The AAKF Technical Committee is pleased to provide a Zoom schedule for the Fall and Winter National Seminars. The seminars will be held on four separate weekends, starting on
Saturday, September 12, then on first Saturdays of October, November, and December. There will be four consecutive 55-minute sessions for each day. Sessions will be led by the AAKF Technical Committee, or premier instructors of different regions.
Our world has changed drastically in the last 6 months like never before. We strive to boast the spirit of our community through these sessions, while accommodating public health precautions against large group gatherings and travel. As the pandemic resolves in 2021, the AAKF will resume live events where all of us can train and compete in person again.
The seminar is postponed. We will have an update once the COVID-19 situation and impact have stabilized. We are honored to be hosting Sensei Rachel Lavin (Technical Director, JKA Chicago - Sugiyama Dojo) for a two-day seminar in Madison!
Rachel Lavin, a student of Sugiyama Sensei, has a 5th degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate, a Black Belt in Jiujutsu, and a Guro in Escrima (Master Instructor level in Filipino stick fighting). She has studied numerous other martial arts such as Judo, Iaido, and Brazilian Jujutsu. She has a Master’s of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology and has used her varied experience to develop a program utilizing the interplay of mind and body to enhance learning and facilitate the bridging between one’s potential and one’s performance. Additionally, she teaches Women’s Self Defense courses throughout the Chicago area. Lavin’s competitive experience includes winning both international and national karate competitions as well as taking both gold and silver medals in national Judo competitions. Most recently, she has been chosen to represent the AAU at the WUKF World Championships in 2020.