The first point fighting tournament with protective gear in the history. Semicontact was born. Howard Jackson becomes Grand Champion.
As tributes were paid to the deceased Bruce Lee one of the greatest point fighting karate tournaments unfolded in Ocean City.
Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. The first time the greats of American tournament karate meet to mourn the death of friend and idol Bruce Lee.
Hundreds of spectators and competitors alike packed into the grand ballroom of Chicago’s luxurious Hyatt Regency Hotel to […]
Months of pre-tournament publicity, professional planning, and carnival festivities attract nationwide field of competitors. New Orleans black belt […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO 1973 NATIONAL BLACK BELT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS By TERRY SMITH DESPITE RAIN, FOG, SLEET, snow, hail […]
1973 UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS: After the preliminary smoke had cleared, 12 contestants had earned their way to a semi-final berth and an eventual chance to meet Los Angeles’ Bob Dunek, defending Grand Champion. “Fast Billy” Wallace Regains Title, Oregon’s Dan Anderson Makes Big Waves