Hosted by Delta One Martial Arts in Antioch, the event will feature competition in traditional karate, Kajukenbo, taekwondo, stick fighting, kung fu, open forms and traditional forms.
"Spectators can expect some great competition from local martial arts schools and a variety of martial arts techniques," said Tim Calvin, a third-degree black belt and owner of Delta One Martial Arts. "There's also going to be a show by several world champions in open forms. James Solis, a seven-time world champion will be there, as well as Scott Wu, a three-time world champ, and Hans Wikkeling, a four-time national champ."
Calvin noted that Wikkeling also appeared on MTV's "The Final Fu," a reality show about martial artists.
Competitors at the AMAPA-sanctioned event will attempt to qualify for the year-end finals at Cal State Eastbay later this year.
The Delta Smack Down tournament begins at 9 a.m. at Heritage High in Brentwood, 101 American Ave. The fee is $10 for spectators.
For the past seven years, Calvin and his wife Tammy have striven to provide local youth a positive outlet intended to strengthen their minds and bodies.
In addition to the numerous martial arts classes they offer in styles like muay thai, juijitsu, taekwondo, stick fighting, traditional karate, kickboxing and more, they also offer tutoring programs for all students, not just those attending classes.
Held every Saturday, the free program has helped countless students reach their educational potential. Calvin said 80 percent of his students are currently on the honor roll at school.
Recently the Calvins created a new program that teaches focusing on the world of entrepreneurialism.
"I was tired of seeing kids hanging out outside the movie theater and different businesses doing nothing," Calvin said. "I figured I could either complain about it or I could do something about it myself. So I started this program to give kids an idea of what it means to be an entrepreneur."
The free program, called Young Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, targets kids ages 7 to 18 and is held the last Saturday of every month at Delta One Martial Arts, 3385 Deer Valley Road in Antioch.
With emphasis on creating a workable business plan, managing money and maintaining good credit, the program is even available to those not participating in martial arts.
For information about the programs offered by Delta One Martial Arts or for details of the Delta Smack Down tournament, call 753-1167.