9:00 AM Doors open to the athletes and public.
9:30 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.
10:00 AM National Anthem, Dojo Recognition
10:10 AM Ring 1: Weapons and Kata, All Ranks Ages 5-6
Ring 2: Black Belt Adult Men and Women (ages 16-70) Kata and Kobudo
Ring 3: Weapons and Kata, White & Green Belts 7-8
Ring 4: Weapons and Kata, Brown and Black Belts 7-8
11:00 AM Continuation of Kata Youngest to Oldest, 9-10, 11-12. 13- 14, 15-16-17, all ranks
12:00 PM Begin Kumite Youngest to Oldest
2:00 PM Team Kata and Team Kumite
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.
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.