Traditional Karate North Central Region

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

2022 January Traditional Karate North Central Region



Traditional Karate North Central Region Newsletter

Kata Seminar – January 29, 2022 at SKM Mpls

Come join us at the 2022 NCR kata seminar at the SKM dojo in Mpls. Get feedback on your kata to help with your next test and enjoy the first seminar of the New Year with your fellow karatekas.

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.

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
    • AAKF
      • AAKF 2023 Seminar – April 21-23 Van Cleve Recreation Center Mpls – more details to follow
      • AAKF 2023 National Championship June 21-24 (tentative) Washington, DC. Click here for more details
    • WTKF
      • 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) 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

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
    • AAKF
      • AAKF 2023 Seminar – April 21-23 Van Cleve Recreation Center Mpls – more details to follow
      • AAKF 2023 National Championship June 21-24 (tentative) Washington, DC. Click here for more details
    • WTKF
      • 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) 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




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