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Training Tournaments, hosted by Spivey Karate, are for all levels of competition from first timers to seasoned competitors.  Although there is a degree of competition, these events are provided as a safe and friendly environment to further development a "Warrior Spirit" that hones techniques, tests courage and builds self-esteem as students make their way through their martial arts training and onto future regional & state level events. Unlike Open Tournaments, winning first place is secondary to learning & improving. Participation by schools or students outside of Spivey Karate is welcome and per-registration is highly recommended.

February 4, 2023
44th Annual Winter Warriors
May 6, 2023
44th Annual Spring Dragon-Fire
July 15, 2023
40th Annual Summer Samurai - Spar Wars
September 17, 2023
44th Annual Spivey Karate Fall Fighters
November 12, 2023
23rd Annual Holidays Benefit

2023 Points Standings

Spivey Karate awards points from results of our Winter, Spring and Fall Training Tournaments. The button below will direct you to the current points standings.

Spivey Karate Training Tournament results, along with other Open Tournament results across the US, are incorporated into The Alliance National Points Race. The button below will direct you to the current points standings.


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Saturday, July 15, 2023


Spectators pay at the door

Competitor Registration: Currently Open

Black Belt Competitor/Judge Registration: Currently Open

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Click link below to open PDF

Spivey Karate Fall Fighters Tournament Flyer - Coming Soon

Sunday, September 17, 2023


Spectators pay at the door

Competitor Registration: Not Open Yet

Black Belt Competitor/Judge Registration: Not Open Yet


Front row (left to right):

   Braylyn Filteau (6-7 Karate Kids Male Beginner)

   Angel Andujar (8-12 Male Advanced)

   E. J. Marocki (Karate Kids Male Advanced)

   Bryson Prescott (8-12 Male Beginner)

   Charleigh Seerveld (8-12 Female)

   Sami Baros (Karate Kids Female)

   Skyler Baros (4-5 Lil' Dragons)

Back row (left to right):

   Brittany Santiago (Teen/adult)

   Bill Spivey Jr. (Black Belt)

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Front row (left to right):

   Roen Small (4-5 Lil' Dragons)

   Abigale Pendzick (6-7 Karate Kids Beginner Female)

   Sami Baros (6-7 Karate Kids Advanced Female)

   Charlie Studabaker (6-7 Karate Kids Male)

   Bryson Prescott (8-12 Beginner Male)

Back row (left to right):

   Brittany Santiago (Teen/Adult)

   Scarlett Proia (8-12 Female)

   Owen Smith (8-12 Advanced Male)

   Bill Spivey Jr. (Black Belt)


Training Tournament Rules

1.  General

  • Spivey Karate reserves the rights of admission and/or participation.

  • Divisions may separate competitors by utilizing several factors such as sex, age, height, and weight. Incorrect registration will not receive refund.

  • It is the responsibility of each Instructor, Coach, person in charged and or participants to know and understand the Rules of the Tournament.

  • Spectators and Instructors are encouraged to cheer (positive), not jeer (negative).

  • The attitude and conduct of spectators, instructors, and participants before, during and after competition should always reflect humility, respect, and restraint. Parents / Adults should remember that children and young adults reflect the authority figures around them.

  • Martial Arts is not a sport.Training Tournaments seek to provide a controlled and safe environment where techniques are implemented at a high level, respect for others is displayed and an honorable “Warrior Spirit” is cultivated. Every competitor should self-reflect after competition to learn and improve.

2.  Katas/Forms and Weapons

  • Judges will use Open-Style Scoring, which does not account for correctness, but on techniques and performance. Critique starts from entering ring to leaving ring.

  • Scoring for non-black belt divisions will start at 5.0; Black belt divisions will start at 6.0.

  • All weapons should be in good working order for the safety of others in attendance.

3.  Sparring

  • Mouthguard and cup & supporter are required.

  • No coaching is allowed once the division has been called to line-up for competition.

  • Sparring is a game of tag with light contact.

  • Point required to win the match are based on belt rank on the list below:

  1. If division has a sufficient number of competitors, divisions will be based on age, rank and male/female.

  2. If division participation is low then the following handicap scoring system will be used:

a.  If two competitors are of equal rank, the first competitor to three (3) points wins.

b.  If two competitors are not of equal rank, the lowest rank must score two (2) points and the other must score additional points for each rank higher than the competitors’ rank.


  • There will be a minimum of three (3) Judges with two (2) required to call a point, even if there are up to five (5) Judges.

  • Judges are only to call points that they directly see.

  • One foot in ring required for kicks and punches, even if opponent is out of ring.

  • Techniques allowed:

  • Side of head, top of head

  • Front and side of body

  • Pulled punches and kicks to the head only

  • Shin kicks (rear-leg only) to body

  • Knee to body counts (red belt+)

  • Techniques Prohibited or that do not count:

  • No stationary lead hand punch to the body for ages 8+

  • Blocks used to attack

  • Kicks or punches that just go over the head

  • Finger or claw strikes

  • Sweeps, ground techniques or throws

  • Below the belt

  • Face contact (judgement call) or back of head

  • Blind techniques

  • Excessive or illegal targets/techniques will be called immediately and may receive a warning or disqualification.All warnings carry forward to proceeding matches.

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Picture of Black Belts taken in 1989 after FAKF Training Tournament held at the Zephyrhills Lion's Club. Back Row: Philip Hernandez (Zephyrhills), Cliff Hall III (Dade City), Bill Spivey Jr. (Zephryhills), Orin J. Abner (Dade City), John Foster (Spring Hill), Larry Losciale (Inverness).  Front Row: Shanda Welsh (Dade City), Eddie Gottsman (Brooksville), Terry Jackson (Dade City), Deryk Gunn (Zephryhills), Shane Finch (Zephryhills), and Billy Naylor (Brooksville)

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