Rite of Passage It was that time again when IKKU dojos gather from near and far to watch the traditional rite of passage. So many yudansha have traveled this beaten path before, but it never gets old. Each year the…
The International Karate Kobudo Union held the 2018 IKKU Winter Camp from Jan 12-14, 2018. The event was set in Historic Carrollton, GA and hosted by Shihan Dai Billie Robinson, Chief Instructor of Robinson Karate Dojo and Yoga Center. There was…
The 2017 IKKU Christmas Karate & Kobudo Clinic and Celebration will be hosted at Suansu Karate Kai in Dexter, GA.
Please join us for our annual IKKU Christmas clinic and festivities scheduled Dec. 2, 2017. This event will be Hosted by Kyoshi Kim Blue of the Suansu Karate Kai at his estate in Dexter, GA. The IKKU Karate Seminar will feature Soke Joseph Ruiz, 10th Dan and Founder of the Kotosu-Ha Shito-Ryu Karate-Do System. Soke always has something good to teach us, so you don’t ever want to miss an opportunity to take part in his clinics. There will be morning and afternoon sessions including Kata and Bunkai.
Following the events of the day will be the annual supper and festivities. Times will be announced at the clinic, usually starting around 6:00 pm. Come ready to rekindle old friendships and make new ones. Please bring your favorite dish and your favorite beverages for the evening event. A white elephant gift exchange is planned so each person should bring a gift (male or female), with a maximum cost of $10. The gift exchange generates a lot of fun so please be ready to participate!
Senior Instructors Include:
Joseph Ruiz, Soke, Hanshi-Sei, 10th Dan, IKKU Director & Founder
Ron Downton, Hanshi, 9th Dan, IKKU Assistant Director
Other IKKU High Dans
Clinic Times: 10am – 4pm
Evening Dinner and Party: 6pm
From Atlanta: I-75 south to I-16 east. I-16 east to exit 51 (US 441 ) Dublin exit. Travel south (right) approx. 8 miles to Hwy 117. Turn right & travel south on Hwy 117 for approx. 3 miles to Southwest Laurens School at Mark Wood Road. Turn right, go thru the stop sign, travel approx. 2 miles to Tipton Road (1st paved road on left), turn left, then 3rd driveway on left.
From Florida: I-75 north to Cordele, Ga. Turn right on Ga.257 (exit ?) and travel north on Ga.257 approx. 70 miles to Dexter, Ga. Continue north thru Dexter on Ga.257 for approx. 2 miles and turn right onto Mark Wood Road. (West Laurens High School is on the right at this road). Travel approx. 3/4 mile to stop sign, then continue aprox. 2 miles to the first paved road on right (Tipton Road) and turn right. Go to the 3rd driveway on left (1830), turn left, and go through the open field to the house and Dojo.Or: Travel north on US 441 headed to Dublin.
Or: Travel north on US 441 headed to Dublin. Approx. 8 miles south of Dublin, Hwy 117 to Rentz will be on the left. Turn left on Hwy 117 and travel south approx. 3 miles and Southwest Elementary school will be on the right at Mark Wood Rd. Turn right and travel approx. 2 miles (thru stop sign) to the 1st paved road on left (Tipton Road), turn left, then 3rd driveway on left.
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The 2017 IKKU Kotosu-Ha Shito-Ryu Black Belt Test was conducted on Saturday, October 8, 2017, in Social Circle, GA. at Tora Shin Karate Kai. There were 2 outstanding participants on the floor being tested for dan rank this time around.…
The 2017 IKKU Fall Clinic was conducted Saturday, October 8, 2017, in Social Circle, GA. at Tora Shin Karate Kai. The clinic followed the 2017 IKKU Black Belt Test that was conducted earlier that same day. Both events were hosted…