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



The North East Open is the only Martial Arts Competition of its kind in the Capital District, as well as the east coast. It also represents an excellent opportunity to highlight your businesses in front of this great market.

* Packages starting as LOW as $50! *

The North East Open will attract over a thousand people, including; martial artists, school representatives and spectators from throughout the region, nationally and internationally. As a sponsor, advertiser or exhibitor at this event, you will come face to face with consumers interested in sports, physical fitness, wellness, Asian culture and family activities. School owners are constantly on the lookout for new products and services to offer their students; and competitors will be looking for services to enhance their competition experience, their personal fitness & well being  as well as keepsakes. 

“I appreciate the sponsors and vendors support of the North East Open” - J.M.


Sponsorship provides a unique opportunity for companies to gain exposure to an audience of pre-qualified consumers without having to staff an exhibitor table. It also allows for exclusively branding specific aspects of the Event itself. Event attendees recognize that those companies with Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond level Sponsorships are going that extra mile to support the Martial Arts community.

“The event by far EXCEEDED my experience at any other martial arts event. Thank you to  the sponsors for helping it come together!”

Promotional Branding Opporuntities

As attendees go through the day of Event activities, there are numerous opportunities to promote your company, keeping your name in front of the attendees. Whether branding gift bags or water bottles, you can find the perfect fit for your company. Check the opportunities listed below or make a proposal for something new that will perfectly fit your business. Be creative...Sell Floral supplies? Brand the decorations, etc.

Attendees will come away remembering and appreciating your company. Many of these branding opportunities are exclusive and available on a first-come, first-served basis, because only one is available. Make your choice soon, so you can take advantage of the opportunity that fits you best.

All branding participants will be given recognition in the Event Program Book and on the website.


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