© 2018 International Isshin-Ryu Karate Federation

OUR MISSION:

To offer guidance and support, educate, promote, and unite Isshin-Ryu Karate practitioners and martial artists throughout the world.

ABOUT

IIKF History

The International Isshin-Ryu Karate Federation (IIKF) was founded in 2010 by Sensei Curt Sawyer and Sensei Matt Dorsey, both 8th degree black belts and original students of Master Joseph Jennings and Grandmaster Angi Uezu. 

 

With the desire to help unify, grow and educate Isshin Ryu practitioners around the world, Sensei Sawyer and Sensei Dorsey have committed themselves to make the IIKF the foremost karate organization in the world. 

 

Through seminars, clinics, rank promotions, tournaments, instructor training and martial arts business consulting, the IIKF will support IsshinRyu karate students and sensei, preserving the traditional teachings, principles and philosophies of this prominent Okinawan karate style.

 

Any Isshin-Ryu karate-ka is invited to join the IIKF – membership in this worldwide organization will bring many benefits to both individuals and charter school members.

 
 

MEMBERSHIPS

Individual Memberships

AVAILABLE FOR: KARATE STUDENTS,

BLACK BELTS, AND INSTRUCTORS.

 

Benefits of an IIKF Lifetime Membership:

Membership Certificate

Official IIKF Patch

Official IIKF Passbook

Discounts to all IIKF events such as:
Seminars, Classes, and Tournaments

 

Please fill out the Individual Membership Application Form and mail, email, or fax back to:

 

International Isshin-Ryu Karate Federation

1512 Spencerport Road

Rochester, NY 14606

 

Email: info@iikf.org

 

Fax: 585-429-6344

 

Membership Fee Payment can be made by Cash (only in person), Check/Money Order (made out to the IIKF), Credit Card, or PayPal (use email address).

 

Charter Dojo Memberships

AVAILABLE FOR: DOJO'S WITH 5 OR MORE

IIKF MEMBERS.

Charter Memberships are awarded to schools with outstanding traditional Isshin-Ryu Karate Training as well as high quality teaching and leadership skills.

 

Benefits of a IIKF Charter Membership:

Membership Certificate to display in the dojo

Exclusive Business Support and Recognition

Eligibility for Students to Participate in IIKF Events

Dojo Business Building Seminars and Resources

Discounts to all IIKF events such as:
Seminars, Classes, and Tournaments

 

Please fill out the Charter Dojo Membership Application Form and mail, email, or fax back to:

 

International Isshin-Ryu Karate Federation

1512 Spencerport Road

Rochester, NY 14606

 

Email: info@iikf.org

 

Fax: 585-429-6344

 

Membership Fee Payment can be made by Cash (only in person), Check/Money Order (made out to the IIKF), Credit Card, or PayPal (use email address).

PROMOTIONS

Anyone requesting a Dan ranking that is not able to have a live review session must submit a video with the applicant performing all katas required for the requested rank.

 

After reviewing the video, the promotion board will permit the promotion, or request additional training along with detailed corrections or improvements. The applicant can resubmit the rank request at least six months later.

 

Please fill out the Promotion Application Form and mail, email, or fax back to:

 

International Isshin-Ryu Karate Federation

1512 Spencerport Road

Rochester, NY 14606

 

Email: info@iikf.org

 

Fax: 585-429-6344

 

Membership Fee Payment can be made by Cash (only in person), Check/Money Order (made out to the IIKF), Credit Card, or PayPal (use email address).

 

Dan Promotion Guidelines

Sho-Dan (1st Degree)

8 Empty Hand Katas
1 Bo Kata
1 Sai Kata
Bo-Bo Kumite
Minimum 3 Years of Training
 

Ni-Dan (2nd Degree)

All Previous Requirements
2 Bo Katas
2 Sai Katas
Minimum 2 Years After Sho-Dan
 

San-Dan (3rd Degree)

All Previous Requirements
All Bo Katas
All Sai Katas
Hamahiga-No-Tonfa (Optional)
Minimum 2 Years After Ni-Dan
Minimum 16 Years of Age
 

Yon-Dan (4th Degree)

All Previous Requirements
Minimum 2 Years After San-Dan
 

Go-Dan (5th Degree)

All Previous Requirements
Minimum 4 Years After Yon-Dan
 

Roku-Dan (6th Degree)

All Previous Requirements
Minimum 5 Years After Go-Dan
 

Nana-Dan (7th Degree)

All Previous Requirements

Minimum 7 Years After Roku-Dan

 

Hachi-Dan (8th Degree)

All Previous Requirements

Minimum 8 Years After Nana-Dan

 

EVENTS

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Isshin Ryu Kata

Advanced skills will give you tips and concepts to improve your karate skills for class, testing or tournaments.


Hidden Jujitsu Throws in Kata

Learn the takedowns and throws that you never knew were there.


Self Defense Against Weapons Effective defenses against club, knife and gun. You NEED to know these moves

MORE SEMINARS

COMING SOON!

ISSHIN-RYU KARATE TRAINING SEMINARS

IIKF members: $20 for 1 seminar or $35 for all 3
Non-IIKF members: $60 for all 3 seminars and IIKF membership

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SEMINAR SERIES!

WE ARE ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE!

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019

2019 IIKF CHAMPIONSHIPS

WOW!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the IIKF Championships! There were almost 20 dojos represented by many competitors. 

Everyone showed great sportsmanship and technique. We look forward to the next tournament!

Check out our Facebook below for some photos of the competition!

 

CONTACT

Mailing Address:

International Isshin-Ryu Karate Federation

1512 Spencerport Road

Rochester, NY 14606

Email:

info@iikf.org

Phone:

585-429-6340

Fax:

585-429-6344