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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.
American Open Continuous Sparring

The American Open continuous sparring divisions will run on Saturday after 3:30 pm. Ringside check-in time is 3:00 pm. All NASKA Sparring rules apply in the continuous sparring divisions with the additions noted on the Rules page and the following:

  1. Under Belts - Two 30 second rounds with a 30 second break between them.
    Black Belts - Two 45 second rounds with a 30 second break between them.
  2. Clickers will be used to count points.
  3. New Rules for 2014. Please check Rules page

New this year, The Night Show at the AKA American Open presented by Kung Fu Magazine will feature the American Open Men’s Black Belt Continuous Sparring Overall Grand Championship.

Continuous Sparring competitors may also want to enter the NASKA World Tour Black Belt and the NASKA / AKA Under Belt Point Sparring divisions and Team Point Sparring divisions. These divisions will run on Saturday and Sunday. Please check the schedule page for check-in and start times.

Continuous Sparring
CS-01 9 & under, Beginner Boys MSat
CS-02 9 & under, Intermediate Boys MSat
CS-03 9 & under, Advanced Boys MSat
CS-04 9 & under, Beginner Girls FSat
CS-05 9 & under, Intermediate Girls FSat
CS-06 9 & under, Advanced Girls FSat
CS-07 9 & under, Blk Boys & Girls M/FSat
 
CS-08 10 - 11, Beginner Boys MSat
CS-09 10 - 11, Intermediate Boys MSat
CS-10 10 - 11, Advanced Boys MSat
CS-11 10 - 11, Blk Boys MSat
CS-12 10 - 11, Beginner Girls FSat
CS-13 10 - 11, Intermediate Girls FSat
CS-14 10 - 11, Advanced Girls FSat
CS-15 10 - 11, Blk Girls FSat
 
CS-16 12 - 13, Beginner Boys MSat
CS-17 12 - 13, Intermediate Boys MSat
CS-18 12 - 13, Advanced Boys MSat
CS-19 12 - 13, Blk Boys MSat
CS-20 12 - 13, Beginner Girls FSat
CS-21 12 - 13, Intermediate Girls FSat
CS-22 12 - 13, Advanced Girls FSat
CS-23 12 - 13, Blk Girls FSat
 
CS-24 14 - 15, Beginner Boys MSat
CS-25 14 - 15, Intermediate Boys MSat
CS-26 14 - 15, Advanced Boys MSat
CS-27 14 - 15, Blk Boys MSat
CS-28 14 - 15, Beginner Girls FSat
CS-29 14 - 15, Intermediate Girls FSat
CS-30 14 - 15, Advanced Girls FSat
CS-31 14 - 15, Blk Girls FSat
Continuous Sparring
CS-32 16 - 17, Beginner Boys MSat
CS-33 16 - 17, Intermediate Boys MSat
CS-34 16 - 17, Advanced Boys MSat
CS-35 16 - 17, Blk Boys MSat
CS-36 16 - 17, Begginer Girls FSat
CS-37 16 - 17, Intermediate Girls FSat
CS-38 16 - 17, Advanced Girls FSat
CS-39 16 - 17, Blk Girls FSat
 
CS-40 18 & over, Beginner Men MSat
CS-41 18 & over, Intermediate Men MSat
CS-42 18 & over, Advanced Men MSat
CS-43 18 & over Men, Blk - SL 145lb & under MSat
CS-44 18 & over Men, Blk - L 150-159lb MSat
CS-45 18 & over Men, Blk - LM 160-169lb MSat
CS-46 18 & over Men, Blk - M 170-179lb MSat
CS-47 18 & over Men, Blk - LH 180-189lb MSat
CS-48 18 & over Men, Blk - H 190lb & over MSat
CS-49 18 & over, Beginner Women FSat
CS-50 18 & over, Intermediate Women FSat
CS-51 18 & over, Advanced Women FSat
CS-52 18 & over Women, Blk - L 124lb & under FSat
CS-53 18 & over Women, Blk - LM 125-139lb FSat
CS-54 18 & over Women, Blk - M 140lb & over FSat
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