The Miyagi Chojun Festival

There are three International Airports that are within reasonable distance to the 2018 Miyagi Chojun Festival. The information below will give an estimate of times that should be required to drive from the airport to Burlington, Ontario. All times are estimates and do not account for traffic or wait times at the US Border.

Toronto Pearson International Airport -

Distance to Hotel 52 km / 32 miles
Travel time to hotel without traffic 35 minutes


Buffalo International Airport -

Distance to Hotel 124 km / 77 miles
Travel time to hotel without traffic 90 minutes


John C Munro - Hamilton  -

Distance to Hotel 32 km / 19 miles
Travel time to hotel without traffic 25 minutes



Training at the 2018 Miyagi Chojun Festival will be open to all IOGKF students of all ages. Many exciting opportunities to train with the world's best instructors.

There will be training sessions for all belt ranks from the beginner levels to the most senior karate students.

There will be training opportunities for karate students who are not part of the IOGKF - please watch for details


MCF2018 will be hosted at the Holiday Inn in Burlington. By calling the Hotel's toll free Reservation Line, 1-888-987-4888, individuals can make their own reservations. For individuals to receive the established Group rate, you must identify themselves as a member of the IOGKF Canada group when making the reservation.

All reservations must be received by Friday, May 11, 2018. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be subject to availability and the most available rate.


Our Registration site is now open. We are offering online payments via Paypal.

Earlybird Deadline: April 28

Final Online Registration: June 3

MCF2018 Instructors

Sensei Bakkies Laubscher
Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura
Sensei Joe Roses
Sensei Gene Villa
Sensei Bobby Smith
Sensei Linda Marchant
Sensei Torbin Svendsen
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The Miyagi Chojun Festival brings the best instructors to one location.

Prepare yourself for an incredible weekend of traditional IOGKF Goju-Ryu.

About IOGKF Canada

IOGKF Canada is a proud member of IOGKF International, an organization dedicated to the preservation of traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate.

For more information about our organization, please contact

IOGKF Canada
IOGKF International

Miyagi Chojun Festival

Our festival celebrates the teachings of Sensei Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju-Ryu Karate.

Through the use of a disciplined system of movements and techniques we aspire to improve ourselves as human beings – both physically and mentally. Goju-Ryu Karate is a method of finding the inner harmony that exists in all of us.

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