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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 [...]

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

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-06:00April 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:22-06:00February 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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