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2021 TNT/TKO State Finals
Saturday and Sunday
November 20-21st

at the Hilton Americas Downtown
Houston, Texas

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2021 TKO/TNT State Finals 
the Hilton Americas-in Downtown Houston
1600 Lamar Street Houston, TX 77010
Live "In Person"


We are pleased to invite you to the 23rd Annual TKO/TNT STATE FINALS! Located in Downtown Houston inside Hilton Americas Hotel Grand Ballroom! This 2 day event promises to bring top Competition from throughout our great state. We hope you can come and enjoy a weekend of fun and exciting martial arts competition.

Beginning Saturday, Nov 20th Doors Open at 8:30 am and competition starts at 9:30 am—All Demo, Self Defense, Demo Team. Team Kata, Weapons, Creative, Traditional forms and Breaking. This includes all adult black belts Kata, Weapons, Junior and adult Team Sparring, and Point Sparring divisions.

Seeding and Bracketing - Brackets will be split and start with a run-off "division" composed of all competitors except the #1 Top Ranked seed from each of the North and South. Standard seeding rules apply, i.e., highest rated against lowest rated, second highest vs second lowest, etc. The winner of the run-off will then compete in the "Division Grand Final" with those two first seeds to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winner of the run-off will compete against the lower ranked of the top rank seed from the North and the South. The final two competitors will play the best two out of three matches.

Saturday Night Finals and Banquet - Doors open at 6:30 pm and dinner starts at 7 pm - This year’s night finals we will be selling banquet tickets (limited seating). We will also have extra seating available for those not wanting to purchase banquet tickets, but to enter you must have either a spectator or competitor wristband.

For our ceremony we will be recognizing and awarding on stage:

-TKO/TNT State Qualifiers for 2021
-2021 Competitor of the Year "Top Gun"
-Special recognitions awards
-State Championship Ring to all 1st place winners (pictures taken).

For our finals, we will have multiple demonstrations and Black Belt overall Grand Championship for:

· Junior Open Forms—Grand Champion (GOLD RING)
· Junior Traditional Forms—Grand Champion (GOLD RING)
· Adult Open Forms—Grand Champion (GOLD RING and $200)
· Adult Traditional—Grand Champion (GOLD RING and $200)
· Adult Women Sparring Grand Champion (GOLD RING and $200)
· 18+ Adult Men Sparring Grand Champion (GOLD and $300)
· 35+ Adult Men Sparring Grand Champion (GOLD and $200)
· Adult Men Team Sparring– All Weight (3 GOLD RING and $300)
Must have at least 2 teams
· Junior Team Sparring--All Rank 11 under, 12-14, 15-17 (3 GOLD RING)
Must have at least 2 teams

Sunday, Nov 21st starting at 9:30 am— All under belts and junior black belts Point Sparring, Grappling (Gi and No Gi) will begin. Continuous Sparring, Sport MMA and Stick Combat will follow after grappling and point sparring.

Weigh-in - There will be a weigh in area for all combat divisions (except Point Sparring) on Saturday from 12 noon to 1 pm, and Sunday from 8:30-9:30 am. If you do not make weight, you will lose your seeding, and move up to your respective weight division as a non-seeded (wild card) competitor.

Seeding and Bracketing - Brackets will be split and start with a run-off "division" composed of all competitors except the #1 Top Ranked seed from each of the North and South. Standard seeding rules apply, i.e., highest rated against lowest rated, second highest vs second lowest, etc. The winner of the run-off will then compete in the "Division Grand Final" with those two first seeds to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winner of the run-off will compete against the lower ranked of the top rank seed from the North and the South. The final two competitors will play the best two out of three matches .Continuous sparring and Stick will use single elimination for 1st place.

Please Note: TNT- Sport MMA, Grappling (Gi and No Gi) divisions, the #1 top ranked seed (most points), will go last against the winner of the run-off division. Standard seeding rules apply, i.e., highest rated against lowest rated, second highest vs second lowest, etc. The winner of the run-off will then compete in the "Division Grand Final" with the top seed for the division in single elimination.

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK ARE REMMENDED

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Banquet tickets on sale now!

Tickets are now available on sale for $55 each, or purchase a VIP table for 10 person at $550. "VIP" tables will be reserved, and have a preferred seating nearest the stage. We will contact you with your VIP table number. Single ticket will be open seating, so please come early if you have a small group. You can purchase banquet tickets at anytime when you register online for State Finals on Eventsreg.org. Dress to impress!

Please Note: If you wish not to purchase banquet tickets, we will have rows of seats available in back. To enter the night finals you must have a competitor or spectator wristband.  

All 1st place winners during the daytime, will be presented with their State ring, and have their picture taken on stage. If you cannot attend, please notify us that someone will pick up on your behalf.  We will also be honoring all TKO/TNT Qualifier for 2021 to the  stage to be recognized, and awarded a custom TKO/TNT "Qualifier" medal!