News2020-02-06T05:58:22-06:00
  • NASKA Cancels 2020 Season Early Due to Covid-19

    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 [...]

  • Compete Internationals: Showmanship and Competition in the Sun

    Compete Internationals held in Ontario, California is one of the feel-good events of the season. Everyone has great things to say, and the sheer number of divisions and events offered is truly staggering. That, coupled with a huge focus on underbelt competition gives it an [...]

Ross Levine Embarks on Professional Full Contact Career

A star is born Brooklyn-born kickboxing phenom Ross “Turbo” Levine made his first foray into the world of sport martial arts when he took up karate and taekwondo in 1994 at the tender age of seven, and needless to say, he hasn’t looked back since. Ross was inspired to follow in the footsteps of his father Charles (a former [...]

2019 Irish Open International: Excitement In Ireland

This year’s Irish Open International arguably enjoyed its most organized and well-run competition in the event’s history. The World Cup-rated open sport martial arts event, which is part of WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations), is the largest and most prestigious kickboxing tournament in the world. Even more impressive is the fact that all staff are unpaid volunteers, and all [...]

The 2019 Compete Internationals – Better Than Ever

The 2019 Compete Internationals was back and better than ever this year, enjoying a colossal turnout most notably in the under black belt divisions. The open sport martial arts tournament was held on Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California, and was rated a 6A World Event by the North American [...]

AKA Warrior Cup: A Different Kind of Tournament

The Warrior Cup has long been a hallmark of professionalism and excellence for the Sport Karate world. This year's event was no exception. Held at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of Chicago and hosted by John Sharkey and Hunter Lyon, the AKA Warrior Cup does double duty, closing the book on the previous year’s competition with the NASKA banquet [...]

Top Sport Karate Competitors Named Best of 2018

Each year SportMartialArts.com offers fans of sport karate a chance to vote for their favorite sport karate competitors, tournament and league. Thousands of votes are counted and the winners in fourteen categories are recognized for their accomplishments throughout the competition year. The voting for the 2018 Viewers' Choice Awards was the highest since the contest opened in 2014. For [...]

Diamond Nationals: The Next Big Step

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 spanned Friday and Saturday, October [...]

Who Says Traditional Can’t Win? 2018 US Capitol Classics

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 3-4, 2018, threw all those [...]

The 2018 U.S. Open: A Magic All Its Own

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 all over the world arrived [...]

The 2018 Quebec Open: Polish and Style in the North

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 in Canadian Law threatened to [...]

The 2018 AKA Warrior Cup Opens the Season With Style

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 the event on display for [...]

North American International Karate Championships 2017: Passion and Commitment

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’ energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to [...]

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