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2019 TBA Classic - Muay Thai World Expo
*Largest Amateur Muay Thai Tournament in North America*
Event Information

Links on this page:  
Registration Form, Payments, Transfers, Photos, Check In Appointments, Vendors, Venue & Hotel, Senior Medical Form, Spectator Tickets, Corner Passes,  Live Stream, Championship Photos, VIP Warm Up Area, USMF Certification Workshop

Q: What is one way to make the largest touranment in North America even better?
A: By offering a safer atmospher for novice junior fighters!

Research has shown, a child between the ages of 5-11 still have developing brains. Physicians recommend No Head Contact while during this period of growth. Therefore, when approached to transform the novice division into a "YDL" division, we agreed it was a logical move.

WHAT IS COUNTED IN THE JUNIOR NOVICE DIVISION?

YDL "Class E" and other "NO HEAD CONTACT-NO DECISION" experience will count at 5:1. For every 5 experiences, it will count at 1 bout for tournaments.

YDL "Class D" and above, "NO HEAD CONTACT - WINNER ANNOUNCED" experience will count at 3:1.

ALL OTHER EXPERIENCE WILL COUNT 1:1. IF UNSURE, PLEASE ASK!

If a junior fighter has competed internationally, regardless of the number of fights, they MUST register in OPEN.

If a fighter under 12 wants to compete with full rules, they may register in the Open division.

****The adjusted ratio can ONLY be used on 'no head contact' events that have been sanctioned by an organization that can verify the experience such as YDL, MTO, IKF, etc.
If the experience takes place in a non-sanctioned event, it will count as a regular bout. If it took place in a national tournament, it will count as a regular bout. Any place where full power is used, where a winner/loser is the outcome, it will be counted as a regular bout.

BREAKDOWN OF EACH DIVISION
ALL Fights will be THREE  2 minute rounds with 1 minute rests.

Novice 0-3 Fights (See above how to figure records for the Novice Juniors)
*Muay Thai techniques. No Knees or Elbows to the head. Elbows to the body allowed.
**ADULTS - If you are a former novice champion and have 3 fights, you must register in Class B. 

Open 4+ fights - JUNIORS ONLY
*Muay Thai techniques. Padded Elbows to head & body. No Knees to head. 

Class B 4-12 Fights
*Muay Thai techniques. Padded Elbows to head & body. No Knees to head.

Class A 13+ Fights
Class A is also an OPEN division. Those with 'pro' experience may enter. NO Purse will be paid. Amateur tourament rules are in effect. Your bout will be listed as an AMATEUR bout with the TBA-SA.
*Muay Thai techniques. Padded Elbows to head & body. No Knees to head. No Head Gear in Championship Bouts.
**If you have competed as a PRO MMA or in a "pro" fight in Thailand, you MUST register in Class A regardless if your overall experience is less than 13 fights.

*Please count ALL ring experience! If you are unsure if it counts, Please ASK! We include in-gym smokers, "sparring nights", sanctioned, unsanctioned, boxing, mma, etc etc. If in doubt, do not ask your coach, a friend or a teammate! Do it the easy way: ASK US. :)

Age 17 CAN fight in the adult division however we prefer to have them compete in the Junior brackets if there are other fighters in their bracket.

SENIORS

*Seniors" are fighters, both female and male, between the ages 40-55. They are required to have an additional physical completed by their personal physician. *See link below for the form.

"Seniors" age 40-49, do NOT have to compete in the senior divisions.

"Seniors" age 50-55 ARE required to compete in the Senior division.


REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT!

PAY REGISTRATION FEE

Mandatory Check In Appointment

SUBMIT PHOTO FOR PASS


ONLINE TRANSFERS


Senior Physical Form
For ALL Fighters age 40-55

Spectator Tickets
Sold at the Door Only
Single Day Passes: 
$35/day - Friday/Saturday
$40 - Sunday

Three Day Event Pass:
$60 (covers ALL THREE days!)

No fee for "Lap Size" children - Approx age 4 & Under


Coaches Corner
Prepay your corner passes

 

SAUNA PASS
for Fighters

HOST HOTEL AND VENUE INFORMATION


 

HOLIDAY INN AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER
6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines IA

Please Call the hotel directly to reserve your room. We reserve the entire hotel so you will not be able to book it online or through their 800#.

Call Directly: 515-287-2400

**The hotel is full.  However, every year so far, there have ALWAYS been enough cancellations that on the day of weigh ins, there are rooms available. This is not a guarantee!  You can tentatively book at another hotel and then call the final week to see how many cancellations they have had. Have a back up plan just in case.

OTHER HOTELS W/ ROOM BLOCKS


FAIRFIELD INN

$139/night + tax

Ph: 515-309-4444
6880 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
*Next Door to Johnny's Italian Steakhouse


RAMADA AIRPORT

Doubles: $119.99 - Kings: $124.99 + tax

Ph: 515-309-3024
1810 Army Post Road, Des Moines
*On-site BBQ Restaurant


Vendors

Who will be bringing products and/or providing services this year?

Fighter's FAQ's

Click this link for answers to most commonly asked questions.
If you do not see your question, please feel free to email us! 


Watch through Live Stream

2019 MTWE page:
http://www.dynamicprod.com/2019-world-expo

HD downloads and DVDs
http://www.dynamicprod.com/2019-world-expo-videos

Streaming page:
http://www.dynamicprod.com/2019-world-expo-streaming

 

   

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
*Times may change.

THURSDAY -
11:00am-4:00pm Check in for Fighters
1:00pm -6:00pm  Check in for Coaches
4:00pm-6:00pm  USMF - Class E (Beginner) Judges Course
6:30pm  MANDATORY meeting for fighters and coaches
8:00pm - 9:30pm  Officials Overview *only working officials

FRIDAY - 
8:00am - Equipment Station Opens
8:30am - Doors Open to Spectators
9:20am - National Anthem
9:30am - Elimination Bouts Begin.

SATURDAY - 
8:00am - Equipment Station Opens
8:30am - Doors Open to Spectators
9:30am - Bouts Begin 

SUNDAY - 
6:30am - 8:00am - Championship Weigh Ins
*fighters arrive by bout #'s
8:00am - Equipment Station Opens
8:30am - Doors Open to Spectators
9:30am - Championship Bouts Begin

USMF OFFICIALS WORKSHOP
Click here to register as a New Applicant or for the annual renewal


OFFICIALS WORKSHOP/CERTIFICATION
Class E - Entry Level
Thursday, June 20th
4:00pm-6:00pm

If you'd like to be an official (referee, judge and/or timekeeper), please send us an email along with your experience and when/where you attended either a TBA-SA or USMF certification seminar. Compensation and Travel Stipend is based on experience and % of commitment to being an official. 

Yes, if you are a trainer, with fighters, you are able to officiate, however we ask that you are attending with no more than 3 fighters. We will make sure you are not scheduled when your fighters are competing so you can focus on them.