Traditional Karate-do Academy at University of Minnesota (TKA@UMN)

Continue the tradition of Master Hidetaka Nishiyama and Sensei Robert Fusaro on campus since 1967

Fall 2021 University of Minnesota Traditional Karate-do Tournament

Participate in the only Traditional Karate-do tournament at the University of Minnesota that continues the teaching of Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama and Sensei Robert Fusaro since 1967.

We are a non-contact traditional karate-do tournament. All matches are judged by AAKF certified and registered judges based on AAKF rules. Kyu ranks will be using the Traditional Karate North Central Region of the AAKF tournament rules.

Schedule of Events:

11:30am - Check in for all participants.

11:45am - Meeting of all competitors and judges (mandatory for all competitors)

12:00pm - Tournament starts (there will be two rings for simultaneous events)

- Individual Kata events (Kyu ranks then black belts)

- Team Kata events (mix team and ranks)

- Enbu events (mix team and ranks)

- Individual Kumite events (Kyu ranks then black belts)

- Team Kumite events (black belt only)

~4:45pm End of tournament and everyone bow out.

Match format will be 2 competitors at a time using flags system. Black belt kata final rounds are based on scores (no kata application, "bunkai"). Team kata matches are based on scores. Enbu matches are based on scores.

Due to COVID-19 all participants (12 and older) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Everyone is required to wear mask indoor.

Participant competing in Kyu Level 3 & 4 kumite and black belt free sparring must have a mouth guard. All competitor must agree to the waiver. Medals are awarded for the top 3 competitors. Water bottles will be provided for competitors and judges.

Email umnkarate@gmail.com for information and questions. Free parking on site.

Traditional Karate North Central Region Kyu Kata & Kumite Levels rules are here.

Spectators are welcome and free of charge.

About Us

Trung Le

Chief Instructor

Traditional Karate-do Academy at University of Minnesota is a sports club continuing the teaching of Master Hidetaka Nishiyama and Sensei Robert Fusaro since 1967. We are a member of the American Amateur Karate Federation and conform to the World Traditional Karate Federation competition rules.