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Compete Internationals: Showmanship and Competition in the Sun

By |2020-03-10T10:44:00-05:00March 10th, 2020|NASKA Event, Tournament Review|

Compete Internationals held in Ontario, California is one of the feel-good events of the season. Everyone has great things to say, and the sheer number of divisions and events offered is truly staggering. That, coupled with a huge focus on underbelt competition gives it an extra helping of the family-friendly feelings. Hosted by Mohamed Jahanvash [...]

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A New Chapter to Competition: The AKA Warrior Cup

By |2020-02-15T10:01:46-06:00February 15th, 2020|NASKA Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The 2020 AKA Warrior Cup has made a habit out of redefining itself and pushing towards bigger and better things with every iteration and this year was no exception. With a new location in the Sheraton Grand in downtown Chicago, a new layout necessitated by the change, and some major tweaks to the schedule, there [...]

Diamond Nationals: Change Up and Growth

By |2019-12-01T09:55:35-06:00November 15th, 2019|NASKA Event, Tournament Review|

Diamonds Nationals this year was a little something different. Kicking off on November 4th in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the new location provided both competitors and families with a slew of options not available in previous years, but also with additional challenges. The change in date also caused some minor conflictions with many. This [...]

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U.S. Capitol Classics/China Open: Grace in the Storm

By |2020-02-21T12:49:28-06:00August 29th, 2019|NASKA Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The 2019 US Capitol Classics/China Open was a statement in elegance. Located at National Harbor Maryland in the beautiful Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, there was a sense of grandeur and luxury that isn’t matched anywhere else. Despite the beautiful and wonderful accommodations. The US Capitol Classics/China Open had one major issue. Internet. Friday [...]

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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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 [...]

The 2018 Quebec Open: Polish and Style in the North

By |2018-05-23T18:26:38-05:00May 22nd, 2018|NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Open World Tour, Tournament Review|

The 2018 Quebec Open was a high energy, smooth-running event that showcased some of the very best Sport Karate in North America. Held at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada, this year’s Quebec Open was one of the biggest in recent memory, with pre-registrations up from previous years. This is especially remarkable as recent changes [...]

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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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