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The 2018 U.S. Open: A Magic All Its Own

By |2018-08-10T17:31:27-06:00August 10th, 2018|ISKA, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

The U.S. Open is always a showpiece event for the NASKA circuit. People from all over the world travel to the Coranado Spring’s Resort on Disney grounds to compete with the very best. It’s a huge, sprawling, and high-octane event that brings out everyone’s very best, and this year was no different. Martial Artists from [...]

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Sport Karate Well Received on ESPN

By |2017-11-24T21:08:25-06:00July 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:26-06:00July 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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US Capitol Classics Starts the Open World Tour

By |2017-11-24T21:08:32-06:00August 4th, 2014|ISKA, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review|

Dennis Brown is considered one of the classiest event promoters in the world and his event, the U.S. Capitol Classics and China Open, follows suit. Spectators were able to mingle with today’s top martial art competitors as well as heroes from the past and movie stars. The tournament also kicked off the Open World Tour [...]

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World Champions Crowned at 2014 US Open

By |2017-11-24T21:08:32-06:00July 14th, 2014|ISKA, NASKA World Event, Open World Tour, Tournament Review|

The ISKA US Open World Martial Arts Championships is not just a tournament – it is an experience and in 2014, it was an experience that made history. The event was packed with talent as nearly all of the top competitors in the world traveled to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida to go [...]

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Quebec Open 2014: New Leadership, Still Awesome

By |2017-11-24T21:08:33-06:00April 29th, 2014|ISKA, KRANE, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

Every year the Quebec Open night show is nothing short of spectacular and in 2014, it did not disappoint. Held the weekend of April 26-27, 2014, the Quebec Open brought the excitement of sport martial arts to Quebec City, Canada. Although the tournament was handily run by promoter Clermont Poulin, there were new faces on [...]

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Open Weight Divisions – Amazing – Irish Open 2014

By |2017-11-24T21:08:33-06:00March 9th, 2014|ISKA, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

Winning the Open Weight competition at the Irish Open is an historic occasion. Pitted against hundreds of competitors, the overall winner earns the right to call him or herself a true champion in point fighting. In 2013, Jack Felton was one point from the championship while 9 time winner Raymond Daniels was eliminated in an [...]

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Irish Open 2014 – Forms, Weapons, Fighting Divisions Update

By |2017-11-24T21:08:34-06:00March 7th, 2014|ISKA, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

After the excitement of team sparring at the 2014 Irish Open on Friday night, the weight class eliminations began on Saturday. 2014 was the largest ever Irish Open and divisions boasted 70+ competitors in many. Winning meant everything and competitors were ready to put in maximum effort. At the same time, junior forms and weapons [...]

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2013 US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championships: Competitors Reach New Heights

By |2017-11-24T21:08:35-06:00August 15th, 2013|ISKA, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

Hailed as the largest sport karate event in North America and, quite possibly the world, the US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championships was held July 5-6, 2013 in Walt Disney World, Florida. More than 45 countries were represented at the event including lesser-known nations like Qatar. Large contingencies were on hand from nations like [...]

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2012 US Open Martial Arts Championships – A Myriad of Experiences

By |2017-11-24T21:08:39-06:00July 18th, 2012|ISKA, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

Matt Emig won multiple titles at the 2012 US Open Karate Championships and in the Night of Champions For many competitors and spectators, the U.S. Open Martial Arts Championships started with a ride from the Orlando airport on Disney’s Magical Express to the tournament hotel and ended with a return on the same bus. [...]

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