Archives for AAU

Dojo Team Outing at the Chicago Botanical Gardens – August 13, 2016

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The MWKA Dojo celebrates a successful competition season at the Chicago Botanical Gardens! Congratulations to all of our competitors for their hard work, dedication, and continuous growth! We would also like to congratulate our coaches and referees for helping out throughout the season!

2016 AAU National Championships Results – July 6-10, 2016


Congratulations to our competition team for an outstanding job at the 2016 AAU National Championships held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! Here are the results:

2 – Gold

2 – Silver

6 – Bronze


Also, a HUGE congratulations to Sempai Alex for also winning the AAU College Scholarship Award for 2016!

6th WUKF World Karate Championships in Dublin, Ireland – June 2016

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Congratulations to Sensei Alexis and the AAU/USA National Karate Team for doing an outstanding job in the 6th WUKF World Karate Championships in Dublin, Ireland! These outstanding athletes competed from June 17 through 19 among 2,000 other athletes, 71 federations, and over 100 referees from all over the world!

Here are the results from the team:

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“Meet the Champ” Presentation at Villa St. Benedict – May 28, 2016

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Sensei Alexis had the opportunity to present a PowerPoint presentation of her past karate experiences including pictures of her training and national/international competitions at the Villa St. Benedict! Accompanied with Sensei Omar, they both did a quick demonstration of the art of kata and kumite for the residents. Thank you to the residents and the Activities Team of Villa St. Benedict for this awesome opportunity!

AAU Regional Championships & Training Camp for Dublin

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Congratulations to the competition team for  taking home 29 medals from the AAU Regional Championships on April 23rd through the 24th in Grayslake, IL! Here is the breakdown of the results:

10 – Gold

13 – Silver

6 – Bronze

Also, the AAU/USA National Karate Team had the chance to train with some of the most prestigious world champions in karate history before the competition. Good luck to the AAU/USA Team on their successful journey to the 6th WUKF World Karate Championships in Dublin, Ireland this June!

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AAU Indiana/Ohio State Championships & Focus Jr. Tournament Results

Congratulations to the competition team athletes who competed in the following tournaments this past March!

AAU Indiana State Championships (March 5th – Avon, Indiana)


  • Results:
    • 6 – Gold
    • 1 – Silver
    • 0 – Bronze


AAU Ohio State Championships (March 13 – Cincinnati, Ohio)


  • Results
    • 2 – Gold
    • 2 – Silver
    • 3 – Bronze


Focus Jr. Tournament (March 19 – Cary, IL)


  • Results
    • 2 – Gold


Amazing job to all of our athletes for an incredible performance! Keep up the hard work and commitment!


2016 CKC Karate & Kobudo Seminars – February 27th

We would like to thank Enso Karate Dojo for inviting MWKA to the 2016 CKC Karate & Kobudo Seminars, taught by Sensei Mirza and Sensei Nishime! It was an honor to gain more knowledge on kumite tactics and kobudo basics from these phenomenal instructors.

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(Photos taken by Enso Karate)

Congratulations to the MWKA Dojo for Bringing Home 22 Medals!

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Congratulations to the competition team that competed in the 1st Chicagoland Karate-Do Challenge in Chicago, IL on February 28th! Here are the results:

4 – Gold

10 – Silver

8 – Bronze


Great job everyone! Keep it up for the upcoming tournaments!

Congratulations to the MWKA Dojo for Bringing Home 20 Medals!

AAU State Jan 17 2016

Congratulations to the MWKA Competition Team members who competed in the 2016 AAU District Championships in Grayslake, IL on January 17th! Here are the results:

9 – Gold

8 – Silver

3 – Bronze


Great job everyone! We would like to wish these athletes the best of luck as the 2016 tournament season begins!

Results from the 6th WUKF European Champions Cup

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Congratulations to Sensei Alexis and the AAU-USA Karate Team on doing an amazing job at the 6th WUKF European Champions Cup on December 2-7 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania!


Here are Sensei Alexis’ Results: gold in Shotokan kata, 1st in Best-of-the-Best kata, silver in team sanbon kumite, & bronze in team rotational sanbon kumite


Nice job Sensei!