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2011 NBL Supergrands crowns grand champions

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-06:00January 1st, 2012|NBL, Tournament Review|

The Grand Finale Super Show at the Super Grands allows competitors to receive numerous awards and watch the new world champions  squaring off against one another for overall titles.  After the new world championship rings are dispersed, the select few champions storm the stage and compete for the honor to be named World [...]

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The last Grand Finale at 2011 NBL Supergrands

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-06:00December 31st, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

The last official grand finale of the Super Grands was filled with adults, vying for the right to be called World Champion.  The first event of this evening was the Hard Choreographed Musical Forms division, contested by Jeff Doss and Ghandi Lewis.  A slight stumble by Doss allowed Ghandi to capture his first [...]

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Youth on stage in Supergrands Grand Finale 4

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-06:00December 30th, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

The fourth finale was all juniors and the young guns were excited to show off what they could do.  The first division up was 11 and under Hard Choreographed Musical Forms.  Zach Gaona of Team International faced off against Hayden Smith of Team Strike Force for the honor of becoming champion.  Gaona came away [...]

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Adult weapons and fighting dominate Supergrands finale 3

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-06:00December 30th, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

Finale three was adults-only competition and it proved incredibly exciting.  The first division was the Hard Choreographed Musical competition.  Jeff Doss and Josh Durbin renewed their WestPac rivalry on this night and they both performed very well.  But in the end, Durbin’s tricks and flips were too much for Doss to overcome.  The [...]

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Contemporary weapons and youth point sparring in Supergrands finale 2

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-06:00December 29th, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

Day three of the Super Grands was as exciting as the last two.  Creative, traditional and point fighting were all on hand for those in attendance.  Raymond Daniels and Jamal Albini wildcarded their point sparring divisions and made it all the way to the finals.  Jeff Doss and Josh Durbin edged Darrell "Ghandi" Lewis to [...]

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Team Proper and Team All Stars dominate team divisions at NBL Supergrands

By |2017-11-24T21:08:41-06:00December 28th, 2011|NBL, Tournament Review|

The NBL Super Grands are always an exciting end to the competition season, and that start to this year’s event proved no different.  Already on the first day, Team All-Stars were knocking people out showing off who the number one fighting team in Sport Karate is.  Also, Nick Cain will take the stage [...]

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The Battle of the Champions Ends the West-Pac Season

By |2017-11-24T21:08:42-06:00July 17th, 2011|NBL, NBL WestPac National Conference, Tournament Review|

In the blazing hot sun of El Paso, Texas, Laco Villanueva proudly hosted the 9th annual Battle of the Champions the weekend of July 16-17, 2011. Beautiful weather and fantastic food provided a great backdrop for the fantastic competition that is always seen at Villanueva’s event. The finals highlighted to best of the [...]

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Proper, Pinnacle and Pacific Jewel Nationals!

By |2017-11-24T21:08:43-06:00May 8th, 2011|NBL, NBL WestPac National Conference, Tournament Review, Uncategorized|

It was a great weekend in the Pacific Northwest on May 6-7, 2011 in Vancouver, Washington, where Noah and Deanna Bertsch proudly host the Pacific Jewel Nationals, one of the classiest and nicest events in the nation.  Even with pouring rain all weekend long, you couldn’t help but be excited.  The fresh mountain [...]

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Golden Gate Nationals Brings New Stars to Light

By |2017-11-24T21:08:44-06:00April 9th, 2011|NBL, NBL WestPac National Conference, Tournament Review|

In beautiful Santa Clara, California over the weekend of April 8-9, 2011, Jordan and Felipa Pallen hosted their annual Golden Date Internationals, promising great competition and lots of fun!  The turnout was great, hosting people from all over the USA, Canada and Mexico.  And the host Jordan and Felipa Pallen offered their typical [...]

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