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  • Ms. Soldalke assisting two students at the 2007 Sioux Falls Clinic
  • Ms. Sweeney executes Jugi Jime on Mr. Boley
  • More Free Sparring Action
  • Master Pepin's Jump Reverse Crescent Kick
  • Mr. Chance Walker executing Waki Gatame
  • Master Pepin's Jump Side Kick
  • April 2010 ICAF Testing and Seminar
  • April 2010 ICAF Testing and Seminar
  • Warm Up at the 2007 Sioux Falls South Dakota Clinic
Ms. Soldalke assisting two students at the 2007 Sioux Falls Clinic1 Ms. Sweeney executes Jugi Jime on Mr. Boley2 More Free Sparring Action3 Master Pepin's Jump Reverse Crescent Kick4 Mr. Chance Walker executing Waki Gatame5 Master Pepin's Jump Side Kick6 April 2010 ICAF Testing and Seminar7 April 2010 ICAF Testing and Seminar8 Warm Up at the 2007 Sioux Falls South Dakota Clinic9

OUR MISSION

The I.C.A.F. was founded to provide its students with a complete and practical method of self-defense and personal development. It is, and will remain, a living system that continues to grow and evolve as circumstances dictate. As an organization, we will strive to instill in our students a great respect for the diversity of the martial arts. We will accept diversity in the arts, as well as our fellow man, as a strength to be valued and protected. We pledge to nurture the character of our students by accepting and adhering to the character traits of Budo as a universal good.

OUR SYSTEM

The martial arts, as taught and sanctioned by the International Combat Arts Federation (I.C.A.F.), is based in part on the Chang Hun style of Taekwondo. In 1991, Mr. Alan Pepin, founder of the Inter- national Combat Arts Federation, and a select group of individuals began to examine the traditional art that they were teaching. It was discovered that, through commercialism, the art had become limited and, in a sense, lost some of its practical meaning and application. The I.C.A.F. has begun the task of creating a martial arts system which is based entirely upon scientific principles and research.

The first step in the process was to conduct an honest evaluation of our base art, Taekwondo. We examined its strengths, which included strong kicking and striking techniques. We also examined its weaknesses: the lack of any ground fighting techniques, few close quarter combat techniques, and a lack of restraint and control techniques. To overcome the deficiencies in our system, we chose to incorporate many of the techniques of Jujitsu. Jujitsu is a parent art from which many other arts have been developed. It is known for its strong ground fighting component and its devas-tating throwing and joint locking techniques. To a lesser extent, we have also incorporated techniques from other styles, such as Hapkido, Aikido, Judo, and Escrima.

After the codification of these techniques into our curriculum, we realized that it was no longer accurate to call what we teach as “Taekwondo.” In 1996, the I.C.A.F. Advisory Board met and chose “Sogo Ryu Bujutsu” (Integrated System of Martial Arts) as the new name for our system.

LOCATIONS

Montes Combative Martial Arts - California

470 N. 16th Street
Sacramento, California
916-519-8277

Montes Combative Martial Arts is a Self Defense oriented martial arts training facility. The Sogo Ryu Bujutsu curriculum that is taught at the MCMA consist of Taekwondo, Juijitsu, Judo, Boxing, Hapkido and Pressure Point striking. The Programs taught at MCMA help students acquire effective self defense skills. The MCMA also focuses on character development by instilling a strong sense of traditional martial arts tenants of courtesy, loyalty, respect, honor, integrity and self confidence. Class Schedule Mondays : Childrens Sogo Ryu ---- 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Adults Sogo Ryu --- 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm Wednesdays : Childrens Sogo Ryu ---- 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Adults Sogo Ryu --- 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Thursdays : Sparring and Randori 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm * Private Instruction: By appointment only Saturdays : Private Instruction by Appointment Only


Faiferlick Taekwondo - IA

567 So 25th Street
Fort Dodge
515-570-7532

Currently offering Taekwondo and Sogo Ryu Bujutsu


Southwest Taekwondo Academy - Iowa

411 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
712-322-8558

Classes Monday-Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:15-6:15 p.m Contact: Mr. Leon Dietz


Sempai Judo Academy - NE

9415 I Street
Ralston
402-612-6412


Augustana College Martial Arts Club - South Dakota

2001 So. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
605-274-0770

Contact: Mr Charlie Azzara


Harrisburg Taekwondo Club - South Dakota

Harrisburg Elementary School
Harrisburg, South Dakota
605-940-9480

Classes Monday and Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m. Contact: Master Doug Blomker


