Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mexican Open 2016 Cancelled

By |2017-11-24T21:08:26-05:00May 31st, 2016|Tournament, Tournament Review|

2016 Mexican Open cancelled due to violence in Acapulco, Mexico Amidst repeated reports of drug related killings in the city of Acapulco, Mexico, promoter Luis Jimenez cancelled the Mexican Open event that was scheduled for September 2-3, 2016 in Acapulco. In April, 2016, the United States State Department banned all travel for employees to the [...]

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All Stars Win the First Pro Kumite 10K

By |2017-11-24T21:08:27-05:00May 29th, 2016|Tournament, Tournament Review|

History made with the first Pro Kumite 10K as Team All Stars wins The 2016 Kumite Classics, held May 27-28, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA,  made huge changes in 2016. It became an independent event and offered the largest prize money purse for team sparring in recent history - a whopping $10,000! This kind of cash [...]

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Team Paul Mitchell Adds Two More Hungarians

By |2017-11-24T21:08:27-05:00May 24th, 2016|Competitors, Team Update, Tournament Review|

Team Paul Mitchell expands its men's fighting team by looking overseas. In a bold move, Team Paul Mitchell fighting added two established fighters from the country of Hungary. Beginning immediately, Tamas Imre and Ritchie Veres will join the ranks of Team Paul Mitchell fighters. This increases the current stable of available active 18-29 male fighters [...]

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Ten Cool Tournament Divisions You Need To Try

By |2017-11-24T21:08:27-05:00May 21st, 2016|Competition 101, Tournament Review|

Check out unique and fun new divisions at a tournament near you. Sport karate tournaments today are not the same as what your instructor experienced back in the 90s with simple forms, fighting and weapons divisions. Promoters are working hard to come up with new and unique divisions to keep competitors excited about competition and [...]

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Competition 101: 5 Reasons to Compete Locally

By |2017-11-24T21:08:27-05:00May 12th, 2016|Competition 101, Tournament Review|

Local events are a great place to start competition. Training in a martial arts school is probably enough for most people who get involved in the martial arts. Practicing kicks and punches, memorizing routines and self-defense techniques and the camaraderie of classmates is sufficient. But there are also a lot of people who want more [...]

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The Road Traveled: Competitor Jeff Doss

By |2017-11-24T21:08:27-05:00May 8th, 2016|Competitors, Personalities, Road Traveled, Tournament Review|

Sport karate competition has been part of Jeff Doss' life since age 4; read about where it has taken him. Jeff Doss has been competing since age 4 and has won titles in nearly every league out there - NASKA, NBL, WKA, ISKA and PKC to name a few. He's won tricking competitions against some [...]

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Rules Review: What Rank Can I Compete At?

By |2016-05-06T13:30:05-05:00May 6th, 2016|Rules, Tournament Review|

Rules Review: Competing at a different rank reviewed It happens all the time and in some leagues, it is allowed by the rules: people move up in divisions in competition to challenge themselves. For instance, a brown belt is winning constantly in the advanced division and decides to move up to the black belt division [...]

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Competition 101: Starting to Compete Step 1

By |2016-05-04T15:39:36-05:00May 4th, 2016|Competition 101, Tournament Review|

Step 1: Competition Starts With Learning So you were browsing the web and found some great videos of amazing people doing point sparring or amazing martial arts tricking performances and now you're hooked. You want to compete in sport karate. The next question is, how to get started in competition. All of the people you [...]

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5 Ways To Recover When An Event Is Cancelled

By |2017-11-24T21:08:27-05:00May 2nd, 2016|Tournament Review, Travel Tips|

Cancellation of an event can result in emotional and financial cost: how to recover. Minneapolis, MN (SMA) – The recent cancellation of the 2016 Gator Nationals has left competitors and families wondering how to recover emotionally and financially. The Gators cancellation is not the first time a major event has been taken off the books. [...]

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Quebec Open 2016 Features Top Competition

By |2017-11-24T21:08:28-05:00May 1st, 2016|NASKA World Event, NMAC, Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review, WKC|

The 2016 Quebec Open Is Canada's Premier Open Martial Arts Event Quebec City, Canada (SMA) – It is the second year after the Quebec Open changed hands from the iconic Clermont Poulin to the trio of David Bossinotte, Claire Cocozza and Samuel Gagnon. In 2016, the event grew in size and produced what can only [...]

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