The 31st American International Karate Championships were held on Saturday, November 11th, 2023 in Holley, New York. This renowned event is hosted by Shihan Michael Monaco (8th dan) and supported by the USA-IFK Kyokushin organization. Held annually, the AIKC attracts competitors from around the United States and Canada, as well as other countries. This years tournament saw more than 250 competitors competing in kata, weapons, semi-contact (knockdown rules with equipment), and knockdown. There were more than 750 spectators there to cheer them on.
No tournament is successful without the help of volunteers. USA-IFK President, Shihan Michael Monaco and AIKC Tournament Director Sensei Karl Biedlingmaier, wish to thank the multitude of volunteers who helped behind the scenes and made it all possible. We also wish to thank the many martial arts schools and organizations that continue to support the American International Karate Championships every year.
Coming up next for USA-IFK Kyokushin will be the 5th Annual United States International Kyokushin Championships on Saturday, January 27th, 2024 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Online registration will open soon. Visit uskyokushin.com .