why you should choose the American
Warrior Martial Arts Tournament
to ALL ages, ranks, schools and
martial art styles (proper attire is
required for all competitors).
fees are less expensive
than many other tournaments. It is one of
and efficiently managed
tournaments in the country.
Registration runs very quickly and a typical
Tournament starts at 10:00 am and ends
approximately by 2:00 pm. No morning
starts and evening
it is with many other l-o-n-g
3- The American
Warrior is one of the rare few
martial arts tournaments. What does 'traditional
Grand Master Richard J. Lewis'
definition is "any
martial art or martial event that
primarily focuses on what he
the most important part of a person... inner strength,
which is comprised of self-esteem,
determination, honor and courage."
The achievement of these attributes
results in the
of positive character and
behavior, which Grand
Master Lewis believes is just as important
skill. Positive character
what every parent wants for
his/her children. Because Grand
Master Lewis believes in this so
strongly, he has made every competitor's character
a part of the
in every American Warrior Traditional
Martial Arts Tournament.
HONEST and FAIR!
Judges and Referees
(officials) are to be respected for
their ranks and years of
experience and in turn they convey
respect, concern and care to each
competitor and his/her performance.
all competitors their non-biased,
focused, non-distracted attention and
a consistency and continuity in
refereeing for all performances. Non-compliant
officials are replaced.
Disrespectful competitors are
Injuries are extremely rare. Should an
injury occur, it will be the result of
an accident, NOT anger or a
premeditated act. Any
violator is disqualified
compete for personal betterment, not political
7- It uses a revolutionary
judging system created a decade ago, by Grand Master
Lewis, that is unique to the American
only... for details
& Competition Policy. The
totality of a competitor's performance
(5 elements) is taken into
consideration for scoring... not just a number
pulled out of the air, with no
reason, as it is in most other tournaments,
that results in the probability of
unintentional or intentional bias.
8- FAMILY ORIENTED... all competitors tournament
day are each others symbolic family. For the
duration of the
they are each others spiritual brothers and
sisters. They compete to the best of their
respectful, protective and supportive of each
competitors are penalized.
competitors are comforted and assisted by
tournament judges and referees. They
non-biased advice and direction that
will help them become better future
10- The American Warrior awards
(pictured above)... NOT cheap, generic
medals, which are
in many other tournaments.
"To win one hundred victories
in one hundred battles is not the highest skill.
To defeat your enemies
without ever having to touch them is."