Important information for 2015 and 2016:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been unable to solidify a date for 2015 and unfortunately will not be able hold an event this year. We are in the process of working on the American Open World Tour event for 2016. With the additional time to prepare, the 2016 event promises to be the best American Open yet. We look forward to seeing you next year and thank you for your time and support. We apologize for any inconveniences, please feel free to contact us with any further questions or comments.
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The AKA American Open Martial Arts Championships, in its 5th year, has become one of the country’s most enjoyable and prestigious martial arts events, drawing some of the most talented martial arts athletes from San Diego County, Southern California, and around the country. The event is a community based multi-discipline martial arts international championship tournament, structured to appeal to the novice and proficient alike. It features over 900 NASKA World Tour Black Belt Divisions, the NASKA / AKA Under Belt Divisions, Kung Fu Magazine.com Championship Chinese Divisions, American Open Japanese, Korean, and Kenpo Traditional Empty Hand Forms Divisions, the American Open Special Needs Divisions, both, the NASKA Point Sparring Divisions and the American Open Continuous Sparring Divisions, and the American Open No-Gi Grappling and the American Open Sport MMA divisions.

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The spectator-friendly AKA American Open encourages a public audience, and will culminate once again in a spectacular Sunday night show. The Night Show at the AKA American Open Martial Arts Championships presented by KungFuMAgazine.com is a superb presentation that features the American Open Overall Grand Championship competition and performances by some of the most respected martial arts demonstration groups in the world (see the Night Show Page for more information). TournamentNewsOnline.com will again live-stream broadcast the night show, and the entire event will receive full coverage by Kung Fu Magazine, TournamentNewsOnline.com, and SportMartialArts.com.

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This year’s event returns to the beautiful Town and Country Resort and Convention Center on Labor Day weekend Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. Located in Mission Valley at the heart of San Diego and the center of our community’s transportation systems, the resort is minutes from San Diego International Airport, the "Downtown Gas Lamp District", San Diego Harbor, beautiful beaches, and enticing shopping, entertainment, and much more. To help make the AKA American Open part of a wonderful end of the summer vacation, the hotel’s concierge has arranged guest discounts to local attractions that include the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld®, LEGOLAND®, and more (please see the Venue page for more information).

Padres The San Diego Padres and the AKA American Open Martial Arts Championships have partnered again for two events. The first, on June 28 celebrates the Padres’ Fifth Annual "Martial Arts Day" at Petco Park. This is an amazing event featuring demo performances from local San Diego area schools in the "Park at the Park", and a pre-game on-the-field demonstration by several of the 2013 AKA American Open Martial Arts Champions. The second, on Wednesday, August 27, will showcase selected champions from last year’s competition by opening the evening game with an on-the-field demonstration. (Check the Padres page for more information)
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Everyone associated with the event, from the organizers, judges, and score-keepers to the staff and the many volunteers, are working hard to again insure a professionally run and well judged tournament as part of an overall pleasant and exciting event for everyone: competitors, their families, judges, score-keepers, volunteers and spectators alike.

Please come be a part of the 2014 AKA American Open Martial Arts Championships!

The AKA American Open Organization Committee