As we begin the new year, so begins a new year of martial arts events around the world. Start 2014 off with a trip to the AKA Grand Nationals Open Karate Tournament to be hosted by the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. It will take place January 30 - February 1, 2014 and features 6 Warrior Cups and $60,000 in cash and prizes for winners in forms, weapons and sparring divisions. For more information, visit the event website: akagrands.com. Good luck, martial artists!