Karate Combat – www.karate.com
Karate Combat is elevating and promoting the sport of karate worldwide by creating the first professional, full contact league. The league consists of over 100 of the top Karateka in the world representing 30 countries. Developed by martial art experts and top competitors, the fighting offers full contact action in the Karate Combat Pit, using rules and rewards calibrated to encourage continuous action.
The patented slope-sided Karate Combat Fighting Pit allows for cage-free views and Hollywood production quality, and has the flexibility to be installed in unusual indoor and outdoor locations globally. Coverage of the competitions is produced with multi-camera cinematic angles and musical scores. The presentation combines high-tech, video-game-style analytics with real action from the world’s best strikers.
A premier brand, Karate Combat operates a professional full contact karate league, sports equipment businsess, and a worldwide Dojo Network. The firm HQ in NYC with satellite offices in Calabasas and Budapest.
Karate.com is the main gateway for distribution through Karate Combat’s platforms, including its branded mobile apps. Events and content will also be available via multiple digital, TV and OTT outlets, including the global FITE app, YouTube, Twitch, The Fight Network, Facebook, Dailymotion and other TV and cable carriers in the USA and abroad. The native platforms will boast a heads-up display that will be familiar to video gamers, along with interactive aspects to heighten the viewing experience.
Karate Combat is an innovative sports experience optimized for digital and mobile consumption. The professional league is the first to display biometric, nutrition, training and DNA-based data in real-time via its custom interactive heads-up display, giving fans unprecedented insight into all fighters’ hidden strengths and weaknesses.
Current Commentators/Analysts/Ambassadors include Adam Kovacs (Karate Champion/UFC Analyst), Bas Rutten (Martial Artist), Phoenix Carnevale (Martial Artist), Sean Wheelock (Commentator)
Approximately 50 million Americans have participated in karate at some point in their lives with an even greater worldwide following, yet no professional league exists. To date, nobody has harnessed the beauty of this ancient sport for 21st-century fans and mass media appeal.”
The league boasts the top fighters in each weight class of semi-contact karate, in addition to karateka with athletic attributes suited for full-contact competition. For the first time, the best practitioners in the sport will have a professional outlet that allows them to build global fan bases and compete for their nations!
- Position(s)Head of Production/Executive Producer- NYC