2017 IKKU Christmas Karate & Kobudo Clinic and Celebration

2017 IKKU Christmas Karate & Kobudo Clinic and Celebration

 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

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 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.

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

2017 IKKU Bokken and Iaido Clinic

The 2017 IKKU Bokken and Iaido Clinic will be hosted at the Legion of AllStars in Griffin, GA.

Soke Joseph Ruiz Iaido

Soke Jospeh Ruiz shown here demonstrating Iaido Cuts

Please join us for our annual IKKU Bokken and Iaido Clinic on April 22, 2017 in Griffin, GA. This event will be Hosted by Shihan Dai Amy Howell of the Tora Shin Karate Kai.  The IKKU Bokken and Iaido Clinic 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 Seitei Gata and Kata.

The Sword and Bokken are true Japanese Arts. Soke Ruiz learned the art while training with his teachers in Hawaii and Japan. He continued his training in the U.S. with Soke Shogo Kuniba, 10th Dan, Seishin Kai Karate Union. This is a rare opportunity to train in a true Japanese Martial Art unlike any other.

Koga-Ryu Iaido – (The Art of the Sword)

Limited to Brown & Black Belts, Age 16 and older with permission of parent and Instructor.
Participants need to bring Sword, Hakama and Cleaning Kit, (if available).

Bokken Jitsu – (Wooden Sword)

Open to all ranks and ages. Participants need to bring Bokken and Hakama, (if available).

 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 Get Together: 6pm