Atlantic City, NJ (July 22, 2014)-Tropicana Casino & Resort celebrates the 2,000 year old art of Tang Soo Do Korean Karate, hosting The Tang Soo Do Karate World Championships, July 24, 2014- July 26, 2014. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society in memory of the late Dennis Gomes.
The three day event will draw approximately 1,000 Karate competitors from across the globe featuring individual competitions such as board-breaking, cement block-breaking, forms, weapons and sparring.
Thursday, July 24th, the main event “Observe the Unbelievable” is choreographed to music with impressive performances by Grand Master Dominick Giacobbe, a 9th Dan Black Belt who is internationally respected as the “Mind Master.” Grand Master Giacobbe has amazed audiences around the world and has appeared numerous times on TV, including star performances on Guinness World Records, Incredible Sunday and several other international broadcasts. Other performances include Grand Master D Straga and other renowned karate masters and black belts perform feats such as breaking wood and cements blocks as well as humorous skits.
Thursday night’s performance is dedicated to the late Master Dennis Gomes, a long time student of Master Giacobbe and well known figure in the Atlantic City casino industry. To date the Championships and show have raised over $608,000.00 for the American Cancer Society.
Active karate students are welcome to join in on special seminars throughout the weekend and are eligible to compete in the championships. There are categories for all belt levels and for all age groups.
Spectator tickets are $15 for the show “Observe the Unbelievable” Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets to observe Friday and Saturday’s events are $10 per day. Karate students interested in entering can visit the website at www.itochampionships.com or call (856) 627-2323.
Schedule of events:
Thursday July 24
4pm Black Belt meeting on Judging
8pm The Amazing Karate Show in the Theater
“Observe the Unbelievable”
Friday July 25
Seminar 10am Stretching, meditation and special breathing exercises
Seminar 1pm Special Sparring techniques
4pm Weapons Competition
6pm Breaking Competition
Saturday July 26
10am Forms Competition
12pm Sparring Competition
About Tropicana Atlantic City
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Tropicana is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates nine casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey Aruba and now Missouri. Tropicana properties, including Lumière, collectively employ approximately 7,800 employees and have approximately 6,500 rooms, 8,900 slot positions and 273 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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