Lennox Taekwondo Club - South Dakota

Community Hall - Main Street
Lennox, South Dakota
605-647-5339

Contact: Mr. Steve Sinning


Land O Lakes Sogo Ryu Bujutsu Club - Wisconsin

5400 N Black Oak Lake Rd
Land O Lakes
906-544-2717

Contact Master Alan Pepin


International Combat Arts Federation Headquarters - Wisconsin

P.O Box 743
Land O Lakes
906-544-2717

Contact Master Alan Pepin


ICAF NEWS AND EVENTS

Combat Judo Seminar

04/14/2018

The I.C.A.F will conduct our first Combat Judo Seminar on April 14th, 2018. The Event will be held at Faiferlick Taekwondo Academy located at 567 Suth 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA. The seminar will be taught by Dr. Delo Lee, Hachidan and life member of the U.S.J.A and U.S.M.A. The Seminar will be conducted from 9:00 a.m until 3:30 p.m with a one half hour break for lunch. Upon completion of the seminar students will be eligible to test for rank in Judo. The details of this process will be explained at the first seminar. For more information contact Master Pepin or Master Blomker.
Call 402-981-0909 for more information.


I.C.A.F Combat Judo

06/16/2018

The second I.C.A F Combat Judo seminar will be conducted on Saturday, June 16th at the Elmen Center located at 2505 S. Grange Ave,on the campus of Augusta College. The Seminar will be taught by Dr. Delo Lee, I.C.A.F Technical adviser for Judo. Cost of the seminar is $50.00. For more information contact Master Doug Blomker or Master Pepin. Call 605-940-9480 for more information.
Call 402-981-0909 for more information.


2018 Fall Sogo Ryu Bujutsu Seminar

08/25/2018

The Fall 2018 Sogo Ryu Bujutsu National Testing and seminar will be conducted on Saturday, August 25th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Testing will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the seminar immediately following. The location of the seminar is yet to be determined. Cost of the seminar is $50.00. Please bring your training canes, practice knife and guns, straight stick and sparring gear. For more information contact Master Doug Blomker
Call 605-940-9480 for more information.


Combat Judo Seminar

09/29/2018

The second I.C.A F Combat Judo seminar will be conducted on Saturday,September 29th at the Elmen Center located at 2505 S. Grange Ave,on the campus of Augusta College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A promotional testing will be conducted beginning at 9:00 a.m with the seminar immediately following. The cost of testing will be $40.00 and students will be tested on all material required for promotion to Green Belt. . The Seminar will be taught by Dr. Delo Lee, I.C.A.F Technical adviser for Judo. Cost of the seminar is $60.00 and will cover requirements for promotion to Sankyu. Pre-Registration is recommended. If registered by September 14th you will receive a $10.00 discount on the cost of the seminar. Preregistration forms will be available from your instructors and should be mailed to I.C.A.F at p.o box 743 Land O' Lakes WI, 54540. The Seminar will run from approximately 10:30 until 4:30 p.m. There will be approximately 30 minutes for lunch and it is recommended that you bring a light lunch such as fruit and vegetables as there may not be time to leave the campus. For more information contact Master Doug Blomker at 605-940-9480 or Master Pepin at 402-981-0909.
Call 9065442717 for more information.


Omaha Combat Judo Seminar

05/11/2019

The next I.C.A F Combat Judo seminar will be conducted on Saturday, May 11th in the gym at Burke High School located at 12200 Burke Blvd in Omaha, NE. The Seminar will be taught by Dr. Delo Lee,Kudan and the I.C.A.F Technical adviser for Judo. There will be a promotional testing at 8:00 a.m with the seminar beginning immediately upon completion. The cost of testing is $40.00 and the cost of the seminar is $60.00. Pre-Registration is recommended. If registered by April 27th you will receive a $10.00 discount on the cost of the seminar. Preregistration forms will be available from your instructors and should be mailed to I.C.A.F at p.o box 743 Land O' Lakes WI, 54540. The Seminar will run from approximately 9:30 until 3:30 p.m. There will be approximately 30 minutes for lunch and it is recommended that you bring a light lunch such as fruit and vegetables as there may not be time to leave the campus. For more information contact Master Doug Blomker at 605-940-9480, Master Pepin at 402-981-0909 or Mr. Jason Reinders at 402-612-6412.
Call 402-612-6412 for more information.


