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The INTERNATIONAL KARATE KOBUDO FEDERATION is pleased to announce its 30TH ANNUAL TRAINING, JULY 11 - 13, 2014. 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.

This year the training will again be held in conjunction with Hanshi Jody Paul's INTERNATIONAL SEIDOKAN MOTOBU-RYU RENGOKAI (ISMR) Organization as a Joint Annual Training event.

This year the 2014 IKKF / ISMR JOINT ANNUAL TRAINING will be held at the INN AT READING in WYOMISSING, PA. We will be having both the training and the Annual Banquet at this beautiful and spacious facility. The facility, will allow for multiple training sessions, a Restorative Therapy area and a separate formal banquet room.

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.


Over the years our list of Guest Instructors have included some of the top teachers in the arts. We have been honored to have has such individuals attending as: Seikichi Odo, Okinawa; Chuck Merriman, USA; Spartaco Bertoleti, Italy; Ron Yamanaka, Canada; Patrick McCarthy, Australia; George Alexander, USA; Bobbi Snyder, USA; James Hawkes, USA; Nick Adler, USA; Jody Paul, USA; Miguel Ibarra and Renee Ibarra, USA; Ron Martin, USA; Forrest Morgan, USA; and fellow senior Okinawa Kenpo stylists Richard Gonzales, Larry Isaac, Victor Coffin, George Epps, Dean Stephens, Al Louis, Charles Mann and Chris Coffin, among others.

The list of Instructors for the 2014 IKKF / ISMR JOINT ANNUAL TRAINING includes the following individuals:

- Hanshi C. Bruce Heilman, 10th Dan, Okinawa Kenpo (IKKF President, Karate & Kobudo)

- Hanshi Jody Paul, 9th Dan, Seidokan (ISMR President, Toide, Two-Person Toide Forms)

- Hanshi Larry Isaac, 10th Dan, Okinawa Kenpo (Karate & Kobudo)

- Hanshi Miguel Ibarra, 10th Dan, Aiki Jujitsu (Grappling and Throwing)

- Hanshi Nick Adler, 9th Dan, Isshinryu (Karate Concepts, Weapons Disarms)

- Hanshi Bill Hayes, 9th Dan, Shorinryu (Concepts & Applications)

- Hanshi Ann-Marie Heilman, 9th Dan, Okinawa Kenpo (Karate, Kobudo & Women's Self-Defense)

- Kyoshi Marilyn Fierro, 8th Dan, Isshinryu (Isshinryu Concepts, Weapons)

- Kyoshi Nancy Caliguri, 8th Dan, Shorinryu (Women's Self-Defense)

- Plus other invited IKKF Renshi-Kai Instructors

- Also Special Service: Danzan-Ryu Restorative Therapy by Eric Mest and Kathy Focht (donations accepted)


The 2014 IKKF / ISMR JOINT ANNUAL TRAINING will run over 3 days. Topics for the sessions will include:

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 Tapes / DVD's will be available for purchase at the event.


The IKKF / ISMR JOINT 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 / ISMR Joint Annual Trainings, a FORMAL YUDANSHA TESTING will be conducted. This testing will be held on Friday Evening at the IKKF Honbu.

IKKF / ISMR 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). Any ISMR Members going up for Yudansha Testing need to coordinate directly with Hanshi Paul to make arrangements for testing.


The schedule for the three day training event is as follows:


Costs for the 2014 IKKF / ISMR JOINT ANNUAL TRAINING are as follows:



The INN AT READING will be the place for accommodations for the event. We were able to secure a SPECIAL RATE OF $89.00 / NIGHT (single or double room) - 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.)


As a Special Offer for those who Pre-Register, you can order the limited edition 30th anniversary T-Shirt (these will not be for sale at the event - pre-registration only)

You can order your Anniversary T-Shirt for $18.00 each. they will be available for pick up at the Registration Table at the event. T-Shirt Sizes: ( )S, ( )M, ( )L, ( )XL, and ( )XXL


YES, I plan to attend the 2014 IKKF / ISMR JOINT ANNUAL TRAINING. My check or Money Order is enclosed. Make payable to "IKKF"


Name(s):_____________________________________________________________________ Phone:____________________


City: ______________________________________ State: _______ Zip ________ Email: _____________________________

Rank: __________________________ Style: ____________________________________ Dojo: ________________________

Seminar: Full, IKKF / ISMR Member (____), Non-Member (____)

One-Day Only, IKKF / ISMR Member (____), Non-Member (____)

No. of Banquet Tickets: (_____)

Payment enclosed: ________________________________

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