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IKD News and Events 2012

The International Karate Daigaku is growning with leaps and bounds. To have your IKD Event or News item included here, please contact IKD Webmaster, Norm Robitza.

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December 20, 2012

The IKD Sandan Syllabus and Heian Sandan Bunkai video is now on the IKD Youtube Channel.

October 14, 2012

The IKD has announced the June 14-17 as the dates for the 2013 World Camp to be held at Camp White Pine in Haliburton, ON. More information to follow.

October 9, 2012

The IKD is saddened by the passing of karate-ka, Gail Gouchie. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

September 7, 2012

IKD welcomes Sensei Karen MacDonald, 3rd Dan and her dojo Petaluma Karate Club in California, USA.

September 6, 2012

The IKD is saddened by the loss of karate-ka, Andy Holik. We send our deepest condolences to his family, loved ones, and friends.

July 31, 2012

Watch this amazing video, The IKD First World Cup.

July 27, 2012

The IKD has launched an Official YouTube Channel.  If you have videos to submit to the channel, please email Norm Robitza.

July 23, 2012

The Phoenix Rises From Its Ashes, The First IKD World Cup.

July 17, 2012

The 1st IKD World Cup & 2nd Shoto Camp was a huge success. Congratulations to all the competitors. Results can be found here.

July 16, 2012

Congratulations to the new Shihan-kai members; Bryan Mattias, Guy Bourgon, Marc Cordice, Dr. Hector Sotomayor and Marcel Lussier.

July 5, 2012

The IKD 1st World Cup Program can be viewed here.

June 30, 2012

The IKD would like to welcome Serbia (Sensei Encminger Goran) and Sri Lanka (Sensei Thusitha Jayarathne) to the IKD Family.

May 28, 2012

The IKD confirms that Sensei Sandesh Yadav, 4th Dan, is the official representative of the IKD in India.

May 26, 2012

The IKD would like to welcome Sensei Jorge Venizelos Collado, 5th Dan the IKD representative for Colombia and interim representative George Thibault of  Rhode Island.

May 15, 2012

Here is the final release of the  IKD Shoto Camp/World Cup Package. Due to high cost, the banquet has been cancelled. 

April 26, 2012

To reserve rooms for your teams and delegation to the 2012 IKD Shoto Camp and World Cup, click here. Please note there is a deadline of May 3, 2012 to hold all rooms at the Special World Cup Price.

March 19, 2012

Sensei Dennis Dixon of Colchester Shotokan Karate, the first IKD dojo in England, attended 4 days of Karate training in Barbados with Shuseki Shihan Woon-A-Tai. Click here to read about his experience.

February 23, 2012

The IKD Official Kyu and Dan Examination Syllabus was released today.

February 22, 2012

Master Frank Woon-A-Tai will be visiting 10 IKD Caribbean countries from March 2 to April 4, 2012. He will focus on the new examination syllabus and present the first batch of dan diplomas. The following countries are on his agenda: The Bahamas, Antigua, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad, Guyana, and Suriname.

February 2, 2012

The IKD celebrated its first year anniversary today.

January 4, 2012

The IKD would like to welcome the Colchester Shotokan Karate Club in Essex, England as a member. Sensei Denis Dixon, formally of the KUGB, is Chief Instructor. Thus, England is now the 20th country to join IKD in less than one year.