American Tiger Karate Academy


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American Tiger Karate Academy is an official branch of SKIF-USA, 

a division of SKIF International, headquarters honbu dojo in Japan, teaching authentic Shotokan Karate in it's entirety. The SKIF curriculum is universal, in that it is one of the very few martial arts left in the world whose skill requirements for each level are virtually the same from school to school, state to state, country to country, as it has been passed down for generations. 

 This insures the authenticity of the art of karate, quality, proper training, accountability of the instructors as well as the value of the practitioner's skill. 

Learning Shotokan Karate, or any other authentic Martial Art is a journey that takes time, patience and effort of mind, body and spirit. It is an individual journey and is not intended to compete with others for levels of achievement, as each person learns and develops talents at his/her own unique pace. 

Evaluations for rank promotion are held 3 - 4 times throughout the year. 

Evaluation dates are posted on the information boards in the dojo 

as well as on the calendar section of this website. 

Kyu grade
rank exams evaluate and recognize the progress of students white belt through brown belts.  

Dan grade
rank exams are held yearly and evaluate and recognize the progress of students testing for their black belts.  

In the Japanese ranking system there are 10 kyu (color belt) levels and 10 dan (black belt) levels

Stripes on a belt represent honorable effort and acheivement

 


Fees for Kyu rank evaluations range from $45 to $65 and are paid on the day of the evaluation.


The next scheduled Shotokan Karate 

Kyu Rank Evaluation (white through brown nikyu)

in April 2019 

 

 

If you can not make it on the day of the evaluation you may schedule a private evaluation or private group evaluation session.  Additional fees may apply.  


 The next SKIF Dan (Black Belt) Level Exam 

with Cheif Examiner Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa

Minnesota, USA June 11th & 12th of 2019

hosted by:

Peak Performance Dojo

Preparation sessions for Black Belt Dan evaluation will be held here at ATKA 

780 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Friday - Sunday  May 3,4,5, 2019


All Black Belts wishing to Confirm Rank with Kancho Kanazawa 

for SKIF International Certification must possess:

Current SKIF Membership Card (applications available through ATKA office for $10)

An official SKIF completed and stamped and initialed  "passport rank logbook" (obtain through ATKA office for $15) 

An SKIF Dan examination registration form completed in triplicate with passport photos 

(available through ATKA office)

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!  

TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS ON THEIR KYU RANK PROMOTIONS:

SOPHIA CHI   7TH KYU BLUE BELT

DAMIAN CHI  7TH KYU BLUE BELT

A.J. COLON   8TH KYU  YELLOW BELT +2 STRIPES

JERRY DIAKATOS  9TH KYU ORANGE BELT

STELLA DIAKATOS   9TH KYU ORANGE BELT

JASIEL GARCIA  4TH KYU HIGH PURPLE BELT

HUNTER KAUFMAN  8TH KYU  YELLOW BELT +2 STRIPES

DIMITRI MARQUI  9TH KYU ORANGE BELT

GREY PETROSINO  6TH KYU GREEN BELT

SEBASTIAN REYNA  8TH KYU YELLOW BELT +2 STRIPES

BLAKE WILSON  9TH KYU ORANGE BELT +2 STRIPES

PIOTR ZAWIDZKI  7TH KYU BLUE BELT



SABRINA ALEJANDRE    5TH KYU PURPLE BELT

ALEX BLACKWELL    8TH KYU YELLOW BELT

NICK COKER     5TH KYU PURPLE BELT

ALEXANDER DANAN   8TH KYU  YELLOW BELT +1

CAMDEN JOSHUA CARTER DIXON     5TH KYU PURPLE BELT +2

CASSIDY ANN MARIE DIXON     9TH KYU ORANGE BELT +2

MAGNOLIA GOODIN    4TH KYU HIGH PURPLE BELT

JOANNE HOO   8TH KYU YELLOW BELT +1

LANA HORAN   8TH KYU YELLOW BELT+1

AEDAN MAYSCHAK   5TH KYU PURPLE BELT

PHILLIP OLEKSY TRELA   5TH KYU PURPLE BELT

DAVID SKUPIEN   5TH KYU PURPLE BELT+2

JUSTIN WATERS  8TH KYU YELLOW BELT+1

AIDAN WILLIAMS   9TH KYU ORANGE BELT +4