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1. 2004 Spirit Camp -

The 2004 Texas Spirit Camp was a great success. Approximately 30 participants came and worked out with our terrific instructors:

  • Stephen LaBounty from Northern California,
  • Dennis Conatser from Scottsdale AZ, and
  • Tommy Burks from North Texas.

    Students from the AKF headquaters studio as well as AKF affiliate clubs from Houston, TX, Midland/Odessa, TX, and Edmond, OK were in attendance at this annual event. Participants from other Kenpo studios included Mike Billings and his student Les Logan of Michael Billings Kenpo Karate, Jeff Schroder and Philip Strauch from Austin Kenpo Karate, Greg Duke from Tommy Burks Kenpo, and George Moreno, Carlos DeLeon, and Mike Romero from the NCKKA group in San Antonio, TX.

    Special guest, Jim Blair, who originally started his training with Brian Duffy here in Austin, came in from Florida to give a presentation on how to implement the newly introduced training tool, KenpoKards.

    The weekend of training was capped off by our first annual AKF Banquet. The all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner at County Line restaurant left no one complaining about the quality or quantity of the food. Certificates of appreciation were given to the camp instructors as well as the AKF club owners and the AKF headquarters studio teaching staff. Jim Blair presented Mr. Duffy with a Kukuri, the weapon carried by the Gherka's of India. Jim has been training in the Indian system of Bando for the last five years and that system uses the Kukuri.

    If you missed this year's camp, them you missed a wonderful weekend. Mark your calendars now for next year's camp to be held the weekend of Columbus Day, Oct. 7,8,& 9, 2005.

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