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Welcome

Welcome to the 2022 US Open
ISKA World Martial Arts Championships!

Once again, we welcome you to a weekend of the greatest martial arts performances and championship showdowns to be found anywhere in the world. The US Open - where the superstars of sport karate meet to lay it all on the line. Where champions become legends. Where new stars lead us to the future.  And it all happens at the greatest land of dreams of them all, the home of magic itself - Walt Disney World.

It all comes to a peak for Under-Black Belts and Black Belt Class A finalists seeking their titles on Friday night, with the thrilling Night of Victory. Streamed live worldwide, you’ll witness the best going head to head for world titles in Teams and Creative, Musical, and Extreme Forms and Weapons divisions.

On Saturday night the ISKA World Championships takes the stage matching the finest Black Belts anywhere in the world in the Annual Best-of-the-Best Showdown! The annual World Championships will play out for a sold-out local crowd and a live worldwide audience.  Look for a complete broadcast replay schedule on USOpen-Karate.com.

And most of all thank you to the competitors, coaches, and parents who are the finest and most dedicated martial artists and supporters to be found anywhere, and without whom the US Open could not be what it has aspired to be and has become over the years. You have our gratitude, and our best wishes for a most enjoyable, memorable, and spectacular weekend! Welcome and good luck to all!

Mike Sawyer, Mike McCoy, Cory Schafer and the US Open Executive Team.

Event Schedule

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2022

     5:00 – 8:00 pm Veracruz Lobby

  • Pre-Registered Individual Competitors, Pre-Paid Spectators, and Groups Check-In
  • New Registrations, Spectator Ticket Sales (GA & Reserved Seats) & Spectator Seat Upgrades

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Coronado Ballroom

  • Team Paul Mitchell Experience Training Camp

1:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Veracruz Lobby

  • Pre-Registered Individual Competitors, Pre-Paid Spectators, and Groups Check-In
  • New Registrations, Spectator Ticket Sales (GA & Reserved Seats) & Spectator Seat Upgrades
  • Competitor Weigh-in for Friday Sparring Competitions

      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Veracruz Ballroom

  • Competition for ALL TEAM and SPECIALTY EVENTS

Please see the Ring Assignments that will determine the order in which the events will be held.

  • Team Sparring (both 2 and 3 person)
  • Open Rank Sparring - All Belts - Pro Mac
  • Demonstration Team Divisions
  • Synchronized Forms Divisions
  • Synchronized Weapons Divisions
  • Traditional Forms Challenge (all age and gender divisions)
  • Handicapable Divisions
  • Self-Defense (all divisions)
  • Padded Sword Sparring
  • Karate Flag 

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2021

8:00 am – 9:00 pm: Veracruz Lobby

  • Pre-Registered Individual Competitors, Pre-Paid Spectators, and Groups Check-In
  • New Registrations, Spectator Ticket Sales (GA & Reserved Seats) & Spectator Seat Upgrades
  • Competitor Weigh-in for Friday and Saturday Sparring Competitions

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Fiesta Ballroom

  • USBA BREAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

8:00 am Veracruz Ballroom

US OPEN NASKA/ISKA COMPETITION for Black Belt Seniors, 30 and over;

  • Traditional Weapons
  • Creative Forms & Weapons
  • Extreme Forms & Weapons
  • Musical Forms & Weapons

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Veracruz Ballroom

US OPEN NASKA/ISKA COMPETITION for individual events listed below for all ages, rank and gender.

  • Traditional Weapons
  • Creative Forms & Weapons
  • Extreme Forms & Weapons
  • Musical Forms & Weapons
  • Continuous Sparring

After Individual Divisions are Completed, All Run-Offs for Grand Championships will occur.

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm:

  • US OPEN NIGHT OF VICTORY UBB & BBA ISKA AMATEUR OPEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Coronado A-H (Live-Streamed Worldwide on the SMA Network on Facebook. Divisions and finalists to be included will be determined during the Friday afternoon Run-Offs)

SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2022

8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Veracruz Lobby

  • Adv-Registered Individual Competitors, Pre-Paid Spectators, and Groups Check-In
  • New Registrations, Spectator Ticket Sales (GA & Reserved Seats) & Spectator Seat Upgrades
  • Competitor Weigh-in for Saturday Sparring Competition

8:00 am – 2:00 pm: Fiesta Ballroom

  • ISKA WORLD PROFESSIONAL BREAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Veracruz Ballroom

ISKA SPORT MMA

  • Adult Divisions
  • Youth Divisions

9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Veracruz Ballroom

US OPEN NASKA/ISKA COMPETITION for individual events listed below for all ages, rank and gender.

  • Traditional Forms
  • Point Sparring
  • Clash Sparring
  • Open Weight Sparring - Black Belts

After Individual Divisions are Completed, All Run-Offs for NASKA Tour 6A US Open Grand Championships will occur, and any Run Off rounds necessary to determine finalists for the ISKA Professional Open World Championships.

