Per promoter Mike Palitti, the in-person event has been cancelled among COVID-19 concerns.
The Toronto International Tournament of Martial Arts Champions is the newest event on the NASKA world tour, but unfortunately the original event scheduled for December 4-5 will be replaced by a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event will join the Ocean State Grand Nationals, AmeriKick Internationals, and Pan American Internationals on the NASKA Virtual Circuit for 2020, and will take place from October 9-10. Additionally, the free seminars that come with registration that have made the Tournament of Champions famous will be offered virtually.
If you had already made reservations for the event at the Delta Airport Hotel, the promoting staff of the event encourages you to contact the hotel directly to arrange a no-penalty cancellation. Although the news of another event cancellation may be disappointing for many sport karate fans, the Toronto International Tournament of Martial Arts Champions will be back for an in-person event on December 3-4, 2021.
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