Traditional Karate North Central Region

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

2019 March NCR Newsletter



Traditional Karate North Central Region Newsletter 

1) REMIDNER: March 16, 2019 – NCR kata seminar noon-2pm  

Kata is a core element of your karate training. Whether you are preparing for a kyu or dan test, a tournament, or just trying to sharpen your skills, this NCR kata seminar can help you rise to the next level! Click here to register online.

2) AAKF Spring Seminar – April 26-27 Mpls dojo

  • Click here to register online.
  • Mark your calendar for the annual AAKF spring seminar.
  • Dan examination (all ranks), examiner examination, etc. will be conducted Saturday afternoon by the AAKF technical committee.
  • Schedule of events:
    • Friday, April 26 (Kata)               
      • 12PM – 3:30PM      Kata – concentration on judging aspects
      • 4:15PM – 8PM        How to improve your kata
    • Saturday, April 27 (Kumite)
      • 8:00 – 10AM           Kumite – concentration on judging aspects
      • 10AM – Noon          Kumite Timing Hand Techniques
      • 1:00 – 2:30PM        Kumite Timing Leg Techniques
      • 2:30-4:00PM          How to improve your kumite
      • 4:00-6:00PM          Dan Ranking & Technical Qualification Exams

3) Parking restrictions – St. Paul dojo until early April

Do not park on the dojo side of the street (even side of Eichenwald St. is banned) as noted below with the red dash lines —— Park on the odd size of the street. Seventh Street does not have any restrictions.

Click here for the St. Paul parking restriction map.

The Mpls dojo has two large parking lots that shouldn’t impact your ability to park there. If you must park on the Mpls streets, Mpls has a restricted one sided parking. Park only on the odd side of the street as well until early April.

4) 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.

  • 2019 April 27  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:

2019 NCR Upcoming Calendar of Events

Go to the NCR website News and Events for more details as they become available

  • 2019 NCR seminar – kata – noon-2pm March 16, Mpls dojo, $20.00. Click here to register.
  • 2019 AAKF Spring seminar –   April 26-27  – Mpls dojo. Dan examination (all ranks), examiner examination, etc. will be conducted Saturday afternoon by the AAKF technical committee. Click here to register.
  • 2019 Regional Eliminations – May 3, 2019
  • 2019 St. Paul kids shiai – May 4, 2019
  • 2019 AAKF Nationals – July 16-20 – LA, California, includes dan exams. Hilton DoubleTree LA-Rosemead, CA
  • 2019 Fall seminar – Sept 21, Mpls dojo
  • 2019 Pan-Am tournament – Oct 21-26, 2019, Mexico City
  • FYI – 2020 WTKF World Championships – Fall 2020, Australia (tentative)

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

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

Art Wong – Traditional Karate North Central Region Director




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