|IKGA South American Bloc - 40th Anniversary Seminar in Cali, Colombia|
Delegates from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay participated, with Venezuela regretfully unable to attend due to problems in the country. Colombia was fortunate to welcome honoured guests from the North American Bloc as members from Canada were also able to attend.
Some highlights of the time in Cali included celebrating IKGA Chile's Shibucho, Kyoshi Carlos Gonzalez's birthday one day after training, as well as a Congress of the South American Bloc, where Donna Gardecki Shihan of Canada presented information about the upcoming IKGA World Championships to be held in Canada in 2017.
Most notably, the President of the South American Bloc, Gonzalo Ramirez-Ortiz Shihan was promoted to Hachidan (8th Dan), Kyoshi. He was also appointed as a Vice-President of IKGA. Both advancements represent a fantastic achievement.
To wrap up the week, everything concluded with a farewell party.
Please enjoy some photos from this historical event.