Koinonia is the annual national conference of the Christian Black Belt Association and Shiho Karano Kai International. It has become a gathering place for martial artists and their families from across the country since its humble beginnings in May of 1990 at Ciotti Manor in Herman, Pennsylvania. The Christian Black Belt Association was founded in 1970 to provide mentoring, support, and training to assist Christian instructors in ministry. The Shiho Karano Kai International was founded in 1982 to meet the need of those martial artists seeking fellowship and training but who did not wish to be a part of the CBBA. Attendees are able to participate in eight (8) seminars during the weekend.
Koinonia also includes daily worship led by Conference Pastor, Fran Pultro from King’s Highway Calvary Chapel as well as activities for the non-martial artist in the family including a Ladies Tea for wives, mothers and daughters of martial artists. Participants have their choice of accommodations from lodge to cabin style housing. The food is terrific and the training atmosphere is uplifting and inspiring.
Koinonia 2019 will be held the weekend of April 26-28, 2019 at Hidden Falls Salvation Army Camp in Bedford, IN. A brochure complete with registration information is listed below.
General questions may be directed to:
Noah Pultro, Conference Director
5550 Hulmeville Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: (267) 973-0951
Below is the schedule from Koinonia 2019
Below is the Friday night Chapel services from the 2017 Koinonia conference.
Below is the Saturday night Chapel service from the 2017 Koinonia conference.
Below is the Sunday morning Chapel service from the 2017 Koinonia conference.