US Open Martial Arts Fighting Challenge Featuring US vs China 2011 US Open Martial Arts Fighting Challenge featuring US vs China will be held in Denton Gym on 3800 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile, Al 36609 on August 20, 2011. The US Open tournament preliminary fights will start at 12:00 PM, and the final tournament will start at 7:00 PM; door opens at 6:00 PM. Saturday August 20, 2011: 12:00pm -- 6:00pm Preliminary Matches 6:30pm -- 7:00pm Break -- Martial Arts Skills Demos 7:00pm - 10:00pm 8 Fighting Finale and Main Event: US vs China Since 1994, The US Open International Martial Arts Championship has had many world class matches. Several international fighting superstars started their careers participating in the US Open International Martial Arts Championships. Additionally, the United States National Sanshou Team has been represented by fighter and coaches who have been participants with this event throughout its history. This year the US Open International Martial Arts Championship Committee is truly opening its doors to all martial arts styles, including the newly developing MMA. This tournament uses the combined rules and regulations of international Sanshou/Sanda and MMA, which includes kicks, strikes, intercepts, grapples and throws; and also includes wearing appropriate head and body protection and standard MMA (for A division) and boxing gloves . Certain modifications may be made by the Tournament Committee to allow for other martial arts styles to be included in this year's tournament. These modifications will be available through our websites and our Contact Representatives. International teams from four continents have participated in the US Open International Martial Arts Championships. These include the South Africa Sanshou Team, and the Egyptian team. European teams from Italy and Holland have participated. From Asia, the tournament has seen the China Special Police team and China National Team. And from Central and South America participations has included the Brazilian Sanshou Team, Argentina Sanshou and Mexican Sanshou team. US Open International Martial Arts Championship has introduced many world class fighters: MMA Champion World Sanshou Bronze medalist Cung Le, who started his first Sanshou competition in Mobile, Alabama, has won three US Open International Champion titles. UFC fighter & World Sanshou Silver Medalist, Patrick Barry has won the US Open-K. Superstar US 2002 and has also won 2003 and 2004 K. Superstar world champion titles. UFC fighter Melvin Guilard won the silver medal in the 2003 US Open national team trials. He won the US Open International Martial Arts Championship title in the light-weight division in 2004. K. J. Noon, International Sanshou & MMA Champion fighter, twice (2001 & 2002) won The International K. Superstar professional titles at the battle of the "Arts of War" in the US Open International Sanshou division. Li Jie, China, Sanda King, first Sanshou/Sanda World Cup Champion, defeated UFC fighter Rich Clementi in the 2004, winning US Open International Martial Arts Championship-K. Superstar professional main event title. Wael Karika Muhammed, World Sanshou Champion and Africa Sanshou Champion won the 2007 US Open International Sanshou Champion title.