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Independent Karate Schools of America has many upcoming events for our students and school families. Refer to this page to find out about upcoming tournaments, promotion testing, school functions and other school related information.

We will also be posting news bulletins or other pertinent information regarding the school, its students, its instructors, or the Master. The calendar will also list these items as well. Make sure you print out the school calendar each month for easy reference.

IKSA Honors Master Bill Wallace  9/28/13  (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
IKSA National Training Seminar Banquet, September 28th, 2013 - Grandmaster Bill "Supefoot" Wallace, shown here with IKSA Executive Director Grandmaster Danny Chapman, was honored here with his lifetime achievement award in recognition of 50 year's of continuous study, practice and teaching of the martial arts.

GM Fritz Promoted to 10th Dan  10/18/14  (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
At the recent IKSA National Training Seminar GM Burk promoted GM Bernie Fritz to the rank of 10th Degree Black Belt. Master Burk presented him a beautiful rank certificate and the belt of the Senior Grandmaster (red/black). GM Fritz(WI)has more than 40 years of training in the martial arts. He is the co-executive director of the IKSA.
Also at the seminar Sensei Jon Graves was promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt. IKSA instructors who wish to apply for promotion at this year's seminar need to contact GM Chapman at 5rebels@hughes.net.

IKSA Individual Membership Program  7/7/15  (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Five Martial Arts Instructors have joined the IKSA as Individual Members. They are: Master Harold Meade-MN Mr Danny Tracy-WI Mr Robert Kopfhamer-WI Sensei Jon Crosby-GA Sensei Brandon Tracy-WI

New Charter Member  5/26/16  (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
The IKSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of Harmony Martial Arts (NJ) to the organization. The school's chief instructor is Mr Doug Guido. Mr Gudio, a 3rd degree black belt, initially joined the IKSA as an individual member. With the opening of his own school he successfully applied for Charter Membership.

Master Brian Baim Joins IKSA  1/3/17  (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
The IKSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of Master Brian Baim (IL)to the IKSA as a charter member instructor. Master Baim, a 5th degree black belt, will soon be opening up a school in Arlington Heights, IL. He is a 31 year veteran of the martial arts.

National Training Seminar  1/13/17  (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
The IKSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual National Training Seminar will be held in Brentwood, TN Sept 29/30. The guest instructor will be Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. Additional information will be available in July.

New Member  2/2/17  (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
The IKSA Board of Directors welcomes Mr Bill Bull. He joins the IKSA as an individual member. Mr Bull, from Higden, AR, is an Adv Brown Belt who trained for several years with the late GM George Owens. He will work with the Board to meet the requirements for black belt.

IKSA Turns 35  4/4/17  (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
In 1982 Master Floyd Burk and several other like-minded martial artists formed the IKSA. They wanted a non-political organization for traditional instructors and for those of newer systems.The IKSA is still going strong today with more than 40 active schools. The organization hosts a National Training Seminar each September. Although there have been many changes and improvements the IKSA is still there to give "roots" and "wings" to instructors across the world. Happy Birthday IKSA!

Please Contact Us to get more information about any of these upcoming events or if you wish to add an item to our schedule.