Only.  Contestants are given an opportunity to test their speed, footwork, accuracy and reactions in a safe but competitive setting by grabbing two flags from their opponent.

SPARRING:  Open to Green Belt & above students only, for those who participate in “sparring” class. This event is split according to age AND belt*.

*Please Note:  STUDENTS MUST WEAR THEIR OWN CHEST GEAR, HEAD GEAR, HAND PADS, FOOTPADS, MOUTH GUARD & CUP. Orange belts & above are required to have their own headgear with face protection!  Read the Sparring Rules & Regulations!  Students without proper sparring gear will be disqualified. Orange & above must have face and head gear.

Additional Info

  • Event Date Sunday, 06 November 2016
  • Start Time 8:30 am
  • Location WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL - 2217 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix AZ