42nd Annual Battle of Columbus Martial Arts World Games!

2 DAYS OF EVENTS

*5/27/17 (SAT) THE 42nd BATTLE OF COLUMBUS / MARTIAL ARTS WORLD GAMES XVII at THE OHIO STATE FAIRGROUNDS, LAUSCHE BUILDING (www.ohioexpocenter.com)
*5/28/17 (SUN) ASIAN FESTIVAL at FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY (www.asian-festival.org)

A SHINING DIAMOND - TRUE DIVERSITY 
       
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The 42nd Battle of Columbus / Martial Arts World Games XVII

Directed by

Oriental Martial Arts College
World Headquarters:
1349 Brice Rd. Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 864.4000, (614) 864.4146 (Fax)
www.OmacWorld.com / info@OmacWorld.com

Greetings,

Dear Dedicated Martial Artists and supporters of Battle of Columbus for the past 41 years,

It is hard to believe that it has been 41 years since I founded the Battle of Columbus in 1976
as a multidisciplinary championship!

The martial arts world can be seen as a microcosm of humanity – an interconnected community of many unique, distinct and exceptional groups and individuals coming together to comprise the many facets of a shining diamond. This has been my vision and the spirit of the Battle of Columbus for the past 41 years.

Once again, the Battle of Columbus was a great success in its
42nd rendition on May 27, 2017 The Battle of Columbus!
With hundreds of athletes and spectators from all across the United States, Canada, China, Korea, South America, Africa and Europe the Battle gave competitors of many disciplines a chance to meet and compete in an arena that has always fostered
a sense of community in the spirit of martial arts.

It has been truly amazing hosting this event for so many years as an avenue to bring the martial arts world together in harmonious balance; and none of this incredible tradition could be possible without the continued support of martial artists and martial arts supporters like yourselves.
In attending the Battle of Columbus, you have helped to continue progress in the integration and formation of a world of togetherness and inclusion.

My most sincere appreciation goes to the Grandmasters, Masters, Instructors, Tournament Directors, Discipline leaders,
Officials, Sponsors, Martial Arts Schools, Athletes, Spectators, and all those supporters who have shared in this vision to make it a reality over all these years.

Year after year we have grown together, and I assure you, it will only get bigger and better from here.
I look forward to seeing you all again this year for the 42nd Battle of Columbus / Martial Arts World Games XVII.
In the meantime, let us all take the spirit of the Battle of Columbus and the vision of a harmonious martial arts world, and continue to spread the message wherever we go all across the world!

Sincerely in the Spirit of Martial Arts,

Joon P. Choi, Supreme Grandmaster,
10th Dan
Founder/Chairman 

 

 

 

The Battle of Columbus 2017

2 DAYS OF EVENTS
*5/27/17 (SAT) THE 41st BATTLE OF COLUMBUS / MARTIAL ARTS WORLD GAMES XVI at THE OHIO STATE FAIRGROUNDS, LAUSCHE BUILDING (www.ohioexpocenter.com)
*5/28/17 (SUN) ASIAN FESTIVAL at FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY (www.asian-festival.org)

Forms (Sport Poomsae and Open Style)

Forms competition will be divided into two major categories:

  • Sport Poomsae - Also known as WTF/Kukkiwon Poomsae
  • Open Style All other forms

*** Divisions will be separated based on Sex, Age, and Rank. Smaller divisions may be combined at the discretion of tournament officials***

MANDATORY COACHES MEETING

All coaches must attend the mandatory Coaches / Referees Instruction Meeting on Saturday morning at 9:00am. Coach's passes will be validated at this meeting. Only coaches with a validated coach's pass will be permitted ring access and protest rights during competition events! If you do not attend the meeting, your pass will not be validated, and you will not be permitted to coach during your competitor's event! No refunds will be provided for coaches who are unable to be ringside.

BOC Competitors Come From All Over!

BOC competitors are coming from all over the United States, Canada, and - we've heard - Cameroon! Keep checking this map to see where else competitors are coming from!

View BOC Competitors in a full screen map

BOC to use Daedo EPSS for Olympic Style Sparring Black Belt Competitions

BOC is pleased to announce the use of the Daedo Electronic Protection and Scoring System for all Black Belt matches in Taekwondo Olympic Style Sparring.

Bruce Lee Exhibit

The Battle of Columbus will once again host The Bruce Lee Exhibit, one of the largest collections of Bruce Lee memorabilia in existence.

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Sponsors

Get your name out - Advertise in our program book!

AND WAIT!---- ANYONE can be a "Sponsor" in our program book - you don't have to have an advertisement for a business - You can submit a 1/4 page, 1/8 page or even 3 Lines just wishing the competitors (or a specific competitor) "GOOD LUCK" in the tournament, or other words of encouragement, acknowledgment and much more!

You feel good, the competitor(s) feel encouragement and you're participating in helping to support the legacy of BOC- it's a WIN-WIN-WIN situation!

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