BOBBI SNYDER, Kyoshi, 7th Dan Karate. Kyoshi Snyder is an Okinawa Shorin-ryu practitioner, and one of the Pioneers of Women in the martial arts in the States. She is Co-Director of the IKKF's Women's Self-Defense Instructor Training Program, and serves as a member of the Executive Board for the International Karate Kobudo Federation. She has been recognized by numerous organizations for her contributions to the teaching of Women's Self-Defense Programs. She was on the Sterring Comittee of the National Womens Martial Arts Federation and past Coordinator of their Special Trainings. In 1995 she received the NWMAF Lifetime Achievement Award.