What is the difference between Black Belt Class A and Black Belt Class AA divisions?
Class A divisions are considered amateur divisions while Class AA are professional. Black Belt Class AA Competitors may qualify for overall grand championships and may earn championship points from NASKA, ISKA and/or other participating organizations. Black Belt AA Competitors may also be considered for a position as a performer in the ISKA Night of Champions. Class A competitors are not eligible for money prizes, to participate in the Class AA grand championships or to appear in the ISKA Night of Champions.
Can I compete in both Class AA and Class A divisions?
Yes but not in the same discipline. If you are ready to compete in Class AA sparring but want to compete in Class A forms or weapons, this is allowed because sparring, forms and weapons are not the same discipline. You would not be allowed to compete in sparring in both Class A and Class AA divisions. The only exceptions are in continuous sparring, Sport MMA and all team sparring besides 3-Man team. There are no Class AA level continuous or Sport MMA sparring divisions so competitors of all levels may participate in the Class A continuous divisions and Sport MMA divisions even if competing in a Class AA point or CLASH sparring division.
Do I need to buy a spectator ticket if I am a competitor, under age 5, etc.?
If you are a competitor, you do not need to purchase a general admission spectator ticket because your competition fee includes a 3-day general admission to the tournament. Competitors may attend the Thursday, Friday and Saturday eliminations as part of the competition fees. Children 5 and under may spectate at the Thursday, Friday and Saturday eliminations at no charge. EVERYONE needs to purchase a reserved seat if they want to attend the Night of Champions.
Do I need to have my musical events music approved?
Music cleared through Epidemic Sound will be required in all runoff and finals divisions, both for amateur (UBB & BBA) and professional (BBAA). Please go to Royalty Free Music for video creators | Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/
How do I exchange purchased divisions or change my age or rank?
If you have participated at a karate tournament before, chances are you have experienced that you registered for the wrong division, or simply you changed your mind about a division and want to exchange it. Or perhaps you miss-entered your age or rank. Just return to you MatAction Account and click on the red SUPPORT icon that appears in the lower right corner of the screen. Explain what you need changed and a MatAction Associate will assist you.