Fonseca Cup

After a brief hiatus, the Fonseca Cup is back for 2018, and better than ever!

Join us as competitors from all over the world come to Chicago for the 2018 Fonseca Cup. The Fonseca Cup provides athletes withan opportunity to compete in a high level, professional atmosphere. Some of the countries represented at this international event include Canada, Venezuela, Chile, Dubai, Philippines, 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.


October 21st

Doors Open at 7am

Evanston Township High School

*staging times announced closer to tournament

officially sanctioned

We recommend arriving no later than 60 minutes prior to your staging time to allow warm-up time and to familiarize yourself with the venue


Registration deadline is October 19th





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FMA2020 with César Herrera and Jelena Kovačević

FMA2020 welcomes César Herrera and Jelena Kovačević as guest instructors this October 19th & 20th, in conjunction with the 2018 Fonseca Cup! Jelena brings her experiences as WKF World Championships Silver medalist, World Games Gold medalist and European Championships Gold medalist. César will showcase skills used to win WKF World Championships 5th place finish and Pan Am Games Gold medal.





Hotel Information

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

Hyatt House
Evanston –  1.2 Miles to tournament venue
1515 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
$185 single/double
[click here for special Fonseca Cup rates]
Hampton Inn & Suites North Shore
Skokie – 4.1 Miles to tournament venue
5201 Old Orchard Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
$139 double
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Hilton Orrington
Evanston – 1.5 Miles to tournament venue
1710 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
$135 single/double
[click here for special Fonseca Cup rates]



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Refund policy:

Full refunds for athlete withdrawals will be given until one (1) month before the tournament. Any refund requests submitted after September 21st, 2018 will be refunded 50% of their admission fee, with the other 50% issued as credit to be used toward any other FMA event.




if your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor for the Fonseca Cup, please email us or call 847.866.0200