5:00 pm Coronado Ballroom

  • Doors Open for the US OPEN NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS and ISKA PROFESSIONAL OPEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

6:00 pm Coronado Ballroom

  • ISKA NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS begins

7:00 pm Coronado Ballroom

  • ISKA WORLD PROFESSIONAL OPEN MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS begins

10:00 pm:

  • US OPEN VICTORY CELEBRATIONS
RING ASSIGNMENTS

Estimated RING ASSIGNMENTS and start times for your specific divisions have been emailed or tested to you and remain available through your account at MATAction.com/US-OPEN

Or visit the link in the following QR Code:

CORONADO CONVENTION CENTER LAYOUT


CORONADO BALLROOM NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS SEATING

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

General Admission (GA) and Reserved Seating (RS)

If you have purchased a Reserved Seat for the NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS, that purchase includes complimentary Three-Day General Admission entry into the US Open Tournament Thursday – Saturday.  All seating is General Admission (GA) for the tournament daytime eliminations Thursday-Saturday and for Friday night’s Night of Victory ISKA Youth Under-Black Belt World Championships in the Coronado Ballroom.  All seating at the Saturday Night of Champions ISKA World Black Belt Championships is Reserved Seating (RS), other than a small GA section partitioned at the back of the B-side.

If you have purchased a General Admission pass for the US Open, you may exchange it for full credit towards a reserved seat for the Night of Champions at anytime, at the Sales counter. As reserved seating is always sold out by Saturday afternoon or earlier, we recommend you make your exchange from GA to a RS as early as possible after arriving on-site.

Wristbands and Exchange Values

You must always have a wristband on to get into any area of the US Open. If you have advance purchased Spectator Entry than you will receive a wristband upon your arrival. Please be prepared with a government issued picture I.D. to claim your wristbands. When you get your wristband, please put it on right away and do not remove it for the entire US Open weekend (unless you remove it at the direction and in the presence of the sales staff to trade it in on a ticket upgrade). Wristbands that are not on a wrist have no value and may not be used for entry or upgrade. No one will be allowed entry without a wristband on their wrist. Lost or broken wristbands cannot be replaced without paying again.

Event Schedule

In order to make certain that you get to watch all the exciting action your choose to, please refer to the Event Schedule provided in this virtual program.

COMPETITOR INFORMATION

General Admission (GA) and Reserved Seating (RS) for the NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

All Registered Competitors receive full General Admission entry to all tournament events.  All seating is GA during the daytime eliminations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and for Friday night’s Night of Victory ISKA Youth Under-Black Belt World Championships in the Coronado Ballroom.  All seating at the Saturday Night of Champions ISKA World Black Belt Championships is Reserved Seating (RS), other than a small GA section partitioned at the back of the B-side.

If you are a registered competitor your wristband will serve as your GA ticket for the eliminations and the Night of Victory on Friday night. You may also use it for access to the GA area at the Saturday Night of Champions, or you may exchange it at any time at the Sales counter for a reserved seat with a full $50 in credit towards a Reserved Ringside Seat, which are priced at $55 and above. If you have already purchased Spectator General Admissions for family or friends, you may also exchange them for full credit towards a reserved seat at anytime, at the Sales counter. As reserved seating is always sold out by Saturday afternoon or earlier, we recommend you make your exchange from GA to a RS as early as possible after arriving on-site.

Wristbands and Exchange Values  (reserved seat tickets)

You must always have a wristband on to get into any area of the US Open. If you have advance-registered to compete or have advance-purchased a GA or RS ticket, you will receive a wristband upon your arrival. Please be prepared with a government issued picture I.D. to claim your wristbands. When you get your wristband, please put it on right away and do not remove it for the entire US Open weekend (unless you remove it at the direction and in the presence of the sales staff to trade it in on a ticket upgrade). Wristbands that are not on a wrist have no value and may not be used for entry or upgrade. No one will be allowed entry without a wristband on their wrist. Lost or broken wristbands cannot be replaced without paying again.

Ring Assignments

You may access the ring assignments for the divisions you have registered for by going to your MatAction account.  The order of divisions that will occur in your ring will also be available there.

Weighing In

If you will be competing in a division that requires you to weigh-in (Adult Point, Continuous, Clash Sparring and Sport MMA please be sure to have weighed-in at the station located outside the Veracruz Room and near Advance Registration Pickup well before your division is scheduled to begin.  It is your responsibility to know the weight limits for the divisions  you have registered for.  Please be prepared to “make-weight” when you report to the Weigh-in station.

