2019 JKA/AF Nationals Clinics + Dan Test

Location:

Prime Time Athletic Club (1730 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010)

Tournament Check In:

(10am-8pm): Pre-registered competitors & officials.
No late Registration: Registration closes Nov 1st – but register early to get a discount.

Judges Conference/Clinic

(10am-12:00pm): hosted by Master Isami Shiroma. Registered Tournament judges/officials only – ring assignments will be confirmed.

Wellness Seminar

(10am-11:30am): hosted by Sensei Donnie Abel for all ranks (www.martialartsintelligence.com).  Sign-up on-site $25 ($20 with JKA membership).

Masters Seminar

(1:30pm-3:30pm): hosted by Master Takayuki Mikami and Master Yoshizo Machida for all ranks. Sign-up on-site $60 ($50 with JKA membership).

Dan Examinations

(4:00pm-6:00pm): Only pre-registered (JKA Shodan to Yondan).

2019 JKA/AF Nationals Wine Tour

Come and see some of the greater San Francisco Bay Area with a day trip to Napa. We are still in the process of organizing, but the wine tour will include chartered bus to and from Napa and Wine Tasting at two wineries. You can bring your own pack lunch, or buy lunch at the lunch stop.

Tentative Schedule
Bus pick-up at Doubletree Hotel (9:00am)

I. Wine tasting and appetizers
II.  Lunch purchase at  Dean & Deluca, picnic on grounds at V.Satui winery
III.  Wine tasting at V. Satui

Bus return to Doubletree Hotel (~ 4:00pm)

2019 JKA American Federation Nationals

Register here: https://jkanorcal.org/jka-af-nationals-registration

Sensei Takayuki Mikami
Sensei Takayuki Mikami
Sensei Yoshizo Machida
Sensei Yoshizo Machida
Sensei Isami Shiroma
Sensei Isami Shiroma

November 8-10, 2019
Burlingame, CA

Prime Time
Athletic Club

Burlingamer
Sports Center

Men, women, children, all ranks and organizations are invited!
Spectators are welcome!

Questions? info@jkanorcal.org

Date/Time:

Clinics and Dan testing

Tournament


Late Check In: No registrations accepted on this day
National Anthem and Competitors Oath
Competition starts
I.     Youth Division 
II.   Collegiate Division
III.  Senior Division
IV.   Adult Division
V.   Goodwill Competition
Closing Ceremonies – awards presentation and closing
Banquet at Doubletree Hotel

Wine Tour

Registration:

All registration for this tournament must be completed prior to November 1st. Register for the tournament, testing and judging online at:
https://jkanorcal.org/jka-af-nationals-registration

The list of all current registered competitors and divisions is here:
https://jkanorcal.org/jka-af-nationals-registration/tournament-divisions

Registration closes November 1st – but register early to get a discount. Early registration discount $15 off price below on individual events ends October 8th.

Youth DivisionIndividual Single Event $55, Two Events $65
Collegiate DivisionIndividual Single Event $45, Two Events $50
Collegiate & Adult: 3 Events $65, 4 Events $70
Senior 45+ Division Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65
Senior & Adult: 3 Events $80, 4 Events $85
Adult Division Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65
Team Kata & Kumite $65 for whole team, One or Two Events.
One person registers for the whole team.
Goodwill Team Events Free. One person registers for the whole team.

Travel

American Airlines promo code is 55N9BL, DISCOUNT OFF: 8% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares) 
Travel Dates : 03Nov19-16Nov19
Destination City: SFO or SJC

Accommodations/Hotels

There is a discounted group rate for attendees at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport. The special room rate will be available until October 18th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Group Name: JKA National Tournament
Group Code: JKA
Check-in: 06-NOV-2019
Check-out: 11-NOV-2019
Booking Deadline: Book by October 18th 2019
Hotel Address: 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, California 94010-9949
Hotel Phone Number: (650)373-2221

Location

Clinics & Testing

Prime Time Athletic Club
1730 Rollins Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tournament Location

Burlingamer Sports Center
1864 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

2019 JKA American Federation Nationals Announcement

Save the date: Nov 8-10, 2019!

November 8-10 2019 JKA American Federation Karate Championship with Sensei Takayuki Mikami, Sensei Yoshizo Machida and Sensei Isami Shiroma

The 2019 Japan Karate Association American Federation National Karate Championships and Goodwill Tournament honoring Sensei Takayuki Mikami will be in the San Francisco Bay Area on 8-10 November 2019.

