Special Events

In addition to weekly classes, Young American Schools of Self-Defense host several special events through out the year.

Tournaments

We just had a our Fall session tournament on Dec 2, 2023 at Valley View Middle School in Bloomington, MN. 75 students got to compete and show off their skills. Check out our Gallery page for highlights.

Our next tournament will be on April 27th. Location address is 8900 Portland Ave South, Bloomington, MN. Registration starts at 10AM and the tourneyment begins at 11AM.

Our tournaments consist of 4 events: Top 3 participants in each events will receive a trophy.
– Escapes: where participants demonstrate an escape technique from attack of their choice
– Best Kicks: where participants pick any 3 kicks that are judged on form, speed, and power
– Kata: where participants perform the kata requirements for their current belt rank
– Sparring: where participants compete in point sparring matches with light contact between the chin and belt.

EVERY PARTICIPANT IS CONSIDERED A CHAMPION. EVERY PARTICIPANT RECEIVES A CHAMPION’S TROPHY FOR PARTICIPATION!!!!

Participants will be split out by groups based on age and belt rank. These include age groups 4-6, 7 – 8, 9-11, and 12+ Years old. Belts are split in groups including White Belts only, Yellow to Yellow Green, Green to Purple-Brown, Brown to Red-Black, and Black.

Click Here for registration form to be sent to office prior to event. (This form will be updated in March)

We encourage these to be a family event. Kids, bring your parents and grand parents to cheer you on.