Traditional Karate North Central Region

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

2019 October NCR Newsletter



Traditional Karate North Central Region Newsletter 

1) NCR Fall Seminar REMINDER – Nov 1-2, 2019 With Sensei Taichiro Kaijima – Mpls dojo

Click here for online registration. Click here for event flyer.

Early Registration* by Oct 28, 2019

  • Individual: Full seminar-$120; 1 session-$60
  • Family Rate Full seminar: 2 family members $170; Families of 3 of more $210
  • Family Rate 1 session: 2 family members-$90; Families of 3 or more $130
  • College Students (full-time): Full seminar $100; 1 session-$50

Same Day Registration*  

  • Individual: Full seminar-$140; 1 session-$70
  • Family Rate Full seminar: 2 family members $190; Families of 3 or more $230
  • Family Rate 1 session: 2 family members-$110, families of 3 or more $150
  • College Students (full-time): Full seminar $120; 1 session-$60

*For non-AAKF members, there is an additional fee of $10.00.

    2) XIX Pan American Championship Karate-Do – Oct 21-26 – Mexico City

    The following NCR judges will be going to the Pan-Am championships: Al Kotula, Art Wong, Laurie Elliott, Trung Le, and Dennis Olson.

    We will post photos/videos from the Pan-Am championships in the 2019 November NCR newsletter.

    3) Sensei Katsumata Seminar Results

    Sensei Nina Chenault held a karate seminar Oct 4-6, 2019 with guest instructor Sensei Katsumata of Canada.

    • Click here for more photos from the seminar.
    • Video – Sensei Katsumata explaining go no sen timing – click here (1:40)

    4) World Traditional Karate Federation – Latest News and Events

    An October 2, 2019 letter from the WTKF president, click here.

    The WTKF will be holding a General Assembly meeting in Mexico City in conjunction with the Pan-Am championships.

    For the WTKF website, click here, WTKF Facebook click here.

    5) Future dan examination dates

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

    • 2019 Nov – NCR Nov 1-2 during the NCR fall seminar at the Mpls dojo.

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

    Shodan-Nidan– NCR Testing guidelines handbook – click here for more information

    AAKF Technical Qualification Guide – Rank Promotion – requirements for all dan ranks – click here for more information

    For our region, the dan test cost is $100 times the dan rank you are testing for, e.g., $100 x 2nd dan (nidan) test = $200.00.

    6) Dan Rank Registration With AAKF and WTKF Organizations

    Once you passed your dan examination, you must register your dan rank with both the AAKF and WTKF organizations. Cost is $150.00 ($50-AAKF/$100-WTKF). Make check payable to AAKF.

    Complete both forms: Click here AAKF Dan reg form. Click here WTKF-APPLICATION-FORM.

    Mail your check and forms to: MKA – St. Paul Dojo, E. 7th St., St. Paul, MN 55106.

    2019 NCR Upcoming Calendar of Events

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

    • 2019 Guest instructor seminar – Nov 1-2 2019 Mpls dojo – Sensei Taichiro Kaijima. Click here for details.
    • FYI – 2020 WTKF World Championships – Fall 2020, Brazil

    For more information and links

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

    For the NCR Facebook site, click here.

    For the WTKF website, click here, WTKF Facebook click here

    To subscribe to the NCR newsletter, go to the bottom of the NCR archive website and click Subscribe to our newsletter“.

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

    Art Wong – Traditional Karate North Central Region Director, Godan




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