Sunday, November 16, 2008

2009 ITKA International World Friendship Tournament

The International Traditional Karate Association (ITKA) and Wilbur Wright College are sponsoring the 2009 ITKA International World Friendship in Honor and Memory of Sima and Zahra Bambouyani. This Tournament will be held on April 17th-18th, Memorial Weekend, at Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. This event will honor world friendship and recognize Sensei Futamata, 55 years leading Japanese martial arts master. Additionally, this event is to promote friendship and respect for our cultural differences through competition based on the principles of Dojo Kun.

For our youths 13 and under, we will be holding an art contest. All the drawings will be displayed at the tournament site throughout the weekend. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners and all participants will receive a certificate.
We cordially invite you, your members and representatives of your organization to participate in this world class event. The promotion of respect for each other’s cultures through our shared vision and appreciation for the art of karate can be an experience that unites us. Please invite other Karate dojos and colleagues to join us as well.
If you will be needing an official letter of invitation (international competitors need to include competitors’names and passport numbers for US Embassies) you may e-mail your name, mailing address, phonenumber and number of competitor packets needed to

Hotel: Springhill Suites Chicago/O’Hare: 8101 Higgins Road, Chicago, Il 60631USA Phone: 773-867-0000 Fax: 773-867-0001 Rates are $84 per night, plus tax.
Shihan M. Bambouyani Dr. Charles Guengerich
ITKA Chairman Wright College President and Co-sponsor

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