News Release

A Happy New Year !

We wish all Kyokushin members worldwide a Happy New Year.  IKO Honbu will hold Kagami-Biraki (traditional new year's training) in Japan at the Hotel Metropolitan in Ikebukuro, Tokyo on January 11, 2011.  The year 2011 is an important one for the IKO as we lead up to the 10th World Open Karate Tournament this November 3~6, 2011.  Kancho Shokei Matsui will give a New Year's Opening Address to all worldwide members which will be streamed LIVE via USTREAM website starting at 8am Japan time, on Tuesday, January 11, 2011**.  Please mark your calendars and join Kancho Matsui and IKO members around the world as we herald the beginning of the New Year 2011 together online!

** English subtitled translation will be aired in the afternoon on the same day.

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