Reporting for Events as a Competitor

Please see the SCHEDULE section of this program for the general order of events and look at you MatAction account for the order of divisions that will occur in your ring each day. Note that your division ring location may change at any time without notice, so you must be present at your ring on time to know of any changes. There will be no announcements over the PA system about divisions starting or moving to other rings. Please be at your ring at least 15 minutes before your competition is set to begin. If you miss your division for any reason, including a time conflict with another division, there will be no refunds, and make-up divisions are limited. When you report to your ring, see the Ring Manager who will check you off a database list of all competitors registered for that division. If you will be competing in a division that requires you to weigh-in (Adult Point, Continuous, Clash Sparring, Sport MMA please be sure to have weighed-in at the station located outside the Veracruz Room and near Advance Registration Pickup well before your division is scheduled to begin.

Rules To Be Used For All 2021 US Open Events

All competitors have the responsibility of knowing all rules that apply to the divisions they will be participating in. Detailed rules for every type of competition may be found online at usopen-karate.com or at the link found in this digital progam. 

ISKA/NASKA sparring rules require that all youth sparring competitors (divisions 17 years and under) of all ranks must wear chest protectors and face shields. ISKA/NASKA rules now also require that all sparring competitors of all ages must wear soft padded elbow and shin pads.

No equipment of any type for any division is supplied by the US Open other than music boxes. Each competitor must have all required equipment on and be prepared to compete when checking in at their rings.  

Century martial arts supplies will be present at the us open with a large supply of face shields, chest protectors, shin pads, and elbow pads, among other equipment.   However, failure to have the required equipment for any reason, including that the equipment vendor has run out of saleable supplies of the equipment, will mean that competitor will not be allowed to compete, including in make-up divisions, and refunds will not be given.

All rings will have three officials, with the exception of some team events, inter-divisional run-offs, and the Night of Champions. In weapons, forms, and other scored divisions, high and low scores will be dropped only when there are five officials or more. In all divisions, the Relative Ranking System, in which all competitors in a division run their forms before any scores are given; and the Maximum Deviation Rule, which limits the RANGE of a judge’s score which is significantly higher or lower than the other judges, will be in effect. A detailed description of the Relative Ranking System and Maximum Deviation Rule is available on the US Open website at usopenkarate.com. 

Division Classifications & Sizes

Youth divisions are 17 years and younger; Adult divisions are 18 years and over. Proof of age may be required at the discretion of the officials. Should questions arise regarding the proper division for a competitor, the official ISKA and NASKA Arbitrators will make the controlling decision.

Rank Division Classifications

BEGINNER (Beg) (belt color usually white, yellow, or orange): Training history of no more than a year, and no more than ten open tournament participations. More than a year only if injury or other absence prevented all training and competing for a period of a contiguous month or more. Otherwise, if more than a year training or more than ten open events, must move to Beginning Intermediate Division regardless of belt color. 

INTERMEDIATE (Int) (belt color usually orange, blue, green, or purple)  More than a year in training, but less than two years unless injury or other absence preventing all training and competing for a cumulative three months or more. No more than 30 open tournaments entered. If training time or number of events or both exceed these limits, must move to Advanced regardless of belt color. (Note; some events in certain age groups offer separate “New Intermediate” and “Experienced Intermediate” divisions)

ADVANCED (Adv) (belt color purple, red, brown, or very rarely, green): May have black horizontal stripe in brown or red belt indicating candidate status for pending black belt promotion. No minimum on training time before entering Advanced division. No maximum number of open events that may be entered as an Advanced competitor. However, may not compete in Advanced division longer than two years or 20 events and as Advanced competitor, unless injury or other absence prevented training and competing for a cumulative five months or more. 

BLACK BELT CLASS A (BBA): (belt color black, or brown or red with black horizontal stripe indicating black belt candidate): No other belt color other than that listed may be worn in BBA divisions. No minimum training time or competition experienced required. No maximum time a competitor may compete as BBA. This classification of black belt will often have divisions separate from BBAA in which BBAA cannot enter. Those divisions will not be eligible for NASKA or ISKA Open World Tour BBAA points, or prize money or advancement to finals or World Title divisions reserved for BBAA.

BLACK BELT CLASS AA (BBAA). (only black belts may be worn in this division, unless special approval is obtained in advance from NASKA and/or ISKA): This is the highest level of competition offered. Competitors will be expected to be competitive with the world's best competitors and will be competing for awards that often will include prize money and other top-level awards, NASKA and/or ISKA Open World Tour points, and ISKA Open World Tour World Championships that may be televised. NASKA and ISKA reserve the right to deny entry to BBAA divisions and direct the competitor to BBA divisions instead, if it becomes apparent in the sole discretion of NASKA or the ISKA that the competitor is not competitive in BBAA divisions.

NOTE: Divisions that are listed together with a forward slash (Beg/Int or Int/Adv or BBA/AA) are divisions which have combined the two listed categories into the same competition division.

