- 5/27/17 (SAT) THE 42nd BATTLE OF COLUMBUS / MARTIAL ARTS WORLD GAMES XVII at THE OHIO STATE FAIRGROUNDS, LAUSCHE BUILDING (www.ohioexpocenter.com)
- 5/28/17 (SUN) ASIAN FESTIVAL at FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY (www.asian-festival.org)
|A SHINING DIAMOND - TRUE DIVERSITY|
The 42nd Battle of Columbus / Martial Arts World Games XVII
Oriental Martial Arts College
Greetings, dedicated Martial Artists and supporters of Battle of Columbus for the past 41 years, It is hard to believe that it has been 41 years since I founded the Battle of Columbus in 1976 as a multidisciplinary championship!
The martial arts world can be seen as a microcosm of humanity – an interconnected community of many unique, distinct and exceptional groups and individuals coming together to comprise the many facets of a shining diamond. This has been my vision and the spirit of the Battle of Columbus for the past 41 years.
Once again, the Battle of Columbus was a great success in its 42nd rendition on May 27, 2017. With hundreds of athletes and spectators from all across the United States, Canada, China, Korea, South America, Africa and Europe the Battle gave competitors of many disciplines a chance to meet and compete in an arena that has always fostered a sense of community in the spirit of martial arts.
Sincerely in the Spirit of Martial Arts,
Joon P. Choi, Supreme Grandmaster,