In Memoriam

 
Zahra Bambouyani   Sima Bambouyani
My daughter Sima was born on Jly 27th 1992. So we will be celebrating Sima's birth day  Wednesday  July  28th 2010. 6:00 PM at the ITKA Headquarters 5945 Irving Park Road in Chicago. Losing  mother and sister for Sophia and Mike and  wife and  child for me has been one of the most  devestating experiences. We lost Sima and zahra (my wife) on December 2003 in a tragic earthquake in Bam while they were visiting. They were scheduled to return at 8:30 AM. but the Eartquake struck at 5:28 AM. Killed them along with many family and friends ! 
Please keep us in your prayers. Shihan Bambouyani, Mike and Sophia
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Sensei's Message

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Mahmoud Bambouyani

"Be aware of the time that you find yourself in an unexpected and or defensive situation.  You may feel surprised, confused, or unfairly judged.  Move yourself to a higher level and away from thoughtlessness, and offensive or defensive behavior.  Otherwise, you may say or do something inappropriate and reget later.

Your Smile, positive attitude, composure, calmness, and often silence are signs of strength,wisdom, and confidence and will bring you respect, trust, happiness, and many good friends.  

Have a great day.  Mahmoud Bambouyani.  - at Okinawa 


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About ITKA

 You do not need to go to Japan to train Karate, Itka instructors under direction of  Hanshi Bambouyani one of the world leading instructor in Karate will provide you the hights level of  instruction as Japan.

For 5 decads the International Traditonal Karate Association has been training students in the art of Shotkan Karate.

The ITKA headquarters is located in Chicago, IL. It holds daily training at various locations throughout the city, for beginners through advanced.

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Instructors

The chief instructor of the ITKA is Sensei M. Bambouyani, 8th Dan, and internationally renowned for his level of instruction.  Sensei has appeared on major television stations including CBS, NBC, ABC, WGN, FOX, WCIU, as well as major newspaper publications such as the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.  In the 1970s, he began teaching at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

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Karate Training

 You do not need to go to Japan to train Karate, Itka instructors under direction of  Hanshi Bambouyani one of the world leading instructor in Karate will provide you the hights level of  instruction as Japan.

sofia_1.jpg For better understanding please see photos in the bottom of the page.

There are three parts of karate training:
Kihon (basics),
Kata (forms),
and Kumite (sparring). 

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