Battle of Columbus Martial Arts Festival

Oriental Martial Arts College is excited to present the 2022 Arnold Battle of Columbus (ABOC) Martial Arts Festival at the Ohio Expo Center’s Voinovich Building. Reuniting the Battle of Columbus with the Arnold Martial Arts Festival has been wonderful the last couple of years. We anticipate continuing our tradition with this successful event promoting and fostering the diversity, unity, and harmony of martial arts styles and martial artists all around the world!

The Battle of Columbus was founded 45 years ago by Supreme Grandmaster Joon P. Choi to offer an opportunity for all martial arts practitioners around the world to compete in a variety of martial arts events and to explore, test, and share the skills that they have diligently and patiently developed through their training. The Arnold Battle of Columbus also offers a chance to meet martial arts leaders from many styles who share common goals in martial arts philosophy, principles, and traditions.

With the loss of Supreme Grandmaster Joon P. Choi this year, Oriental Martial Arts College is dedicated to continuing the legacy of providing a diverse competition for martial artists to showcase the high caliber of their skills.  We are committed to bringing together martial artists in the spirit of competition and brotherhood, and to encourage everyone to continue along their martial arts journey with pride in their accomplishments.

The two-day Martial Arts Festival will include seminars and workshops led by martial arts experts followed by the Bruce Lee and Legends of Martial Arts Hall of Honor induction banquet on Friday, March 4th; all main championships for all disciplines and styles will be held on Saturday March 5th.

As is our custom, we will be recognizing the great martial arts pioneers and their successors for their contributions to the development of the world of Martial Arts for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty with the Bruce Lee & Legends of Martial Arts Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony. This Honor is intended to recognize those martial artists and supporters who have dedicated their spirit to the study and betterment of martial arts; if you are or know a martial arts leader who deserves to be recognized and celebrated for their martial arts spirit, please review the requirements and complete the nomination form online.

Competition Disciplines and Styles include:

* Taekwondo: Olympic Style Sparring, Sport Poomsae, Open forms, Breaking, Weaponry, and more! 
* Karate: Point Style Sparring, Kyokushin Semi-contact Fighting, Open Kata, Breaking, Weaponry, and more!
* Judo grappling 
* Kungfu/Wushu 
* Tai Chi/Push Hands 
* Wing Chun/Chi Sau 
* Tangsoodo: Continuous Point sparring, Open Forms 
* Muay Thai
* Hapkido/Aikido: Sparring, High Fall, Long Fall, Self-Defense 
* Haidong Gumdo: Padded Weapon Sparring, Paper cutting, Thrown Object, and more
* Weaponry: By discipline - all non-live edge weapons permitted 
* American Kick Boxing
* Sambo / Sombo
* Breaking Challenge - Creative Board Breaking, Power Breaking, Speed Breaking, Long Jump Kicking, High Jump Kicking
* Team Demonstration - All Disciplines 

Please visit for full details, schedules, rules, and REGISTRATION!

Join the Battle and become a martial arts legend at the 2022 Arnold Battle of Columbus!

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