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39 Years of Awesome: Ocean State Grand Nationals

By |2019-06-02T21:22:24-05:00June 2nd, 2019|KRANE, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review, WKC|

It’s safe to say the Ocean State Grand Nationals outdid itself again in its 39th year, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats on multiple occasions over the course of what turned out to be an unforgettable weekend. The annual open sport karate and martial arts tournament took place on April 12th through [...]

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The 2016 Ocean State Grand Nationals

By |2017-11-24T21:08:28-05:00April 12th, 2016|KRANE, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The 2016 Ocean State Grand Nationals (OSGN) burst onto the Spring sport karate tournament scene on April 8th - 10th in Warwick, Rhode Island. This event is known for bringing out the top martial artists from the Northeastern United States to Canada to see whose training has paid off over the long winter. This year [...]

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Paul Mitchell Dominates at 2015 Ocean States

By |2017-11-24T21:08:29-05:00May 19th, 2015|KRANE, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

The Ocean State Grand Nationals is an historic event and a cornerstone of the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) circuit in the New England area. The 2015 event was held April 10-12, 2015 and featured some of the top players in the sport. In men's team sparring, Team Paul Mitchell ended on top with [...]

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Quebec Open 2014: New Leadership, Still Awesome

By |2017-11-24T21:08:33-05:00April 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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New England Open Brings Great Competition to New Hampshire

By |2017-11-24T21:08:35-05:00June 16th, 2013|KRANE, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

Ross Levine and Morgan Plowden of Team Impex win men and women's grand champion titles. It was a beautiful weekend for the New England Open which was hosted May 31-June 1, 2013 and for the second year at the Manchester Radisson in Manchester, New Hampshire. The venue was buzzing with excitement.  As you [...]

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Ocean State Grand Nationals Brings Top Competition to the East Coast

By |2017-11-24T21:08:36-05:00May 11th, 2013|KRANE, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

Jarrett Leiker (2d to R) wins the men's forms grand championships after a tough battle with Sen Gao, Steven So and Will Coneys. The Ocean State Grand Nationals is one of the top martial arts events on the East Coast. This NASKA 5A World Tour event is also a KRANE 5A+ rated event [...]

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New England Open’s new location is a winner

By |2017-11-24T21:08:39-05:00June 2nd, 2012|KRANE, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

The Greenhalghs are always full of surprises; everyone leaves with something remarkable to say about the New England Open each year. For 2012, his big change was in location. The event moved the remote Marlboro, Massachusetts to Manchester, New Hampshire in a location adjacent to an airport. The result was a much bigger turn [...]

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Year of the Dragon: Ocean State Grand Nationals 2012

By |2017-11-24T21:08:40-05:00April 15th, 2012|KRANE, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review, WAKO|

Tournaments in New England are unique because the area is a blend of old school karate and new innovation. The 2012 Ocean State Grand Nationals offered this unique combination at its 32nd Annual event held April 13-15, 2012 in Warwick, Rhode Island hosted by promoters Don and Christine Rodrigues. With 2012 being the [...]

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2011 New England Open Excitement and Fun

By |2017-11-24T21:08:42-05:00June 5th, 2011|KRANE, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review, Uncategorized|

The New England Open Saturday eliminations started bright and early and progressed at an awesome pace. From start to finish, there was action everywhere. The local KRANE judges stepped up and ran the underbelt divisions brilliantly, getting all the underbelt competition completed by 1:00 p.m. The black belt divisions, including the special WAKO and [...]

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Fierce competition: Friday Night at New England Open

By |2017-11-24T21:08:43-05:00June 3rd, 2011|KRANE, NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

The New England Open is a long-standing tournament in the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) league.  The eventdraws competitors from all over the New England area and the NASKA 5A rating brings many top competitors looking for good competition and ratings points.  The 2011 tournament was held June 3-4, 2011 in Marlboro, [...]

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