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2024 IKKU Summer Camp

2024 IKKU Summer Camp

The 2024 37th Annual IKKU Summer Camp will take place at Robinson Karate Dojo in Carrolton, GA.

Please plan on joining us as we continue our Annual IKKU Summer Camp tradition. The camp will occur at the Robinson Karate Dojo in Carrolton, GA from June 6 – 9. So please put the camp dates on your calendar and make plans to join us for this special event.

The Camp is open to all styles and all ranks and will be an excellent time for those attending. The first class starts Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 pm, and Camp is scheduled to end Sunday, June 9 post morning session.

Minimum $50 Deposit Due by May 10, 2024

Senior Instructors Include:

Joseph Ruiz, Soke, Hanshi-Sei, 10th Dan – IKKU Director & Founder

Ron Downton, Hanshi, 9th Dan – IKKU Assistant Director

Larry Griffin, Kyoshi-Sei, 8th Dan – IKKU Camp Director

Jenny Downton, Kyoshi-Sei, 8th Dan

Other IKKU High Dans

Member Annual Camp Cost:

$TBD –  Includes 6 Training Sessions. Thursday through Sunday

$TBD –  Includes 5 Training Sessions. Thursday through Sunday

$TBD –  Includes 4 Training Sessions. Thursday through Sunday

$TBD –  Family rate (each).  3 Days of Training

$TBD –  Any mix of Two Days of Training

$TBD –  Family rate (each) Friday/Sunday. Any mix of Two Days of Training

$TBD – Day Rate

$TBD –  Family rate (each)

$TBD – Half Day Rate

+$TBD – For Non-IKKU Members. (This will pay for one year IKKU Membership)

 

Make checks payable to Larry Griffin.  Mail to 6060 Devonshire Dr, Flowery Branch, GA. 30542

Tentative Session Schedule:

Thursday, June 6, 2024
4:30-6:00 pm- Check-in
6:00-8:00 pm- 1st Training Session

Friday, June 7, 2024
9:30 am-12:00 Noon- 2nd Training Session
12:00 pm-1:30- Lunch Break
1:30-4:00 pm- 3rd Training Session

Saturday, June 8, 2024
9:30 am-12:00 Noon- 4th Training Session
12:00- 1:30- Lunch Break
1:30-4:00 pm- 5th and final Training Session.  IKKU Summer Camp ends

Sunday, June 9, 2024
9:00-12:00 pm – 6th & Final Training Session

2022 IKKU Christmas Karate & Kobudo Clinic

2022 IKKU Christmas Karate & Kobudo Clinic

2022 IKKU Christmas Karate & Kobudo Clinic – Christmas Celebration

December 3 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

The 2022 IKKU Christmas Karate & Kobudo Clinic – Christmas Celebration will be hosted at Suansu Karate Kai in Dexter, GA.

Please join us for our annual IKKU Christmas clinic and festivities scheduled Dec. 3, 2022. 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. With Soke’s vast kata and bunkai knowledge he always has something good to teach us. You don’t ever want to miss an opportunity to take part in his clinics because the exposure and knowledge available to lower ranks is simply enlightening.  There are both morning and afternoon sessions scheduled 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

 

Schedule:
Clinic Times: 10am – 4pm

Evening Dinner and Party: 6pm

 

Directions:
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 approx. 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. 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.

 

Lodging:
Holiday Inn Express: (478) 272-7862

Hampton Inn: (478) 275-1600

Laquinta Inn: (866) 237-0870

Comfort Inn: (478) 274-8000

Days Inn: (478) 275-7637

Jameson Inn: (478) 275-3008

Super 8: (478) 272-5141

 

Additional IKKU Information:
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 6-10 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.

2022 Annual IKKU Summer Camp

2022 Annual IKKU Summer Camp

The 2022 35th Annual IKKU Summer Camp will take place at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, GA.

CAMP “OKA”

Please plan on joining us as we continue our Annual IKKU Summer Camp tradition. Camp OKA will take place on the Campus of Oxford College in Oxford, GA from June 9 – 12. So please put the camp dates on your calendar and make plans to join us for this special event.

The Camp is open to all styles and all ranks and it’s going to be a great time for those attending. The first class is scheduled Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 pm and Camp ends on Sunday, June 12 late morning.

