Martial Arts U.S. Open and ISKA World Championships Goes Global with FITE
The ISKA's 2023 U.S. Open Sport Karate World Championships, including multiple disciplines, weapons forms, board and concrete breaking competitions and more with national champions from six continents; Streaming live July 1st on FITE
Orlando, FL (June 20, 2023):--FITE announced today it will stream the U.S. Open ISKA World Sport Karate Championship live from Orlando on July 1st. The sport's showcase event will draw the martial art's elite athletes and teams from all over the world, as they attempt to dethrone the existing World Champions in a multitude of disciplines, including weapons forms,
Individual open-weight and team sparring, and various types of board and concrete breaking. The renowned three-day event is in its 39th year, and attracts pre-qualified national champions from six continents. Previously seen on cable stream and linear broadcast primarily in the United States, for the first time the epic event will be available worldwide on the FITE platform featuring both the Saturday morning/midday ISKA World Breaking Championships, beginning at 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT, and the evening Sport Martial Arts World Championships in the most-followed World Title divisions, beginning at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT. A World Record Breaking attempt will also grace the evening session.
"It's estimated that 100 million people practice Karate worldwide," said Kim Hurwitz, FITE's CMO who possesses a Shotokan Karate Black Belt herself. "In the U.S. people are surprised to hear that more people practice martial arts than football, basketball or baseball – add to that families, friends and fans, and you have a massive audience to whom we are proud to present the most renowned practitioners vying for the most coveted World Titles of the art and sport of Martial Arts."
The U.S. Open ISKA World Championships joins a vast range of martial arts programming available on FITE via PPV including MMA, Muay Thai and Grappling/BJJ. In addition, FITE carries the world's top promotions in Boxing and Pro Wrestling and other sports, both live events and thousands of hours of archival fights.
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