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2014 Black Belt / Instructor Gasshuku

When: October 10, 2014 – October 12, 2014 all-day
Where: Holiday Inn Baton Rouge South, 9940 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, USA

All US instructors are required to attend, all black belts are welcome to attend. Hosted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana this year, Sensei Deron Ogletree welcoming in the IOGKF – USA to a weekend of training and fellowship. Cost (early registration deadline September 15th): $100 early registration     $125 including friendship dinner $140 after early registration deadline $165 after early registration deadline including friendship dinner Download flyer and registration (PDF) Black belt grading …Read More

Oregon Coast Beach Training

When: September 26, 2014 – September 28, 2014 all-day
Where: Pacific Villa, Lincoln Beach, OR, USA

Lincoln City, Beach Training Weekend in Depoe Bay, Oregon. 3 days of Goju-Ryu Karate training! Stay together, train together! with guest instructors… Sensei Gene Villa, 7th Dan (IOGKF-USA Chief Instructor) Sensei Brent Hartwig, 6th Dan Sensei Ron Tiland, 4th Dan Sensei Steve Smith, 4th Dan Sensei Andy Franz, 4th Dan Sensei Mark Taylor, 4th Dan Space is limited, Sign up today! Contact Sensei Dennis Pfendler: 360.566.0377

Northeast Regional Gasshuku

When: August 29, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – August 31, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Where: Prodigy Fitness, 235 South Pioneer Boulevard, Springboro, OH 45066, USA

Three-day marial arts training in Dayton, Ohio for IOGKF and guest participants. Lodging available through (compare online rates vs. for IOGKF group rate): Hampton Inn & Suites, Springboro Comfort Inn Friday evening post-training informal get-together: TBA Saturday Gasshuku Dinner: Casual attire. Campioni’s Pizza 92 Edgebrooke Dr Springboro, OH 45066 937-748-8811

7th Annual Martial Arts Sympsoium

When: April 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Susquehanna University, Susquehanna University, 514 University Avenue, Selinsgrove, PA 17870, USA

Sponsored by the Susquehanna Karate Club Featuring instructors Gene Villa Sensei (IOGKF-USA Chief Instructor) and Wesley Tasker Guro (Pekiti Tirsia). Saturday: 8:00 – 6:00. Goju-Ryu, Pekiti Tirsia, additional mini-seminars and academic panel discussion TBA. Sunday morning: 9:00 – 12:00 Goju-ryu only. Ages: 18+ only. Open to all styles and ranks. Cost: Day 1 – $40. Day 2 – $20. College students with I.D. – half price. Register at the door.

7th Annual Martial Arts Sympsoium

When: April 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am – April 12, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Where: Susquehanna University, 514 University Avenue, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870, USA

Sponsored by the Susquehanna Karate Club Featuring instructors Gene Villa Sensei (IOGKF-USA Chief Instructor) and Wesley Tasker Guro (Pekiti Tirsia). Saturday: 8:00 – 6:00. Goju-Ryu, Pekiti Tirsia, additional mini-seminars and academic panel discussion TBA. Sunday morning: 9:00 – 12:00 Goju-ryu only. Ages: 18+ only. Open to all styles and ranks. Cost: Day 1 – $40. Day 2 – $20. College students with I.D. – half price. Register at the door.

NYC Gasshuku

When: April 5, 2014 – April 6, 2014 all-day
Where: 1831 Hobart Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, USA

Sensei Gene Villa (IOGKF-USA Chief Instructor) coming to New York City for a weekend of training.

Chojun Miyagi Festival – 2014

When: May 29, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – June 1, 2014 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

Instructors: Sensei Morio Higaonna Sensei Tetusji Nakamura Sensei Gene Villa More to be announced… MCF Schedule View Schedule Host Hotel Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay – View More Information Includes shuttle service Free Parking Free wi-fi Special rates for MCF attendees Only $125/night Special Registration Website

NW IOGKF Regional Gasshuku

When: February 28, 2014 @ 4:30 pm – March 2, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Where: Pro-Action Martial Arts, 513 North 21st Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902, USA

Close Quarter Combat Presenters: Sensei Gene Villa – 7th Dan Sensei Chris DeWet – 6th Dan Sensei Brent Hartwig – 6th Dan Sensei Ernie Brennecke – 5th Dan Sensei Steve Smith – 4th Dan Download Full Schedule / Flyer and Registration (PDF)

Women’s weekend at Bosei, Denmark

When: May 10, 2014 – May 11, 2014 all-day
Where: Idrætshøjskolen Bosei, Idrætshøjskolen Bosei, Evensølundvej 5, 4720 Praesto, Denmark

Training body and soul Just for Women… It is, once again time for the karate seminar, Just for Women. After the last seminars’ huge success, the time has come, to train, sweat and be pampered, at Bosei sports highschool in Denmark. Read more, download flyer/registration…(PDF)