2023 International Camp and Technical Qualifications

The AAKF 60th National Championships will be preceded by a 3-day International Camp conducted in conjunction with the Judges seminar. The AAKF International Training Camp will take place from Wednesday, June 21 to Friday, June 23, at the St. Joseph Catholic School, 750 Peachtree Street, Herndon, VA 20170

The registration packet is now available! You can download it from here.

The International camp will emphasize Traditional Budo Principles, Fundamentals and Applications. As in all AAKF camps, training is designed to improve the technical understanding of karateka of all ranks and ages, for competing and non-competing athletes and cover all aspects of training (kihon, kata, kumite, kogo, enbu). This camp will offer participants personalized instruction from senior members of the AAKF & WTKF Technical Committee and other international instructors.

Camp Participation Fees: $100 for one day, $130 for two days, $150 for all three days.
The camp is free for 2022-2023 USA Team Members.
Participants who are not current AAKF members will be charged $40 in addition to the regular camp fee.

Judges Seminar and Tournament Participation

All judges who plan to participate in the AAKF National Championships or take part in credentialing upgrade are required to participate in all 3 days of this refresher course. Judges qualifying examination and selection will be held on Thursday, June 22 or Friday, June 23.

Judging Attire for AAKF National Championships
  • Junior, Adult Kyu, and Championship Eliminations: white gi
  • Championship Finals: White gi top, black hakama bottom
Competition Rules


There will be an examination for dan and kyu rank, ranking examiner, judges qualifications and coaching qualifications on Thursday, June 22 or Friday, June 23. All examinees are required to take part in all three days of training.

Dan Examination Fee will be $100 for Sho Dan, $200 for Ni Dan, $300 for San Dan and so on. The Qualification Examination Fee will be $100 per each person and each qualification. You can find more information about the qualification requirements at the following links:

Judging Certification Technical Qualification Guide
Ranking Examiner Technical Qualification Guide
Coaching Certification Technical Qualification Guide
Ranking Promotion Technical Qualification Guide

Please fill out the corresponding forms in advance:

Rank Examination Form
Qualification Examination Form