25th Anniversary


On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the ICHF will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with an exciting event that you won’t want to miss! This special day in Martial Arts history will bring together many students and Instructors from several countries and a star-studded roster of Martial Arts celebrities, legends, champions and movie stars.

The day’s activities will include a full agenda of short seminars conducted by some of today’s most respected names in the Martial Arts, with plenty of opportunity for photos & autographs. There will be a variety of vendors and exhibitors’ tables. There will also be a Martial Arts memorabilia auction to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The evening will feature a formal Gala Banquet with Black Belt promotions, Hall of Fame awards, entertainment and even door prizes… and, of course, the official induction in the “Who’s Who in Combat Hapkido” and we will also be celebrating the Founder’s 70th Birthday!!!

All this will take place at the beautiful Hilton Rosemont Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare hotel, where we have secured a very special rate of $129 per night with complimentary airport shuttle 24 hours a day. Space is limited; therefore, we recommend early registration for the event and booking of the rooms.

Please review the information and send your completed registration form to us at DSI Headquarters NO LATER than August 15, 2018.

We are looking forward to sharing this unique Martial Arts event with all of your, your families and your students.

Grandmaster John Pellegrini & Master Trina Pellegrini

Event Director: Master Tim Harrison


WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018

WHERE: Hilton Rosemont/Chicago, O’Hare
Address: 5550 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Direct Phone: 847-678-4488

CODE: To receive the special rate of $129 per night, you MUST use the code: “ICHF”. You can even request that the special rate be extended before and after the event. Talk to the hotel to find out more.

DRESS CODE: During the day at the seminars & exhibits, Martial Arts uniform or casual athletic / tactical clothes. The banquet is a formal gala event with Black Tie for men (instead of a tuxedo, a dark suit with shirt and tie will be permitted) and formal dress for ladies. We will REFUSE entry to the banquet if dress is not appropriate (i.e. jeans, T-shirts, no tie, sneakers, etc…) NO EXCEPTIONS!

MISCELLANOUS: Photography is welcome. Videotaping is NOT ALLOWED! Absolutely no spectators (friends, relatives, etc.) will be allow in the seminars / exhibits area and banquet. Everyone must show proof of registration!

PRESENTATIONS: During the banquet, we will present Dan promotions (no Gup/color belts) and other awards. If you want to make a presentation, you must notify a member of the DSI HQ staff during the day.

COMMEMORATIVE GIFT: Every registered event attendee (not “banquet only” guests) will receive a beautiful commemorative gift at time of check in.

DEADLINE: We must receive your registration and payment by August 15, 2018 to guarantee your space. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but we cannot be sure there will be space available for those who submit after the deadline.



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