Black Belt Magazine and ISKA World Sport Karate Rankings

Men's Weapons

Women's Weapons

Men's CMX Forms

Women's CMX Forms

Men's Traditional Forms

Women's Traditional Forms

Men's Lightweight Fighting

Men's Heavyweight Fighting

Men's Open Weight Fighting

Women's Fighting

Junior Boys' CMX Weapons

Junior Boys' Traditional Weapons

Junior Girls' CMX Weapons

Junior Girls' Traditional Weapons

Junior Boys' CMX Forms

Junior Boys' Traditional Forms

Junior Girls' CMX Forms

Junior Girls' Traditional Forms

Youth Boys' Weapons

Youth Girls' Traditional Weapons

Youth Girls' CMX Weapons

Youth Boys' CMX Forms

Youth Boys' Traditional Forms

Youth Girls' CMX Forms

Youth Girls' Traditional Forms

Senior Men's Weapons

Senior Men's Forms

Senior Men's Fighting

Senior Women's Forms & Weapons

Synchronized Weapons

Synchronized Forms

Team Demonstration

Men's Team Fighting

Men's CMX Weapons

  1. Alex Mancillas
  2. Dawson Holt
  3. Jake Presley
  4. Rashad Eugene
  5. Arturo Armendariz

Men's Traditional Weapons

  1. Jake Presley
  2. Dawson Holt
  3. Samuel Diaz III
  4. Rashad Eugene
  5. Alec Jahanvash

Women's CMX Weapons

  1. Haley Glass
  2. Sammy Smith
  3. Sara Campbell
  4. Kaelyn Kowalski
  5. Solange Olivier

Women's Traditional Weapons

  1. Haley Glass
  2. Sara Campbell
  3. Kaelyn Kowalski
  4. Rose Rhéaume
  5. Laine Barrett

Men's CMX Forms

  1. Dawson Holt
  2. Salef Celiz
  3. Shaquan Parson
  4. Diego Rodriguez Florez
  5. Cody Leck

Men's Traditional Forms

  1. Mason Stowell
  2. Joey Castro
  3. Diego Rodriguez Florez
  4. Jeff Doss
  5. William Smart

Women's CMX Forms

  1. Haley Glass
  2. Sammy Smith
  3. Noell Jellison
  4. Olivia Rando
  5. Solange Olivier

Women's Traditional Forms

  1. Gabrielle Dunn
  2. Rose Rhéaume
  3. Amber Rutherford
  4. Jewelianna Ramos-Ortiz
  5. Sasha Rodriguez

Men's Lightweight Fighting

  1. Bailey Murphy
  2. Jack Felton
  3. Tyson Wray
  4. Enrique Letona
  5. Tyreeke Saint

Men's Heavyweight Fighting

  1. Kameren Dawson
  2. Avery Plowden & Elijah Everill (TIE)
  3. Darren Payne
  4. Ibrahim Morales
  5. Devon Hoppe

Men's Open Weight Fighting

  1. Jack Felton
  2. Avery Plowden
  3. Tyson Wray
  4. Bailey Murphy
  5. Anatoli Kuschnir & Devon Hopper (TIE)

Women's Fighting

  1. Morgan Plowden
  2. Ki'Tana Everett
  3. Francesca Ceci
  4. Katiuska Sánchez
  5. Cassandra De La Barrera

Synchronized Weapons

  1. Alessandra Alinea & Shane
  2. Billow
  3. Ben Jones & Esteban
  4. Tremblay Kodi & Michael Molina

Synchronized Forms

  1. Diego & Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  2. Dawson Holt & Ben Jones
  3. Salef Celiz, Colin OBrien & Joe Troia
Team Demonstration
  1. Team Competitive Edge
  2. Team Freestyle
  3. Team Infinity
  4. Team P Squared
  5. Team Premier Gold
Team Fighting
  1. Team All Stars
  2. Top Ten Team USA
  3. Team Dojo Elite
  4. Team Straight Up
  5. Team Next Level

