Early bird registrations
15 Mar - 22 May 00:00
Normal registration
22 May - 06 Jun 23:59
Late registrations
06 Jun - 09 Jun 23:59
Event starts 15 Jun

42nd Can-Am International Martial Arts Championships

NOTE: There will be NO registration on the day of the competition

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Updates (newest at top)

May 28

Normal Registration Period extended until June 6th 23:59pm

Late Registration Period extended by 1 day until June 9th 23:59pm

 

May 21

Due to new strict regulations and unforeseen logistical challenges, we regret to announce the cancellation of the Sunday tournaments for BJJ and Kickboxing.

Competitors who registered for BJJ and kickboxing divisions will receive a 100% refund. Full amount will be refunded back into payment method in 4 - 5 business days.

 

May 15

Due to changes in Wushu - Regular Competition divisions, we are extending the early bird registration period until May 22nd 00:00. 

Changes to the Wushu - Regular Competition divisions:

  • Added ErLu Changquan, SanLu Changquan, and Second Compulsory Changquan to individual form options.
  • Removed Pre-Arranged Weapons Fighting Set form option from teams form options.
  • Added Empty Hand Forms, Straight  Sword, Broadsword, Staff, and Other Weapons for teams form options.
  • Added Mix Ages division for teams option

  

March 28

  • Sanshou and Modified Pankration are cancelled for the 42nd Can-Am.
  • Sport kickboxing is only open to adults aged 18 and above.
  • Please read Sport Kickboxing Must Knows before you register.
  • Please read our new rules for Sport Kickboxing before you register.

 

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If you need help registering on SmoothComp, please visit our registration guide here: https://www.canaminternational.ca/registration-guide/

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Championships

Saturday June 15th

  • Hapkido
  • Health Qigong
  • Karate
  • Push Hands
  • Taekwondo
  • Taekwondo Sparring
  • TaiChi
  • Traditional Kungfu
  • Wushu
  • Dragon and Lion Dance

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Important Dates

Early Bird Registration: March 15th - May 22nd

Normal Registration: May 22nd - June 6th

Late Registration: June 7th - June 9th

 

Last day for any changes: June 9th

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Registration Guidelines

General

Athletes MUST register for events with a Smoothcomp account or a Smoothcomp profile. 

Parents/Guardians of youth athletes can create their account, add your youth(s) to your profile, and use your youth(s) profiles to register for events.  Up to 7 additional profiles (8 in total including your own) can be added under 1 account. 

Athletes MUST be in an Academy/Club ON Smoothcomp to be able to register for events. This is so we minimize athletes from the same Academy/Club competing against each other in matches. If you are not associated with any Academy/Club OR the Academy/Club you are associated with is not on Smoothcomp, you can choose the "Can-Am International Martial Arts Championships (No Academy)" option. If you don't see your academy name, you may contact your academy manager to create their academy on SmoothComp or choose the  "Can-Am International Martial Arts Championships (No Academy)" option.  

 

Team Events

Dragon and Lion Dance

For Dragon and Lion Dance divisions, only 1 member of the team needs to register. Please have your team members' names (NOT team name) added in the Note section as we will use this for check-in.

All Other Team Events

Each member of your team is required to register individually for the event.

When registering for team event(s), please include the names of your team members or your team's chosen name in the Note section by clicking on 'Add note' during the registration process.

Ensure that your team members are registered in the same division as you and have added your name and other team members' names, if applicable, or the team name in the Note section.

* Please note that failure to meet the minimum required number of team members will result in disqualification of your team without a refund.

  

Sport Kickboxing

You must submit an Amateur Contestant Registration Application to the BC Athletic Commission at https://www.bcathleticcommission.ca/apply/amateur/, in addition to your SmoothComp registration, and have it reviewed and receive approval or disapproval from the BC Athletic Commission before the Sport Kickboxing Late Registration deadline. 

 

Grand Championship Registration

Grand Championship registrations are not Automatic. Athletes must register for the Grand Championship in the 'Grand Championship Registration' entry on SmoothComp. We will only consider your entry for Grand Championship if you are registered.

Visit our website to find out the requirements of Grand Championships for your events.

 

* If coaches or referees deem that you surpass the registered division's skill level, we reserve the right to reassign you to a more suitable division or disqualify you from competition, with no refund provided. 

 

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Division Changes

Changes to athlete's registration or cancellation to athlete's registrations MUST be completed by the adult athlete or youth athlete's parent/guardian in Smoothcomp. Login to your account and click on "My Account". Then click "Edit" for this event. To cancel all registrations, click "Cancel".

If you need to change the category of your registration (e.g. from Wushu to Traditional KungFu), please email us at [email protected] with your full name and the divisions you want to switch from and to. 

If you registered multiple divisions and would like to cancel one registration, please email us at [email protected] with your full name and the division you want to cancel and we will manually cancel that. Refunds will be available in 5 - 10 business days.

 

Athletes and parents/guardians of youth athletes are SOLELY responsible for ensuring they are registered in the proper weight class BEFORE Late Registration closes. 

NO CHANGES ARE PERMITTED AFTER LATE REGISTRATION CLOSES AND OUR SCHEDULE IS RELEASED. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE IN THE APPROPRIATE WEIGHT CLASS BEFORE LATE REGISTRATION ENDS.

