Who is the strongest fighter in the world?

(This will be frequently updated. The more we raise, the more we’ll be able to hammer out the finer details like location, ticket prices, and the date of the tournament. Most recent update 6/26/15)

Fans of Dragon Ball will recognize the Tenkaichi Budokai (or World Martial Arts Tournament) as the pinnacle of martial arts display.

The goal of this project is to attempt to re-create the Tournament in a real-life setting, bringing fighters from all around the world (hopefully) to compete on a large, raised, open platform tournament.  The tournament will ideally consist of an application round, a series of preliminary matches, and the main 8-man tournament. The rule-set will have to be modified from the original rules in the series, but will be as close as possible, given any legal limitations and will probably be very close to Unified MMA rules.

The application round will most likely be paper and video-based.

The preliminary matches will be in a tournament format, with 1 minute rounds decided by Knockout, Ring-Out, Submission, or Judges decision. The rings in the prelims will be much smaller, so ring outs will be easier to obtain. The fights in the preliminary rounds will be fast-paced. There’s no room in these fights for stalling. It’s one round to give everything you’ve got.

The final 8-man tournament will be similar to the prelim rounds, but on a much larger stage and with NO time limits.

Exactly What is the Money Being Raised For?

The minimum $20,000 goal listed for the creation of the project will take care of the rental of the grounds for 1 to 3 days (depending on how large the tournament is), the acquistion of seating, audio and lighting equipment, payment of officials and tournament workers, video equipment for the creation of the Tournament DVD, promotion of the event (in the form of a website, radio spots, and other ads), and prize money for the winning participant.  

A very small to medium venue ranges from $500 to $5,000 to rent.  Tournament officials, medics, security and audio/visual technicians will be anywhere from $2,000-5,000.  Advertising will be $1,000-3,000. I would like the prize money for the winner of the tournament to be at least $20,000, but that will depend on how much we raise and the ticket sales.

Tickets prices will be determined as we get closer to the event and are able to determine what type of venue we can obtain.

The more that is raised, the better the event and the prizes will be for the winner and runners-up.   Everyone who makes it to the final 8-man tournament will receive at least a medal and a bid for immediate entry into the next tournament.

Long-Term Goals of the Project

Hopefully, upon the success of the tournament, we will immediately begin planning the next one (to be held the following year), with the goal of seeking out stronger and stronger fighters to determine the strongest fighter in the world and increasing the prizes available to the fighters. The eventual goal is to create a promotion that will fairly compensate its fighters, while providing top-notch, action-packed matches for all in attendance and viewing at home (via DVD, streaming, or otherwise.) The promotion will ideally hold small local events to continue to provide fighters with opportunities to fight and one massive tournament once a year.

There are many fighters who put a lot of work into their craft and fight hard for the fans, but aren’t able to train as they’d like, due to monetary issues. One of the long-term goals of this promotion is to fix that problem. One of the ideas to solve this issue is to give 80% of DVD/Streaming profit to the fighters of that event.  The ideas for creating a figher and fan oriented promotion will be added as we go.

We Want to Give Back

At least 10% of the profit made from the ticket sales, DVD/Streaming sales, and sponsorships of the tournament will go to help the homeless and those affected with PTSD, particularly veterans.

We need your help to get started!

WMAT Update

Tournament location has not yet been decided. Have not yet calculated all of the ticket costs. Currently fleshing out all of the details. Will keep everyone updated as we begin to raise money and solidify the specifics of the tournament.

The tournament will mostly likely have an application process, where potential fighters will send in a resume of sorts listing martial arts and fight experience, as well as a short bio. After all fighters are accepted, short preliminary rounds will be held to determine the 8 fighters entered into the main tournament.

The rules of the tournament will likely be in line with unified MMA rules, but due to the mat being open and raised, will include ring out as a way to lose the match. The ring will be larger than an MMA cage or a boxing ring and therefore ring out will be much harder to achieve and will force the fighters to the center of the ring to avoid losing by ring out. 

Day 11 (WMAT Training)

My cough is almost gone, yay!!! I’m starting to think that it was caused partly because my body was going into shock because of the sudden exercise routine I started. It’s almost gone now, though. I won’t be missing it one bit! I’m going to start running as soon as I’m back to normal. I took out my baby sister to the movies today and spent all $30sumthing I had. She was screaming and crying at first, but she eventually settled in and watched it. She ended up having a blast and told my mom all about it as soon as we got in the car. As soon as I got home, I had to go walk because the sun awas going down. I tried jogging a little bit, but I started feeling out-of-breath again and knew I had to stop or my cough would get worse. I’m sorry if you (my dear reader) feel like I talk about that too much, but it’s a huge problem in my life right now. I wish it were gone. I had a good walk today, though. The sun was almost gone as I was finishing my daily mile, but I was glad to have finished my mile for today. I’m thinking I should start meditating daily and start doing more abdominal exercise/stretching because all of those are really important in martial arts. I just have to work harder every day, even with a small (but extremely annoying) cough. If you made it this far, thank you for reading and have a nice day ^-^

Day 18 (WMAT Training)

Today was sort of a rest day because I slept most of it, but I still went out and walked a bit. I’m planning on doing more exercise in a bit and maybe doing some reading. Reading is brain exercise, so it counts as training, lol. I haven’t done any serious exercise today, though. I feel bad about that and I’ll be sure to at least meditate for a while. There wasn’t much to write about today, but thanks a lot for reaing anyway. Have a great day!!

Day 13 (WMAT Training)

I went to a gym today!! My cough wasn’t a huge issue either, so I had a great time. I worked out, I made up some exercises for myself, I practiced some technique when I got home after I went on a walk with my brother (it’s the thing he looks forward to everyday) and I had an overall great day. I really fell like I made some progress today, although it was a tiny progress. Many of those make a HUGE progress and that’s what I need. That and consistency, I feel good about what I’m doing so I’m thinking my consistency won’t waiver anytime soon. If I keep training, I’m sure I’ll be ready for the World Martial Arts Tournament soon. I just have to keep at it. If you read all of this thanks a lot for that and have a great day!!

Day 12(WMAT Training)

My cough is still here, I still hate it and I hope it goes away soon. I’m going to rest after tomorrow until it’s gone. I’ll get that out of the way. I walked again today, except I included some more exercise after ward (including some very painful knuckle pushups.) I feel like it was a good day as far as my traingin went, I saw this lady doing lunges and that inspired me to do all these exercises I was too embarrassed (<<is that right?) to do outside. I don’t know why I was embarrassed to stretch and jump down the block, but I know I’m not embarrassed about it now. If you made it this far, thanks for reading and have a nice day.