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Western Canadian Open

February 3

Information at a Glance

Date: Saturday February 3rd 2024

Location: Chief Joe Mathias Centre – 100 Capilano Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 0A7

Disciplines: Full Contact Ring Disciplines – Amateur K1 (K1) & Low Kick (LK) / Light Contact Tatami Discipline – Kick Light (KL)

Divisions: Cadets (5-9) KL Only; Juniors (10-12 & 13-15); Intermediate (16-18); Senior (19-39), Veterans (40>)

Classification: Prenovice (0-5 bouts); Novice (6-10 bouts); Open (11 bouts >).  Prenovice and Novice can be combined

Spectators: $50 – day / $30 – Seniors with ID / Children under 6 years of age

Division Requirements: A minimum of 3 individuals are required to make a Western Canadian Tournament Division. If there are less than 3 participants in a division WAKO Canada will move the participant to the closest discipline / category/weight as possible. Coaches will be notified of movements when DRAFT drawings are posted.

There will be the option to create Make Up Bouts. All coaches will be notified when make-up bouts are organized.

Weigh in/Medicals:  9 am sharp (medicals start immediately after weigh-ins for Ring Sport athletes only)

Coaches Meeting:  12 pm.  All coaches must attend otherwise athletes will be removed.

Competition Time:  Bracket A – 1 pm; Bracket B – 5 pm / The bout lists will be posted online – Monday January 8th

Important Information:     

WAKO Canada Member Clubs (Athletes and Coaches)

  1. Athletes/Coaches that are members for 2024 can register and put the athlete passport number on the form.
  2. Athletes must have a 2024 Athlete Passport / Coaches must have a 2024 Coaching Card
  3. If you club has not registered a full member please email the WAKO Canada office immediately


Deadline and Fees:       

Early Bird Deadline – noon Friday October 6th   – $75 per athlete/per division

Regular Deadline – noon Friday November 3rd  – $100 per athlete/per division

Late Deadline – noon Friday December 8th – $125 per athlete/per division

RUSH DEADLINE – Register by noon Friday January 5th – $175 per athlete/per division

* Affiliate athletes must submit WAKO Annual Medical prior to registering for tournament

How to Register:

  1. Register with MYSTUDIO – paste link into browser – https://cp.mystudio.io/e/?=BAAC/5922/488839//1692136701
  3. Only Athletes that do not receive a bout will receive a full refund of the tournament registration fee.
  4. No Refund Policy – Athletes that withdraw for any reason or choose not to accept a bout will not receive a refund

Important Documents (download)

  1. Information at a Glance
  2. Letter to Clubs
  3. Summary Rules for Athletes – Disciplines – Coaches
  4. Annual Medical

Full Kick Light Rules

  1. Rules Document for Kick Light Discipline

Full Ring Sport Rules

1. Rules Document for Ring Sport

* Annual Medical does not require any blood work.  Simply take the form to a licensed physician to complete and email to    info@wakocanada.org prior to registering for the tournament.


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Chief Joe Mathias Centre
100 Capilano Rd
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7P 0A7 Canada
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