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 2023 will be held the weekend of June 9-11, 2023 at Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center in Chambersburg, PA. A brochure complete with registration information is coming soon.
General questions may be directed to:
Noah Pultro, Conference Director
5550 Hulmeville Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: (267) 973-0951
Here's some helpful links for those planning to attend Koinonia:
Below is a copy of a sample Instructor Schedule (2021)
Below is a PowerPoint presentation shared during Koinonia 2020 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the CBBA