Yearly Archives: 2012

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2012 US Open Martial Arts Championships – A Myriad of Experiences

By |2017-11-24T21:08:39-06:00July 18th, 2012|ISKA, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

Matt Emig won multiple titles at the 2012 US Open Karate Championships and in the Night of Champions For many competitors and spectators, the U.S. Open Martial Arts Championships started with a ride from the Orlando airport on Disney’s Magical Express to the tournament hotel and ended with a return on the same bus. [...]

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Nash trio dominates the 2012 Battle of Atlanta

By |2017-11-24T21:08:39-06:00June 24th, 2012|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

If you like sparring, the Battle of Atlanta is the tournament for you. The event has a long history of the promotion of sport karate fighting that goes back to 1970. The events origins are rooted in the career of the legendary Joe Lewis when Lewis won the grand championship title at the [...]

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New England Open’s new location is a winner

By |2017-11-24T21:08:39-06:00June 2nd, 2012|KRANE, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

The Greenhalghs are always full of surprises; everyone leaves with something remarkable to say about the New England Open each year. For 2012, his big change was in location. The event moved the remote Marlboro, Massachusetts to Manchester, New Hampshire in a location adjacent to an airport. The result was a much bigger turn [...]

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Florida Welcomes the 2012 Gator Nationals

By |2017-11-24T21:08:40-06:00May 19th, 2012|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

Florida is a great state not only for weather but also for sport karate. It is a hotbed of talent and martial arts is a way of life. If you take five of the top competitors on the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) circuit, at least two will likely be from Florida. It [...]

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Quebec Open 2012 – NASKA’s International Gathering

By |2017-11-24T21:08:40-06:00April 28th, 2012|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

For the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA), the Quebec Open provides the true international aspect to the world tour. Held in Quebec City, Canada the weekend of April 27-28, 2011, the tournament was a pleasurable mix of familiar and foreign for those who traveled from the United States or other countries to attend [...]

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Year of the Dragon: Ocean State Grand Nationals 2012

By |2017-11-24T21:08:40-06:00April 15th, 2012|KRANE, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review, WAKO|

Tournaments in New England are unique because the area is a blend of old school karate and new innovation. The 2012 Ocean State Grand Nationals offered this unique combination at its 32nd Annual event held April 13-15, 2012 in Warwick, Rhode Island hosted by promoters Don and Christine Rodrigues. With 2012 being the [...]

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Jefferson Owns Golden Gate Internationals 2012

By |2017-11-24T21:08:40-06:00March 29th, 2012|NBL, NBL WestPac National Conference, Tournament Review|

It was new location for the best sport martial arts tournament on the bay - the Golden Gate Internationals - as it was hosted at the convenient Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, a stone’s throw away from the airport. The event was held March 23-24, 2012. With competitors from the USA, Honduras, Mexico and [...]

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2012 Irish Open becomes largest fighting event in the World

By |2017-11-24T21:08:40-06:00March 4th, 2012|Tournament Review, WAKO|

The 2012 Irish Open is the pinnacle of fighting and is, actually, the largest fighting tournament in the world. Nearly 2500 competitors attended this pre-registration-only event, the event's highest number of entries in its 15 years, with a mere 175 entering the forms and weapons divisions. The rest were there for one thing; to [...]

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Extreme Men and All Stars stand out at 2012 Compete Nationals

By |2017-11-24T21:08:40-06:00February 26th, 2012|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

Compete Nationals stands out as the first 6A level World Event in the (North American Sport Karate Association) NASKA tour as well as the only West Coast event in the upper echelon of NASKA tournaments. This year, Compete Nationals was celebrating its 25th anniversary and promoters Mohamad and Amanada Jahan-vash were excited to see [...]

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Alejandro Brings Back Virginia’s Best Challenge Tournament

By |2017-11-24T21:08:40-06:00February 10th, 2012|Tournament Review|

By Katie Thompson For the first time in nearly seven years, Edwin Alejandro's Virginia's Best Challenge returned to the sport karate tournament circuit on January 28, 2012. Alejandro's EWO Team worked hard this year to promote the return of one of Virginia's premier karate events and the results were phenomenal. If you don't [...]

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