No changes are made on the day of the competition UNLESS an athlete becomes the sole competitor AND Can-Am International Martial Arts head judges determine it is possible to move an athlete up or down a weight class. This decision is at the sole discretion of Can-Am International Martial Arts head judges and is likely ONLY possible if there is ample time before the next weight class division begins.

 

*If you are the only competitor in your bracket and we are not able to assign you a match, we will refund you 100% of your registration fees even after the cancellation deadline.

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Refund Policy

A 5% processing fee applies to refunds on cancellation until normal registration closes.

Cancellations within the Late Registration period are subject to a 50% refund.

NO credits or refunds after June 8th, or June 2nd for Sport Kickboxing.

 

Sport Kickboxing: 

You are required to submit an amateur Contestant Registration Application to the BC Athletic Commission at https://www.bcathleticcommission.ca/apply/amateur/ and have it reviewed and approved or disapproved prior to the Sport Kickboxing Late Registration deadline on June 2nd, 2024, in addition to your SmoothComp registration. Failure to complete this step will result in disqualification with a 50% refund. 

If the BC Athletic Commission does not approve your participation in the fight, you will receive a full refund even after the cancellation deadline.

 

*95% refund until May 31st, 2024.

*50% refunds from June 1st, 2024 to June 8th, 2024, , or June 2nd 2024 for Sport Kickboxing.

*NO credits or refunds after June 8th, or June 2nd for Sport Kickboxing.

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Registration Fees

Karate

  • Early Bird Registration: $85 for 1st division and $40 for additional divisions.
  • Normal Registration: $100 for 1st division and $50 for additional divisions.
  • Late Registration: $120 for 1st division and $60 for additional divisions.

Taekwondo

  • Early Bird Registration: $85 for 1st division and $40 for additional divisions.
  • Normal Registration: $100 for 1st division and $50 for additional divisions.
  • Late Registration: $120 for 1st division and $60 for additional divisions

Push Hands, Taichi, Traditional Kungfu, and Wushu

  • Early Bird Registration: $85 for 1st division and $40 for additional divisions.
  • Normal Registration: $100 for 1st division and $50 for additional divisions.
  • Late Registration: $120 for 1st division and $60 for additional divisions.

  

Health Qigong

  • Early Bird Registration: $50 per division.
  • Normal Registration: $65 per division
  • Late Registration: $85 per division.

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Early Bird Registration: $95 per division.
  • Normal Registration: $110 per division.
  • Late Registration: $130 per division.

 

Sport Kickboxing

  • Early Bird Registration: $95 per division.
  • Normal Registration: $110 per division.
  • Late Registration: $130 per division.

 

Dragon Dance

  • Early Bird Registration: $350 per team of a minimum of 7.
  • Normal Registration: $400 per team of a minimum of 7.
  • Late Registration: $450 per team of a minimum of 7.

 

Lion Dance

  • Early Bird Registration: $250 per team of a minimum of 5.
  • Normal Registration: $300 per team of a minimum of 5.
  • Late Registration: $350 per team of a minimum of 5.

 

Lion Dance Obstacle Course - Southern Lion

  • Early Bird Registration: $100 per team of 2.
  • Normal Registration: $140 per team of 2.
  • Late Registration: $180 per team of 2.

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Coach Passes

Coach passes are $40 per person for the entire event.  

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite(link to tickets here) or at the door.  

Only one coach per academy is permitted at each mat, and coaches must sit in the chairs provided. Once the match is over, the coach must yield the chair and leave the mat, unless actively coaching the next match. 

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Spectator Tickets

Spectator tickets are $25 per person for the entire event.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite(link to tickets here) or at the door.  

Kids under 5 years old get free entry with a paid Adult.

Entries

  • T-shirt 25 CAD
    https://www.canaminternational.ca/tournament-shirts/
  • Grand Championship Registration 0 CAD
    Visit: https://www.canaminternational.ca/grand-championships-forms/
  • Health Qigong 65 CAD
  • Health Qigong - Team 65 CAD
    Minimum 6 members per team
  • Karate 100 CAD
  • Karate Point Fighting 100 CAD
  • Push Hands 100 CAD
  • Taekwondo Board Breaking (TKD) 100 CAD
  • Taekwondo Forms 100 CAD
  • Taekwondo Forms - Team 100 CAD
    Minimum 2 members per team
  • Taekwondo Sparring 100 CAD
  • TaiChi 100 CAD
  • TaiChi - Team 100 CAD
    Minimum 2 members per team
  • Traditional KungFu 100 CAD
  • Traditional KungFu - Team 100 CAD
    Minimum 2 members per team
  • Wushu - International Competition 100 CAD
  • Wushu - Regular Competition 100 CAD
  • Wushu - Regular Competition - Team 100 CAD
    Minimum 2 members per team
  • Dragon Dance 400 CAD
    Minimum of 7. Only 1 registration per team is required.
  • Lion Dance 300 CAD
    Minimum of 5. Only 1 registration per team is required.
  • Lion Dance Obstacle Course - Southern Lion 140 CAD
    Lion only (Team of 2). Only 1 registration per team is required.

Cancel/Refund policy