Contestants may register early at the hotel the night before the tournament, Friday, August 8 (2:00 pm &rdash; 10:00 pm) or the mornings of August 9 & 10. We are asking everyone to try to register early by mail, online or the night before to avoid late fees on the tournament day.
Judges should register for ring assignments and pick up packages.
AIRPORT Reagan National Airport, Washington, D.C. 20001 Complimentary shuttle to and from Reagan National Airport. Also, one stop on the subway to the hotel.
ENTRY FEES ALL FACSIMILE AND ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS WEDNESDAY, August 6th AT 12 NOON.
1st Division $45/Each additional $25 / After 7-7 1st Division $55/Each additional $25
At Door 8/9 - 8/10 1st Division $60/Each additional $30
Reservations should be made by July 8, 2008 to receive the special discount rate for Single/Double rooms. Ask for U.S. Capitol Classics.
Friday Night: $10
Saturday (includes Finals)
General Admission $25
Reserved Rows $35
Booths are available at various prices,
depending on location.
Spaces are limited. Call early for best spots
New Forms Criteria for Black Belts
What is a Traditional Form?
The Traditional Divisions capture the essence of classic martial arts styles, showcasing the traditional techniques, weapons and movements in their unmodifi ed form. Emphasis is placed on execution of technique, application of technique, balance, speed, power, solid stances and focus. While modifi cation of traditional forms and weapons is allowed, those who stray from the traditional origins
of their base style may be subject to downgrading and/or disqualifi cation pursuant to the NASKA rules.
What is a Creative Form?
The Creative Division allows modern martial arts techniques. Any move that involves more than a 360 degree spin, requires the body to be inverted more than parallel to the floor or originates from gymnastics and/ or non martial arts disciplines is strictly prohibited in the Creative Division.
What is an Extreme Form?
The Extreme Divisions allow the competitor to perform any moves whether they
originate from martial arts or not. This category allows for the integration of techniques and movements from martial art styles, gymnastics, acrobatics, dance and athletic disciplines.