Colorado Martial Arts Awards

MA_AwardsDenver, COColorado Martial Arts News is proud to announce the inaugural red-carpet Colorado Martial Arts Awards!  These awards seek to recognize outstanding accomplishments by martial artists in the state. This includes things like competitions won, but also things like hardships overcome. There are many ‘martial arts halls of fame’ where anyone can be inducted simply by possessing a check for a few hundred dollars as well as ‘life experience.’ These awards are nothing like that.

Nominations are open to the general public. Anyone can submit a youtube clip to enter any one of the categories. The Nominating Committee will choose up to 5 finalists for each award, at which point the general public will be able to vote for the winners. Next summer we will host the red-carpet awards show in a high school auditorium, complete with special performances, speeches by the winners, and booths by sponsors. The idea behind this event is a time to bring schools in Colorado together as well as have fun and build team spirit.

Winners will receive an award (design pending) while finalists will all receive a certificate. More information (including applications for sponsorship) will come as the event gets closer.

The initial categories are as follows:

Submission of the year

Match of the year (2 people)
Kick of the year
Punch of the year
Form of the year (traditional)
Form of the year (creative )
Form of the year (weapon)
Combo of the year
Demo of the year
Break of the year
Trick of the year
Photo of the year (photographer)
Story of the year
Indomitable spirit award
Comeback of the year (injury or tragedy)
Special needs student of the year
Movie of the year (Made by a school)
Here is a rough timeline for events.
November 1st, 2013 – Instructors and School Owners can submit suggestions for any category not listed.
Jan 1st, 2014 – Submissions open. The video must have been made during 2013.
March 15th, 2014 – The Nominating Committee will announce finalists. They may also choose to split of combine categories (ie, male and female, child and adult, color belt and black belt, etc) to ensure competitiveness.
March 15th, 2014 – July 1st, 2014 – Open voting
Mid/Late July, 2014 – Awards Show.
The Nominating Committee (NC) will consist of one person from each school that has entered a video. Email if you are the representative for your school.
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