What is your definition of empty-hand (EH) fighting?
If EH includes kicking then the answer is yes.
If EH is exclusive of all other facets of punching, kicking, throwing, etc., then no.
It seems that nowadays there are hardly any publicized tournaments on the east coast. It appears that all the good ones are on the west coast. Back in the early 80's there were PTK tournaments and in the last decade, Bakbakan tournaments. Now I can I do not know of any. C"est la vie.
Sorry for the delayed response, life happened. LOL. Anyway, getting back to the whole clarification thing, I guess what I'm looking for is a place where one can do empty hand fighting tournament or circuit with a FMA base or influence. I mean, they have karate tournaments, boxing matches, MMA tournaments, etc. Just looking for an area where one can use the FMA in the same way.
With that being mentioned, I know that the U.S. Open Martial Arts circuit has some full contact sparring/fighting, and one particular division has something called 'continous sparring'. From what the rules say (from what I gather) its similiar to sparring yet the refs don't break up the fights and let them continue for approximately 2 minutes I believe.
Last year the USFMAF offered this in conjection with Kuntaw International at the Anahiem Disney Tournament. We used the Kuntaw rules. We had only a few show up, we all wished that more did want to try thier FMA empty hands. We also offered it at a local tournament in Banning. CA. We had like 40 competors, show of variety of styles, fight in the matches. It was really good. We are talking about offering it again.
USFMAF President 2011
Punong Guro of SBFMA club