Fonseca Cup

Compete among Champions.

Join us as competitors from all over the world come to Chicago for the 2019 Fonseca Cup. The Fonseca Cup provides athletes with an opportunity to compete in a high level, professional atmosphere. Some of the countries represented at this international event include Canada, Venezuela, Chile, Dubai, Philippines, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. This is the final tune-up event for many athletes who are preparing for the ultimate titles in karate, the World Championships and Olympic Karate in 2020.

November 2, 2019
Doors open at 7:00 am
Evanston Township High School

Registration deadline is October 28



Residence Inn by Marriott
Wilmette • 4.5 miles away
3205 Old Glenview Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Group Code: FONFONA
Hyatt House
Evanston • 1.2 miles away
1515 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
$149 / night
Group Code: G-KFMA
Hampton Inn & Suites
Skokie • 4.1 miles away
5201 Old Orchard Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
$109 / night
Group Code: FON
Hilton Orrington
Evanston • 1.5 miles away
1710 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
$129 / night
Group Code: FCUP

There are many hotel options in the city of Evanston and the surrounding areas. We suggest the following hotels for your convenience.

Refund Policy

Full refunds for athlete withdrawals will be given until one (1) month before the tournament. Any refund requests submitted after October 2, 2019 will be refunded 50% of their tournament entry fee, with the other half being applied to a credit for other FMA Tournaments or events.

Training Camp

There is no introduction needed for these two athletes.

Fonseca Martial Arts is excited to welcome two of the best karatekas of our time to Chicago for a seminar preceding the 2019 Fonseca Cup.
Kata Specialist Sandy Scordo and Kumite Specialist Tom Scott will teach their craft to Beginner – Elite students as the final preparation for the tournament.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all karate students, so don’t delay in signing up. Spots are limited.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM • Beginner / Intermediate
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM • Intermediate / Advanced / Elite

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM • Intermediate / Advanced / Elite
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM • Beginner / Intermediate

Friday, November 1, 2019
Evanston Township High School
$65 for one session
$100 for both sessions


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