Welcome to the AmeriKick International

Karate Championship

Dear Athletes, Teams, and Coaches,

We extend a warm welcome to you all to join us at the highly anticipated AmeriKick International Karate Championships, taking place in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA on August 15-17, 2024.

This event holds a special place in the hearts of martial arts enthusiasts, as it brings together the best competitors from around the globe for a weekend of intense competition and camaraderie. With a rich history spanning 42 years, our tournament has earned a reputation as the “competitor’s tournament,” embodying excellence in sport martial arts.  Last year’s event included athletes from 10 different countries and 39 states.  

A little history about our event … In 2008 the AmeriKick Internationals, Atlantic City and the Tornado Internationals, Kansas City, Missouri, merged their combined years of tournament promotions and raised the bar, yet again, to bring their competitors excellence in sport martial arts competition. This event is becoming widely known as the “competitor’s tournament”. 

At AmeriKick, we pride ourselves on offering a unique experience for all participants. Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or new to the tournament scene, you’ll find special divisions tailored to your level, ensuring an inclusive and exciting atmosphere for all.

In addition to the thrilling competition, we’re excited to introduce new features for 2024, including the World Underbelt Championship Titles, increased prize money, and special awards for Black Belt Jr Grands. We’re also hosting a martial arts business summit, providing valuable insights for school owners and managers.  And world Champion training Seminars.  

Beyond the competition, Atlantic City offers a wealth of attractions to explore, from its iconic boardwalk to its world-class casinos and vibrant nightlife. Make sure to take advantage of all that this vibrant city has to offer during your stay.

We’re committed to ensuring your experience at the AmeriKick International Karate Championships is nothing short of exceptional. Our trained and certified staff, along with dedicated judges and coaches, are here to support you every step of the way.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at amerikickint@gmail.com.

Thank you for being part of this incredible journey. We look forward to seeing you in Atlantic City for an unforgettable weekend of competition, camaraderie, and celebration.


Bob Leiker, Mark Russo, and the AmeriKick Team

The Amerikick Difference

  • The largest Convention Center and competition space in the U.S.
  • Special “first time’ divisions for those new to competition
  • An early Saturday Finals just for Colorbelts at 3:00 pm
  • An early Superstar Finals at 5:30 pm so you can enjoy Atlantic City
  • Trained staff and judges who care about your experience
  • Certified coaches to ensure professionalism

Some new things will be announced for 2024 some of which will include:

  • World Underbelt Championship Titles
  • New Prizes including increased prize money and special awards for Black Belt Jr Grands
  • Special awards for the most supporting schools
  • A special martial arts business summit on Thursday for school owners/managers


Plan on making great  memories by experiencing the Board Walk, the Beach, the Casinos, the shops and the night life.   The all new Hard Rock and Oceans are amazing to see and experience!  Stay Close to your phone for live updates at the event supplied by Uventex.  You can visit www.atlanticcitynj.com for updates and information about Atlantic City.  

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at amerikickint@gmail.com.

Thank You

Bob Leiker, Mark Russo and the Amerikick Team