INDIANA AAU KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

INDIANA  AAU
KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sanctioned by: 

The Amateur Athletic Union

*Current AAU membership required

To purchase, visit https://play.aausports.org

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This event is licensed by the Amateur Athletic Union of The U.S., Inc. All participants must have a current AAU membership. AAU membership may not be included as part of the entry fee to the event. AAU Youth Athlete membership must be obtained before the competition begins. BE PREPARED! Adult and Non Athlete memberships are no longer instant and cannot be applied for at event. Please allow at least 10 days for membership to be processed. Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU website www.aausports.org to obtain their membership.

LOCATION

BROWNSBURG EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL
1250 Airport Rd, Brownsburg, IN 46112

 

MY GOAL IS TO WIN...
SO I CAN INSPIRE

IF I LOSE... 
THEN MY GOAL IS TO LEARN FROM THOSE WHO INSPIRED ME

If you or your school would like to be apart of a thriving martial arts community, come participate in one of our competitions.  At the AAU we strive to inspire one another. While you might get beaten, you won't be beaten down.   We should all know that our opponent is really just another instructor because even when we lose, we learn and grow. 

 

The 2022 Indiana AAU Karate Championships will be one of the best events of the year.  The top clubs in Indiana always show up and we all get a chance to grow by testing our skillset with one another.

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LEADERSHIP AND RULES

Host:

Adamson’s Karate Studios

 

Sanctioned by: 

The Amateur Athletic Union

*Current AAU membership required

To purchase, visit https://play.aausports.org

Rules LINKs

Basic Rules Summary

FULL AAU Karate Rules

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BASE REGISTRATION

(Fee: $65)  Everyone starts with this fee.  Once you have registered, you can register for up to 3 individual events.  Kata, Kumite, and Kobudo.

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR YOUR OTHER EVENTS!!!

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KATA

Most students compete in this event. It is an opportunity to display the student's kata(s) that they work hard on in the dojo. This is a great event for youth and adults, at all levels!

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KUMITE

Recommended for students who have had experience in free sparring in the dojo. If you are unsure about participating, please speak to their instructor(s) before signing up. Required gear for kumite includes: mouthguard, fist guards, helmet (ages 17 and under; can be purchased or we will have some to borrow at the tournament), cup (for males).

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TEAM KUMITE

(Fee: $60 per team / $20 per athlete). This event is open only to Intermediate and Advanced levels (brown and black belt competitors). It follows the "rotation" rules.  Only the teams captain should register and pay.  We will assume that you have the other 2 athletes required for the event.  The other teammates should share the cost by paying that captain $20 each.

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TEAM KATA

(Fee: $60 per team). Teams must consist of exactly three competitors. Teams may consist of all male, all female, or mixed genders.  Only the teams captain should register and pay.  We will assume that you have the other 2 athletes required for the event.  The other teammates should share the cost by paying that captain $20 each.

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KOBUDO

This is an event that combines the skills of kata with the skills of wielding a weapon.  The ancient art of kobudo allows athletes to display classical body mechanics with speed, power and fluidity.

Adaptive Events

Kata and Kobudo for our Friends who need a division just for them.  

 
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FAQ

The Answers You Need

WHAT IS THE AAU NUMBER?

To compete in this tournament, a 2022 membership to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is required. The fee for youth (17 and under) is $14. The fee for adults (18 and up) is $16. The AAU membership can be used to compete in any other AAU event between September 2021 and August 2022. You can learn more about membership benefits and purchase a membership online at https://play.aausports.org.

WHAT ARE THE DIVISIONS? / WHY ARE THERE ONLY FOUR BELT COLORS?

This tournament uses AAU's four ranking divisions, which wear only four belt colors (white, green, brown or black). AAU places athletes into these divisions based on the number of years they have trained, rather than by the rank they have earned. To make it easier for students who haven't competed previously, here is how the divisions break down:

  • Beginners are competitors who have been training for less than 1 year, and they all wear white belts during the tournament regardless of their earned rank. Generally, these students may have earned a rank of 10th-7th kyu (white, yellow, orange and green belts).
     

  • Novices are competitors who have been training for 1-2 years, and they all wear green belts during the tournament regardless of their earned rank. Generally, these students may have earned a rank of 6th-4th kyu (blue and purple belts).
     

  • Intermediates are competitors who have been training for 2-4 years, and they all wear brown belts during the tournament regardless of their earned rank. Generally, these students may have earned a rank of 3rd-1st kyu (brown belts).
     

  • Advanced competitors have been training for 4+ years, and they all wear black belts during the tournament. All dan ranks (black belts) must compete at the advanced level. Some of our more experienced brown belts who have been training for more than 4 years must also compete at the advanced level.
     

If you have any questions about which division you should register for, ask your sensei. Please make arrangements to buy or borrow a belt if you don't have the right color in the right size for competition. 

WHAT IS THE "INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION" ALL ABOUT?

This format is a response to how the tournament software is developed.

Instead of charging our athletes based on each event they enter, we actually give up to 3 events for one price.  To make this work in our software we had to come up with this method.

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR WHICH EVENTS YOU WILL ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN!

ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT, WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

You will receive a schedule of your athletes estimated event times the night before the tournament. These times are dynamic, meaning that as the day goes on, our software will adjust the estimated start time based on the speed of the earlier events.  Athletes should be dressed and ready to compete at least 60 minutes prior to their scheduled event times to avoid rushing and allow time to warm-up. Our tournaments have always run on time.

Contact

1307 S RANGELINE RD, CARMEL, IN, 46033

317-844-0657