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Why AAU Karate? When are the NC AAU Karate competitions? You are on the right webpage!

Overview of AAU Karate Video


Register Now for Apr 27, 2019 Regional Championship

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2019 AAU Karate Rules

AAU Karate Rules Manual and a table showing changes in use at 2019 State, Regional and National events.

2019 National Championships

July 2-6, 2019 in Ft. Lauderdale.

2019 AAU Jr. Olympic Games

Karate portion of this multi-sport Olympic Games will take place in Grreensboro, NC on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27.


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 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.  

  • 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. 

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Calendar of 2019 AAU Karate Events

3/9/2019 - NC State Championship and National Qualifier, Brier Creek Community Center, Raleigh, NC

4/13/2019 - Virginia AAU State Championship and National Qualifier, Richmond, VA  

4/27/2019 AAU Karate Southeast Regional Championship and National Qualifier, The Carole Hoefener Center, 615 E 6th St, Charlotte, NC 28202  [Link to registration now or see packet on this page in 2 places]

5/11/2019 - AAU Karate Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, Richmond, VA [ Link to Mid-Atlantic registration ]

July 2-6, 2019 - AAU Karate National Championships, Ft. Lauderdale, FL []

7/26 - 8/3/2019 - AAU Junior Olympic Games, Greensoboro, NC  Karate competition is 2 days of this timeframe (Fridayand Saturday) []

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AAU Karate North Carolina Clubs

The following dojos and gyms competed with NCAAU Karate in 2017, 2018, and 2019.  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

Eggleston Karate Studio, Richmond, VA

Ichiban Karate, Ashburn, VA

Mt. Everest Dojo, Suffolk, VA

Jay King Dojo, Madison Heights, VA


Please note that these are ESTIMATED start times for April 27, 2019.  

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: Weapons and Kata, White & Green Belts  8-9
                  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

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.

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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