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2016 Amerikick Internationals Offers Spectacular Fights

By |2017-11-24T21:08:28-05:00April 5th, 2016|NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

The 2016 Amerikick Internationals impressed and improved again. In sport karate as in all sports, evolution is critical. We must push the boundaries of yesteryear in order to excel to new heights. The same thing applies to tournament promoters. Your tournament must evolve if you want to stay relevant. This is one lesson that Amerikick [...]

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Moradi and Sturzaker Wins Irish Open Titles

By |2017-11-24T21:08:29-05:00March 7th, 2016|Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

The Irish Open was bigger and better than ever! The 2016 Irish Open was bigger and better than ever. Held the weekend of March 4-6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland, promoter Roy Baker was proud to announce that in 2017 he may have to limit the number of entrants due to size! The prestige of the [...]

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Paul Mitchell Dominates at 2015 Ocean States

By |2017-11-24T21:08:29-05:00May 19th, 2015|KRANE, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

The Ocean State Grand Nationals is an historic event and a cornerstone of the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) circuit in the New England area. The 2015 event was held April 10-12, 2015 and featured some of the top players in the sport. In men's team sparring, Team Paul Mitchell ended on top with [...]

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Irish Open 2015: Bigger, Better

By |2017-11-24T21:08:30-05:00March 10th, 2015|Open World Tour, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

The 2015 Irish Open karate tournament lived up to its name as the largest fighting event in Europe, and perhaps the world. There were over 4000 registrants for the 2015 event, a substantial increase from the prior year. Some of the biggest growth was seen in the forms and weapons divisions as the event expanded [...]

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Bestfighter 2014: WAKO World Cup Competition

By |2017-11-24T21:08:33-05:00June 16th, 2014|Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

The Bestfighter tournament is a WAKO rated event that is one of the WAKO World Cup events - meaning one of the largest and most prestigious. The 2014 event, held June 4-6, 2014 in Lignano, Italy boasted higher attendance and some intense competition on all levels. The event included full contact, low kick, continuous and [...]

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Open Weight Divisions – Amazing – Irish Open 2014

By |2017-11-24T21:08:33-05:00March 9th, 2014|ISKA, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

Winning the Open Weight competition at the Irish Open is an historic occasion. Pitted against hundreds of competitors, the overall winner earns the right to call him or herself a true champion in point fighting. In 2013, Jack Felton was one point from the championship while 9 time winner Raymond Daniels was eliminated in an [...]

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Irish Open 2014 – Forms, Weapons, Fighting Divisions Update

By |2017-11-24T21:08:34-05:00March 7th, 2014|ISKA, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

After the excitement of team sparring at the 2014 Irish Open on Friday night, the weight class eliminations began on Saturday. 2014 was the largest ever Irish Open and divisions boasted 70+ competitors in many. Winning meant everything and competitors were ready to put in maximum effort. At the same time, junior forms and weapons [...]

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2014 Irish Open Friday Team Sparring Updates

By |2017-11-24T21:08:34-05:00March 1st, 2014|Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

Day two of Irish Open International has begun. Last night had some crazy fighting in men's and women's team sparring and full contact eliminations. In 2013, Hungary's Team Kiraly won men's teams and Top Ten Europe won women's teams. In 2014, Team All Stars put out a great line up consisting of their usuals of [...]

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WAKO Kickboxing medal rounds at the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games

By |2017-11-24T21:08:34-05:00October 25th, 2013|SportAccord, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

The final evening of WAKO Kickboxing at the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games involved the medal rounds for the three disciplines of low kick, full contact and point fighting. The finals took place October 25, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. FULL CONTACT In the full contact contest, the women opened up the competition with Tonje [...]

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2013 SportAccord World Combat Games: Day 2 of WAKO Kickboxing

By |2013-10-23T17:11:11-05:00October 23rd, 2013|SportAccord, Tournament, Tournament Review, WAKO|

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - It was the day of semi-final competition for kickboxing disciplines at the World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Winners today would move into the final medal round and a chance at becoming declared the World Combat Games gold medalist. Only 4 competitors remained in each discipline and the competition [...]

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