Okinawa Trip - First Visit to the International Headquarters Dojo. moved to 2013


Black belts ONLY!!! If you are considering going please let me know ASAP!!!! Testing at this trip is an option.

We will start looking at purchasing tickets mid Feb.

Hanshi is strongly requesting that all heads of dojo be in attendance and if possible; one or two of their sharpest black belts. This will be an historic event. Train hard so you can look your best. The mayor and other Okinawan officials will be in attendance at the grand opening.

2012 Winter Kobudo Conclave - March 2 - 4, Kiyobkan North American Headquarters, Hampton, VA

Don't miss the opportunity to review traditional bo, tonfa, nunchucku and sai. Topics will include taiso renshu (training drills) and kata. All classes will be taught by Kyoshi, 7th Dan, Brian Hobson at the North American Headquarters Dojo in Hampton, VA.

2012 Kiyobukan Summer Training Camp - August 9th - 12th at the University of Toronto, Ontario Canada

Don't miss the opportunity to train with Hanshi (Grandmaster) Seiei Nakaza as he comes to North America to lead our annual training camp. This is Hanshi's way of insuring that we maintain the strength and legacy of Shorin-Ryu karate as it has been past to him through five generations of Okinawan masters. This year's camp will be hosted by our sister dojo, Gyoshi Martial Arts, of Toronto Canada. If you travel to attend one event this year, this is the one!


1) To explore and study all Shorin-Ryu KIYOBUKAN kata in the curriculum (emphasis on intermediate and advance kata);

2) to expose everyone to individual and group kata for familiarity, knowledge and performance;

3) to insure that our kata is performed both physiologically correct and with the elements of budo; and

4) to build and strengthen comradeship amongst Kiyobukan members/prospects.

Who: Green (6th KYU) through Black belts of Kiyobukan dojos and dojos seeking membership are eligible. Ages: 13 & up. Younger students may attend if instructor is confident in their maturity. We reserve the right to deny anyone application without reason.

Venue: Tekkikan Dojo (Kiyobukan U.S. Headquarters), 1921 Armistead Ave., Hampton VA 23666.

Fee: Kiyobukan members: $69 before Oct. 22nd, $89 after. Dojos seeking membership: $89 before Oct. 22nd, $109 after. On-site registration add $10 to the “after Oct. 22nd fee.”

Hotel: Best Western Coliseum Inn & Suites (757) 838-5011, half a mile away. Reservations: ask for the “karate camp” rate ($49+ tax). Breakfast included. Address: 1809 Mercury Blvd., Hpt., Va 23666.

2nd Annual Kiyobukan Karate Camp featuring Hanshi S. Nakaza

Thursday August 4 - Sunday August 7, 2011

Hampton Roads Convention Center

Hampton Virginia

All traditional karate-ka, novice through Black Belt. Ages: 9-years old and up. Instructors may allow younger students to attend depending on the maturity and rank of the child. Camp Director reserves the right to deny application(s) for any reason or to dismiss camper(s) for negative behavior/attitude.

Check-in: Thursday, August 4th at the Dojo starts at 4pm.Friday, August 5th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center starts at 1pm.

Camp Fees: KIYOBUKAN MEMBERS: Post-marked before July 4th: $135; Post-marked after July 4th: $150; On-site-Registration:$165.

Non-Members: Post-marked before July 4th: $150; Post-marked after July 4th: $165; On-site-Registration:$180.

Hotels: Best Western Coliseum Inn & Suites (757) 838-5011.Address: 1809 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton, VA 23666 (1/4 mile from camp)Contact the host hotel directly for reservations, ask for the “Karate Camp” rate. Rate is $60 per night, plus taxes. Includes FULL breakfast!

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Embassy Suites at Hampton Roads Convention Center (757) 827-8200.Address: 1700 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, VA 23666 (on the campus of the camp)Contact the host hotel directly for reservations, ask for the “Karate Camp” rate. Rate is $109 per night, plus taxes. Includes full breakfast and a nightly managers reception.

Info: Please forward your questions to Brian Hobson at or Call (757) 825-2467

First Kiyobukan California Seminar featuring Kyoshi Brian Hobson - April 9 &10, 2011

Come out and join us for a great weekend of training with Director of the North American Kiyobukan Kyokai, Kyoshi Brian K. Hodson. With 30 years of training in Okinawan Shorin Karate. Kyoshi (7th degree black belt) Brian K. Hobson is one of the nations best martial artist. A 45 time state champion, 20 time U.S. National Champion, a 21 time All American, and 2 time Pan American Games Champion Brian Hobson is regarded as one of Americas karate competitors. He is one of few to have achieve successive gold medals for long weapons, short weapons open hand, and fighting.

Kyoshi Hobson is also one of the nations leading karate instructors. His Tekkikan Dojo has over 200 active students and is recognized by the Amateur Athletic Union as one of the top twenty karate schools in the country.

Hobson is a native Hampton, VA where he is the president of Brian Hobson’s Tekkikan Karate and the North American Director of the International Kiyobukan Karate Association under direction of Grand Master Seiei Nakaza. Hobson holds a bachelors degree in sociology from Hampton University and a Masters degree in Sports Management for the U.S. Sports Academy.

Registration forms are available in the download center.