ANN-MARIE HEILMAN, Hanshi, 9th Dan Karate, 9th Dan Kobudo. Hanshi A.M. Heilman is an Okinawa Kenpo Karate-Kobudo practitioner, and the highest ranked women in the system worldwide. She is a direct student of Hanshi C. B. Heilman, 10th Dan and Hanshi Seikichi Odo, 10th Dan, Okinawa. She is Co-Director of the IKKF's Women's Self-Defense Instructor Training Program, and serves as Vice President and Executive Board Chairperson for the International Karate Kobudo Federation, and as Technical Advisor for the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society. She was inducted into the United States Karate Alliance's HALL OF FAME in 1996, and into the United States Association of Martial Artists Hawkes International Society in 2014