About Us

The World Kobudo Federation is a non-political world martial arts organization (Founded in 1991 by Hanshi John Therien) for Martial Artist and Martial Arts Schools, promoting the highest standards of Martial Arts training, integrity, discipline and honor Available to all styles, for large and small dojos. Its purpose is to unite martial artists under one umbrella to raise the standards and brotherhood for the advancement of Budo.

Provide training classes, seminars and additional resources to their member schools as well as non-members. There are affiliated WKF schools, in Canada, Europe, United States, Asia and Oceania

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Top Speakers

Jean-Yves “ICEMAN” Theriault
23 Times World Champion
Jean-Yves “ICEMAN” Theriault 23 Times World Champion

Jean-Yves Thériault was born on January 15, 1955 in Paquetvil

Hanshi John Therien
9th Dan Jiu-Jitsu
Hanshi John Therien 9th Dan Jiu-Jitsu

Hanshi is in great demand around the world for teaching seminars,

Hanshi Alain Sailly
8th Dan Goshindo
Hanshi Alain Sailly 8th Dan Goshindo

Alain Sailly was born in 1958, and started Judo with his father at the age of

Carlos “THE RONIN” NEWTON
UFC World Champion
Carlos “THE RONIN” NEWTON UFC World Champion

Carlos Newton is considered one of the true pioneers in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Known as "The Ronin",

Program Schedule

Conference Title: 1st Day
  • Agenda: REGISTRATION - WELCOME COFFEE

    The staff on the reception, will welcome you and will be at your disposal for your registration, without any hassle. Coffee, juices, tea and coocies will be waiting for you at your entrance.

    • 9:00 am - 11:15 am
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    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: OPENING CEREMONY

    The 18th World Convention of WKF embraces everyone, and Athens, the capital of Martial Arts for 2018 is ready to welcome the hundrends or trainers who will give a loud message of joy in an opening ceremony withe intense Ancient and Traditional Greek color, that will be remembered for years.

    • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: 1st DAY TRAINING SEMINARS

    Over 48 instructors will run 55 minute sessions, teaching you the skills and drills of their respective martial arts style.  Whether you are looking to improve your skill in your current style or you want to experience something different, you'll come away with tons of new information.  Try a class in Judo, Karate, Filipino Martial Arts, Okinawan weapons, jujitsu or any of a dozen other arts.

    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: WELCOME PARTY!

    Time for fun! A rich program with DJ, but mainly with a live band in a welcome party with dance and fun with Rock, Rock n' Roll, Disco etc.

    • 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
Conference Title: 2nd Day
  • Agenda: SELF DEFENSE COMPETITION

    This event will feature individual competition (for children, teens) Custom Gold, Silver and 2 Bronze medals for top places and a special participation award for all competitors. How often do you get the opportunity to compete in an International Championship? Don't miss your chance.

    • 8:45 am - 11:45 am
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    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: MASTER CLASSES

    Small Group Master Classes with Top Masters and Champions - With spots for only 20 participants in each class, you'll get personal instruction from the "best of the best".

    Jean-Yves "ICEMAN" Theriault
    Hanshi John Therien
    Hanshi Alain Sailly
    Carlos "THE RONIN" NEWTON
    • 9:45 am - 11:45 am
    • Jean-Yves “ICEMAN” Theriault
      Hanshi John Therien
      Hanshi Alain Sailly
      Carlos “THE RONIN” NEWTON
    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: 2ND DAY TRAINING SEMINARS

    More fantastic seminars with world-class martial arts instructors—learn from the best instructor from US, Canada and Europe. You'll be sweatin' and smilin' as you train alongside martial artists from a dozen different countries around the world. Increase your skill, make new friends and have a great time at these intense training classes. For kids 6 - 12 years old, there's a

    • 12:15 pm - 4:15 pm
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    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: SUPER SEMINAR

    INDEPENDENT EVENT. The structure of the 18th World Conevention gives the ability to the trainees, apart from their participation in the seminars of the main Convention or the programs of Master Classes, to participate as well at one of the two 3hours SPECIAL seminars, with specific topic that will be taking part every day regardles of their registration to the Con

    Jean-Yves "ICEMAN" Theriault
    • 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    • Jean-Yves “ICEMAN” Theriault
    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: WKF BANQUET AND PREMIER SHOW SEATING

    (limited to first 100 people to register). You can reserve a table for 10 of your students or friends or meet new friends at this exclusive banquet dinner. Choose your delicious dishes from world's famous Greek cuisine along with a traditional Greek salad and taste our exceptional desserts! (there is also a super vegeterian option)

    • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: KOBUDOMANIA SUPER SHOW (INTERNATIONAL BUDO GALA)

    One of the highlights of the year! You'll be inspired and thrilled by the mastery and creativity of the presentations on the main stage. Witness amazing demonstrations of self defense, weapons, kata, throwing and board breaking from teams from Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and the USA. This is a show that you can't miss - truly a show that has to be seen to be believed. Free

    • 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
Conference Title: 3rd Day
  • Agenda: SELF DEFENSE COMPETITION

    This event will feature individual competition (for adults and teams) in Self Defense Techniques (Duo Kata 2 person self defense routines). Custom Gold, Silver and 2 Bronze medals for top places and a special participation award for all competitors. How often do you get the opportunity to compete in an International Championship? Don't miss your

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: MASTER CLASSES

    Small Group Master Classes with Top Masters and Champions - This is your second opportunity to train with highlighted instructors.  With spots for only 20 participants in each class, you'll get personal instruction from the "best of the best".

    Jean-Yves "ICEMAN" Theriault
    Hanshi John Therien
    Hanshi Alain Sailly
    Carlos "THE RONIN" NEWTON
    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Jean-Yves “ICEMAN” Theriault
      Hanshi John Therien
      Hanshi Alain Sailly
      Carlos “THE RONIN” NEWTON
    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: 3RD DAY TRAINING SEMINARS

    Cap off your weekend experience with another set of seminars with our team of international instructors. The action doesn't stop as you continue to learn, train and have fun. Your muscles will be tired and sore, your brain will be full of new information but the memories of this weekend will last a lifetime.

    • 12:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: OPEN SUPER SEMINAR 2.

    You have the second ability to choose between the two thematic modules, in a unique 3 hours seminar from famous Grand Masters and World Champions. (this concerns mostly Greek trainees)

    Carlos "THE RONIN" NEWTON
    • 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    • Carlos “THE RONIN” NEWTON
    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: CLOSING CEREMONY

    This unique event will close with a unique way. The closing ceremony will stay in your memory with the most pleasant way. At the same time will happen the certificates presentation, the official photos etc

    • 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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    • Galatsi Olympic Arena
  • Agenda: DINNER - GOOD NIGHT PARTY!

    A wonderful 3 days weekend came to its end. Full of unique memories and rich experience, we will relax and close the event with a traditional Greek dinner and an amazing Greek party with live mpouzouki!

    • 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Conference Title: For Early Arrivals
  • Agenda: Small Party!

    (limited to first 100 people to register). Say hello to old friends and enjoy Greek Hospitality. Music, friends, food and drink - there's no better way to start off this amazing weekend.

    • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Home

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