News2020-02-06T05:58:22-06:00
  • Team Paul Mitchell Makes Largest number of Pick Ups in Years

    6 New Members and a New Position Created to Ensure TPM’s legacy continues [Providence, RI]: Team Paul Mitchell Karate announced today the addition of 6 new team members who will be debuting in the famed Black and White uniform at the upcoming Ocean State Grand [...]

  • AKA Warrior Cup – Better and Brighter

    The AKA Warrior Cup has always been a definitive force in the Sport Karate World. Between its extensive history paired with the relentless innovation of the promoters, John Sharkey and Hunter Lyon, it’s an event that sets the bar with professionalism and quality every year.  [...]

Diamond Nationals: Change Up and Growth

Diamonds Nationals this year was a little something different. Kicking off on November 4th in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the new location provided both competitors and families with a slew of options not available in previous years, but also with additional challenges. The change in date also caused some minor conflictions with many. This year’s Diamond Nationals was running [...]

U.S. Capitol Classics/China Open: Grace in the Storm

The 2019 US Capitol Classics/China Open was a statement in elegance. Located at National Harbor Maryland in the beautiful Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, there was a sense of grandeur and luxury that isn’t matched anywhere else. Despite the beautiful and wonderful accommodations. The US Capitol Classics/China Open had one major issue. Internet. Friday eliminations went off without a [...]

Tradition and Innovation: Quebec Open 2019

The Quebec Open is always talked about in fond tones. From the spectacular night show to the inclusive feel, it’s an event that has a different flavor than many other events. Claire Concozza, David Bossinotte, and Samuel Gagnon hosted the 2019 Quebec Open, on April 26th and 27th held at PEPS, Laval University in Quebec City, a place with a [...]

39 Years of Awesome: Ocean State Grand Nationals

It’s safe to say the Ocean State Grand Nationals outdid itself again in its 39th year, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats on multiple occasions over the course of what turned out to be an unforgettable weekend. The annual open sport karate and martial arts tournament took place on April 12th through 14th, 2019 at the Crowne [...]

Go International – 2019 Quebec Open – Live Streams

The 2019 Quebec Open is part of the NASKA World Tour and is also a WAKO rated event. This event was voted best tournament of 2018 in the SportMartialArts.com Viewers' Choice Poll and has a night show you will not forget. Check out the great live streams from this event - broadcast exclusively by SportMartialArts.com. [...]

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 [...]

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