The Grand Internationals

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Welcome To The Grand Internationals Official Website

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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 largest Martial Arts tournament in the world OPEN to all styles, ages, belt ranks and associations.  4 days & nights of competition and seminars on 20 rings 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 Karate Kata(Forms) & WKF Kumite(Sparring), 3) WOMAA Open/Creative Forms & Weapons, 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 Hardstyle Weapons,  8) Team Forms (3 person), 9) Board Breaking, 10) Jujitsu, 11) WKA Light Contact Continuous Fighting, and 12) WKA K1-Light Fighting. 

Awards given to top 8 Places in all divisions/events, with over 500 divisions.  17 Grand Champion divisions for both black belt and under belt (below black belt).  Plus: The Over-all Points Grand Internationals Trophy 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 day 1 and during the evenings on day 2 and 3 of The Grand Internationals both on the beach platforms and in one of the main hotel ball rooms.

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

Grand Internationals Beach Site

Site Beach Chart

The Grand Internationals - Site Beach Chart of Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8-11 October 2020

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!

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

Map showing Portimao, Portugal - The Grand Internationals

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


All 4 Main hotels 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 4-Star main hotels plus many more resort hotels to accommodate everyone.  See our hotel page for our discount pricing. 

Faro International Airport

The Grand Internationals Official Faro International Airport. Algarve, Portugal.

Faro International is modern and beautiful.  The Grand Internationals Tournament official airport is a 50-minute drive by transfer services, rental car, local buses, train or taxi.

Plan your 2020 Holiday in Portugal

The Grand Internationals 8-11 October 2020  Why not get kissed by a dolphin after your matches? Come to Portimao.

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.

Portimão River Walk

The Grand Internationals - Portimao River Walk October 2020

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 - The Grand Internationals

Sail the coast on a Pirate Ship

Sail a pirate ship to Benagil Cave from The Grand Internationals in October 2020 in Portimao.

Enjoy a cruise on a pirate ship to the famous Benagil Cave.  Rent a bike and enjoy kilometers of beautiful trails, swim in the Atlantic while taking in the fantastic scenery surrounding  The Grand Internationals.   Watch for our Special Activities page for our group discount offers.