Event Information



  • Event:
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Refer to tentative schedule.

Other Info

 2018 Entry Form

 2018 Sport Information


Orchard Elementary School
120 Jackson Street
Billings, MT 59101

Entry Fees

Karate Entry Fee:
(Until 5pm July 5)
Late Registration:
(After 5pm July 5 - Noon July 18)
Onsite Entry Fee:
(After Noon June 30)
 Online Entry Deadline: Noon, July 18
 T-Shirt Deadline: July 5 at 5pm

Preregistration encouraged! Onsite registration only after July 20 at noon.

Event Photos

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Orchard Elementary School
120 Jackson Street
Billings, MT 59101

Event Sponsored by:


Ellis Heggen has been involved in martial arts since 1981, and has been assisting with the State Games for 24 years. Ellis is a seventh-degree Chief Instructor CHA-3 Kenpo. He is employed by 1st Liberty Federal Credit Union as a Comptroller.

Nelsa has been assisting with the Big Sky State Games Competition for 23 years, serving 15 of those as floor manager. She was also the floor manager for 'Fight for What's Right' tournaments.

State Games of America Qualifier

All 2017 and 2018 Big Sky State Games medalists, and some 2019 medalists are eligible to compete in the
2019 State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Current sports are:

Archery, Basketball, Biathlon, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling (Mountain Bike), Disc Golf, Equestrian, Fencing, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Race, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do/Judo, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Please see the State Games of America website for more information.

Registration Deadline

Online registration will be open until July 18 at NOON. After the deadline, you must register onsite and pay the onsite registration fee of $40.

Special Information

New Event

Team Sparring REPLACES Continuous Sparring.


Age groups will be divided at the time of competition into apprpriate divisions based on experience/rank and gender, depending on age and amount of competitors in each group.


No gear available onsite.


A full set of competition rules and requirements on the Rules & Regulations page.

Opening Ceremonies

The Opening Ceremonies ticket will be mailed if entered by July 16; otherwise, a ticket will be located at Information/Will Call on July 20 at Daylis Stadium (site of Opening Ceremonies and T-shirt pickup).

Tentative Schedule

All times are approximate and events may start earlier or later than indicated, depending on the number of competitors. No match will bepostponed. Must be present when division is called. No competitors can be added after the start of competition.

Time Event
7:30 a.m. All Breaking competitors must check-in including Black Belts
Set up for Breaking Competition (including Black Belts)
8:00 a.m. Breaking Competition begins (including Black Belts)
8:45 a.m. All competitors check-in for Kata, Sparring & Weapons
9:00 a.m. Black Belt Meeting, Bow In, Black Belt Kata, Weapons
10:00 a.m. Age 6-15 Weapons, Kata, and Sparring
1:30 p.m. Adult Weapons, Kata, Sparring
3:00 p.m. Black Belt, Sparring
4:30 p.m. Adult Team Sparring