Why AAU Karate? When are the NC AAU Karate competitions? You are on the right webpage!
Due to precautions to reduce transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, AAU Sports has cancelled all sports events for the next 3 weeks including the April 4, 2020 South Carolina Championship in Florence, SC. More information about qualifying for national events will be coming.
AAU Karate National Championships Disney's Wide World of Sports June 25-28, 2020
If your AAU club would like to host a athlete's, officiating, or scorekeeping 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 us at 919-844-5555.
Dojo Owners and Instructors & Club Coaches and Administrators are invited to join the AAU Karate Group on LinkedIn.com or follow "AAU Karate Program" member profile.
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.
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.
3/7/2020 - (COMPLETED) NC State Championship and National Qualifier, Simkins Indoor Pavilion, Greensboro, NC
4/4/2020 - (CANCELLED) SC State Championship and National Qualifier, Pearl Moore Basketball Center, Florence, SC
4/18/2020 - (TBD) Virginia AAU State Championship and National Qualifier, Richmond, VA
4/25/2020 - (Location TBD) AAU Karate Southeast Regional Championship and National Qualifier, seeking a new location because of City of Charlotte restrictions on large gatherings.
5/23/2020 - AAU Karate Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, Richmond, VA [ Link to Mid-Atlantic registration ]
6/25/2020 thru 6/28/2020 - AAU Karate National Championships, Orlando, FL [www.aaukarate.org]
7/31 - 8/2/2020 - AAU Junior Olympic Games, Hampton Roads, Va. Karate competition is 2 days of this timeframe (Friday and Saturday) [http://www.aaujrogames.org]
Please note that these are ESTIMATED start times for March 7, 2020.
8:30 AM Doors open to the athletes and public.
9:00 AM Officials Meeting at the top of the day. AAU karate club instructors, coaches, and top athletes are welcome to attend. Know the rules, ask questions, meet other clubs.
9:30 AM National Anthem, Dojo Recognition
9:40 AM Ring 1: Weapons and Kata, All Ranks Ages 5-6-7
Ring 2: Black Belt Adult Men and Women (ages 16-70) Kata and Kobudo
Ring 3: Pee Wee Kata Demo (ages 3-5) followed by Weapons and Kata, All Ranks, Ages 7-8
Ring 4: Weapons and Kata, Brown and Black Belts 10-11
11:00 AM Continuation of Kata Youngest to Oldest, 12-13, 14-15, 16+, 35 and over, all ranks
12:00 PM Adult and 35+ White, Green, Brown Belt Kata and Kumite
12:30 PM Begin Kumite Youngest to Oldest
3:00 Team Events (kobudo, kata, and kumite if teams register by email in advance or onsite by 11 AM)
Throughout the day - Concessions will be sold on-site, please post to social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) using hashtag #ncaau and #aaukarate and pick up information about National Competition at the AAU Table near Concessions.
The following dojos and gyms competed with NCAAU Karate in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Contact one to get started with AAU Karate.
Goldsboro Okinawan Karate, Goldsboro, NC
Triangle's Best Karate, Raleigh, NC
Mo's Shotokan Karate, Cary, NC
Japan Karate Institute, Winston-Salem, NC
Japan Shudokan Budo-Kai, King, NC
Ormaza Family Karate, Dallas, NC
Newton's Shorin-Ryu Karate, Shelby, NC
Shelby Martial Arts, Shelby, NC
Lin Bu Kan Karate (Patsy Callahan), Hendersonville, NC
Agape-Do Karate, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Carolina Family Karate, Lugoff, SC
Carolina Karate Center, Greenville, SC
Heiwado Karate Center, Goose Creek, SC
Eggleston Karate Studio, Richmond, VA
Ichiban Karate, Ashburn, VA
Mt. Everest Dojo, Suffolk, VA
Jay King Dojo, Madison Heights, VA
9113 Leesville Rd. Suite 104 Raleigh, NC 27613