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ATHLETES: The national AAU Karate program clearly recognizes the life-long benefits of karate; AAU Karate has the largest and best developmental program for new karate competitors and an elite program for seasoned athletes that includes national and international competition.  

  • Karate Competition: Individual and Team 
  • Ages: Single sex & single age bracket divisions for 5,6,7...17; age blocks 18-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over
  • Levels: Beginner (0-1 yrs training), Novice (1-2 yrs), Intermediate (2-4 yrs), Advanced (over 4 yrs),  
  • Divisions: Traditional Weapons, Kata/Forms, and Sparring
  • On Mar. 3, 2018 at the NC State Championship, we will also offer Pee Wee (ages 3-6), Special Needs Youth and Special Needs Adult Divisions.  All athletes in these divisions will receive medals.

COACHES & OFFICIALS: For ex-athletes and still competing adults, the coaches' program and officiating program are ways to continue growing in karate. AAU Karate is designed for traditional Japanese and Okinawan karate. 

Calendar of 2017-18 AAU Karate Events

10/29/2017 (Sunday)  - Chicagoland Invitational (flyer)

11/18/2017 VA AAU Invitational , Richmond, VA 

3/3/2018 - North Carolina State Championship and National Qualifier, at Talbert Center in Mooresville, NC (details about hotels and registration will be posted in Dec.)

4/14/2018 - Virginia AAU State Championship and National Qualifier, Richmond, VA.  

date TBD - South Carolina AAU State Championship and National Qualifier, SC.

5/5/2018 - AAU Karate Southeast Regional Championship and National Qualifier, location near Raleigh, NC

5/19/2018 - AAU Karate Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, Richmond, VA

June 25-29 or July 3-7, 2018 - AAU Karate National Championships, Ft. Lauderdale, FL []

7/25 - 8/4/2018 - AAU Junior Olympic Games, Des Moines, Iowa  Karate competition is usually the second weekend (8/3 and 8/4). []

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If your AAU club would like to host a seminar, goodwill competition, or state championship, let the NCAAU Karate Director help you plan! You'll want to avoid busy weekends and national events, manage your event (venue, staffing, registration, rules), get an AAU license in order to have AAU event insurance, and reach out to traditional karate clubs in our state and surrounding states. We want to help you grow and succeed! Don't hesitate to call.

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AAU Karate North Carolina Clubs

The following dojos and gyms competed with NCAAU Karate in 2016 or 2017.  Contact one to get started with the NCAAU Karate League 2017.

Goldsboro Okinawan Karate, Goldsboro, NC

Triangle's Best Karate, Raleigh, NC 

Carolina Martial Arts Center, Durham, NC

Shisei Dojo, Apex, NC

Mo's Shotokan Karate, Cary, NC

Japan Shudokan Budo-Kai, King, NC 

Sidekick Karate, Mt. Airy, NC

Ormaza Family Karate, Dallas, NC

Sidekick Karate, Charlotte, NC

Carolina Isshinryu Academy, Waxhaw, NC

Newton's Shorin-Ryu Karate, Shelby, NC

Wilson's Martial Arts, Shelby, NC

Callahan Karate, Hendersonville, NC

Carolina Family Karate, Lugoff, SC

Eggleston Karate Studio, Richmond, VA

Ichiban Karate, Ashburn, VA

Mt. Everest Dojo, Suffolk, VA

Jay King Dojo, Madison Heights, VA

Yama Dojo, Mountain City, TN

Nishime Karate, Cincinnati, OH

MidWest Karate Association, Chicago, IL

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For more information and event registration please contact

Cyndy Yu-Robinson  District Sports Director

Cyndy Yu-Robinson District Sports Director

9113 Leesville Rd. Suite 104 Raleigh, NC 27613

Phone: 919-844-5555

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