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Diamond Nationals: The Next Big Step

By |2018-11-05T12:02:53-05:00November 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 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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The 2018 AKA Warrior Cup Opens the Season With Style

By |2018-02-21T21:20:10-05:00February 21st, 2018|Tournament Review|

Being the first event on the NASKA World Tour is a lot of pressure for the AKA Warrior Cup, but the event did not disappoint with top competitors, a huge turn out and and an exciting finals. The enormous 70 pound Warrior Cups that are the namesake for the tournament garnished various rooms in [...]

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North American International Karate Championships 2017: Passion and Commitment

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-05:00October 6th, 2017|Tournament, Tournament Review|

Connell Loveless’ North American International Karate Championships in Larthrup, MI was bogged down with challenges before it even began. Unfortunately, because of the hurricanes in the south, much of Team Revolution was unable to make it to the NAIKC this year. However, despite these, and numerous other setbacks that appeared throughout the weekend. Connell Loveless’ [...]

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U.S. Open: Creativity and Community

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-05:00August 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 [...]

AmeriKick Internationals: Sport Karate Spectacular in the City of Brotherly Love

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-05:00April 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 |2017-11-24T21:08:22-05:00February 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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2016 Viewer’s Choice Winners

By |2017-11-24T21:08:22-05:00January 10th, 2017|Competition 101, Competitors, Entertainment, Personalities, Tournament Review|

Thousands of votes were cast and the winners of the coveted Viewer's Choice have been selected. Congratulations to all of those who were selected by the fans! Awards for the winners and runner up selection will be awarded during the finals at the 2016 AKA Warrior Cup in Chicago, Illinois coming the weekend of January [...]

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