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Ross Levine Embarks on Professional Full Contact Career

By |2019-03-31T16:18:51-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Competitors, Tournament Review|

A star is born Brooklyn-born kickboxing phenom Ross “Turbo” Levine made his first foray into the world of sport martial arts when he took up karate and taekwondo in 1994 at the tender age of seven, and needless to say, he hasn’t looked back since. Ross was inspired to follow in the footsteps of [...]

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Top Sport Karate Competitors Named Best of 2018

By |2019-01-27T21:30:00-05:00January 21st, 2019|Competitors, Personalities, Tournament Review|

Each year SportMartialArts.com offers fans of sport karate a chance to vote for their favorite sport karate competitors, tournament and league. Thousands of votes are counted and the winners in fourteen categories are recognized for their accomplishments throughout the competition year. The voting for the 2018 Viewers' Choice Awards was the highest since the [...]

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Diamond Nationals: The Next Big Step

By |2018-11-05T12:02:53-05:00November 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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Who Says Traditional Can’t Win? 2018 US Capitol Classics

By |2018-08-18T08:45:47-05:00August 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 [...]

AmeriKick Internationals: Sport Karate Spectacular in the City of Brotherly Love

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-05:00April 14th, 2017|Competitors, NASKA Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The AmeriKick Internationals have always been a staple of the sport karate world. It has always exemplified the competitive spirit in a positive atmosphere, and the drive to be ever bigger and better. This year there was another piece that added to the appeal. The merger between Team All Star and Team AmeriKick made this [...]

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AKA Warrior Cup: Windy City Excellence

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-05:00February 3rd, 2017|AKA, Competitors, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

Karate tournaments are large and chaotic events. Organizing them involves getting hundreds of martial artists from all over the Nation, and World, in the same room working towards a common goal. A daunting task by any definition. The 2017 AKA Warrior Cup organizers managed it with grace and style all their own that promoted feelings [...]

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2016 Viewer’s Choice Winners

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-05:00January 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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Diamond Nationals 2016 – Welcome to the Best of the Midwest!

By |2017-11-24T21:08:23-05:00October 10th, 2016|Competitors, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

This year’s Diamond Nationals was held at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. Diamond Nationals has been a staple of Midwest martial arts excellence for decades, and this year was no exception. Some of the biggest names in the sport were present, and everyone was pushing to get on stage and get their shot at [...]

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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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