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NAIKC 2016 Tournament Brings Energy

By |2017-11-24T21:08:23-05:00September 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:23-05:00August 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:23-05:00August 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:23-05:00August 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:23-05:00July 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:25-05:00July 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:25-05:00July 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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Amazing Martial Arts at 2016 US Open

By |2017-11-24T21:08:26-05:00July 10th, 2016|ISKA, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review|

It’s considered the biggest martial arts event for open sport karate competition in the world and the 2016 US Open lived up to the hype. Thousands of competitors and spectators converged on Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida the weekend of July 8-9, 2016 for the US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championships. For 2016, [...]

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Think Fighting – 2016 Battle of Atlanta

By |2017-11-24T21:08:26-05:00June 20th, 2016|NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review|

Fighting, fighting and more fighting – combat was on the mind for the 2016 Battle of Atlanta. The event, held June 17-18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, delivered. Top teams were on hand to compete for the team sparring challenge and both the adult and youth sparring divisions were filled with amazing match-ups, victories and defeats. [...]

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Higher Education and Martial Arts

By |2017-11-24T21:08:26-05:00June 9th, 2016|Competition 101, Tournament Review|

You join martial arts at age four and diligently study and practice, earning your black belt with a love of martial arts growing every day. You start competing and find great satisfaction in competition and then, you turn 18 and it is time to go to college. All your friends played soccer, basketball and football [...]

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