Our team occasionally competes at martial arts tournaments. It is our philosophy that independent tournaments help build character through diversified competition. Circuit (or league) tournaments are great on occasion, but they seem to have the same competition at every event. We try to attend tournaments that are not part of these circuits and miles apart so we have new people to compete against every time. Some of these tournaments include, but are not limited to: Ozark Mountain Nationals (Springfield, MO) , Show-Me State Games (Columbia, MO) and the Ozawa Cup (Las Vegas, NV).