Traditional Karate North Central Region

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

2022 February Traditional Karate North Central Region

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  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
    • tbd
  • AAKF upcoming events:
    • AAKF 2023 National Championship June 21-24 Washington, DC.
      • Click here for information, registration and director packets. Good luck to everyone competing and judging.
  • WTKF Events
    • Pan-Am tournament – 2023 – more details to follow.
    • WTKF calendar  – Click here for this year’s events.

Click here to see past event videos and click here for past event photos from the NCR video and photo Library.  Click here for additional photos from the U of Mn club photo library.

Dan Examination Schedule

  • NCR and AAKF dan exam schedule
    • NCR dan exam (Shodan-Nidan exams only) Friday July 21, 2023 6:00pm St. Paul dojo
    • NCR dan exam (Shodan-Nidan exams only) fall- more details to follow
    • AAKF April 21-23 2023 Spring seminar – dan exam (all ranks) and certification exam
    • AAKF June 21-24 2023 National Championships – 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

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