Junior Boys' CMX Weapons

  1. Esteban Tremblay
  2. Mason Bumba
  3. Ben Jones
  4. Phillip Brumme
  5. Jackson Hensley

Junior Boys' Traditional Weapons

  1. Shane Billow
  2. Esteban Tremblay
  3. Ben Jones
  4. Matthew Gruitia
  5. Matthew Shamet
Junior Girls' CMX Weapons
  1. Averi Presley
  2. Samantha Mitling
  3. Anna Beth Hedgepeth
  4. Katelyn McMillan
  5. Madison Magnotta
Junior Girls' Traditional Weapons
  1. Alessandra Alinea
  2. Madison Magnotta
  3. Katelyn McMillan
  4. Averi Presley
  5. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
Junior Boys' CMX Forms
  1. Esteban Tremblay
  2. Shane Billow
  3. Phillip Brumme
  4. Aidan Guernsey
  5. Jonah Meshell
Junior Boys' Traditional Forms
  1. Matthew Gruitia
  2. Shane Billow
  3. Miguel Avellaneda
  4. Phillip Brumme
  5. Dante Rodriguez
Junior Girls' CMX Forms
  1. Averi Presley
  2. Alyss Groce
  3. Anna Beth
  4. Hedgepeth
  5. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  6. Maddy Kennaway
Junior Girls' Traditional Forms
  1. Katelyn McMillan
  2. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  3. Maddy Kennaway
  4. Rylee Rainone
  5. Kira Jones
Junior Girls' CMX Forms
  1. Averi Presley
  2. Alyss Groce
  3. Anna Beth
  4. Hedge peth
  5. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  6. Maddy Kennaway
Junior Girls' Traditional Forms
  1. Katelyn McMillan
  2. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  3. Maddy Kennaway
  4. Rylee Rainone
  5. Kira Jones
Junior Girls' CMX Forms
  1. Averi Presley
  2. Alyss Groce
  3. Anna Beth
  4. Hedgepeth
  5. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  6. Maddy Kennaway
Junior Girls' Traditional Forms
  1. Katelyn McMillan
  2. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  3. Maddy Kennaway
  4. Rylee Rainone
  5. Kira Jones
Junior Boys' Fighting - Featured Competitors
  • Connor Bedard
  • Mason Bumba
  • Sebastian Villanueva
  • Kevin Alexander
  • Jeremiah Alvarez
  • Isaac Torres
  • Diego Gomez
  • Grayson New
  • Sebastian Ortega-Gutierrez
  • Daygan Talbott
Junior Girls' Fighting - Featured Competitors
  • Natalie Allen
  • Lucy Lokay
  • Callie Garrett
  • Alexandra Dearie Borquez
  • Audrey Madrigal
  • Kaitlyn Williams
  • Serafina Fish
  • Alexi Jimenez
  • Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  • Kassidi Kunesh
Youth Boys' CMX Weapons
  1. Michael Molina
  2. Judah Sagawa
  3. Nolan Grunwald
  4. Adomas Rackauskas
  5. Dax Howland
Youth Boys' Traditional Weapons
  1. Sterling Keefe
  2. Wassim Dridi
  3. Michael Molina
  4. Adomas Rackauskas
  5. Nolan Grunwald
Youth Girls' CMX Weapons
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Madalynn Wiersma
  4. Demi Rodriguez
  5. Aubrey Shoaf
Youth Girls' Traditional Weapons
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Adelynn Lau
  4. Madalynn Wiersma
  5. Olivia Cano
Youth Girls' CMX Weapons
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Madalynn Wiersma
  4. Demi Rodriguez
  5. Aubrey Shoaf
Youth Boys' Traditional Forms
  1. Adomas Rackauskas
  2. Sterling Keefe
  3. Wassim Dridi
  4. Christian Elizondo
  5. Michael Molina
Youth Girls' CMX Forms
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Madalynn Wiersma
  4. Abigal Hunck
  5. Derika Wirth
Youth Girls' Traditional Forms
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Savannah Agosto
  4. Lia Goto
  5. Madalynn Wiersma
Senior Men's Forms
  1. Joey Castro
  2. Kevin Kowalczik
  3. Samuel Diaz III
  4. Drew Derrick-Bisbee
  5. Jeff Doss
Senior Men's Weapons
  1. Joey Castro
  2. Samuel Diaz III
  3. Edgar Cordova
  4. Eric Tremblay
  5. Tim Conkel
Senior Men's Fighting
  1. El-Java Abdul-Qadir
  2. Yoskar Gamez
  3. Abid Benwali
  4. Anthony Merricks
  5. Chris Walker
Senior Women's Forms & Weapons
  1. Casey Marks-Nash
  2. Amy Williams
  3. Ana Lucia Conde
  4. Melanie Strauss
  5. Roxanne Doyon
Black Belt Magazine and ISKA World Sport Karate Rankings

