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NASKA Cancels 2020 Season Early Due to Covid-19

By |2020-08-24T19:45:16-05:00August 23rd, 2020|Competitors, COVID-19, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

From NASKA President Larry Carnahan: To All NASKA Members, Officials, Competitors, Fans and Volunteers: It is with great regret that I am announcing that due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2020 NASKA Season is ending effective immediately.  There will be no in-person NASKA sanctioned events approved or held for the remainder of 2020.  This difficult [...]

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Quarantine: A Quick Update

By |2020-03-20T17:03:38-05:00March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

  Covid-19 It’s been rocking the world and as of this week, we’re all in limbo. Some of us still work, and the days progress much as before, just with less people. For others of us, our whole jobs have changed or been temporarily suspended. It’s a crazy time right now with closures and changes [...]

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Compete Internationals: Showmanship and Competition in the Sun

By |2020-03-10T10:44:00-05:00March 10th, 2020|NASKA Event, Tournament Review|

Compete Internationals held in Ontario, California is one of the feel-good events of the season. Everyone has great things to say, and the sheer number of divisions and events offered is truly staggering. That, coupled with a huge focus on underbelt competition gives it an extra helping of the family-friendly feelings. Hosted by Mohamed Jahanvash [...]

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A New Chapter to Competition: The AKA Warrior Cup

By |2020-02-15T10:01:46-06:00February 15th, 2020|NASKA Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The 2020 AKA Warrior Cup has made a habit out of redefining itself and pushing towards bigger and better things with every iteration and this year was no exception. With a new location in the Sheraton Grand in downtown Chicago, a new layout necessitated by the change, and some major tweaks to the schedule, there [...]

Diamond Nationals: Change Up and Growth

By |2019-12-01T09:55:35-06:00November 15th, 2019|NASKA Event, Tournament Review|

Diamonds Nationals this year was a little something different. Kicking off on November 4th in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the new location provided both competitors and families with a slew of options not available in previous years, but also with additional challenges. The change in date also caused some minor conflictions with many. This [...]

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U.S. Capitol Classics/China Open: Grace in the Storm

By |2020-02-21T12:49:28-06:00August 29th, 2019|NASKA Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The 2019 US Capitol Classics/China Open was a statement in elegance. Located at National Harbor Maryland in the beautiful Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, there was a sense of grandeur and luxury that isn’t matched anywhere else. Despite the beautiful and wonderful accommodations. The US Capitol Classics/China Open had one major issue. Internet. Friday [...]

Tradition and Innovation: Quebec Open 2019

By |2019-06-11T09:07:57-05:00June 8th, 2019|Tournament Review|

The Quebec Open is always talked about in fond tones. From the spectacular night show to the inclusive feel, it’s an event that has a different flavor than many other events. Claire Concozza, David Bossinotte, and Samuel Gagnon hosted the 2019 Quebec Open, on April 26th and 27th held at PEPS, Laval University in Quebec [...]

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SMA Live with Raymond Daniels.

By |2019-05-04T14:19:09-05:00May 4th, 2019|Tournament Review|

Mallory: Hey everybody. Welcome to SMA Live. It is a wonderful Saturday, March 23rd. We have just gotten back from Irish Open, California, and all this other stuff. Of course, joining me is my staple co-host, Ross Levine! Ross, how you doing brother? I know you had the flu, how are you feeling?   Ross: [...]

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AKA Warrior Cup: A Different Kind of Tournament

By |2019-02-04T13:08:37-06:00February 4th, 2019|Tournament Review|

The Warrior Cup has long been a hallmark of professionalism and excellence for the Sport Karate world. This year's event was no exception. Held at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of Chicago and hosted by John Sharkey and Hunter Lyon, the AKA Warrior Cup does double duty, closing the book on the previous year’s [...]

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Diamond Nationals: The Next Big Step

By |2018-11-05T12:02:53-06:00November 5th, 2018|Competitors, NASKA Event, Tournament Review|

Diamonds is one of those events that people just assume you are going to. Especially in the Midwest. It’s been a staple of the Sport Karate Circuit since forever, and it’s a proving ground for some of the best around. Held in its customary location at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington, MN. The Diamond Nationals [...]

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