With the possible lockout of the NFL and quick growth of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), one might think there aren’t any opportunities left however, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions have only touched the tip of the ice berg since its introduction in the United States with the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 1993. Yet there are still well over 500 amateur martial arts tournament circuits supported by 16,295,623+ competitors left out of the MMA Competitions you see on pay per view, and that number doesn’t include those that have stopped competing or retired. Which means there is a wealth of opportunity in creating a league with 32 or more teams with thirteen competitors ranging from ages 18-60, and two management positions yet the sports martial arts community doesn’t appear to be that excited? Well that might be because we are only talking about 480 positions.
Yet for decades, martial artists have honed their skills participating in amateur martial arts organizations such as Sport Karate International (SKI), the National Blackbelt League (NBL), the Amateur Organization of Karate (AOK), American Tae Kwon Association, and the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA), in one-on-one combat in hopes of being the best of the best, or becoming the next Martial Arts Superstar. That has to be somewhat disappointing, year after year of hard work and sweat to win the same awards and trophies?
What is it that each of these types of organizations have in common,
- The use of safety equipment,
- Light to medium contact rules,
- Divisions by age and weight class and belt rank,
- Night time finals for black belt finalists,
- Reduced number of spectators by the time of the night time finals,
- Offer medals, trophies, plaques, rings or belts to its champions,
- Monetary prizes usually don’t exceed $1000 for grand champions,
- Only one grand champion.
Would or could a mixed martial arts franchised league for top-level tournament sport martial arts superstars that is affordable, attractive and available for go getters wanting to reap the benefits of building a sports dynasty change the way you feel about martial arts or even sport martial arts altogether?
Registered as the National Martial Arts League and consisting of 32 team vacancies to be located throughout the United States with the mission of providing a 2-hour quality entertainment product for small and mid-size markets and arenas across America is the premiere opportunity for sport martial artists wanting to take it to the next level.
I’d like to invite all black belt martial artists’ men and women ages 18-60 to the Columbia Marriott for our July 19-22, 2012 Team Eliminations. We need 32 teams to compete nationally in the National Martial Arts League.
Hope to see you there