Traditional Karate North Central Region

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

2021 October Traditional Karate North Central Region



Traditional Karate North Central Region Newsletter

Reminder

UofM Fall 2021 Traditional Karate-do Tournament

November 6, 2021

More information:

Click here for more detail and online registration

Click here for kyu level tournament rules. (new)

Click here for the latest flyer.

AAKF Summer Instructor Program

October 16, 2021 (rescheduled)

The next Zoom AAKF Technical Committee instructor course session is reschuled to October 16, 2021 at 11:00am Central Time. The program is only open to instructors and assistant instructors in your club. The session will cover: How to Correct “Students”.

The following is an email excerpt from Sensei Alex Tong, President of AAKF:

…The Technical Committee will host an online instructor course open to chief instructors and assistant instructors of member-clubs.  The sessions are intended to be interactive in nature.  We look forward to inputs from participating member instructors.  …2-hour Zoom sessions will be held on October 16 and November 13 at no costs to participants.    

A unified teaching framework on kata, kumite, and kihon will be formulated from these sessions, and made available to all participants.  There will also be a review of Japanese terminologies that are used in international championships.  These specified foundation concepts will stand as guidelines for good karate-do practice, also serving as reference information for candidates for Coach’s and/or Examiner certifications.  As usual, teaching instructors are free to add their personal insights when holding class…

If you are an instructor at your club and interested in attending, please contact Art Wong immediately so we can get you registered.

The St. Paul dojo will be projecting the seminar on a large screen. All NCR instructors are welcome to attend.

World Traditional Karate-do Federation Highlights

Staying in touch with World Traditional Karate-do Federation (WTKF) organization is important for maintaining our link with traditional karate-do worldwide. The following are highlights/links to WTKF’s events held this fall:

On September 11, 2021 in Zielona Góra, – Polish Children’s Traditional Karate Championships. Click here

On September 12, 2021 in Zielona Góra, there was a training camp with sensei Włodzimierz Kwieciński 9th Dan, President of the World Traditional Karate-Do Federation. Click here.

September 17 to 19, 2021 – for the second time this year – WTKF hosted sensei Justo Gomez 7th Dan at a traditional karate training camp in Poland. More than 200 people took part in the trainings at the Dojo Stara Wieś and in Lublin. Click here

October 2 in Wrocław, the 14th Master’s Cup will be held in memory of Hidetaka Nishiyama. Click here.

The above links were translated from Polish to English using Google translate. If for some reason it is still in Polish, use Google translate and insert the URL, click here on how to use Google translate.

Upcoming Calendar of Events and Registration

  • NCR upcoming events
  • AAKF/WTKF upcoming events
    • AAKF
      • AAKF 2022 National Championship Dallas, TX. June 21-25, 2022. See http://aakf-nationals-2022.com for more details on hotel, fees, venue, schedules, etc.
    • WTKF
      • WTKF calendar  – Click here for this year’s events.
      • WTKF 2022 October World Championships in Joao Pessao, Brazilclick here for poster. More details to follow.

Dan Examination Schedule

  • This year’s dan exam and certification test schedule
    • NCR
      • 2022 July 23 NCR dan exam (shodan and nidan level only) noon Saturday at MKA St. Paul dojo. Please notify your Sensei if you are planning to test for shodan or nidan .
    • AAKF
      • 2022 AAKF National Championship in Dallas, TX June 21-25 – all dan levels
      • Rank examiner and judging tests will be conducted at the AAKF National Championship.
  • Dan examination testing requirements shodan-sandan – click here
  • Dan rank registration required when you pass your dan exam – click here

Click here to see past event videos and click here for past event photos from the NCR video and photo Library

Upcoming Calendar of Events and Registration

  • NCR upcoming events
  • AAKF/WTKF upcoming events
    • AAKF
      • AAKF 2022 National Championship Dallas, TX. June 21-25, 2022. See http://aakf-nationals-2022.com for more details on hotel, fees, venue, schedules, etc.
    • WTKF
      • WTKF calendar  – Click here for this year’s events.
      • WTKF 2022 October World Championships in Joao Pessao, Brazilclick here for poster. More details to follow.

Dan Examination Schedule

  • This year’s dan exam and certification test schedule
    • NCR
      • 2022 July 23 NCR dan exam (shodan and nidan level only) noon Saturday at MKA St. Paul dojo. Please notify your Sensei if you are planning to test for shodan or nidan .
    • AAKF
      • 2022 AAKF National Championship in Dallas, TX June 21-25 – all dan levels
      • Rank examiner and judging tests will be conducted at the AAKF National Championship.
  • Dan examination testing requirements shodan-sandan – click here
  • Dan rank registration required when you pass your dan exam – click here

Click here to see past event videos and click here for past event photos from the NCR video and photo Library

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Art Wong – Traditional Karate North Central Region Director, Godan




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