By Hanshi Albert Mady

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

18th International Association of Educator For World Peace, 1st International Martial Arts Festival, October 29-31, 2008

Hello everyone, well 2008 was an eventful year for us, we had losses and we had gains, we finished off 2008 with some great competitive wins. This past summer I was contacted by Dr. Steve Rajan who was part of the organizing committee for this event, originally 40 Grand Masters from around the world and local Malaysians were chosen to teach and demonstrate their system and skill at the 1st IMAF in Malaysia. This all expense paid event was hosted by the government of Malaysia and was held at the Sunway Resort and spa.

As part of preparation for the publication of Essential Isshinryu, Trevor and I are currently working to identify the copyright holders for a number of images that the copyright has not yet expired on.  If you know the current owner of the copyright, please let us know so we can get in touch with them.



On April 17th, the Chitora Dojo had a very successful promotion for junior members.  The following promotions were awarded.

Vlad Serenko—Yonkyu (Green Belt)
Jessie Deruiter—Yonkyu (Green Belt)
Derek Lambert—Gokyu (Orange Belt)
Nicholas Britt—Gokyu (Orange Belt)
Alyssa Iwanonkiw—Rokyu (Yellow Belt)
Greg Iwanonkiw—Rokyu (Yellow Belt)




General news about Isshinryu Karate
News from the City of Abbotsford, British Columbia.
News from Kenora, ON
News regarding the American Okinawan Karate Assocation (AOKA) and its events.
News from the City of Windsor, Ontario and the Chikara Dojo.
News from the City of Brandon, Manitoba and the West-Man Dojo.
News from the City of Cookstown, Ontario.
News from the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario and the Chitora Dojo, Chibushi Dojo, Satori Dojo, Toshikai Dojo and the Kokoro Dojo.
News from the City of Ottawa, Ontario and the Toshikai Dojo.