The Miyagi Chojun Festival

The Miyagi Chojun Festival (MCF) is an IOGKF annual event that brings karate students of all levels together for a period of time for a series of karate seminars, and social activities. This event is part of a series of worldwide events conducted by the IOGKF bringing technical excellence to willing students, regardless of belt rank. The Japanese term for this type of event is 'gasshuku'. The idea behind this term is similar to a training camp, where a group comes together and trains together. A gasshuku is a fantastic opportunity to upgrade your skills and train with some of the best instructors that the IOGKF offers .


Event Tshirt

Event T-shirt - available only by pre-order. The Last day for this shirt design is Saturday, April 28


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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