Join us for the Japan Karate Association American Federation (JKAAF) National Championships and Goodwill Tournament this November 10 at Grace King High School in Metairie! This annual competition held in the enchanting City of New Orleans draws competitors of all ages and ranks across North America to convene for strong spirit and goodwill in competition.

Registration is open.  Download the registration form HERE.

UPDATED Schedule

Testing and Tournament Information

Dan Exam Registration

Dan Exam Fees

Join us on Friday from 2 pm to 3 pm for a seminar taught by Sensei Mikami at the LKA dojo! Seminar fee is $25. Dan examinations for shodan through yondan will begin at 3 pm.

Check-in & registration will be open on Friday, November 9 from noon to 8 pm at the LKA dojo (706C Phosphor Ave, Metairie, LA 70005).


The tournament will be held at Grace King High School (4301 Grace King Pl, Metairie 70002).

Late check-in will be open on Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 9 am. Eliminations and finals will be held on Saturday starting at 9 am, followed by a banquet at 7:30 at the New Orleans Yacht Club (403 N Roadway St, New Orleans 70124)

Youth and adults of all ages, ranks & affiliations are invited to participate. There will be individual and team divisions for kata and kumite, separated by age, rank & gender (children's divisions and senior kata divisions may be combined gender).

Spectators are welcome to catch the action and learn more about the traditional Japanese art of karate from the stands! Entry is $5 for ages 13 & above, free for 12 & under.

We look forward to seeing you there! OSS!


Louisiana Karate Association





706C Phosphor Ave

Metairie, LA 70005

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