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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 [...]

Underbelt Finals Are The New Standard

By |2017-11-24T21:08:25-06:00July 27th, 2016|Competition 101, Tournament Review|

Finals shows for underbelt competitors are popping up at tournaments across the United States. Black belt "grand championships" are part of most sport karate tournaments. Grand champion competition matches divisional winners against each other for an overall champion in forms, fighting or weapons. Sport karate has a well-known history of black belt championships. Typically, non-black belt (underbelt) competitors [...]

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