Traditional Karate North Central Region

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

2022 May Traditional Karate North Central Region



Traditional Karate North Central Region Newsletter

AAKF 2022 Spring Seminar – Highlights

AAKF held their 2022 spring seminar in Madison, WI. in April. The AAKF community members came together to train and get reacquainted with each other after a long COVID hiatus.   In this year of rebuilding the karate community, many new students attended their first AAKF seminar taught by Sensei Tong and Sensei Kageyama. The Senseis introduced new ideas and worked on new training drills for the new karatekas while reinforcing key principles and strategies for the senior karatekas. Everyone had a good time during the seminar and an opportunity to relax and reflect during the the evenings. Click here for photos and click here for videos highlights from the 2022 spring AAKF seminar. Click here for additional photos posted by the Traditional Karate-do Academy at UMN club.

AAKF 59TH National Championship – June 21-25, 2022

The 2022 AAKF 59th National Championship is just around the corner – June 21-25, 2022 in Dallas, TX.  The athletes, adult black belts, youth levels, and adult kyu levels, are excited about participating at the championships and representing our region. NCR will be sending numerous certified kata and kumite judges to assess the athletes’ performance during the championship. The AAKF championship event will also host an international camp and judging seminar, and hold dan rank tests and certification examinations.  Best wishes to the NCR athletes participating at the championships.  Click here for more details.

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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