Yearly Archives: 2011

/2011

The last Grand Finale at 2011 NBL Supergrands

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-05:00December 31st, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

The last official grand finale of the Super Grands was filled with adults, vying for the right to be called World Champion.  The first event of this evening was the Hard Choreographed Musical Forms division, contested by Jeff Doss and Ghandi Lewis.  A slight stumble by Doss allowed Ghandi to capture his first [...]

Comments Off on The last Grand Finale at 2011 NBL Supergrands

Youth on stage in Supergrands Grand Finale 4

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-05:00December 30th, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

The fourth finale was all juniors and the young guns were excited to show off what they could do.  The first division up was 11 and under Hard Choreographed Musical Forms.  Zach Gaona of Team International faced off against Hayden Smith of Team Strike Force for the honor of becoming champion.  Gaona came away [...]

Comments Off on Youth on stage in Supergrands Grand Finale 4

Adult weapons and fighting dominate Supergrands finale 3

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-05:00December 30th, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

Finale three was adults-only competition and it proved incredibly exciting.  The first division was the Hard Choreographed Musical competition.  Jeff Doss and Josh Durbin renewed their WestPac rivalry on this night and they both performed very well.  But in the end, Durbin’s tricks and flips were too much for Doss to overcome.  The [...]

Comments Off on Adult weapons and fighting dominate Supergrands finale 3

Contemporary weapons and youth point sparring in Supergrands finale 2

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-05:00December 29th, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

Day three of the Super Grands was as exciting as the last two.  Creative, traditional and point fighting were all on hand for those in attendance.  Raymond Daniels and Jamal Albini wildcarded their point sparring divisions and made it all the way to the finals.  Jeff Doss and Josh Durbin edged Darrell "Ghandi" Lewis to [...]

Comments Off on Contemporary weapons and youth point sparring in Supergrands finale 2

Team Proper and Team All Stars dominate team divisions at NBL Supergrands

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-05:00December 28th, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

The NBL Super Grands are always an exciting end to the competition season, and that start to this year’s event proved no different.  Already on the first day, Team All-Stars were knocking people out showing off who the number one fighting team in Sport Karate is.  Also, Nick Cain will take the stage [...]

Comments Off on Team Proper and Team All Stars dominate team divisions at NBL Supergrands

Fourth Wins for Firouzi, Daniels, Nash and Csoka at 2011 Diamond Nationals

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-05:00October 2nd, 2011|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

It was bigger, it was better, it was more glamorous than it has been in the past two years at the 2011 Diamond Nationals, held September 30-October 1, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Despite all the economic woes being experienced in our country, Friday night was packed and Saturday was wall-to-wall with competitors. And [...]

Comments Off on Fourth Wins for Firouzi, Daniels, Nash and Csoka at 2011 Diamond Nationals

2011 US Capitol Classics – Bringing Back the History

By |2017-11-24T21:08:42-05:00August 6th, 2011|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

In 2010, the US Capitol Classics and China Open moved to a new location in National Harbor, Maryland at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center. The mammoth and beautiful building that encompasses the Gaylord Resort was again the setting for the 2011 US Capitol Classics and China Open. Held the weekend of August [...]

Comments Off on 2011 US Capitol Classics – Bringing Back the History

The Battle of the Champions Ends the West-Pac Season

By |2017-11-24T21:08:42-05:00July 17th, 2011|NBL, NBL WestPac National Conference, Tournament Review|

In the blazing hot sun of El Paso, Texas, Laco Villanueva proudly hosted the 9th annual Battle of the Champions the weekend of July 16-17, 2011. Beautiful weather and fantastic food provided a great backdrop for the fantastic competition that is always seen at Villanueva’s event. The finals highlighted to best of the [...]

Comments Off on The Battle of the Champions Ends the West-Pac Season

The 2011 US Open Review

By |2017-11-24T21:08:42-05:00July 2nd, 2011|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

The SportMartialArts.com crew covered the US Open Karate Championships the weekend of July 1-2, 2011 at the Coronado Springs Resort in Disneyworld in Florida.  The event always draws a highly international crowd and offers huge divisions surrounded by sunshine and entertainment. It was just 5:00 pm Friday evening and a myriad of competitors [...]

Comments Off on The 2011 US Open Review

2011 All Star Camp Gets Competitors Ready

By |2017-11-24T21:08:42-05:00July 1st, 2011|Camp|

The US Open Karate Championships is the most prestigious tournament in sport karate. Lately, the fighting divisions draw the most competitors and at the top of the fighting sector is Team All Stars. All Star fighters have consistently won their divisions and grand championships ever since the team was created. And to gear [...]

Comments Off on 2011 All Star Camp Gets Competitors Ready

Live Stream Revolution!

Subscribed to SportMartialArts on YouTube and then check out www.SMA-TV.com the weekend of February 20-22, 2015 to see LIVE STREAM from 2015 COMPETE Internationals!
X