Goodwill Cup - 2013


Congratulations to the UW team for bringing home the Goodwill Cup after a year's absence in the cold dark lands of Canada. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Goodwill Tournament, an annual event in the Pacific Northwest featuring a competition between the Shotokan Karate Club at the UW and the UBC Shotokan Karate Club. Other events included an open team competition with teams from the UW, UBC, North Delta, and Burnaby, a kid's team tournament, individual double elimination competitions with rings for white belts, brown belts, black belts as well as an additional ring for women only. This lent many opportunities to fight for everyone in attendance; the organizers report that there were 146 matches by the end of the day.

In addition to retrieving the Cup, UW members brought back individual medals: Helena van Tol (3rd Women's), Joy Benson (1st Women's), Rylan Montgomery (3rd White belt).

The tournament was a superb opportunity to hone skills that we practice regularly and promoted "goodwill", socialization and strong friendships with our neighbors to the north. For our members, it is important to keep in mind that tournaments are merely a means of developing a fighting spirit, which is the real goal of karate. Karateka do not train to win points, but to develop a sense of calm and determined focus while facing any opponent, large, small, fast or slow.

Saturday, April 6 2013

All CSK/SKA members and dojos are invited to Vancouver, BC to participate in the annual Goodwill Cup Tournament

The tournament will be taking place on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 12pm to approximately 5pm. Plus, all attendees are encouraged to join us for practice the night before (Friday April 5th, 8:00 - 9:30 pm).

Friday Practice:
Bonsor Recreation Complex
6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC
It is approximately 30 km (20 miles) from the border and takes about a 40 minute drive. Please allow ample time to cross the border.

Alpha Secondary School (small gymnasium)
4600 Parker Street, Burnaby, BC

Registration, Costs, and Waivers
Participants can register and fill waiver forms on arrival. Cost will be $20 per person ($10 for participants < 15 years of age), cash (Can or US$) or check (Can$). Dojo leaders please send us a list of participants for team and individual competitions one week in advance (name, rank, gender).
NOTE:Tournament participants under the age of 19 MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver Please print, sign, and bring to registration.

Tournament Format

  • Goodwill Cup: UBC vs UW; 5 person teams, minimum 1 woman, all team members must be students.
  • Open team tournament: Open to any dojo that wishes to enter a team (5 person teams, minimum 1 woman). UBC and UW are not restricted to students for the open team tournament.
  • Kids team tournament: 3 person teams, age under 15.
  • Individual tournaments: for white belts, brown belts, black belts, and women.
    There will be two rings, and if possible all individual tournaments will be double-knockout.

We highly recommend that visitors arrive in Vancouver the day before (Friday April 5th) and attend Friday night practice. Out of town visitors let us know if you would like to stay with local members Friday night (and/or Saturday night) or if you would like hotel suggestions.

Contact Information
For further information please contact Ryan Hill