Traditional Karate North Central Region

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

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Traditional Karate North Central Region Newsletter

Summer Shiai Reflections

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2021 NCR Upcoming Calendar of Events

  • NCR upcoming events
    • November 6, 2021 11:30am-5:00pm – UofM Fall 2021 Traditional Karate-do Tournament is hosted by Traditional Karate-do Academy at University of MN club. Location: Van Cleve Community Center 901 SE 15th Ave Minneapolis, MN 55414. Click here for the latest flyer. Click here for more detail and online registration.
    • FYI – Madison Japanese Karate Club’s annual fall tournament October 23, 2021. Click here for more details. Come and compete, judge, or watch and support your fellow karatekas.
  • AAKF/WTKF upcoming events
    • AAKF 2021 Instructor Program taught by AAKF Technical Committee – Sept 11, October 9 and November 13, 11:00am-1:00pm Central Time
    • AAKF 2021 National Championship postponed to 2022. See AAKF Nationals website for more information.
    • WTKF  2021 World Championships postponed to 2022

Dan Examination Testing Dates

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

  • NCR  Dan exam – 2021 TBD
  • AAKF Nationals – 2022 Dallas, TX

If you are considering a dan rank test in the near future, you should be preparing for your exam as soon as possible and getting feedback from your club’s sensei and sempais.  It takes at least 6+ months of constant training both mentally and physically to prepare for a dan exam. For yondan and higher tests, it will take longer to prepare since you must write a thesis, present your paper, and do a kata with bunkai explanation.

Read the following documents for specific dan test requirements and eligibility:

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Art Wong – Traditional Karate North Central Region Director, Godan




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