The NASKA Banquet is an awards ceremony to honor and recognize your accomplishments for the 2021 year. Family and friends are welcome to attend and help celebrate your achievements.
Overall Grand Champion
Overall Grand Champions with other ratings will also have the opportunity to purchase eligible awards.
Grand Champions with other ratings will also have the opportunity to purchase eligible awards.
World Champion is a competitor who placed 1st in any division listed in the World Black Belt Ratings.
World Champions with World Top Ten ratings will also have the opportunity to purchase World Top Ten awards.
World Top Ten is a competitor who placed 2nd through 10th in any division listed in the World Black Belt Ratings.
World Champion Team is a competitor whose team placed 1st in any team division listed in the World Black Belt Ratings.
World Champions Team with World Top Ten ratings will also have the opportunity to purchase World Top Ten awards.
World Top Ten Team is a competitor whose team placed 2nd through 10th in any division listed in a team World Black Belt Ratings.
National Champion is a competitor who placed 1st in any division listed in the National Under Belt Ratings.
National Champions with National Top Ten ratings will also have the opportunity to purchase National Top Ten awards.
National Top Ten is a competitor who placed 2nd through 10th in any division listed in the National Under Belt Ratings.
Tour Gear can be purchased by any 2021 NASKA member who attends the banquet
We are excited to announce that this year once again we will be allowing all attendees to select their seats in advance of the banquet. After the registration deadline of January 16th, we will send out an e-mail to all of the attendees letting you search for other registered competitors and choose your table. Groups and teams can reserve tables after January 5th to let their teammates select from.
We can make arrangements for attendees with food allergies. Please note when registering if any food allergies apply.
All competitors receiving awards must register for the banquet regardless if he/she is able to attend.
The deadline for registration for the NASKA Banquet if you plan to attend in person is Sunday, January 16, 2022. The final deadline to order any awards is January 31, 2022.
Ratings posted are the final ratings provided by NASKA President Larry Carnahan. Please notify us if there is any errors in your ratings or the spelling of your name at the time of registering.
No. You can order awards to be picked up at the Compete World Martial Arts Championships or to be shipped to you. However, to access the awards and order them, you must register for the banquet and pay the registration fee.
Everyone pays the banquet registration fee regardless of whether they can attend. This Banquet fee covers all administrative, handling, and processing of your awards, all shipping for USA-based participants, most of the shipping for international attendees and all costs, including food, for the in-person portion of the event. In addition, it helps cover the cost of the free awards included for all NASKA Overall Grand Champions, Grand Champions, World Champions, and National Champions.
*NASKA as an organization does not pay for or fund the Banquet in any way. It is completely funded and produced by the AKA Warrior Cup. Despite the Banquet fee, the AKA Warrior Cup makes no profit and, in fact, donates much of the expense for the banquet in order to assure the quality and professionalism NASKA competitors deserve.
Due to the shorter amount of time between opening banquet registration and the banquet itself, the deadline to claim and purchase awards has been extended. You register and claim and purchase awards through January 31, 2022.
Before you decide your ratings are incorrect, please go check the links for World Ratings: HERE and National Ratings: HERE, and search for the competitor’s name in each. This action will bring up all divisions in which the competitor is rated. By clicking on the competitor’s name, you will see a drop down list showing all results included in the rating and points earned for each result. Verify that there is an error through this process before submitting a support request. (Note that 2021 Pan American Internationals was a 5A rated event but competitors received 6A points for results).
If you find that there is an error in placement, missing results, etc you are also asked to verify during the banquet registration process. The first step when you begin to register is to view your ratings and to verify them or to submit a support request if there is a mistake. Rest assured that we will work with you to resolve all issues so that you can select the correct awards.
*Please use this process or the support request link on MATAction.com for any correction requests. We cannot respond to social media messages, emails to other accounts or phone calls regarding corrections.
No. The NASKA virtual events are not part of the NASKA Banquet.
No. Everyone is invited to attend. Masks are mandatory when not eating or drinking, but vaccinations are not. Complimentary masks will be provided for anyone who does not have one.
Absolutely not. The NASKA Banquet will go forward as scheduled and we can’t wait to see you there.
The AKA Warrior Cup will provide FREE PCR testing with a 24-hour turnaround for any attendee of the NASKA Banquet and AKA Warrior Cup on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the event. In addition, rapid Antigen tests with 15-minute turnaround will be available for $25-40 each.
The AKA Warrior Cup has contracted with the Embassy Suites as an overflow hotel. If you are unable to secure a room at the Renaissance Schaumburg, the group rate extends to the overflow hotel and it is 0.6 miles from the Renaissance and has a free shuttle that will take you to the Renaissance. Book your room here: https://akawarriorcup.com/hotel-overflow/