It is hard to believe that it has been 44 years since the first Battle of Columbus (1976). It has been my privilege and honor to be your host, and I sincerely appreciate your support and encouragement. Founding a multidisciplinary championship to embrace the diversity of all martial arts in the most positive way has been one of my most treasured achievements. I could not have done it without you.
The Arnold Battle of Columbus was created to offer an opportunity for all martial arts practitioners around the world to compete in a variety of martial arts events to explore, test, and share the skills that they diligently and patiently developed.
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. The Arnold Battle of Columbus at its pinnacle grew to more than 4,000 competitors, 10,000 spectators, and over 50 martial arts related vendors and sponsors.
Now, in this 44th rendition of The Arnold Battle of Columbus Martial Arts World Games 2020, my passion for this pioneering event in the celebration of martial arts diversity is rejuvenated. I am more committed than ever to restore The Arnold Battle of Columbus to its former prominence and to raise it to even greater heights.
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, Fun and Beauty with the 5th Annual Arnold Battle of Columbus Martial Arts Hall of Honor and 2020 Bruce Lee and Legends of Martial Arts Hall of Honor. The recognition ceremony will take place on March 6th, 2020 at the Hall of Honor Banquet.
The Arnold Battle of Columbus has experienced an extraordinary past and I anticipate that it will have an even more extraordinary future. Neither past nor future would be possible without enthusiastic support from martial artists like you. In the spirit of coming together as a martial arts community, I encourage you to be a part of the movement towards creating a worldwide martial arts community – come to Columbus, Ohio on March 6th through 8th, 2020, and participate in The Arnold Battle of Columbus Martial Arts World Games 2020. Become a part of living history.
Sincerely in the spirit of martial arts,
SGM Joon P. Choi, 10th Dan Black Belt
Founder/President, Oriental Martial Arts College
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