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2016 Viewer’s Choice Winners

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-06:00January 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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Underbelt Finals Are The New Standard

By |2017-11-24T21:08:25-06:00July 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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Higher Education and Martial Arts

By |2017-11-24T21:08:26-06:00June 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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Ten Cool Tournament Divisions You Need To Try

By |2017-11-24T21:08:27-06:00May 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:27-06:00May 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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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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