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2024 Compete Internationals: New and Old

By |2024-02-29T14:58:47-06:00February 29th, 2024|Competitors, NASKA Event, NASKA World Event, Social Media, Tournament Review|

Participation in the martial arts increases annually with over 6 million people in the United States attending at least one class a year. An important part of training is martial arts tournaments where martial artists from different backgrounds and schools can test their skills and training. Tournaments also provide a unique platform for social interaction [...]

WKC USA National Martial Arts Tournament: 2021 Highlights and Recaps

By |2021-08-28T20:58:46-05:00August 28th, 2021|Tournament Review, WKC|

"The WKC is not just a league, it is a movement," stated Team USA Director and coach Richard Plowden as he opened day two of the WKC USA Nationals event. And with competitor-friendly rules, a structure that is affordable for most and strong leadership, Mr. Plowden's statement rings true. The structure of this international league [...]

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Diamond Nationals: Change Up and Growth

By |2019-12-01T09:55:35-06:00November 15th, 2019|NASKA Event, Tournament Review|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-02-21T12:49:28-06:00August 29th, 2019|NASKA Event, Tournament, Tournament Review|

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 [...]

Go International – 2019 Quebec Open – Live Streams

By |2019-04-27T20:12:59-05:00April 26th, 2019|Social Media, Tournament, Tournament Review, Videos|

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 [...]

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Amazing Live Streams – 2019 ITF World Championships

By |2019-04-27T10:49:19-05:00April 26th, 2019|Social Media, Tournament, Tournament Review, Videos|

Inzell, Germany was the setting for the 2019 ITF World Championships! Check out live streams from SportMartialArts.com from the Opening Ceremony, all the rings and the Closing Finals! Finals Streams - Saturday, April 27, 2019 Saturday, April 27, 2019 - PM Competition [...]

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2019 Irish Open International: Excitement In Ireland

By |2019-03-26T22:08:26-05:00March 26th, 2019|Tournament Review|

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 [...]

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The 2019 Compete Internationals – Better Than Ever

By |2019-03-16T23:14:14-05:00March 16th, 2019|Tournament Review|

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 [...]

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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 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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