Shinpu-Ren has competed on the USKA tournament circuit for over seventeen years. In that time the students and instructors have accumulated numerous State, Regional, National and World Titles. Shinpu-Ren has found the USKA to be a well run and organized tournament circuit, open to all styles, yet predominantly hard-style systems. Hanshi Gary is also a certified judge for the circuit.
USKA sanctions tournament's in numerous states around the country, and Shinpu-Ren enjoys competing at many of them.
In 2013 The USAMA welcomed Shinpu-Ren into their organization. USAMA-United States Association of Martial Artists- is founded on the principles and ideals of Grandmaster Robert A. Trias and Master James H. Hawkes. The USAMA association sanctions tournaments throughout the country that Shinpu-Ren is proud to participate in and be a member of The USAMA organization.
Although we encourage tournament competition it is not the main focus of the school. It is used as a means of comparison for students to measure their skill levels, and to teach sportsmanship, fun and camaraderie in competition.
Prior to major tournaments that the school attends, extra time and training is provided to help students prepare for competition, in addition to regular class time. Shinpu-Ren has found competition to be a useful and insightful tool for our karateka.