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The Grand Internationals 8-11 October 2020 Compete on the beach - Portimão, Portugal

About The Grands

Welcome To The Grand Internationals Official Website

The Grand Internationals - A World Level Open Martial Arts Event,  8-11 October 2020 held outdoors on the famous beach of Praia da Rocha in Portimão, Portugal. The most prestigious Martial Arts tournament in the world.  OPEN to all styles, ages, belt ranks and associations.  Four days & nights of competition and seminars in 20 rings placed upon the beach patio and Sportiva Area on raised platforms directly on the resort beach.  

Competition in these major events with specific, separate national/international governing sanctioned rules for each event:  1) World TKD Poomsae(Forms), Poomsae Teams, & Kyorugi(Sparring), 2) WKF Individual Karate Kata(Forms) Team Kata, Team Kumite & Individual Kumite(Sparring), 3) WOMAA Open/Creative Individual Forms & Weapons, Open Team Forms, 4) Open Point Sparring, 5) Self-Defence, 6) IWUF Kung fu/Wushu Forms, Weapons, Wooden Dummy Forms, Pair Form/Weapon Teams & Sanda Fighting, 7) Extreme Forms & Extreme Weapons, Traditional Hard-style Weapons,  8) Team Forms (3 persons), 9) Board Breaking, 

10) Jujitsu, 11) WKA Light Contact Continuous Fighting, and 12) WKA K1-Light Fighting. 

Awards are given to the top 8 places in all divisions/events, with over 500 divisions. 18 Grand Champion divisions for both black belt and under belt (below black belt). Plus: The Over-all Points Grand Internationals Trophy presented by WOMAA. Spectacular custom awards and Cash prizes.

Seminars by world-famous masters and world champion competitors in various styles covering strategies and application in forms (traditional & extreme), tournament sparring (point & light contact), weapon forms (traditional & extreme), self defense tactics and more. Watch for future announcements of the specific seminars to be held all day on the first day and during the evenings on day 2 and 3 of The Grand Internationals both on the beach platforms and in one of the four main hotel ballrooms.

Also please join the exclusive private Facebook group below for future updates regarding; registration, rules/sanctioning, hotels, transportation, divisions, visa requirements, seminars plus other important information and updates for this historic world event - Click & Join: 


Site Beach Chart

Grand Internationals Beach Site Map

20 Raised Platforms with White & Blue regulation puzzle mats. See our Photos page for a larger picture.  Compete on stage under a massive lighting and sound system with comfortable arena-style seating on both sides of the main stage plus plenty of beach chair seating.  Cool off tents for competitors and referees. All with breath taking views of Praia da Rocha and the Atlantic Ocean.  The Grand Internationals - A Class AAA Event!

Compete in Paradise

The Grand Internationals on the resort beach of Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8-11 October 2020

All Competition takes place on platforms located directly on the beautiful resort beach of Praia da Rocha in Portimão, Portugal.  At The Grand Internationals, no matter from which direction your picture is taken it will be your best Martial Arts shot for a lifetime!  There is no competition like the prestigious mega event- The Grand Internationals.  Simply The Best.

Main Stage

The Grand Internationals main stage on Praia da Rocha beach. 8-11 October 2020  Compete on the Beach.

Located on the sports area of the beach, The Grand Internationals Main Stage in addition to the other stages will be in use all 4 days and lit up beautifully each night.  What a photo op!

The Algarve in Portugal

Europe map showing site of The Grand Internationals in Portimao, Portugal

Compete in this Martial Arts world-level event in the south-westernmost tip of Europe with the most days of sun than any other place on the continent.  The beach site is in the heart of the Algarve with plenty to do and lots to see.  Experience The Grand Internationals.  Fly into Faro International and take a short drive by rental car, transfer van, public bus or taxi.

Rain Location

Portimao Arena 4000 m2 is the backup venue for The Grand Internationals. 8-11 October 2020

The 4000 m2, ultra-modern, Portimao Arena is our alternate weather back up site only a 5-minute bus drive from the beach tournament site.  At The Grand Internationals, we double up on everything. Historically mid-October is very mild, 19-23 Celsius with a very low chance of rain.  The best time to visit Portugal. 

The Grand Internationals - Simply The Best!

4 Main Hotels

Hotel Praia da Rocha, Grand Internationals

All four Main hotels that are 4 and 5 star rated and only a 4-minute walk to your tournament competition platform on the beach in the resort of Portimão, Portugal. The Grand Internationals will have additional 3 & 4-Star main hotels plus many more resort hotels and apartments to accommodate everyone.  See our hotel page for our discount pricing. 

ABOUT: what to do in Portimão & The Algarve

Beach Cafes

Praia da Rocha, Grand Internationals

Enjoy the wonderful Portuguese cosine 60-second walk from your competition ring on the beach.  There are several cafes and restaurants offering our competitors meal discounts with a great atmosphere.

Plan your 2020 Holiday in Portugal

The Grand Internationals 8-11 October 2020 Activity - Dolphin swimming.

Take time to kiss a dolphin, surf, swim in the pool or Atlantic, explore caves, sail, kayak, Jet Ski, Surf, Snorkel, enjoy Portuguese cuisine or just sunbathe in addition to competing at The Grand Internationals.   Watch for our Special Activities page for our group discount offers. 

Explore the Coastal Caves

The Grand Internationals - Visit Benagil Cave in October 2020.

Experience the thrill of competing out of doors in the most unique Martial Arts tournament in the world The Grand Internationals. Watch for our Special Activities page for our group discount offers.


The Grand Internationals - Portimao River Walk October 2020

Portimão is a charming port city in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. It’s known for its old quarter, busy marina and proximity to many beaches. Museu de Portimão is housed in a restored 19th-century cannery, with displays on local history. The Gothic-style Nossa Senhora da Conceição church has azulejo tiles. To the south are Rocha Beach, backed by ochre cliffs, and the medieval Fort of Santa Catarina de Ribamar. Enjoy a stroll along the Rio Arade on Portimão's famous river walk. Come and be a part of The Grand Internationals.

The Best Weather

Portimao October 2020 Weather for The Grand Internationals on the beach.

October is the BEST time to visit Portugal.  Perfect for a super mega outdoor tournament and an unforgettable vacation- The Grand Internationals

Sail the coast on a Pirate Ship

Sail a pirate ship at The Grand Internationals in October 2020 in Portimao.

Enjoy a cruise down the beautiful coast of the Algarve.  Rent a bike and enjoy kilometers of beautiful trails, swim and take surf lessons in the Atlantic while taking in the fantastic scenery surrounding The Grand Internationals.   Watch for more  Special Activities to be listed and our Grand Internationals group discount offers.