News & Events

American Karate Academy has many upcoming events for our students and school families. Refer to this page to find out about upcoming tournaments, promotion testing, school functions and other school related information.

We will also be posting news bulletins or other pertinent information regarding the school, its students, its instructors, or the Master. The calendar will also list these items as well. Make sure you print out the school calendar each month for easy reference.


2019 NTS
I.K.S.A. National Training Seminar - 2019

Mark your calendars for 9/27-9/28.  This years seminar marks the 25th year hosted by our school in Tennessee.  Featured this year is Bill "Superfoot" Wallace as our guest instructor and we have changed the class format.  During the event the classes will be divided into black belts and under belts allowing for smaller more focused classes.  

Included below is our flyer as well as hotel information for our members traveling from out of state.  If you have any questions please reach out to Master Danny Chapman.

Registration Form

4201 Franklin Common Court
Franklin, TN 37067
$78 per night+ tax. Book by 8/25 to get reduced rate
Allotment: 12 rooms
Allotment of rooms under Group Name: IKSA
Each individual or group leader should call in to GUARANTEE RESERVATIONS.
Payment to hotel is individual’s responsibility.


NTS Promotions - 2018

At the recent IKSA National Training Seminar Master Chapman promoted several students to higher dan ranks. Duncan Lamb from the Franklin school was promoted to 2nd Dan. Chase Smith and Weston Sharpe from the Brentwood school were both promoted to 3rd Dan. Lindsey Culbreth, also from the Brentwood school, was promoted to 5th Dan and given the title "Master of the Martial Arts."

Please Contact Us to get more information about any of these upcoming events or if you wish to add an item to our schedule.