Traditional Karate North Central Region

Regional Representative of the AAKF for clubs in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

2018 October NCR Newsletter



Traditional Karate North Central Region Newsletter 

1) NCR Oct 6, 2018 Fall shiai – Results 

Thank you to  Gina Frances and Bob Young for taking and posting the photos.

2) 2018 WTKF Championships – St. John’s Newfoundland Canada – Oct 22-28

WTKF detail event post: http://www.wtkfkarate.org/traditional-karate-do-renaissance-festival/

3) NCR kumite seminar and dan exam – Saturday noon Nov 17, 2018 – click here for flyer

  • Instructors: Al Kotula and Michael Fusaro
  • Subject: Best attack techniques, best defense techniques and setting up the attack.
  • Benefits: Improve your kumite strategies for your next test, elevate your free sparring techniques, develop your kumite strategy for tournament fighting.
  • Cost $20/individual; $40/family
  • Seminar time Noon-2:00pm.
  • Dan exam will start around 2:30pm. Only shodan, nidan, and sandan examinations will be given.
  • Click here for online registration. (New)

4) NCR board meeting – Saturday 3:15pm Nov 17, 2018

  • After the Nov 17 NCR kumite seminar and dan exam, we will hold the annual NCR board meeting to review this year’s results and plan for the 2019 budget and events.  All NCR board members and club directors must attend.

5) Future dan examination dates

The following are tentative dan examination dates/location. Check with your club’s sensei as dates/times may change at the last minute.

  • 2018 Nov 17 Mpls dojo; as part of the 2018 NCR Nov kumite seminar; Shodan-Sandan level dan examinations only; conducted by local NCR senseis
  • 2019 March/April Mpls dojo; part of the 2019 AAKF spring seminar; all dan ranks; conducted by AAKF technical committee
  • 2019 July LA, Calif.; part of the 2019 AAKF Nationals seminar camp; all dan ranks; conducted by AAKF technical committee

Students testing must read the following documents for specific dan test requirements and eligibility:

6) Mpls dojo fall seminar results and Sensei Fusaro celebration Sept 7-8, 2018 a great success!  

7) FYI – Madison annual fall tournament – Nov 10, 2018 – Madison, WI

  • 36th Madison Traditional Karate Tournament
  • The Madison Japanese Karate Club invites you to their annual Traditional Karate Tournament, which will take place on November 10th, 2018. Adult and youth participants of all ranks are welcome!
  • Click here for more detail

2018 NCR Upcoming Calendar of Events

Go to the NCR website for more details as they become available.

  1. 2018 WTKF World Championship – Oct 22-28 – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Click  here for more information.
  2. 2018 NCR Nov kumite seminar Nov 17 noon. Mpls dojo; Shodan-Sandan level dan exam. click here for more detail

2019 NCR tentative Calendar of Events

  • 2019 AAKF Spring seminar – March/April – Mpls dojo including dan examination all ranks, examiner examination, etc. includes dan exam
  • 2019 AAKF Nationals – July – LA, California, includes dan exams

For the latest NCR events and newsletter updates,  click here. For Mpls dojo events, click here. For St. Paul dojo events, click here.

For past Traditional Karate North Central Region newsletters, click here.

Art Wong – Traditional Karate North Central Region Director




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