2023 CRESCENT CITY KUMITE
Everyone get excited! It’s time for the 2023 Crescent City Kumite. The competition will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Pierre Capdau School Gymnasium.
We welcome participants and families from all areas.
For more information on rules, etiquette, costs, etc, download the 2023 Tournament Information Packet.
We also have a Tournament Prep Seminar to help everyone get ready for the tournament throughout the month of April at both dojo locations (New Orleans and Slidell)!
The events are generally divided by age with another division based on general belt rank: black belt, advanced, and under-belt. Each group has a variety of different events such as sparring, performing with traditional weapons, and performing traditional coordinated forms in which they can demonstrate their skills, creativity, and endurance.
XS MAD Celebrates 20 Years
XS Martial Arts dojo is celebrating 20 years of changing the lives of many (young and otherwise). XS MAD’s focus is discipline. Our moniker is” Where Discipline is #1! Sensei Horne says: “Martial Arts is not all about kicking and punching, but discipline. Beyond being physically fit and performing well, there is an expectation of discipline and respect as well as responsibility.” As a martial arts family we believe in “a family that kicks together sticks together.” This became evident during the pandemic. XS MAD kept holding classes except we did so on Zoom and with the help of our staff and many of our black belt students.
Sensei Jason B. Horne is also celebrating 31 years of his own career in karate. He started in 1991 at the age of 15. During this time he has competed in countless tournaments, and he became famous as he entered the Karate Hall of Fame in ___. He recalled that the earlier days of karate were much different compared to the modern platform. Protective padding was nearly non-existent and many of the participants at that time were adults. The demographic changed over the years with the release of the Karate Kid and Cobra Kai which have sparked a new surge of younger students.
We would like to thank our parents, students, competitors, and sponsors. It is our intent to uphold the highest standards to ensure a fair, safe, organized and exciting event. We hope to take this opportunity for a friendly competition from a wide variety of schools. All men, women and children training in invited schools are welcome to compete in this event. Proceeds raised from this event will be donated to Save One Now, Inc., which helps at-risk/disadvantaged youth to gain access to martial arts. We are excited to be hosting this great event and look forward to your participation. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.xsmad.com.