Events

Jessie Wray's Virtual Fight Tour was back in action on Saturday night with their ninth promotion and one of the most star-studded point fighting pay-per-views that we have seen to date. The sparring action was supplemented with great guest performances such as Jonah Plawker's creative bo routine, Katelyn McMillan's traditional bo routine, and the electric extreme form of Haley "Bulletproof" Glass. As for the fights, we saw Tyreeke Saint make a statement, Tyson Wray take the lead in a budding rivalry, Bailey Murphy continue his Murphy Mania run of greatness, and Avery Plowden make his return to professional sport karate with an impressive win. Keep reading for more detailed results and analysis.

Keep Reading Show less

The North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) made its official return to in-person competition at the Battle of Atlanta. Following the ProMAC Championships on Thursday, the next two days of action revealed which of NASKA's mainstay competitors would remain on top, as well as which new contenders are ready to make a name for themselves on America's most prestigious sport karate circuit.

Keep Reading Show less

Within 24 hours of the cancellation of the 2021 U.S. Capitol Classics, the 2021 Compete International Martial Arts Championship has also been canceled. The world class tournament is promoted by Mohamad and Amanda Jahanvash in Ontario, California and was the last NASKA event to take place before the COVID-19 pandemic in February of 2020. The promoters released the following statement to announce the cancellation on Thursday:

We regret to announce that we will not be holding Compete this year. Due to Covid restrictions we had to make the decision that in order to provide the highest quality experience for our competitors, officials and families, we will not hold Compete World Martial Arts Championships in 2021. Compete will be February 25, 26 & 27, 2022 at Ontario Convention Center and we hope to see you there. Thank you all for your support.

Keep Reading Show less

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of yet another world class sport karate tournament. The U.S. Capitol Classics and China Open, a 6A-rated North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) world tour event, last took place in 2019 and hoped to make a return in 2021. Promoters Grand Master Dennis Brown and Andrena Brown released this statement on Wednesday:

We regret to inform you that we will not present the 2021 US Capitol Classics China Open. Due to COVID restrictions, our venue, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is not scheduled to reopen until July. Depending on when it opens in July, that would give us less than one month to prepare, finalize and debut the 2021 US Capitol Classics China Open as the high quality event that it has been for over three decades. We were unable to secure a later date in the year because other groups had to move their dates or not present their events, as is the case for us. We will take this time to begin early preparations for 2022 August 4-6. We hope you understand our decision to err on the side of caution for you. Grand Master Brown and I (Andrena) will continue to support the NASKA events that are scheduled for 2021 and beyond.

Keep Reading Show less