Battle of the Bars

Founded in 2012, The World Calisthenics Organization (WCO ) seeks to create healthy communities by promoting and providing the inherent benefits of Calisthenics exercise to all facets of society. Our Mission is to empower by being leaders through example. We bring experience, passion, life skills, , confidence, respect and strength to every individual within the community and encourage to live it in the outside world. To pass on the knowledge, Discipline, Integrity to all that we have the honor to INSPIRE.

Battle of the Bars ® Road to Dubai Qualifier at the Venice Beach Games!


The WCO is known far and wide for its most anticipated event, Battle of the Bars(r). Created by Athletes for Athletes, BOTB is the first legitimate calisthenics event of it’s kind, with athletes going head to head in a freestyle bodyweight competition. WCO is the First to Market and have successful proof of concept, with the 1 on 1 Battle Style competition that includes the 3 minute rounds system, weight categories, 10 point must system and Scoring Criteria make this event organized, exciting and easy to follow.

Battle of the Bars® has been embraced internationally, with WCO competitions being held in the largest cities in the world. Los Angeles, Chicago, San Jose, Mexico City, Birmingham England and Dubai are just some of the destinations that have hosted Battle of the Bars(R). With over 62 events produced in the US and abroad, the sport has experienced exponential growth over the last few years..

Battle of the Bars ®  athletes showcase their strength, agility, skill and creativity as they perform a series of gravity defying dynamic routines. Imagine taking gymnastics to the extreme! Our athletes perform Olympic levels moves and routines that will blow your mind.

Spectators are in for a real treat as they witness the athletes push the limits of what is possible with their bodies, executing gravity-defying moves and tricks that are Olympic level that will leave the audience in awe. The electric atmosphere and the thrill of competition make the Battle of the Bars®  a must-see event for anyone who enjoys Action Sports.

With its growing popularity, the Battle of the Bars®  is set to continue its journey as the leading freestyle calisthenics competition in the world and have finally landed where we began! Venice Beach, Joining the Venice Beach Games!!!

Official Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

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City National Bank
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Schedule of events:

1:00 pm Athlete Meeting

1:10 – 1:30 Athlete warm ups

1:30 – 1:50 – Clear Competition area – prepare for Battle of the Bars® official start time.
Official Battle of the Bars® start time – 2:00 pm (PST)

Get Your Game On!

July 29, 2023 at Venice Beach!

Venice Beach Games

Venice Beach Games is proud to announce its partnership with the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Rec. & Parks to produce The Venice Beach Games 2023. The event is a sun soaked celebration of sports and fitness, that brings together the entire community and beyond in a healthy, fun, day of sports, fitness, competition, and camaraderie in the world’s greatest beach front recreation center.

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