After spending a lot of time working with the Capital Center, and the local school owners, to best understand what our options are and what the local martial arts community's thoughts are on having this years event, our conclusion, very sadly, is that an in person event like we are used to, just is not feasible this year due to Covid19. We are all very disappointed.

That being said, we are trying to make the most of the situation, and we all know that we cannot go a full year without seeing all of our NEO friends and family. So the NEO Planning Committee is working very hard on a virtual concept that will combine both virtual competition as well as opportunities to connect and showcase with our NEO family.

Please hold the original date of Saturday August 8th - and read more informationbelow about how we will be celebrating NEO on that day!

2020 Virtual North East Open Plan

The 2020 NEO will take place on Saturday August 8th starting at 8am, LIVE on both Youtube & Facebook!

This year's Virtual NEO will be a celebration of our rich 14 year history! Focusing on the many great memories and relationships that have been created! The full day showcase will include; historical footage, YOUR submitted videos, Black Belt Forms & Weapons competition, USBA/WBA Online Competition Highlights, guest Master speakers & more!!!

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Submit your 2020 Virtual North East Open Video


Every year 200-300 instructors and students from all over the U.S. and Canada come to Herkimer, NY for a weekend of fun, friendship, and training. Participants have even come from India, New Zealand, Venezuela, and Japan!  Super Summers is open to any martial artist regardless of style, system, or affiliation.

SSS has hosted some of the world's most famous martial artists including:

Wally Jay, Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace, Tak Kubota, Fumio Demura, Kathy Long, Raffy Pambuan, Kevin Thompson, Tony Blauer, Mike Bernardo,  Jean Frenette, Christine Rodrizuez, Tadashi Yamashita, Gary Alexander, Tom Muzila, Ed Melaugh, Tokey Hill, Leonardo Xavier, Higan Machado, Larry Tatum, Casey Marks, Hidy Ochiai, Mike Pombiero, Francis Fong, Kurt Pellegrino, Kiyoshi Nishime, George Alexander, Michael Campos, Relson Gracie, Michael DePasquale Jr.,  Scott Sonnon, George Mattson, Alain Sailly, Jean-yves Theriault,  John Therien, and Dave Kovar.

In addition to special guest instructors each of the approximately twenty-five top notch staff instructors offer over fifty seminars where the participants learn techniques and training methods as varied as Aikido, Ju-Jitsu, Pencak Silat, Escrima, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, TaeKwonDo, Tai Chi, ZDK system, Shotokan, Goju,, Muay Thai, Grappling, Sparring, Boxing, etc..  Additionally seminars are offered on topics like fitness and flexibility, business operations, instructional skills, and the psychological and law enforcement aspects of the martial arts.

Super Summer Seminars, (one of the longest continuously running camps),  has also long been recognized as one of the best camps available for program, organization, and value. Professor Wally Jay called it “one of the best camps in the country."



The United States and World Breaking Association (USBA/WBA) is the leading Martial Arts Breaking association in the World. Founded in 2005, the USBA/WBA has grown to become the go to source for event and World Record sanctioning, division and rule standardization, material standardization, education, and more. The USBA/WBA leadership, from founders to directors to officials, is made up of experienced martial artists and competitive breakers from the USA and abroad. Whether you are looking to incorporate breaking into your studio curriculum, host or enter a competition, acquire quality boards, set a record, or become a World Champion, we can help.


Saratoga Martial Arts Festival
The Capital Region's Premier Martial Art's Festival!
March 2nd & 3rd, 2019
Saturday, 8:00am to 5:00pm & Sunday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Courtyard by Marriott, Saratoga Springs NY

The 18th Annual Saratoga Martial Arts Festival features two-days of hands-on instructional workshops in striking, grappling, & weapons arts, plus vendors, & Saturday Night Banquet with the Instructional Staff!  Martial Artists of all backgrounds and experiences levels are welcome to participate.

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