Men's
Weapons

Women's
Weapons

Men's CMX Forms

Women's CMX Forms

Men's Traditional Forms

Women's Traditional Forms

Men's Lightweight Fighting

Men's Heavyweight Fighting

Men's Open Weight Fighting

Women's Fighting

Junior Boys' CMX Weapons

Junior Boys' Traditional Weapons

Junior Girls' CMX Weapons

Junior Girls' Traditional Weapons

Junior Boys' CMX Forms

Junior Boys' Traditional Forms

Junior Girls' CMX Forms

Junior Girls' Traditional Forms

Youth Boys' Weapons

Youth Girls' Traditional Weapons

Youth Girls' CMX Weapons

Youth Boys' CMX Forms

Youth Boys' Traditional Forms

Youth Girls' CMX Forms

Youth Girls' Traditional Forms

Senior Men's Weapons

Senior Men's Forms

Senior Men's Fighting

Senior Women's Forms & Weapons

Synchronized Weapons

Synchronized Forms

Team Demonstration

Men's Team Fighting

Men's CMX Weapons

  1. Alex Mancillas
  2. Dawson Holt
  3. Jake Presley
  4. Rashad Eugene
  5. Arturo Armendariz

Men's Traditional Weapons

  1. Jake Presley
  2. Dawson Holt
  3. Samuel Diaz III
  4. Rashad Eugene
  5. Alec Jahanvash

Women's CMX Weapons

  1. Haley Glass
  2. Sammy Smith
  3. Sara Campbell
  4. Kaelyn Kowalski
  5. Solange Olivier

Women's Traditional Weapons

  1. Haley Glass
  2. Sara Campbell
  3. Kaelyn Kowalski
  4. Rose Rhéaume
  5. Laine Barrett

Men's CMX Forms

  1. Dawson Holt
  2. Salef Celiz
  3. Shaquan Parson
  4. Diego Rodriguez Florez
  5. Cody Leck

Men's Traditional Forms

  1. Mason Stowell
  2. Joey Castro
  3. Diego Rodriguez Florez
  4. Jeff Doss
  5. William Smart

Women's CMX Forms

  1. Haley Glass
  2. Sammy Smith
  3. Noell Jellison
  4. Olivia Rando
  5. Solange Olivier

Women's Traditional Forms

  1. Gabrielle Dunn
  2. Rose Rhéaume
  3. Amber Rutherford
  4. Jewelianna Ramos-Ortiz
  5. Sasha Rodriguez

Men's Lightweight Fighting

  1. Bailey Murphy
  2. Jack Felton
  3. Tyson Wray
  4. Enrique Letona
  5. Tyreeke Saint

Men's Heavyweight Fighting

  1. Kameren Dawson
  2. Avery Plowden & Elijah Everill (TIE)
  3. Darren Payne
  4. Ibrahim Morales
  5. Devon Hoppe

Men's Open Weight Fighting

  1. Jack Felton
  2. Avery Plowden
  3. Tyson Wray
  4. Bailey Murphy
  5. Anatoli Kuschnir & Devon Hopper (TIE)

Women's Fighting

  1. Morgan Plowden
  2. Ki'Tana Everett
  3. Francesca Ceci
  4. Katiuska Sánchez
  5. Cassandra De La Barrera

Synchronized Weapons

  1. Alessandra Alinea & Shane Billow
  2. Ben Jones & Esteban
  3. Tremblay Kodi & Michael Molina

Synchronized Forms

  1. Diego & Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  2. Dawson Holt & Ben Jones
  3. Salef Celiz, Colin OBrien & Joe Troia
Team Demonstration
  1. Team Competitive Edge
  2. Team Freestyle
  3. Team Infinity
  4. Team P Squared
  5. Team Premier Gold
Team Fighting
  1. Team All Stars
  2. Top Ten Team USA
  3. Team Dojo Elite
  4. Team Straight Up
  5. Team Next Level

Junior Boys' CMX Weapons

  1. Esteban Tremblay
  2. Mason Bumba
  3. Ben Jones
  4. Phillip Brumme
  5. Jackson Hensley

Junior Boys' Traditional Weapons

  1. Shane Billow
  2. Esteban Tremblay
  3. Ben Jones
  4. Matthew Gruitia
  5. Matthew Shamet
Junior Girls' CMX Weapons
  1. Averi Presley
  2. Samantha Mitling
  3. Anna Hedgepeth
  4. Katelyn McMillan
  5. Madison Magnotta
Junior Girls' Traditional Weapons
  1. Alessandra Alinea
  2. Madison Magnotta
  3. Katelyn McMillan
  4. Averi Presley
  5. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
Junior Boys' CMX Forms
  1. Esteban Tremblay
  2. Shane Billow
  3. Phillip Brumme
  4. Aidan Guernsey
  5. Jonah Meshell
Junior Boys' Traditional Forms
  1. Matthew Gruitia
  2. Shane Billow
  3. Miguel Avellaneda
  4. Phillip Brumme
  5. Dante Rodriguez
Junior Girls' CMX Forms
  1. Averi Presley
  2. Alyss Groce
  3. Anna Hedgepeth
  4. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  5. Maddy Kennaway
Junior Girls' Traditional Forms
  1. Katelyn McMillan
  2. Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  3. Maddy Kennaway
  4. Rylee Rainone
  5. Kira Jones
Junior Boys' Fighting - Featured Competitors
  • Connor Bedard
  • Mason Bumba
  • Sebastian Villanueva
  • Kevin Alexander
  • Jeremiah Alvarez
  • Isaac Torres
  • Diego Gomez
  • Grayson New
  • Sebastian Ortega-Gutierrez
  • Daygan Talbott
Junior Girls' Fighting - Featured Competitors
  • Natalie Allen
  • Lucy Lokay
  • Callie Garrett
  • Alexandra Dearie Borquez
  • Audrey Madrigal
  • Kaitlyn Williams
  • Serafina Fish
  • Alexi Jimenez
  • Sofia Rodriguez Florez
  • Kassidi Kunesh
Youth Boys' CMX Weapons
  1. Michael Molina
  2. Judah Sagawa
  3. Nolan Grunwald
  4. Adomas Rackauskas
  5. Dax Howland
Youth Boys' Traditional Weapons
  1. Sterling Keefe
  2. Wassim Dridi
  3. Michael Molina
  4. Adomas Rackauskas
  5. Nolan Grunwald
Youth Girls' CMX Weapons
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Madalynn Wiersma
  4. Demi Rodriguez
  5. Aubrey Shoaf
Youth Girls' Traditional Weapons
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Adelynn Lau
  4. Madalynn Wiersma
  5. Olivia Cano
Youth Girls' CMX Weapons
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Madalynn Wiersma
  4. Demi Rodriguez
  5. Aubrey Shoaf
Youth Boys' Traditional Forms
  1. Adomas Rackauskas
  2. Sterling Keefe
  3. Wassim Dridi
  4. Christian Elizondo
  5. Michael Molina
Youth Girls' CMX Forms
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Madalynn Wiersma
  4. Abigal Hunck
  5. Derika Wirth
Youth Girls' Traditional Forms
  1. Isabella Nicoli
  2. Kodi Molina
  3. Savannah Agosto
  4. Lia Goto
  5. Madalynn Wiersma
Senior Men's Forms
  1. Joey Castro
  2. Kevin Kowalczik
  3. Samuel Diaz III
  4. Drew Derrick-Bisbee
  5. Jeff Doss
Senior Men's Weapons
  1. Joey Castro
  2. Samuel Diaz III
  3. Edgar Cordova
  4. Eric Tremblay
  5. Tim Conkel
Senior Men's Fighting
  1. El-Java Abdul-Qadir
  2. Yoskar Gamez
  3. Abid Benwali
  4. Anthony Merricks
  5. Chris Walker
Senior Women's Forms & Weapons
  1. Casey Marks-Nash
  2. Amy Williams
  3. Ana Lucia Conde
  4. Melanie Strauss
  5. Roxanne Doyon
OFFICIALS INFORMATION

