Traditional Karate North Central Region Newsletter
2024 NCR Seminar – Highlights
NCR recently held a noon kumite seminar at the SKM on January 27, 2024. The seminar covered reaction timing and distance principles. The drills involved partner work. The seminar was taught by Sensei Art Wong (St. Paul) and Sensei Tom Meagher (Northfield). Students were given feedback by both the senseis and their training partners. Participants had fun and learned new techniques and training drills to better their kumite.
Below are some photos from the kumite seminar working on reaction timing. Click here to see additional photos from the kumite seminar.
2024 NCR Shiai – Noon Saturday March 23
The 2024 NCR shiai will be held at the SKM dojo. The shiai is always well attended by adults and kids from all the surrounding dojos in our region. The shiai will have certified AAKF/WTKF judges in both kumite and kata. The NCR judges come with many years of national and international experience in judging as well as competing nationally and/or internationally. The shiai will provide the students an event that will test their skills against fellow karatekas, provide an environment for comradery of like minds, and have fun. The shiai will prepare students for their next kyu test or dan examination. The students will receive feedback from the judges so they can improve their skills and knowledge of karate. The shiai will sharpen the judge’s skills and performance in preparation for the 2024 AAKF National Championships that will be held in the twin cities in June of this year. More details to follow regarding the 2024 AAKF Nationals.
AAKF Website Redesign Status
The AAKF national organization, which Traditional Karate North Central Region (NCR) is a member of as well as the regional clubs and students, is redesigning their website. At this time, static information have been posted on the new AAKF website with more changes to come that will provide a better online entry experience for registering clubs, student’s memberships, student’s kyu ranks and dan ranks, and examiner and judge’s certification. Click here to view the latest AAKF website. Also, click here to view the AAKF Facebook site.
Upcoming Calendar of Events and Registration
- Upcoming events
- 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:
- WTKF Events
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