Yearly Archives: 2014

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Toronto Tournament of Martial Arts Champions 2014

By |2017-11-24T21:08:31-06:00November 28th, 2014|NASKA Event, NMAC, Tournament Review|

The Toronto Tournament of Martial Arts Champions is one of the top up and coming events in Canada. The event was held November 23-24, 2014 in the Hersey Sports Centre in Ontario, Canada. On Friday night, tournament promoter Michael Paletti, brought in some of the world's best sport karate competitors to teach free seminars to [...]

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Pan American Internationals – Game On

By |2017-11-24T21:08:31-06:00November 18th, 2014|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

There is nothing like ending the year on a warm beach with great international competition. That's exactly what you got if you attended the 2014 Pan American Internationals, the weekend of November 14-15, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. Competitors from around the world gathered to battle at this event and the competition was exciting. The [...]

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Mayan Challenge Has Strong Debut

By |2017-11-24T21:08:31-06:00October 26th, 2014|Tournament, Tournament Review|

Starting a new sport karate tournament is hard - starting a new tournament with few circuit or league affiliations is even harder, yet the Mayan Challenge managed to do both with success as it debuted in 2014. The event was held in lovely Palm Beach, Florida the weekend of October 24-25, 2014. The Palm Beach [...]

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Diamond Nationals – Sport Karate At Its Finest

By |2017-11-24T21:08:31-06:00October 12th, 2014|NASKA World Event, NCKA, Regional Alliance, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The 2014 Diamond Nationals once again demonstrated the beauty and athleticism of sport karate within a well-organized event. The event offered something for all levels of martial arts competitor - from first-timer divisions to top competitor Super Fights. With SportMartialArts.com at the event, participants were able to meet top competitors and get autographs and photos [...]

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WKC World Championships Rocked Ireland

By |2017-11-24T21:08:31-06:00October 10th, 2014|Regional Alliance, Tournament, Tournament Review, WKC|

The first recorded tweet of #wkcworlds2014 is from Wendell Schumm (@WDSchumm) "Headed to Ireland to pick a fight! #wkcworlds14 #kickboxing". He didn't know how right he was. The WKC Worlds was held in lovely Dublin, Ireland from October 5 - 10, 2014. For those of you with a limited attention span, spoiler alert: This tournament [...]

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BLITZ Championships Highlights Awesome Florida Competitors

By |2017-11-24T21:08:31-06:00October 5th, 2014|BLITZ, NBL, Regional Alliance, Tournament, Tournament Review|

Held October 3-4, 2014 in Orlando, Florida, the BLITZ Championships was the final event of the season for Florida's BLITZ League and is also the only NBL event in the Florida area. The event drew top schools and teams from all around Florida as well as from surrounding states and demonstrated the deep talent pool [...]

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The MN State Championships Opens the NCKA Season

By |2017-11-24T21:08:32-06:00September 29th, 2014|NCKA, Regional Alliance, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The North Central Karate Association (NCKA) is a great sport karate circuit in the midwestern part of the United States that offers events in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The 2014-15 season kicked off with the Minnesota State Championships held in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota at the Earle Brown Heritage Center on September 28, 2014. [...]

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The Debut of KRATOS – Daytona is Back

By |2017-11-24T21:08:32-06:00September 21st, 2014|FSKA, NASKA Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

2014 was the inaugural year of the KRATOS World Karate Championships and promoters Tom and Melissa Sommerville went all out. Daytona Beach, Florida has been the site of a number of great events in the past but none for over a year. On September 20, 2014, KRATOS brought Daytona back with huge cash prizes, a [...]

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North American Int’l Karate Championships goes BIG in Michigan

By |2017-11-24T21:08:32-06:00September 15th, 2014|NBL, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The North American International Karate Championships (NAIKC) may only be rated as a regional event in 2014 but promoter Conell Loveless went BIG this year and had a turn out that would make a national rated event proud. Competitors participated in packed divisions for both black belt and under belt with top competitors in house [...]

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Mexican Open brings excitement south of the border

By |2017-11-24T21:08:32-06:00September 2nd, 2014|NBL, Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review|

What happens when you mix sun, sand, beach, Spanish and sport karate together? The 2014 Mexican Open! Bigger and better than ever, the event was held August 29-30, 2014 in Acapulco, Mexico and marked the second high caliber event of the new Open World Tour. Competitors from all over the world joined together for this [...]

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