All officials at the US Open are hand-picked from those who have pre-registered to officiate; however, some judging positions may become available at the event, and those interested who have not already pre-registered should check in with the US Open Officials Coordination Team at the Yucatan Room across the lobby from the Fiesta Ballroom. If you have pre-registered to officiate, you should check in as soon as you arrived

 All officials are expected to wear dark blue or black slacks and closed toed shoes. Sandals and/or shorts are absolutely NOT acceptable attire. Officials who fail to comply with this dress code will be politely dismissed.

On Thursday all Officials and Coordinators assigned to Thursday’s events are required to check in at the VIP Officials staging office in the Yucatan Ballroom no later than 3:00 pm.  (prior to going to your assigned rings).

On both Friday and Saturday, all Officials and Coordinators are required to check in at the Officials VIP Reception in the Yucatan Ballroom, no later than 8:00 am (prior to going to your assigned rings).

On Saturday, when you have completed officiating all of the divisions scheduled for your ring, please come to the Command Center in Veracruz so that we may provide you with your VIP Officials Seat Tickets for the Night of Champions.

Thank You for Making the U.S. Open Safe, Fair and Enjoyable for Everyone!

 
RANK DIVISION CLASSIFICATION

BEGINNER (Beg) (belt color usually white, yellow, or orange): Training history of no more than a year, and no more than ten open tournament participations. More than a year only if injury or other absence prevented all
training and competing for a period of a contiguous month or more. Otherwise, if more than a year training or more than ten open events, must move to Beginning Intermediate Division regardless of belt color.

INTERMEDIATE (Int) (belt color usually orange, blue, green, or purple) More than a year in training, but less than two years unless injury or other absence preventing all training and competing for a cumulative three
months or more. No more than 30 open tournaments entered. If training time or number of events or both exceed these limits, must move to Advanced regardless of belt color. (Note; some events in certain age groups offer separate “New Intermediate” and “Experienced Intermediate” divisions).

ADVANCED (Adv) (belt color purple, red, brown, or very rarely, green): May have black horizontal stripe in brown or red belt indicating candidate status for pending black belt promotion. No minimum on training time before entering Advanced division. No maximum number of open events that may be entered as an Advanced competitor. However, may not compete in Advanced division longer than two years or 20 events and as Advanced competitor, unless injury or other absence prevented training and competing for a cumulative fivemonths or more.

BLACK BELT CLASS A (BBA): (belt color black, or brown or red with black horizontal stripe indicating blackbelt candidate): No other belt color other than that listed may be worn in BBA divisions. No minimum training
time or competition experienced required. No maximum time a competitor may compete as BBA. This classification of black belt will often have divisions separate from BBAA in which BBAA cannot enter. Those divisions will not be eligible for NASKA or ISKA Open World Tour BBAA poin ts, or prize money or advancement to finals or World Title divisions reserved for BBAA.

