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Black Belt Magazine, JUNGO TV, SportMartialArts.com, MAT Action and 5 World Events Team Up to Elevate the Sport

By |2021-12-01T21:31:11-06:00December 1st, 2021|NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

2022 is going to be a banner year for sport martial arts events. The biggest players in the industry are teaming up to create a marketing and broadcasting collaboration that will elevate the sport. The sport martial arts community has tried for years to bring more recognition to the sport and make it viewable to [...]

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Diamond Nationals: Back on the Mats

By |2021-11-11T22:44:20-06:00November 11th, 2021|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

Diamonds is Back!   Diamonds has been a staple of Sport Karate forever; especially in the midwest regions. A common question heard through every tournament and every school is as the weather cools is:  “You’re going to Diamonds, right?” Last year, the entire world said “no” and we all sat at home and wondered what [...]

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Battle of Atlanta: A Comeback for the Record Books

By |2021-11-11T22:44:30-06:00June 30th, 2021|NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

“It’s been a year.” That was the phrase that was heard over and over at this year’s Battle of Atlanta. Among the first of the big NASKA events to start rolling forward, post-covid. The Battle of Atlanta was a big jump for a lot of people to get back into the ring, as well as [...]

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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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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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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 U.S. Open: A Magic All Its Own

By |2018-08-10T17:31:27-05:00August 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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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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U.S. Open: Creativity and Community

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-06:00August 7th, 2017|NASKA World Event, Tournament Review|

The U.S. Open has been a banner event of the NASKA circuit for years. It pulls competitors from all over the country for the chance to compete against the very best on Disney property with ESPN broadcasting the Saturday Night Finals (Night of Champions).   The U.S. Open was hosted this year at the Coronado [...]

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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