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Hollie Hamm discusses the upcoming Destin Open and some of the factors that helped her become a successful school owner with a passionate team of instructors.

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Join 22x Sport Karate World Champion Josh Quartin as he breaks down foundational sword cuts and extreme tricks. Josh used these skills to claim two ISKA titles in his career and is now a respected instructor for Victory Martial Arts.

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The new point fighting promotion streamed on OSS TV has announced all eight fighters for their upcoming 160-169 tournament.

On December 12th, some of the top point fighters in sport karate will assemble at Pro Point headquarters to attempt to claim the second title awarded by the promotion. Superstar Bailey Murphy won the lightweight bracket by defeating formidable opponent Ryan George in the finals to become the first Pro Point champion, but now the stage is set for a new fighter to be crowned champion of a new weight class.

The first announcement for the 8-man tournament was none other than all-time great point fighter Jack Felton of Team All Stars. Felton was followed by Team Straight Up's Brandon Ballou, who was an alternate for the first event and has developed a reputation as one of the toughest fighters in the sport. Then another all-time fighter was added to the lineup with the announcement of Jason Bourelly of Team KTOC, the ageless wonder who is known for winning every major tournament in the sport. The bracket would only get deeper from there with the addition of Oscar Guzman, Luis Nunez, Team Dojo Elite-Power's Zain Pedraza, Jalen Lazenby, and Team Straight Up's Romani Alicea.

Check out round one of Bailey Murphy and Ryan George's clash from the first Pro Point event below to see this new style of sport karate fighting.

In other Pro Point news, they have announced a 170-179 pound weight class bracket to take place on January 30th. It is unknown which fighters are planned for that event at this time. Additionally, Pro Point has signed former successful point fighter Samuel Gagnon as their Director of Canada, who compliments their recent signing of Mike Conroy as Executive Director. For more news and updates about Pro Point and other exciting sport karate promotions, stay tuned to BlackBeltMag.com.

The Irish Open, one of the world's largest open martial arts tournaments, has canceled their 2021 event.

The Irish Open was one of the last martial arts tournaments to take place in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement or cancellation of numerous events around the world. The event, renowned for its prestigious open weight point fighting title, typically takes place in March at the Citywest Hotel just outside of Dublin. The Irish government recently extended their COVID-19 regulations that directly impact the Citywest Hotel until June 2021, making the event impossible at its usual time. The size of the event would have made it very difficult to execute, even if these restrictions had not been mandated by the government. The organizing staff of the event announced that the Citywest Hotel is offering full refunds for anyone who already booked their hotel stay, as well as offering the same rates for 2022 bookings. The Irish Open promoters are confident that the event will return in 2022 "stronger, bigger, and better".

The new pay-per-view point fighting promotion by Jessie Wray is gearing up for an action-packed fourth event.

If you tuned in for Virtual Fight Tour III, you know that the promotion has continued to bring sport karate fans world class talent and excellent match ups. The brand looks to stay hot with Virtual Fight Tour IV and the announcement of five new showdowns to compliment the highly-anticipated team fighting clash between Team All Stars and Top Ten Team USA on December 19th.

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