Team Best Karate competes regionally and internationally.  Two of our team members going to the World Championships in Dublin, Ireland, June 15-18, 2016, are featured at 0:48 and 3:15 in this video of 2015 National Championships.

Team TBK competes regionally and internationally.

JUN. 6, 2016 - Five athletes from Triangle's Best Karate, pus one from Goldsboro Okinawan Karate will represent North Carolina as they travel as Team USA to Dublin, Ireland, to compete in the 2016 WUKF World Championships. For details about TBK's five athletes, click here


DEC. 11, 2015 - World Union of Karate Federations (WUKF) posted results [click here] of the WUKF Karate European Champions Cup, hosted in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Dec. 4-6, 2015.  

The US Team with 7 athletes including Asia Yu-Robinson of Triangle's Best Karate earned 22 medals overall.  

Asia Yu-Robinson earned Gold/1st Place in Shotokan Kata, ages 15-17 females as well as Gold/Grand Champion "Best of the Best" of all styles Kata, ages 15-17 females.  She also won a Bronze Medal in Individual Sanbon (3-point) Sparring, ages 15-17, and a Bronze Medal in Rotational Team SanBon Sparring.


SEP. 1, 2015 -- AAU Karate has announced that five advanced students (black belts) from Triangle's Best Karate have been placed on the US Natonal Team Pool, invited to various international level competitions in Slovenia, Honolulu, and Dublin 2015-16. Congratulations to Brianne Lawton (right in sparring photo), Asia Yu-Robinson, Savannah Fraleigh, Randall John, and JJ Yu-Robinson.

[older news]

Aug. 6-8. 2015 - US Team Trials were held in Chesapeake, VA at the end of the AAU Junior Olympic Games.  Team Trials are open to youth and adults.  For more info, click here.

Jan. 15, 2015 - Selection for the Competitive Karate Season begins January 2015

Competitive karate allows students to test their skills, speed, and focus in individual matches and team events. Triangle’s Best Karate has produced dozens of national champions, U.S. National Team members, and is home to nationally recognized coaches and officials. TBK serves as the AAU Karate North Carolina District Director, and hosts the NC AAU Karate state championships (March 14, 2015 in Raleigh) and the AAU Karate Southeast Regional championships (May 2, 2015 in Charlotte).

Dec. 1, 2014 - Training for Competition

The preparation for state, regional and national competitions includes intense kihon, kata, sparring training and conditioning each week.  Elite clinics for high level kata (Unsu, Sochin, GojuShiho, etc.) and advanced kumite are optional and highly recommended for brown and black belts.  We build an athlete-coach-family team and set goals together.

Team TBK Training Info  

Schedule for 2015 AAU Karate Events