Carlos Roberto Silva, ISKA Liaison to Latin America, traveled to Lima, Peru to host an event, launching ISKA. It was attended by the Peruvian National Martial Arts Leadership from disciplines such as karate, kung fu, taekwondo, kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA, and jiu jitsu. With the support of IPD, Mr. Cesar Sesoko was appointed the ISKA Director for Peru. Mr. Sesoko is a former WAKO and Peruvian national champion. He has won several professional title belts in his fighting career. Now he is dedicated to bringing the best of Peru to events worldwide as ISKA Director.
The event included several seminars presented by Mr. Carlos Silva. He taught the first referee course for ISKA members and their guests, as well as a seminar on US Open competition and rules. The referee seminar included special guest instructor Mr. Luis Enrique Slee Merindo, one of the very best referees in Latin America, who aided Mr. Silva. Afterwards, Mr. Sesoko presented the certificates to the students who completed the course. There was a press conference at the Pan-American Hotel, where media were able to ask questions about the future of ISKA in Peru.