Welcome to the 2014 27th State Martial Arts Festival. This is our 5th annual festival and we are excited to be back at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Last year’s Festival was great start but this year’s is the most outstanding Festival, yet! We have some amazing new “stuff” that even the most experienced tournament goer will find fresh, fascinating and exciting!
● This year we are hosting the 2014 USA Daedo Truescore National Championships & International Team Trials bringing the top Tae Kwon Do competitors from around the USA to compete for national titles and the International Team.
● We also welcome Karate Do Alliance Sport Karate League, as our partner, in WKF Classical Karate. The Karate Do Alliance Sport Karate League is one of the most respected Sport Karate leagues in area and will be hosting top notch competitors in traditional styles of karate.
● Open Sport Karate is being sanctioned by Blitz Martial Arts Tours and the North American Sport Karate Association. Blitz Martial Arts Tour has been providing innovative and exciting Tournaments in Central Florida for over 5 years and has expanded into South Florida for 2014. The festival is one of only a few 3A rated events this year from the North American Sport Karate Association. NASKA sanctions largest open sport karate organization in the USA.
● We are also introducing our Education Day at the Festival. On Sunday, September 14 will be a day of competition and education. Olympic Tae Kwon Do will be completing their national competition while many of us will be learning from some of the biggest names in Florida’s Martial Arts World! Seminars with World Kenpo Federation President Mr. Manny Reyes, World Tiger and Crane Organization Hanshi, Joe Anon, NASKA World Champion and author Sifu Paul Knight and Sean Lange, President of SoFlo Tricking top the list.
● Also this year we are introducing Performance Divisions. These non-competitive divisions in weapons and forms are great for competitors who have completed the first timers divisions but are not comfortable in the competitive divisions.
● Saturday Evening, Sept 13th starting at 6:00 pm we will be presenting our Night of Champions and at 8:00 pm it’s XFN3 LIVE Amateur MMA and Muay Tae! Come be part of the exciting “best” from the Festival and an extreme MMA and Muay Tae Fighting.
With over 1200 competitors expected from all over the USA, South America and the Caribbean, competing in over 1,100 events, in nine different disciplines we anticipate this year’s festival will be the largest martial arts tournament in Broward County and possibly in South Florida for 2014. Certainly the 27th State Martial Arts Festival is unlike anything you’ve experienced in the past! We are thrilled to be welcoming you to Ft. Lauderdale, South Florida and the best in Martial Art’s Competition anywhere. Welcome and Enjoy!