Minimum $50 Deposit Due by May 10, 2022

Senior Instructors Include:

Joseph Ruiz

2022 IKKU 7th Annual Weapons Choice Seminar

2022 IKKU 7th Annual Weapons Choice Seminar

2022 IKKU 7th Annual Weapons Choice Seminar will take place at the Mulberry Creek Community Center in Flowery Branch, GA.

Hosted by Keishin Karate Kai – Kyoshi-Sei Larry Griffin at the Mulberry Creek Community Center in Flowery Branch, GA. on February 26, 2022. This is a Great Event to Learn a Kobudo Weapon of YOUR Choice and get insight from our Expert Instructors within the IKKU. Simply Bring your Kobudo Weapon or borrow one from a Friend and join in on the Fun.

Featuring: Hanshi Ron Downton, 9th Dan and other IKKU High Dans

Event Description:

– Training will include our Five Traditional Weapons – Bo, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Sai, and the Kama

– Participants get to Chose what Weapon(s) they want to Train with and what Katas they want to Review or Learn.

– Kobudo Anatomy, Basics, and Kata are all part of the agenda for the day

– Weapon Basics, Drills and Combinations

– So the Bottom Line – “It’s Your Choice”

Cost:

$50 for the Full Day

$25 for 1/2 Day

We will Break for Lunch – Bring Your Own or there are numerous restaurants nearby.

Directions:

TAKE LANIER PARKWAY EITHER NORTH OR SOUTH. THIS IS HWY I-985 IF HEADING NORTH AND GA-365 IF HEADING SOUTH. GO TO EXIT #14- HF REED INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY. THIS IS A NEW EXIT. IF HEADING NORTH TURN RIGHT. IF HEADING SOUTH TURN LEFT. STAY STRAIGHT ½ MILE. THE ROAD BECOMES MARTIN RD. GO ¾ MILE TO THE ROUNDABOUT. TURN LEFT ON JM TURK RD. GO ONE MILE. THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE ON THE LEFT. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF MOTELS OFF 1-985 AT EXITS #12 OR #16. 

Additional IKKU Information:
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 6-10 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.

2022 IKKU Annual Winter Camp

2022 IKKU Annual Winter Camp

The 2022 IKKU Annual Winter Camp will be hosted at the Robinson Karate Dojo in Carrollton, GA.

Featuring: Soke J.R. Ruiz, Hanshi, 10th Dan

Be Ready to Work Empty Hand Kata and Bunkai
Bring your Kobudo Weapons
Open to All Ranks and Ages
Friday Evening’s session will focus more on Youth, however, it is open to all ages.

Dinner will be on your own Saturday at Nama Asian Fusion at 6:00 p.m. We will need to make reservations by the 7th, so please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

Cost:

Friday – Saturday: IKKU Current Members $80 – Non-Members $120

Saturday (lunch on your own): IKKU Current Members $60 – Non-Members $100

Friday or 1/2 day Saturday: IKKU Current Members $35 – Non-Members $75

IKKU Membership:

$35 Annual        $150 Lifetime           $5 IKKU Patch

Schedule:

Friday Evening January 14th

4:30 – 5:00 — Check-in & Warm Up

5:30 – 7:00 — Youth Training Session (but all ages are welcome)

Saturday, January 15th

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — Check-in & Warm Up

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon — Morning Session

12:00 noon – 1:45 p.m. — Lunch (on your own)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Afternoon Session

Dinner Saturday Evening

Dinner at Nama Asian Fusion restaurant at 6pm.

Directions:

Take I-20 West to the Villa Rica/Carrollton exit #24. Turn left at the end of the ramp South Hwy. 61 to Carrollton (10-12 miles). Go downtown Carrollton to the square (pass the Courthouse on left then First Methodist Church on the right), turn right at the second traffic light past the church – Rome Street then take the first right – Old City Hall Avenue. Dojo is the first building on the right parking in front and on the side of the dojo building.

Information call Dojo: 770-830-6324, Cell: 770-312-9981 or www.robinsonkaratedojo.com

Lodging:

Quality Inn:  770-834-2600

Holiday Inn Express: 770-838-0508

Hampton Inn: 770-838-7722

Additional IKKU Information:
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 6-10 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.