North York Open Tournament



Sunday, March 26th, 2023  

Start of the tournament at 9.40 am.

Session will start at the time declared for respective category (first category will start at 10.00 am).

 At: Crawford Adventist Academy – Gymnasium

531 Finch Ave West, Toronto, Ontario M2R 3X2 (about 500 meters south-west from Bathurst & Finch intersection)


North York Open Tournament is Karate community recreational event for kids, youth, cadets and juniors athletes. That event has the intention to give opportunity for recreational athletes to experience a high quality competition experience without actual tournament pressure and stress.

North York Open Tournament will consist from following types of contests:

Individual Kata (forms),

Individual Kumite (sparring),

All Kata and Kumite categories will be divided by:

  • gender: boys and girls
  • age: -5, -7, -9, -11, -13, -15, -17
  • levels: Novice (white to orange belt, 10-7 kyu), Intermediate (green to purple belt 6-4 kyu) and Advanced (brown and black belts, 3 kyu and up) – exceptions apply please take a look at Important Note Bellow

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CATEGORIES: We will try to accommodate as much as we can all participants. In event of less than 4 participants enrolled we will try to create combined categories there possible, in that process we will use for selection judging following criteria: age, level of competence and general common sense. In event of such category modification we will announce Dojo instructor as soon as possible. To facilitate that process please submit all the applications on time. Final draws and approximate timetable will be published on this website not later than Tuesday March 21, 2023, 11.00 pm last change in the draws can be made only by Thursday March 23, 2023, 10.00 pm (no changes can be made after that time or onsite).

Types of Draws: In all categories we will use modified double elimination. In case if category will have enrolled more than 16 participants we will divide respective category in 2 categories and will use following criteria to do that: age, level of competence and general common sense. We can modify type of draw due to time or other restrain and will inform all involved participants and coaches as soon as possible.

There will be 4 medals in each category with different colors: Gold for 1st place, Silver for 2nd place, two Bronze for 3rd and 4th places (except for the case when 5 or less persons are enrolled in category, in this case we might reduce number of medals by case).  Each participant will obtain participation certificate.

Canadian Shiai Karate Association accepts application from any Karate club which embrace same philosophy. One of additional scopes of that event is to allow kids to make friends from different clubs.

Event Fee:

Participation fee$60 CAD/person. No onsite registration available for this event. Fee includes maximum one kata and one kumite category.

Spectators fee: $5 CAD/person for Youth/Adults (12+), kids 11 years old and younger – free

Please arrive 30-40 minutes before your category starts to have a proper time to check out your registration, change attire and warm up.

Please notice all fees are non-refundable

Club’s applications must be received with complete payment (Please make all payments to “Shindokan Canada”) NO LATER THAN Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Please note: we will not accept applications on site.

All applications can be delivered to us in person (by appointment only)  Monday to Friday from 5 pm till 8 pm and Saturday from 9 am till 11 am at Shindokan Canada dojo: back of the plaza, 2 Allaura Blvd Unit #4, Aurora, ON L4G 3S5 ) or can be sent to:


Tournament Director

151 Meadow Vista Cres., Holland Landing, On, L9N 0T5


Phone: (647) 963-1290

Please notice all fees are non-refundable.

Payments only accepted by:

  1. Preferred method of payment (Interac e-Transfer): you can scan or make picture of registration form and send to our e-mail address: Make payment using Interac e-Transfer to the same e-mail: from your online web banking. Next step we will confirm payment. And last step please bring original registration form to tournament.

Other methods of payment: 2. Money Orders, 3. Certified Cheques, 4. Cash by appointment, for Cash payment and/or in person application: Monday to Friday from 5 pm till 8 pm and Saturday from 9 am till 11 am at Shindokan Canada dojo: back of the plaza, 2 Allaura Blvd Unit #4, Aurora, ON L4G 3S5

Club coaches must be registered with organizers. Only officially registered club’s coaches can initiate an appeal procedure and assist athletes during the bouts. You can register with us by sending your information along with picture by e-mail to Note: We will accept one coach application per 5 athletes ratio, i.e. if you register up to 5 athletes you are entitled to one coach pass, if you registered from 6 to 10 athletes up to 2 coach passes, from 11 to 15 3 coach passes etc. If for some reason you need more coach passes than the one allowed by ratio, please contact us separately at and please let us know the exact reason for that. If you have valid Karate Ontario coach pass for the club you represent, we will recognize such without additional registration.

Athletes and Officials once you are participating in North York Open Tournament, you are giving the rights to Publish your Name, Pictures and Videos online and in Media.

Photographers and other media: Parents are allowed to take pictures and video only for their kids; others must have explicit permission from Canadian Shiai Karate Association to do that.

Please ensure that all competitors’ information and their names are printed clearly in appropriate forms.

Tournament Package with all details and forms can be downloaded here North York Open Tournament package 

Tournament Poster in pdf format can be downloaded here North York Open Tournament poster  

Separate Registration Form (Tournament Application and Club Summary) can be downloaded here North York Open Tournament registration form 


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Tentative Schedule

(there are always possibilities of delays)

Draws for All Categories

(tentative before Friday March 24, 2023, 11.00 am; after that time all draws become permanent and cannot be changed)