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Who Says Traditional Can’t Win? 2018 US Capitol Classics

By | 2018-08-18T08:45:47+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Competitors, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The root of martial arts is traditional techniques and self-defense. Practitioners complain that competitive martial arts erode the tradition of the style. With acrobatics and extreme martial arts that include tricks and gymnastics at sport martial arts events, traditionalists believe they don't stand a chance. The 2018 US Capitol Classics & China Open, held August [...]

The 2018 AKA Warrior Cup Opens the Season With Style

By | 2018-02-21T21:20:10+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Tournament Review|

Being the first event on the NASKA World Tour is a lot of pressure for the AKA Warrior Cup, but the event did not disappoint with top competitors, a huge turn out and and an exciting finals. The enormous 70 pound Warrior Cups that are the namesake for the tournament garnished various rooms in [...]

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2016 Viewer’s Choice Winners

By | 2017-11-24T21:08:22+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Competition 101, Competitors, Entertainment, Personalities, Tournament Review|

Thousands of votes were cast and the winners of the coveted Viewer's Choice have been selected. Congratulations to all of those who were selected by the fans! Awards for the winners and runner up selection will be awarded during the finals at the 2016 AKA Warrior Cup in Chicago, Illinois coming the weekend of January [...]

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NAIKC 2016 Tournament Brings Energy

By | 2017-11-24T21:08:23+00:00 September 18th, 2016|Tournament, Tournament Review|

This year's North American International Karate Championships (NAIKC) were held in Dearborn, Michigan at the Edward Village Hotel and Conference Center the weekend of September 16-17, 2016. The first thing you notice when you walk into the NAIKC is how very busy it is. Karate tournaments of all sizes are always something of an exercise [...]

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Team Impex cleans up at 2016 Capitols

By | 2017-11-24T21:08:23+00:00 August 15th, 2016|NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review|

If you haven’t experienced National Harbor, Maryland, you are missing out. It’s a cool little city just outside of Washington, DC with great restaurants and entertainment. It is also the setting for the US Capitol Classics and China Open – an event that you need to experience. The 2016 US Capitol Classics took place August [...]

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Dixieland Nationals Experience

By | 2017-11-24T21:08:23+00:00 August 10th, 2016|NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

There is something comforting about Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Yes, it is hot but the ocean calls you to swim, sunbathe and relax on the sandy beaches. And this was the setting for the 2016 Dixieland Nationals, held the weekend of August 5-6, 2016. The event was held in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, just [...]

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Irish Blood Is Making Big News – Dean Barry

By | 2017-11-24T21:08:23+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Competitors, Personalities, Road Traveled, Team Update, Tournament Review|

Europe is making a substantial impact on sport karate in the United States, and Irish fighter Dean Barry is part of it. Dean Barry appears a quiet, reserved Irish guy and then you start to talk to him, and you realize he's f'n hilarious. Warning parents, he's from Ireland, so he drops a lot of [...]

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Top Ten Movies/Shows With Sport Karate People

By | 2017-11-24T21:08:23+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Competitors, Entertainment, Personalities, Tournament Review|

Sport martial arts is not just part of karate competition. Competitors have become a part of the entertainment industry appearing in movies and shows. Sport martial arts competitors are entertaining to watch in the ring, on the stage and many times on the big screen. Here are some of the best movies and shows [...]

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Underbelt Finals Are The New Standard

By | 2017-11-24T21:08:25+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Competition 101, Tournament Review|

Finals shows for underbelt competitors are popping up at tournaments across the United States. Black belt "grand championships" are part of most sport karate tournaments. Grand champion competition matches divisional winners against each other for an overall champion in forms, fighting or weapons. Sport karate has a well-known history of black belt championships. Typically, non-black belt (underbelt) competitors [...]

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Sport Karate Well Received on ESPN

By | 2017-11-24T21:08:25+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|ISKA, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review|

Television broadcast exposure for sport karate like ESPN is essential to the growth of the sport. The US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championships is held annually at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The US Open offers a chance for top sport karate competitors to be seen internationally on ESPN2 and ESPN3 both live and with [...]

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