Florida Region – KNBK Fall Seminar @ Big Green Drum
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

Guest Instructor: Carl E. Long, So-Shihan (8th Dan)

Carl Long, 22nd So-Shihan of MJER, Kaicho – Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai

Iaido Kenshoin – Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.

Responsible for the instruction & certification of KNBK Instructors & Dojo in the world. He is also currently ranked 8th dan Shorin Ryu Karate, 6th dan Shito Ryu Karate, 8th dan iaido, 8th dan Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu, 5th dan Okinawa Kobudo, 7th dan Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo and holds the coveted title of Hanshi.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE – 10/26/18 thru 10/28/18:
Fri, 06:30p-09p; Sat, 10a-12n; Sat, 2p-4p; Sun, 9:00a-1;00pm


Patty Heath
Big Green Drum Dojo
3357 Copter Road, Suite 4
Pensacola, FL 32514-708255

Office Phone: 850.479.1907


2018 KNBK Instructor Training Seminar @ Samura Budokan
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day

November 16, 17 and 18, 2018.

Greetings to all KNBK Instructors,

The KNBK Honbu Dojo(Sakura Budokan) is planning for the upcoming 2018 KNBK Koshukai/Instructor Training Seminar.

The KNBK 2018 Koshukai is open to currently certified instructors, or to those yudansha interested in becoming instructors. Non-yudansha will only be permitted to come if their registration form is accompanied by a recommendation from their respective Dojo-cho. You or your Dojo representative are being invited to attend this year’s KNBK Instructor Training Seminar to be held in Kingston, PA. at the KNBK Honbu Dojo the weekend of November 16, 17 and 18, 2018.

The tentative schedule will be the same as usual – Friday evening, all day training and discussion on Saturday and Sunday with the Koshukai ending Sunday afternoon. Yudansha testing will take place on Sunday morning prior to the beginning of Koshukai. The Hombu dojo will be open for training on Friday evening (Nov.16) for those wishing to train with their fellow KNBK instructors.

You can to register online and pay with a credit card Register Here.

We look forward to seeing you!

As you know, we need to be informed ASAP if you plan to attend! The deadline for confirmation of your attendance is October 15, 2018.


Carl Long

Chairman KNBK

390 Tioga Ave

Kingston, PA 18704

KNBK European Seminar – March 22, 23, 24 2019 / Antwerp Belgium
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

March 22, 23 & 24, 2019 in Antwerp/Wetteren, Belgium.

Friday March 22, 2019 will be an exclusive KNBK Yudansha trainingday, you can attend from Shodan-Ho and above. It is highly advisable that if you are yudansha you join us on Friday.

Saturday and Sunday is an open seminar, so for the dojo-cho who bring some of their members, these people can have a day of sightseeing or shopping in Antwerp on Friday and join us for the weekend.

Every evening we will go for dinner to a restaurant, everyone is free to join us or go out on his own for dinner. Reservations for the dinner will be arranged about 2 weeks before the seminar.

If anybody needs help for hotelbookings feel free to cantact me, I will post shortly some addressess of hotels in the neighbourhood.

In case anybody wants to come by airplane, Brussels Zaventem airport is about 30 minutes away from Antwerp by car and has a direct train connection too. Charleroi Airport (also called Brussels South ) is about 90 minutes away by car and takes much more time to get to Antwerp with the train because you need to make a connection.

The only way you can participate at this seminar is by pre-registration and pre-payment. There will be NO exceptions made.

Payment at Paypal:
In case you don’t have a paypal account you can use a banktransfer from anywhere in Europe, contact me in that case by messenger or e-mail.

Yudansha: 200€ (3day seminar)
open seminar: 150€ (2day seminar)
1 day (Saturday or Sunday): 85€

For any other questions you can contact me by e-mail or by phone +32 477 47 53 76

Best regards,

Marc Mebis

2019 KNBK Instructor Training Seminar @ Sakura Budokan
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm


KNBK Intl Instructor Training Seminar

Friday Nov 22 to Sunday Nov 24
This instructor training seminar is for current Yudansha and study group leaders.
We will be covering test procedure and curriculum changes for the 2020 training year. All KNBK members will be affected by the curriculum update and test requirements.

Please register ASAP for this years Instructor event.

This is the ONLY International instructor seminar that counts toward qualification for ‘Official Teaching Licenses (Menkyosho)’.

Dan grade and Menkyo testing will be conducted on Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. Test applications MUST be submitted before the seminar weekend begins.