Connie Bond Promoted to 6th Dan, Awarded Shihan Dai Title

Connie Bond Promoted to 6th Dan, Awarded Shihan Dai Title

Newly awarded Shihan Dai Connie Bond shown here with Soke Joseph Ruiz during a previous IKKU Summer Camp.

Join us in congratulating our longtime International Karate Kobudo Union (IKKU) friend and member, Connie Bond. Connie Bond was recently promoted to the rank of Rokudan, 6th degree Black Belt. As well, Connie is awarded the title of Shihan Dai by Soke Joseph Ruiz, 10th Dan Hanshi-Sei of the IKKU.

Shihan Dai Connie has trained for many years with Kyoshi-Sei Anthony Fournier and his Leadership Karate Dojos in Portland, Maine. She is also a karate historian and has authored a book on Shotokan Karate and it’s founder, Gichin Funakoshi aka The Father of Modern Karate. Shihan Dai Connie runs private Black Belt training sessions from her home on an ongoing basis.

Well done and well deserved, Shihan Dai Connie!

Additional IKKU Information:

Don’t forget our next upcoming event which is the 2017 IKKU Summer Camp entitled “Camp Katsu”. The event is scheduled from June 7 through June 11, 2017 at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, GA.

For information about joining the IKKU – International Karate Kobudo Union then please visit our IKKU Registration Page. We welcome new members to our organization and have 6-8 scheduled events each year. This will allow you direct access to Soke Joseph Ruiz, founder of the IKKU and other High Dan Instructors from the IKKU.

For a full listing of upcoming scheduled sessions please visit our Events Page. Here we showcase our upcoming Clinics, Camps and other opportunities for engagement with the IKKU.


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