Summer 2019 Sogo Ryu Bujutsu Seminar

06/15/2019

The summer 2019 Sogo Ryu Bujutsu seminar will be conducted on Saturday, June 15th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The seminar will be conducted at the Elmen Center on the Augustana College campus. The seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a short break for lunch at 12:00. Cost of the seminar is $60.00. Please bring your training canes, practice knife and guns, straight stick and sparring gear. For more information contact Master Doug Blomker Call 605-940-9480 for more information.
Call 605-940-9480 for more information.


Fall 2019 Seminar and Instructor Certification

11/09/2019

Our Fall ICAF seminar will be held on Saturday November 9th at the Elmen Center of Augustana University in Sioux Falls. We will start our day at 8:00 with an instructor certification and recertification. This is mandatory for all ICAF certified instructors of 4th Degree Black Belt and below. Trainee instructors may also test for certification at this time. The cost is $50.00. Following this we will have our national promotional testing at 10:00 AM for those wishing to test for higher rank. After testing is concluded we will hold our Fall seminar for all students and instructors that wish to attend. Please be sure to bring your cane, practice knife and gun, and sparring gear. The seminar cost will be $60.00. Please be sure to mark this day on your calendar and we look forward to seeing everyone on November 9th in Sioux Falls. Please contact Master Blomker at 605-940-9480 with any questions.
Call 605-940-9480 for more information.


I.C.A.F. MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the I.C.A.F. defines your level of professionalism in the martial arts community. Whether you have a vast range of experience as a martial arts instructor, or have recently assumed responsibility for teaching students, you will find that membership in the I.C.A.F. will provide a means to heighten your abilities and expand your understanding of the martial arts.

Membership in the International Combat Arts Federation allows instructors a great deal of flexibility by allowing a school or club owner to develop, within organizational parameters, his/her own curriculum and submit it to the Advisory Board for review and approval.

As an organization, we have an interest in ensuring a high standard of training for all students. For instance, School owners may choose to use a separate set of forms or to require Two or Three Step Sparring -- this is their prerogative. The purpose of review by the Advisory Board is to ensure that the curriculum is structured and complete, providing a high quality of training for the student. It should be noted that while an Instructor may develop his/her own curriculum, he/she is still bound to the policies and procedures of the I.C.A.F.

A broad basic curriculum is contained in the I.C.A.F. Instructor’s Manual. Schools and clubs that are not familiar with the curriculum, but who wish to use it, will receive instruction upon request. ">The International Combat Arts Federation was founded to provide martial arts instructors a flexible organization which is sensitive to their individual needs. Unlike more traditional organizations with one head who dictates policy, the I.C.A.F. is governed by an Advisory Board, which meets on a regular basis to discuss issues of concern to the membership and make recommendations to the President.

Membership in the I.C.A.F. defines your level of professionalism in the martial arts community. Whether you have a vast range of experience as a martial arts instructor, or have recently assumed responsibility for teaching students, you will find that membership in the I.C.A.F. will provide a means to heighten your abilities and expand your understanding of the martial arts.

Membership in the International Combat Arts Federation allows instructors a great deal of flexibility by allowing a school or club owner to develop, within organizational parameters, his/her own curriculum and submit it to the Advisory Board for review and approval.

As an organization, we have an interest in ensuring a high standard of training for all students. For instance, School owners may choose to use a separate set of forms or to require Two or Three Step Sparring -- this is their prerogative. The purpose of review by the Advisory Board is to ensure that the curriculum is structured and complete, providing a high quality of training for the student. It should be noted that while an Instructor may develop his/her own curriculum, he/she is still bound to the policies and procedures of the I.C.A.F.

A broad basic curriculum is contained in the I.C.A.F. Instructor’s Manual. Schools and clubs that are not familiar with the curriculum, but who wish to use it, will receive instruction upon request.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Master Alan Pepin

P.O. Box 743 Land O' Lakes, WI 54540
Telephone 906-544-2717

General Information via Email: Master Al Pepin

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About Us

The International Combat Arts Federation was founded to provide martial arts instructors a flexible organization which is sensitive to their individual needs. Unlike more traditional organizations with one head who dictates policy, the I.C.A.F. is governed by an Advisory Board, which meets on a regular basis to discuss issues of concern to the membership and make recommendations to the President.

Instructors who are interested in membership in the I.C.A.F. should contact Master Pepin for additional information.

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