Thank You For A Great 2023!

Wow! Thank you to everyone for making this year‘s Amerikick International Karate Championships a huge success and one of the best. There are so many people to thank.

First is our set up team. Loading and unloading and packing and setting up the hundreds of pieces of equipment including mats, monitors, power cords, speaker boxes, laptops, signs, awards and everything that is needed to produce this premier tournament.
Our registration team was hands down the best. They greeted everyone with a friendly smile and welcomed them to the tournament. They took the time to help answer all questions and helped customers find where they needed to be.
The coordination team was hard at work making sure all 500 divisions were scheduled properly and continued to make minute by minute adjustments to ensure rings and judges ran on time.
Thank you to the 150 judges, scorekeepers, security team members, medics and volunteers. Without your professionalism and support the tournament would not be possible.
Thank you to our media team and the professional coverage of all the athletes. This includes the Amerikick media team of Andrew Bacchus and Anthony Difillipo; beyond the Battle Tony and Erica Anderton productions from Europe; Alex Reyes and point fighter live; and Uventex TV with Moshe and Tatianna Gershberg.
Thank you to the great companies and sponsors: Atlantic City Sports Commission, FFM2 – Maggie Messina, Ultimate Weapons – Marie Hensley, Fighter’s Inc – Miro Sobotka, CS Enterprises – Dane Jenkins, Jolly Designs – Mikal Jolly, AFS Gear – Jose Guierro.

And finally thank you to all the amazing Athletes, Teams, Coaches, Schools and Parents. We are grateful for your support of the Amerikick Internationals, Naska and sport karate. See you in August 2024!


Welcome to the AmeriKick International Karate Championships, being held August 15-17, 2024  in Atlantic City, New Jersey USA.  We are super excited to see everyone back live and in person as competition begins again with the NASKA World Tour and the Amerikick AKL Tournament League and the NASKA Mid Atlantic Regional Tour.  

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”. 

We are celebrating 42 years of greatness and you are part of it!  Over the decades we have had the great opportunity to host the world best martial arts athletes .

AmeriKick is home of the highly competitive Team Fight and of course our main event, the Open Weight Sparring Competition.  Ages 3 to 83 will be on-hand competing!  

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