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

  • Upcoming events
    • 2024 March 23 – NCR Shiai. Noon. SKM dojo. Click here for more information. Click here for online registration link. Or, download the PDF Registration form.
  • NCR 2024 plans
    • May 18 noon-2pm Preparation for 2024 AAKF National Champioships – NCR judging seminar and competitor feedback. St. Paul dojo. More details to follow
    • May 3 Friday Black belt test – Shodan/nidan – MKA St. Paul
    • October 12 NCR SKM Shiai SKM. More details to follow
    • November 2nd Madison Tournament. More details to follow
    • November 16th U of M Tournament. More details to follow
  • AAKF upcoming events:
    • 2024 April 12-14 – AAKF Spring seminar – Madison, WI – Click here for more information
    • 2024 June 19-22 – (tentative). AAKF National Championships – Twin cities, MN – Hosted by Traditional Karate North Central Region. More details to follow.
  • WTKF Events
    • November – WORLD TRADITIONAL KARATE-DO CHAMPIONSHIP in Lima,Peru. More details to follow
    • 2025 – tbd – TRADITIONAL KARATE-DO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    • WTKF calendar  – Click here for more upcoming WTKF 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
    • Spring 2024
  • 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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