Traditional Karate North Central Regional Newsletter
1) NCR shiai – Saturday noon Oct 6, 2018 Mpls dojo
As a final reminder, the NCR shiai will be held this coming Saturday noon Oct 6 at the Mpls dojo. Use the shiai event to help sharpen your kata and kumite skills for your next kyu or dan examination, if you are athlete or judge going to World Championships use this time to tune up for the Oct 22-28 World championships, or come to have fun meeting and competing with your fellow karatekas.
We need volunteers to help at the registration table and the tournament tables. Also, black belts are needed to help judge kata and kumite events.
2) 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:
- Shodan-Sandan – 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
2018 NCR Upcoming Calendar of Events
Go to the NCR website for more details as they become available.
- 2018 WTKF World Championship – Oct 22-28 – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Click here for more information.
- 2018 NCR Nov kumite seminar – Nov 17 noon. Mpls dojo; Shodan-Sandan level dan exam. Click here for more information.
- 2018 NCR year-end board meeting – Nov 17 after the dan exam. NCR officers and club owners must attend to help plan for 2019 schedule and budget.
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 past Traditional Karate North Central Region newsletters, click here.
Art Wong – Traditional Karate North Central Region Director