AAKF 2017 Nationals

Deadlines

  • June 19: Make your food choices and pay for the banquet at the main hotel
  • June 21: On-site check in for tournament participants. All competition participants need to check in by 5 pm on Wednesday, June 21st. Athlete check-in can be done by a teammate or coach, if needed.

Daily Schedule

All times are subject to change

  • June 19: Arrival and registration
    • 3 pm: Hotel check-in and event registration. Event registration will also be available during the first two days of camp.
  • June 20: International Camp day 1
    • 9 am - 12 pm: Morning training session
    • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: AAKF Board of Directors meeting
    • 2 pm - 5 pm: Afternoon training session
    • 5 pm - 6 pm: WTKF North Atlantic Board & AAKF Technical Committee Meetings
  • June 21 International Camp day 2
    • 9 am - 12 pm: Morning training session
    • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: AAKF Board of Governors meeting
    • 2 pm - 5 pm: Afternoon training session
    • All competition participants need to check in by 5 pm on Wednesday, June 21st.
    • 5 pm - 6 pm: AAKF Board of Governors meeting (continued, if necessary)
    • 6 pm - 8 pm: Draw for competition (Board Room at main hotel)
  • June 22 International Camp day 3
    • 8 am - 11:45 am: Morning training session
    • 11:45 am - 1 pm: Lunch
    • 1 pm - 3 pm: Afternoon training session
    • 3:15 pm - 5 pm: Rank and Technical Credentials examination
  • June 23 Tournament: Eliminations and Adult Kyu Ranks
    • 8 am - 12 pm: National Championship Eliminations
    • 12 pm - 1 pm: Lunch
    • 1 pm - 5 pm: National Championships Elimnations
    • 4 pm - 7 pm: Adult Kyu Ranks and Youth National Tournament (as necessary)
  • June 24 Tournament: Adult Kyu Ranks, Youth, and Finals
    • 8 am - 1:30 pm: Youth and Adult Kyu Ranks Tournament
    • 1:30 pm - 2 pm: Lunch
    • 2 pm - 6 pm: National Championship Finals
    • 7:00 pm: Banquet
  • June 25 Departure

Welcome!

The AAKF Great Lakes Region and the Madison Japanese Karate Club are honored to host the 56th American Amateur Karate Federation National Championships and International Camp. We welcome you to experience the Madison area and the wonderful travel opportunities in Wisconsin. Join us in this longstanding competition to uphold the budo spirit and the high standards of traditional karate through top caliber instruction and participation.

The Banquet sign-up and menu are now available! You can also still register online for the International Camp.

This will be the fourth year that an adjoining three-day International Camp will be held in conjunction with the National Championships. The 56th AAKF National Championships will feature eight individual and five team competition categories alongside the ever-thriving Junior National and Adult Kyu Championships. We are hoping to have an International Goodwill Cup competition as well.

Camp participation is open to all karateka and all ranks are invited to attend. If you are not a member of the AAKF, you will be charged an additional $40. All Adult and Junior competitors must be members of the AAKF, and also belong to a registered AAKF club. Kyu rank competitors must also have their rank registered with the AAKF.

A reminder, all adult and youth black belt competitors must have their rank registered with the AAKF and the WTKF. The same applies to everyone testing for or renewing their technical credentials. Contact your Regional Director for an application. The cost is $150 for both organizations, or $100 if your Dan rank has already been registered with the AAKF.

For more information, explore this website, send us email, or call +1-608-301-5164 (please leave a message).

We hope to see you in June!