2021 UPDATE

We know it has been a while since we provided an update, we apologize about that, however, unfortunately with the ups and downs of the pandemic, there really has not been any opportunity to make any decision and provide any update.

Now that we are entering 2021, and a very different changed world, we want to start looking at how we may be able to resume the NEO this year. The pandemic has brought us many challenges and many opportunities.  We have seen the rise in virtual events out of necessity, and they have shown their benefit. We still have a love for our live event and are hoping with the introduction of the vaccination this year, that we can hold the NEO this year in a modified “in-person” format.

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The following are the rules for the events.  Any changes will be announced and the rules will also be published in the official event program book, to be distributed to all competitors the day of the event.

The North East Open offers the following Age Divisions*

  • Children - 7 Years old & Under
  • Children - 8-10 Year olds
  • Children -  11 & 12 Year Olds
  • Teens - 13 & 14 Year Olds
  • Teens - 15-17 Year Olds
  • Adults - 18-34 Year Olds
  • Seniors - 35 Years & Older

*Some events such as Breaking & Self-Defense may combine these groups into larger categories.

The North East Open offers the following Unique Rank Divisions*

  • Grasshopper - Up to 1 Year of Training
  • Warrior - 1 - 2.5 Yers of Training
  • Samurai - 2.5 - 4 Years of Training
  • Shogun -  Over 4 Years of Training
  • Emperor - Over 10 Years of Training (Forms & Weapons Divisions Only)

    *Some events such as Breaking & Self-Defense may combine these groups into larger categories.

All Breaking Event Rules derive from the USBA/WBA (United States Breaking Association/World Breaking Association)

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