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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 [...]

5 Most Popular Hand Techniques For Successful Point Sparring

By |2021-09-25T10:29:22-05:00September 25th, 2021|Competition 101, Competitors, Entertainment, Tournament Review|

Point sparring is a great way to test out your martial arts skills in a controlled environment. In point sparring, the goal is to score points on your opponent by landing the first technique. Most people get caught up in the flashiness of kicking in martial arts. However, having well-timed hand techniques can be the [...]

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Top Martial Arts Styles For Successful Sport Karate Competition

By |2021-09-15T20:15:37-05:00September 16th, 2021|Competition 101, Competitors, Entertainment, Tournament Review|

Open martial arts tournaments allow competitors from any style of martial arts to compete with uniform rules for all to follow. However, some martial arts styles do better in adapting to the rules than others. This article will explore which styles seem to fare better in competition. The kata (forms) and weapons divisions at open [...]

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Karate Tournament Survival Kit

By |2021-09-08T19:49:08-05:00September 8th, 2021|Competition 101, Competitors, Entertainment, Tournament Review|

It's always hard to know what gear, snacks, and equipment you need to bring when you go to a karate tournament. Whether this is your first time or it's just been awhile since you've done it, this blog post will give you the survival kit that every competitor needs! Karate uniform and belt: Of course [...]

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Amazing Benefits of Sport Martial Arts Competition

By |2021-09-04T22:35:08-05:00September 4th, 2021|Competition 101, Tournament Review|

In an era of social distancing and interacting through electronics, sport martial arts tournament offer a platform for people of all ages to develop traits that will improve their lives. Ask nearly any former or current competitor about the positive impact of karate competition and you will hear about many benefits. Here are some of [...]

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Ten Cool Tournament Divisions You Need To Try

By |2017-11-24T21:08:27-06:00May 21st, 2016|Competition 101, Tournament Review|

Check out unique and fun new divisions at a tournament near you. Sport karate tournaments today are not the same as what your instructor experienced back in the 90s with simple forms, fighting and weapons divisions. Promoters are working hard to come up with new and unique divisions to keep competitors excited about competition and [...]

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Competition 101: Starting to Compete Step 1

By |2016-05-04T15:39:36-05:00May 4th, 2016|Competition 101, Tournament Review|

Step 1: Competition Starts With Learning So you were browsing the web and found some great videos of amazing people doing point sparring or amazing martial arts tricking performances and now you're hooked. You want to compete in sport karate. The next question is, how to get started in competition. All of the people you [...]

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