Male and Female, all ages, ranks and organizations are invited. JKA Nor Cal are very excited to host this event. See the most recent post for more information.

Date/Time:

Friday November 8, 2019 (Clinics and Dan testing)
Saturday November 9, 2019 (Tournament)
Sunday November 10, 2019 (Wine Tour/Possible Tournament Finals)

JKA American Federation Nationals 2017 announcement

The 2017 Japan Karate Association American Federation National Karate Championships and Goodwill Tournament will be on 10-12 November 2017.

JKA AF Nationals + Goodwill Tournament 10-12 November 2017
JKA AF Nationals and Goodwill Tournament 2017

Male and Female, all ages, ranks and organizations are invited. For more information please go to jkaaf.org and follow the JKA American Federation on facebook. The tournament will be held at:

Grace King High School
4301 Grace King Pl
Metarie, Louisiana

2017-JKAAF-Nationals-Tournament-packet
2017-JKAAF-Nationals-Individual-registration

2017 JKA/AF National Training Camp: Dan and Qualification tests

This year’s Japan Karate Association American Federation training camp at the University of New Orleans (UNO) featured guest instructor 8th Dan and general manager of the technical division Sensei Imura Takenori. There were about 80 participants for the four day camp, with nine representing JKA Nor Cal. Sensei Imura’s crisp technical excellence and athletic prowess had everyone astonished. His sharp eye for details and sense of humor (for example: He picked out five people’s yoi position in Bassai-dai and drilled us all on which four were wrong) really added to the educational value of this camp.

JKA NorCal with Sensei Imura Takenori

Sensei Imura covered basics – including a series of clever drills starting with open hand striking techniques and leading up to kumite – and drilled down to details and bunkai in kata. He also had a class specifically on judging kumite and kata matches. Sensei Mikami lead classes on ashi-barai, and kumite applications of sweeping and balance, and answered our questions with humor and depth. Every one of us learned and clarified many questions.

Sensei Mikami and Sensei Imura presided over the Dan exams and JKA qualification exams for instructor, judge and examiner. Our JKA NorCal instructors and students passed their dan exams and certification tests – congratulations to:

Christina Foo – Rokudan
Wauriman Borges – Yondan and JKA “C” Judge and “C” Instructor
John Sam – Yondan
Mathew Bittleston – JKA “C” Instructor and “D” Examiner
Amy Wong – JKA “D” Judge and “D” Instructor
Michelle Paredes – Nidan
Sean Kelley – Nidan
Ed Miranda – Shodan
Abdallah Batshon – Team note taker and Tournament Competitor

If you have any questions about the camp, talk to Abdallah: He took copious notes and will be teaching a class based on what we learned. Thanks again to Senpai Sean for arranging and coordinating AirBnB lodging and driving us about town; and to Senpai John (dojo chef) for another scrumptious meal. Now we can look forward to more dan parties!

JKA NorCal Enjoying New Orleans food at Rons Gumbo

Celebrating Rokudan: Crawfish by the pound (after two dozen oysters)!

2017 JKA/AF Summer Camp Announcement

This year’s Japan Karate Association American Federation summer camp in New Orleans will be held June 8-11, 2017. The summer camp is the yearly event for all of us to get together and get acquainted with JKA AF and its members beyond the confines of our dojos and regions. JKA NorCal plans to attend the camp – talk to Sensei Wauriman or Sensei Christina for more information.

Here is the latest updated camp packet:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzqpPoxUWyhJeHRkT2FMVWxhX2c/view?usp=sharing

Imura Takenori
General Manager of Technical Division

The JKAAF is excited to announce that Sensei Imura Takenori from Japan will be Guest Instructor at this year’s summer camp in New Orleans. Sensei Imura is 8th Dan and General Manager of the Technical Division in the Japan Karate Association. He is currently the second-most-senior instructor at the JKA headquarters https://www.jka.or.jp/en/instructors/

In addition, all proceeds from the camp after expenses will support the US Team members representing us at the JKA Funakoshi Cup (Shotocup), August 18-20, in Ireland.

Sensei Khim Visit and Clinic

Sensei Khim Torres visited and gave a clinic on Saturday January 28th in the morning, followed by belt testing.

The two hour clinic was held at the same time as the normal Saturday morning class in the basketball court and had great attendance.

Senpai Sean leads a warmup

Sensei Wauriman consults with students before the test