BLACK BELT CLASS AA (BBAA). (only black belts may be worn in this division, unless special approval is obtained in advance from NASKA and/or ISKA): This is the highest level of competition offered. Competitors
will be expected to be competitive with the world's best competitors and will be competing for awards that often will include prize money and other top-level awards, NASKA and/or ISKA Open World Tour points, and ISKA Open World Tour World Championships that may be televised. NASKA and ISKA reserve the right to deny entry to BBAA divisions and direct the competitor to BBA divisions instead, if it becomes apparent in the sole discretion of NASKA or the ISKA that the competitor is not competitive in BBAA divisions.

NOTE: Divisions that are listed together with a forward slash (Beg/Int or Int/Adv or BBA/AA) are divisions which have combined the two listed categories into the same competition division.

rules
  • Black Belt AA Point Sparring – The US Open applies North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) rules for point sparring divisions. NASKA rules can be found here.
  • Continuous Sparring – ISKA Continuous sparring rules are applied. The rules can be found here: CLICK HERE
  • CLASH Sparring – CLICK HERE
  • Black Belt AA Forms and Weapons – The US Open applies North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) rules for creative, musical, extreme and traditional forms divisions. NASKA rules can be found here.
  • Black Belt AA Team Divisions – The US Open applies North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) rules for team sparring, demo team and synchronized team divisions. NASKA rules can be found here.
  • ISKA North American Amateur Rules for Black Belt “A” and Under Black Belt Divisions – ISKA has adopted the current NASKA Rules for with the following exceptions for Black Belt A and Under Black Belt Divisions.
      1. ISKA LOSS OF WEAPON CONTROL RULE – Click to download.
      2. ISKA RULE ON CONTACT BETWEEN OFFICIALS AND COMPETITORS – Click to download.
      3. ISKA LENGTH OF SPARRING MATCH RULE – The length of a match will be two minutes running-time unless a competitor is SEVEN (7) points ahead (Seven Point Spread Rule) before time has expired
  • Self-Defense – CLICK HERE
  • Sport MMA – CLICK HERE
  • Breaking – The US Open applies United States Breaking Association (USBA)/World Breaking Association (WBA) rules for all breaking divisions other than ISKA breaking. For more information about the USBA/WBA, please go to: USBA/WBA Breaking Rules.
  • Padded Sword Sparring – Rules can be found here.
  • Karate Flag – Rules can be found here.
FAQ

What is the difference between Class AA and Class A divisions?

Class A divisions are considered amateur divisions while Class AA are professional. Competitors who compete in Class AA are eligible to compete in the overall grand championships for money prizes, can get ratings points (ISKA, NASKA or other participating organizations) for their performances and also may be considered as a performer in the ISKA Night of Champions. Class A competitors are not eligible for money prizes, to participate in the Class AA grand championships or to appear in the ISKA Night of Champions.

Can I compete in both Class AA and Class A divisions?

Yes but not in the same discipline. If you are ready to compete in Class AA sparring but want to compete in Class A forms or weapons, this is allowed because sparring, forms and weapons are not the same discipline. You would not be allowed to compete in sparring in both Class A and Class AA divisions. The only exceptions are in continuous sparring, Sport MMA and all team sparring besides 3-Man team. There are no Class AA level continuous or Sport MMA sparring divisions so competitors of all levels may participate in the Class A continuous divisions and Sport MMA divisions even if competing in a Class AA point or CLASH sparring division.

Can I compete in multiple age or weight divisions?

No. You must determine your age and weight category and compete consistently at the event in the category you choose. For instance, if you are 34 years old, you may not compete in both 18 & over forms, weapons or sparring and 30 & over forms, weapons or sparring. You must choose to compete in one age category only.

Do I need to buy a spectator ticket if I am a competitor, under age 5, etc.?

If you are a competitor, you do not need to purchase a general admission spectator ticket because your competition fee includes a 2-day general admission ticket. Competitors may attend the Friday and Saturday eliminations as part of the competition fees. Children 5 and under may spectate at the Friday and Saturday eliminations at no charge. EVERYONE needs to purchase a reserved seat if they want to attend the Night of Champions.

How do Night of Champions spectator tickets work?

If you are a competitor, you will receive a discount on Night of Champions Reserved seating. You can also upgrade to better seating at a discounted rates if you are a competitor, or you purchased a spectator pass for the eliminations. For non-competitors who are just looking to attend the spectacular Night of Champions, tickets for reserved seating may be purchased online.

How do I exchange purchased divisions?

If you have participated at a karate tournament before, chances are you have experienced that you registered the wrong division, or simply you changed your mind about a division and want to exchange it. This is a common issue at tournaments and one of the causes for long lines at registration tables.
That feature is available at MAT.

How to edit competitor info?

If a competitor changed rank/belt since last time they competed, you will need to edit their information in order for the registration system to show you the right divisions. Please go to your MAT account to make those changes.

2022 NASKA Calendar of Events

Please visit the following link to see the 2022 Official NASKA Calendar: https://naska.com/2022-calendar/

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