Another Successful year of THE BATTLE OF COLUMBUS!

The 39th Battle of Columbus - Martial Arts World Games 2014
Yet another successful year of BOC Martial Arts World Games!
Congratulations to all competitors on outstanding performances, and many thanks to all who make this historic event possible year after year!

Photos coming soon!


The following is the list of randomly selected compulsory poomsaes for the appropriate rank and age divisions for Sport Poomsae competition.
For your rank and age division, you will only be required to perform one of the selected poomsaes.
Choose one out of the two selected poomsaes for your division and perform your best!



Welcome to the Battle of Columbus

Welcome to the new website for the Battle of Columbus/Martial Arts World Games.


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 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 competitors 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.

Greetings from Founder/President Joon P. Choi

38th Battle of Columbus Martial Arts World Games
Taekwondo based Open Martial Arts Championships - since 1976
Directed by Oriental Martial Arts College (EST. 1971)
1349 Brice Rd. Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
614.864.4000, 614.864.4146 (Fax),

Greetings, my fellow martial artists,

It is hard to believe that it has been 38 years since I founded the Battle of Columbus in 1976 as a multidisciplinary championship!

Date Announcement for 2013

The Battle of Columbus continues its amazing 37 year history in 2013, when we are again excited to hold one of the Midwest's largest and most respected tournaments on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 during the Memorial Day Weekend.


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