The Second Annual Character Counts Karate Tournament will be held August 17 at the Joplin Family YMCA South Facility in Joplin. The tournament welcomes all styles of marial arts. All participants age 12 and under will be guaranteed an award. Registration is at 8am on Saturday, August 17th. If you would like to watch the tournament on Saturday, August 17, tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 5 - 12. Kids 4 years old and under are free. For more information, call the Joplin Famliy YMCA at 417-623-4597.