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“Back in 1978, I made my first visit with a Canadian team to the beautiful  country of Greece… We arrived to compete, and were enamoured by the hospitality, kindness and solidity of the people we met and the quality of competitors we faced. Greece is a very beautiful country and we left with great memories that still ring strong to this day.

In 2018, 40 years later, I'm returning with the World Kobudo Federation and I will bring up to 30 countries to live the Greek martial arts experience.

The World Convention will offer seminars with masters from around the world, Our World Famous Kobudomania Show and friendly competition.

With Michael Kossivakis leading the charge in Greece, Alain Sailly in Europe, Matt Dorsey in USA and myself in Canada we will deliver an epic martial arts event to thousands of people.

This prime time martial arts event will showcase Greece for years to come”.

John Therien
President of the World Kobudo Federation