2017 IKKF ANNUAL TRAINING
The INTERNATIONAL KARATE KOBUDO FEDERATION is pleased to announce its 33rd ANNUAL TRAINING, JULY 7-9, 2017. Our first Annual Training was held in 1984 at which Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo Hanshi SEIKICHI ODO was present. Over the years we have continued with the concept of bringing together a group of top flight instructors for three days of in-depth training on the traditional martial arts.
The 2017 IKKF ANNUAL TRAINING and the ANNUAL BANQUET is scheduled to be held at THE INN AT READING located in Reading (Wyomissing), PA. The INN AT READING will also be the Event Hotel offering a Special IKKF Event Rate at a special rate of $89.00 (tentative for single or double).
The training is open to 7th Kyus (Yellow Belts) and above, as sessions will be available for all levels. So get your registrations in early to reserve your place. Last year's event was one of the best yet, but this year's event looks to be even better.
This photo is of the Hanshi, Kyoshi and Renshi attending the 2011 IKKF Annual Training.
A group photo of the participants at the 2011 IKKF Annual Training.
- Hanshi C. Bruce Heilman, 10th Dan, Okinawa Kenpo (IKKF President, Karate & Kobudo)
- Hanshi Larry Isaac, 10th Dan, Okinawa Kenpo (Karate & Kobudo)
- Hanshi Nick Adler, 10th Dan, Isshin-ryu (Concepts & Applications)
- Hanshi Bill Hayes, 9th Dan, Shorinryu (Concepts & Applications)
- Hanshi Leon Wright, 10th Dan, Souseiki Ryu (Street Seld-Defense)
- Hanshi Charles Mann, 9th Dan, Okinawa Kenpo (Concepts & Applications)
- Hanshi Ann-Marie Heilman, 9th Dan, Okinawa Kenpo (Karate & Kobudo)
- Hanshi Marilyn Fierro, 9th Dan, Isshin-ryu (Concepts & Applications)
- Plus other invited IKKF Renshi-Kai Instructors
The 2017 IKKF ANNUAL TRAINING will run over 3 days and will be held at the INN AT READING for Friday and Saturday Sessions and at the IKKF Honbu (HKA Dojo) for the Sunday session and Friday evening Rank Testing.
Topics for the sessions will include:
A Detailed Training Schedule will be posted as we finalize the teaching schedule well in advance of the event so prospective participants can see just what topics will be offered.
Bring your own weapons. Some weapons will be available for sale at the event. NO VIDEO TAPING is permitted of the seminar by seminar participants. IKKF Video Training DVD's will be available for purchase at the event.
The 2017 IKKF ANNUAL TRAINING BANQUET which will be held at THE INN AT READING. All awards and rank promotions will be made at the Banquet. The dinner will be in its own formal banquet room with cash bar. After dinner we can retire to the spacious bar/lounge at the Inn. It is a great time to share with your fellow practitioners and their families. Hope to see you there.
As usual for the IKKF Annual Trainings, a FORMAL YUDANSHA TESTING will be conducted. This testing will be held on Friday Evening at the IKKF HONBU DOJO.
IKKF Testing - A Yudansha Testing will be held for those members being considered for Yudansha Certification in Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo as well as Okinawa Kenpo Kobudo. Any IKKF Dojo Heads who have members of their dojos that they wish to recommend for promotional consideration should forward a copy of the individals martial arts resume along with their promotional request (note - promotion fees should accompany recommendation for testing).
The schedule for the three day training event is as follows:
COST FOR TRAINING (same as last year):
Costs for the 2017 IKKF ANNUAL TRAINING are as follows:
The INN AT READING will be the place for accommodations for the event. As with last year we plan to be able to secure a SPECIAL RATE for the event (Event rate at $89.00 per night, king or double bed) - just mention the "IKKF Event" when you register. We have a limited block of rooms available, so register early and secure the special rate. Contact Information:
The Inn At Reading
1040 North Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 372-7811 / (800) 383-9713
Also, as in the past participants can sleep over at the Honbu. Space is limited so if you are planning on staying at the Dojo, register for the Annual Training EARLY and add a note with your registration about who would be asking to stay at the dojo (bring your own bedding/pillows, etc.)
2017 ANNUAL TRAINING T-SHIRT:
We hope to have a limited number of limited edition 2017 ANNUAL TRAINING T-SHIRTS for sale at the event. Additional orders can taken if supply runs short.
YES, I plan to attend the 2017 IKKF ANNUAL TRAINING. My check or Money Order is enclosed. Make payable to "IKKF"
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