Traditional Karate North Central Region Newsletter
Karate in the Community
Strength group, a Minneapolis non-profit organization, is concerned about personal safety for women in North Minneapolis. Gina Wood, a 2nd degree black belt instructor from Shotokan Karate MN in Minneapolis, MN, is working with Strength Group by providing free self-defense classes for women. Click here to see a short video [2:08] and article on the self-defense program.
Or visit WWW.WCCO.com for more details
Annual AAKF Membership Renewal – March 1, 2022
Your individual AAKF membership expires on March 1, 2022. If you renew your current membership before March 1, the cost is only $25. After March 1, your AAKF individual membership renewal is $35. For club renewal, the cost is $170.00. Check this out -> Benefits of an AAKF membership.
Click here and fill out the AAKF registration form. Write a check following the instructions from your club’s sensei. Deliver your payment/form to your club’s sensei – he/she will then mail the documents to the AAKF organization.
2022 January kata Seminar Highlights
NCR held a local kata seminar recently. The seminar provided one-on-one feedback to each student. The valuable feedback gave the students a roadmap to improve their kata for their next exam. Click here to see more photos.
Upcoming Calendar of Events and Registration
- NCR upcoming events
- Kata seminar – January 28 noon-2:00pm – SKM dojo – click here for more details
- Shiai – SKM dojo – more details to follow
- NCR May eliminations for the 2023 Nationals – more details to follow
- AAKF/WTKF upcoming events
Dan Examination Schedule
- NCR and AAKF dan exam schedule
- NCR dan exam (Shodan-Nidan exams only) spring – more details to follow
- NCR dan exam (Shodan-Nidan exams only) fall- more details to follow
- AAKF 2023 Spring seminar – dan exam (all ranks) and certification exam
- AAKF 2023 Nationals – dan exam (all ranks) and certification exam
- Dan examination testing requirements shodan-sandan – click here
- Dan rank registration required when you pass your dan exam – click here
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Art Wong – Traditional Karate North Central Region Director, Godan