We are quickly approaching March and the final countdown before our Royal Family fundraiser weekend begins.
We have just returned from Fred and Connie Bell’s tournament in Fresno and many people we spoke to expressed excitement to be attending again this year.
We are grateful for the wonderful team we have that makes this weekend a success. There is no one individual nor couple who make this happen, but collectively, all our team members work together for a common goal, which is, helping children in need.
Along with our team, this event owes much of its success and gratitude to our community near and far. For you, we are truly grateful.
The proceeds of this event go directly to the Pinecrest Camp put on by Newport Mesa Church in Costa Mesa. This year over 100 children will attend. It costs between $700.00 and $800.00 to send a child to camp, but like the famous commercial on TV, some things are priceless. And this is one of them.
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OnlineRegistration Is Now Open!
We have updated our registration page. You can now donate to the RFK, buy your banquet tickets, reserve space at the seminars and register to compete in the tournament all from the same page.
If you are planning on competing at thetournament, please click here to register online as soon as possible.
We are limiting the number of competitors to 350 and we anticipate a full house.
The first 200 people to register will get a free gift bag and tournament T-shirt!
We will again go to great lengths to have the most efficiently run event. There will be low entry fees with no spectator fees charged so the participants can have their families come and support without the financial strain. As in years past, we will have a free raffle throughout the day for our competitors. The raffle items include bicycles and skateboards.
The tournament begins at 9 AM sharp and typically ends by 5 PM.
There will be a short demonstration at noon.
We look forward to seeing you there!
In order to run as efficiently as possible, we need people to volunteer as judges, time keepers and score keepers.
Volunteer Referees will get a special t-shirt just like the ones worn in the original Karate Kid movie!
If you are willing to volunteer your time to officiate please email the officials coordinator, Gordon Alexander .
Video of the Month
People often ask about the benefits of
Samantha and Barbara White
attending a Royal Family Kids Camp. Please watch Samantha’s story. We were honored to have Samantha as a guest at our banquet. Her strength and courage was an inspiration to all.
Samantha’s Story – Royal Family KIDS
Costa Mesa Country Club
Join us on Friday, March 22nd at the Costa Mesa Country Club in Costa Mesa, California for one of the highlights of the Bob and Barbara White Invitational Youth Karate Weekend.
Our banquet always sells out quickly. Because this year it is at a new location in Costa Mesa, we would like to have a general idea on numbers attending for our new hosts. Click here to purchase your tickets.
We are excited this year to welcome some very special guests, Wayne and Diane Tesch, founders of Royal Family Kids. We will also have some of the most influential leaders in Kenpo Karate, including John Sepulveda, Eddie Downey, Paul Dye, Ken Kellogg, Tom Bleecker, Benny Urquidez Bob Mitchell, Howard Singer, and many more.
We are also happy to announce the return of the Tupua Polynesian Group for our entertainment. There will be a live auction during the course of the evening.
Dinner will be prime rib. Anyone who wants to make arrangements for a vegetarian meal, please contact Barbara White.
Arrive early and witness the magic of Tim Werle who will be dazzling the crowd with his amazing close-up magic. “Terrific Tim” is a Member of The Academy of Magical Arts with privileges at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
Doors open at 6:00 for picture opportunities, as well as cocktails. Dinner will be served at 7pm.
Saturday Seminars March 23, 2019
Please join us at BWKS 1125 Victoria Suite B Costa Mesa, Ca, Saturday, March 23, starting at 9 AM. The investment for all classes combined is $60.00, or $30.00 per class if you are not attending the whole day.
Space is limited, so click here to reserve your spot. Your entry fee includes a free lunch catered by Wahoo’s Fish Tacos.
The day will include seminars taught by Paul Dye, Eddie Downey, John Sepulveda, Graham Lelliott, John Conway,, Shay Mcnamee, David Coppock David Brock, Marty Zaninovich, Michael Pombeiro, Rick Avery, Eddie Maher, Ron Sanchez, Michael Watters, and Richard Mullen. The seminars will be broken into 3 groups, white-green, brown+black, and a special children’s class at 12:00.
The children’s class will be taught by a wonderful team of teachers from Ireland that includes Michael Watters, Eddie Maher, and Richard Mullen.
The investment for the children’s seminar is $10.00.
Included in this day is a special event at 1pm. Master Paul Dye will become Senior Master Paul Dye as he accepts the honor of moving to 10th degree. In attendance will be an impressive amount of Kenpo leaders from around the world in support of a true Kenpo icon.
Bryan Hawkins Annual Tournament
February 16, 2019
Our good friends at Bryan Hawkins Kenpo Karate are hosting their 26th annual tournament on February 16. This event is always fun with great competition and camaraderie. Click here for more information.
European Kenpo Camp
May 24- 26The 2019 European kenpo Camp will be held May 24-26 at Mount Wolseley Hotel in Ireland. This camp, hosted by Master Eddie Downey is one of the premier events in Kenpo, with instructors such as Bob White, John Sepulveda and the legendary Benny “The Jet” Urquidez. The BWI team strongly endorses this wonderful event. Click here for more information.
Auction and Raffle
Want to Donate?
Once again the Bob and Barbara WhiteInvitational will feature a silent auction, live auction and raffle. There will be many great items available, so bring your wallets!
If you have something you want to donate to the auction or raffle, E-mail us and let us know.
For your tax records, the Bob and Barbara White Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 with tax payer I.D. # 81-0857420.
Want to Post any Information?
If you have a story, want to acknowledge someone or something, please send it to Barbara White and we will post it in our next newsletter. Thank you.
See you in March!