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2024 AKA Warrior Cup: The Start of a Year of Growth

By |2024-01-14T20:31:38-06:00January 14th, 2024|Competitors, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Social Media, Tournament Review|

Participation in the martial arts increases annually with over 6 million people in the United States attending at least one class a year. An important part of training is martial arts tournaments where martial artists from different backgrounds and schools can test their skills and training. Tournaments also provide a unique platform for social interaction [...]

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Team Paul Mitchell Makes Largest number of Pick Ups in Years

By |2022-03-15T20:18:38-05:00March 15th, 2022|Competitors, Social Media, Tournament Review|

6 New Members and a New Position Created to Ensure TPM’s legacy continues [Providence, RI]: Team Paul Mitchell Karate announced today the addition of 6 new team members who will be debuting in the famed Black and White uniform at the upcoming Ocean State Grand Nationals on April 8th -10th at the Crowne Plaza in [...]

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5 Most Popular Hand Techniques For Successful Point Sparring

By |2021-09-25T10:29:22-05:00September 25th, 2021|Competition 101, Competitors, Entertainment, Tournament Review|

Point sparring is a great way to test out your martial arts skills in a controlled environment. In point sparring, the goal is to score points on your opponent by landing the first technique. Most people get caught up in the flashiness of kicking in martial arts. However, having well-timed hand techniques can be the [...]

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Top Martial Arts Styles For Successful Sport Karate Competition

By |2021-09-15T20:15:37-05:00September 16th, 2021|Competition 101, Competitors, Entertainment, Tournament Review|

Open martial arts tournaments allow competitors from any style of martial arts to compete with uniform rules for all to follow. However, some martial arts styles do better in adapting to the rules than others. This article will explore which styles seem to fare better in competition. The kata (forms) and weapons divisions at open [...]

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Karate Tournament Survival Kit

By |2021-09-08T19:49:08-05:00September 8th, 2021|Competition 101, Competitors, Entertainment, Tournament Review|

It's always hard to know what gear, snacks, and equipment you need to bring when you go to a karate tournament. Whether this is your first time or it's just been awhile since you've done it, this blog post will give you the survival kit that every competitor needs! Karate uniform and belt: Of course [...]

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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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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 |2019-01-27T21:30:00-06:00January 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 |2018-11-05T12:02:53-06:00November 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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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 [...]