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The Competitor Friendly Grand Slam Open 2015

By |2017-11-24T21:08:29-06:00May 25th, 2015|NBL, SKIL, Tournament, Tournament Review|

From the Ironman divisions and special underbelt grands to the discounts at the hotel restaurant, the 2015 Grand Slam Open catered to competitors. Held the weekend of April 17-18, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, the Grand Slam Open had a great turn out and fun competition.  It was Nick Cain who managed to fight and perform [...]

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A Great Experience: 2015 SMAC Internationals

By |2017-11-24T21:08:30-06:00March 11th, 2015|NBL, SKIL, Tournament, Tournament Review|

"It's a cold night in Niagara Falls" - Those were the words told to all of the ready and willing competitors at the 2015 SMAC Internationals. However, at this NBL CanAm event the cold air would have to work hard against the hot competition. Set in frosty but beautiful Niagara Falls New York the weekend [...]

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BLITZ Championships Highlights Awesome Florida Competitors

By |2017-11-24T21:08:31-06:00October 5th, 2014|BLITZ, NBL, Regional Alliance, Tournament, Tournament Review|

Held October 3-4, 2014 in Orlando, Florida, the BLITZ Championships was the final event of the season for Florida's BLITZ League and is also the only NBL event in the Florida area. The event drew top schools and teams from all around Florida as well as from surrounding states and demonstrated the deep talent pool [...]

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North American Int’l Karate Championships goes BIG in Michigan

By |2017-11-24T21:08:32-06:00September 15th, 2014|NBL, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The North American International Karate Championships (NAIKC) may only be rated as a regional event in 2014 but promoter Conell Loveless went BIG this year and had a turn out that would make a national rated event proud. Competitors participated in packed divisions for both black belt and under belt with top competitors in house [...]

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Mexican Open brings excitement south of the border

By |2017-11-24T21:08:32-06:00September 2nd, 2014|NBL, Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review|

What happens when you mix sun, sand, beach, Spanish and sport karate together? The 2014 Mexican Open! Bigger and better than ever, the event was held August 29-30, 2014 in Acapulco, Mexico and marked the second high caliber event of the new Open World Tour. Competitors from all over the world joined together for this [...]

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2014 Kumite Classic: Dawson Makes an Impact

By |2017-11-24T21:08:33-06:00May 26th, 2014|NBL, SKIL, Tournament, Tournament Review|

The upper midwest is becoming a strong center for sport karate, especially for the National Black Belt League (NBL). Part of this growth comes from the long-running Kumite Classic, this year held May 23-24, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh lies right on the border of the eastern edge of the Midwest and the 2014 event [...]

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Grand Slam Open Brings Sport Karate to Virginia

By |2017-11-24T21:08:33-06:00April 14th, 2014|NBL, Tournament, Tournament Review|

On April 11th and 12th 2014, Richmond, Virginia became the new home of the Grand Slam Nationals and it did not disappoint. Jeff Doss and his army of helpers have truly turned this tournament into the premier event of Virginia. On Friday, the competition kicked into high gear with competitors traveling from the North and [...]

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Kumite Classic 2013 Grows

By |2017-11-24T21:08:35-06:00May 28th, 2013|NBL, Tournament Review|

Jermond Wiggins, Richard Plowden, Morgan and Avery Plowden after their wins at the 2013 Kumite Classic. The 2013 Kumite Classic was a banner year for promoter Bill Viola. Held May 24-25, 2013 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, (just outside of Pittsburgh) the event celebrated its fourteenth year with growth. Viola saw a huge increase in [...]

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Grand Slam 2013 Draws Awesome Competition

By |2017-11-24T21:08:36-06:00May 27th, 2013|NBL, Tournament Review, Uncategorized|

Jermond Wiggins wins the men's point sparring grand champion title at 2013 Grand Slam Open. Lynchburg Virgina, the home town of Liberty University and the site where Promoter Jeff “Sushi” Doss puts on the Grand Slam Open Nationals the weekend of April 19-20, 2013. Going from a winter storm to a severe thunderstorm [...]

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Jefferson Owns Golden Gate Internationals 2012

By |2017-11-24T21:08:40-06:00March 29th, 2012|NBL, NBL WestPac National Conference, Tournament Review|

It was new location for the best sport martial arts tournament on the bay - the Golden Gate Internationals - as it was hosted at the convenient Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, a stone’s throw away from the airport. The event was held March 23-24, 2012. With competitors from the USA, Honduras, Mexico and [...]

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