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IKD News and Events 2017

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June 26, 2017

Meet Jennifer Foster. From the tiny town of Bruce Mines, Ontario, Sensei Foster is our featured IKD member for July.

June 22, 2017

Two great seminars were offered at the 2017 IKD World Honbu Camp. Physics of Karate by Sensei Marc Boismenu and Kata Embusen by Alain Dumas. If you missed the Physics of Karate lecture, here is the summary and lecture in pdf.

June 22, 2017

IKD President, Sensei Major David Clarke CVO has been promoted by Queen Elizabeth II.

June 19, 2017

Members of the IKD Senate were promoted at the 2017 IKD Honbu World Camp in Ontario. Congratulations to Shihans Keith DaCosta 8th Dan, Charles Woon-A-Tai 8th Dan, Josef Woon-A-Tai 8th Dan, David Pyke 8th Dan and Paul Bernstein 8th Dan.

May 29, 2017

The IKD is proud to announce the membership of IKD Australia under the direction of Sensei Hamid Mostofizadeh, 4th Dan.

May 28, 2017

Meet the Birds. IKD Antigua's Instructor, Sensei Arthur Bird and his daughter's, Dominique and Daena, are the featured IKD Members for June.

May 12, 2017

Early this morning, Sensei Lavern Jones, 5th Dan, passed away at the Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana. She was a founding member of the Guyana Karate College and taught children at the GKC. The IKD send her daughter and loved ones our most sincere condolences.

May 12, 2017

In June, the IKD will hold the annual World Karate Camp in Ontario. This year the Science of Karate will be featured and just announced Elite Olympic Training with Shihan Shim.

May 6, 2017

Meet Diandra Woon-A-Tai. The eldest daughter of Shihan Frank and Maureen Woon-A-Tai is the featured member of the IKD for May.

May 6, 2017

The 45th Quebec Summer Camp will be held from June 24th to 28th, 2017, in Lévis. The course will be led by Shihan Dexter Shim, 8th dan and Shihan Maureen Woon-A-Tai, 8th dan.

Apr 19, 2017

Congratulations to Shihan Alice Bernstein of Barbados on her promotion to Eighth Dan. She earned the rank during Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai's recent trip to the Caribbean.

Apr 16, 2017

The IKD is in process of amending its Kyu & Dan Examination Syllabus Manual. The 2nd Edition will be released later in 2017, along with IKD Tournament Rules & Regulations.

Apr 2, 2017

Meet Ken Woon-A-Tai. The son of Shihan Frank and Maureen Woon-A-Tai is the featured member of the IKD for April.

Mar 26, 2017

IKD Patron, Anthony Augusto Gomes, 7th Dan, passed away March 25 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 85 years old.

Mar 12, 2017

In this feature, News Room’s Sport Editor Avenash Ramzan looks at the move by ‘A’ Division of the Guyana Police Force to introduce karate as a means of helping youths in several communities charter a positive lifestyle. (Thanks to Guyana's News Room for this video.)

Mar 5, 2017

Meet, Michelle Woon-A-Tai. The daughter of Shihan Frank and Maureen Woon-A-Tai is the featured IKD member for March.

Feb 28, 2017

IKD 2017 Honbu Camp website has gone live. Register for IKD Honbu Camp now! Download the registration form here. Visit the website for more information.

Feb 26, 2017

A new feature, Meet the IKD, has been added to the website. It can be found on the About Us page. This new feature will showcase a member of the IKD each month. IKD Webmaster, Norm Robitza is featured for February.

Feb 21, 2017

The IKD has released the poster for the 2017 IKD World Honbu Camp.

Feb 12, 2017

The IKD has announced the dates and location for the 2017 World Honbu Camp. We will be returning to Haliburton, ON from June 16-19. Where will you visit us from?

Feb 10, 2017

The Maritime IKD will be hosting a Spring Clinic and Grading on March 17-18 in Moncton, NB. This event will feature guest instructors Shihan W. Dexter Shim and Shihan Frieda Shim.

Jan 31, 2017

The IKD is saddened to announce the death of Abdelkrim Hassane. He lost his life in the brutal attack on a Quebec City Mosque on January 29. Hassane was a student at Shotokan Karate club of Sainte-Foy and had recently received his yellow belt. Our sympathies to his family and friends.

Jan 16, 2017

Saskatchewan IKD announces clinic, tournament and grading for March.