The 5th Annual FLORIDA GATEWAY CHALLENGE Open Martial Arts Tournament is scheduled for June 10, 2017, at Hopeful Baptist Church.
The 2017 event is a Heroes Event, dedicated to veterans, active duty military, and first responders. Hosted and promoted by Sensei Laura Lindboe and Academy of Martial Arts, Lake City, Florida. The FLORIDA GATEWAY CHALLENGE Open Martial Arts Tournament is now a NASKA 2A Rated Event. We are also affiliated with ISKA and MAC Circuit.
In an effort to improve the tournament, this year we are using UVENTEX for all registrations. They will be charging a $7.00 convenience fee to cover their costs, but when you get to the event, you will be more than pleased with the upgrades provided by this service. When you click below, you will be taken to the UVENTEX site to set up an account. Upon registering, you will be given your ring assignment and you can log in at the event to view approximate times for your divisions.
This year’s tournament will be held in the gym located at Hopeful Baptist Church in Lake City, Florida. Hopeful Baptist Church is located just 3.5 miles off of US 441.
289 SE Hopeful Dr,
The following are host hotels and have set aside a block of rooms for the tournament and are offering discounts as noted. These rooms are only available as designated for the event until May 26, 2017 at 11:59 PM. You will need to call the hotel directly and tell them you are a part of the Florida Gateway Challenge group.
15% off upper mid-scale level hotel. Interior corridor with breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, all suites rooms with micro and fridge, fitness center, business center, etc. 48 hours prior to arrival date by 6pm cancellation policy without penalty.
10% off economy level hotel with exterior corridor and continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, etc. 24 hours prior to arrival date by 4pm cancellation policy without penalty
We like to thank those who have blessed us with sponsorships so far. Presenting Sponsors: CBI Unlimited; North Central Florida Advertiser; Power Country 102.1FM Sponsors: Southern Fire Pits; Kilgore’s Repair Shop; Jason Clark Knife Maker; Richardson Paint & Supply; Office Depot / Office Max; Save A Lot Food Stores; Friendly Company; State Farm John A. Kasak; Ronsonet Buick / GMC; Vann Carpet One Floor & Home; Buttman’s Catering & Seasoning; Core Civic Lake City Correctional Facility; Thirty One Independent Consultant.