Mahmoud Bambouyani Sensei, 8th Dan, is the chief instructor at ITKA (International Traditional Karate Association, www.itka-karate.com) and internationally renowned for his level of instruction. Mahmoud Bambouyani Sensei has appeared on major television stations including CBS, NBC, ABC, WGN, FOX, WCIU, as well as major newspaper publications such as the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.
In the 1970s, he began teaching at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Mahmoud Bambouyani Sensei’s knowledge of karate combined with his skill, ability, dedication, patience and understanding have helped develop numerous U.S. National and International champions. Mahmoud Bambouyani Sensei travels around the world to instruct and he invites guest instructors to Chicago to advance the art of Karate.
He has donated much of his time and spent many years helping the Board of Education and Chicago Park District. He was elected President of the Northside Human Relations Task Force in 2003: an organization to create unity among different ethnicities’, Chairman of Membership for the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the advisory board for the president of Wright College.
Mahmoud Bambouyani Sensei has also devoted time and effort to helping the Children’s Memorial Hospital and Bam earthquake orphans as well as Katrina Hurricane victims.