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Written on 11/10/2016, 10:03 by admin
2017-european-seminar-of-uechi-ryu-and-kobudo-in-serbia Vladimir Popovic Sensei (7 Dan, Kyoshi), chief instructor of Okikukai Uechi-Ryu Karate Serbia has officially announced the next European seminar with Shinmatsu Okuhama Sensei (9Dan, Hanshi) and Takashi Arakaki Sensei (8Dan, Kyoshi /7Dan in Kobudo). The event will take place in Belgrade, Serbia from 1...
Written on 10/10/2016, 08:34 by admin
seminar-with-bruce-hirabayashi-sensei-in-regensburg-germanyA great Uechi Ryu Karate seminar with Bruce Hirabayashi Sensei  (8 Dan) from the USA was held at Regensburg/Germany on October 1st and 2nd, 2016. The event was organized by Paul Kronschnabl Sensei and his students of Regensburg Dojo Uechi-Ryu. The main subject of the seminar was...
Written on 30/09/2016, 09:37 by admin
seminar-with-shimabukuro-sensei-in-larcay-franceLazare Pouchard Sensei (4. Dan), chief instructor of the AKKO (Association Karate Kobudo D' Okinawa), organizes an Uechi-Ryu karate seminar in Larçay with Shimabukuro Yukinobu Sensei (9 Dan), technical director of Uechi-Ryu Shubukan Association in Europe and France.  The...
Written on 27/09/2016, 09:23 by admin
seminar-with-fulvio-zilioli-sensei-this-november-in-romeFulvio Zilioli Sensei, chief instructor of Okikukai Italy is leading one more seminar this November in the city of Rome. The seminar will be held in "Palestra del Liceo Scientifico - Francesco D'Assisi" in 12 and 13 of November 2016 and it has the support of Italian Karate Federation - FIK. The sessions...
Written on 27/09/2016, 09:16 by admin
demonstrations-of-kansho-and-kanyu-uechiTwo wonderful videos were posted by Uechi-Ryu Shubukan Europe. Kansho Uechi Sensei and Kanyu Uechi Sensei, great grandchildren of Master Kanbun Uechi, are featured in the videos. In the first video, Kansho Uechi Sensei demonstrates Sanchin Kata and he is tested by his brother, Kanyu. In the...

Latest News - Global

Written on 24/10/2016, 10:10 by admin
most-people-performing-a-kata-guinness-record-okinawa-2016Well...that was a BIG Kata!!! October the 25th is known to be the "Day of Karate" but this year October evolved into the "Month of Karate" in Okinawa (see our previous article) On Sunday 23 of October 2016, 3973 Karateka performed a Kata in the Kokusaidori Street in Naha, setting a new World Guinness Record!!! The event was broadcasted live...
Written on 21/10/2016, 11:14 by admin
october-the-month-of-karateOctober is not only a good period to visit Okinawa, in terms of climate conditions but is also the most active month when it comes to celebrations, competitions, demonstrations and other Karate-related events organized on the island which is considered to be the birthplace of Karate. What started as the officially established "Day of Karate" on the...
Written on 19/09/2016, 13:15 by admin
a-historical-day-for-uechi-ryuOkinawa Karate-Do Kyokai (Okikukai), one of the most popular Uechi-Ryu associations worldwide, has given the following announcement, signed by its current Chairman, Tsutomu Nakahodo Sensei (Hanshi, 10 Dan): The link of the official page: http://www.okikukaihq.jp/others/ryuuhamei_henko.html   We attach the translation of the above text....
Written on 19/09/2016, 11:15 by admin
a-poem-about-uechi-ryu-by-michael-palmerA poem I wrote about Uechi Ryu! Uechi ryu Karate the sport and the artConditioning The mind, the spirit, the body, the heart Shu shiwa, Kanbun, Kanei the founders we all knew. Takara, Nakahodo, Yonamine, Shinjo carry it through. 8 Kata we have with power and speedThat's all we need. To defeat our opponent and make them bleed. With origins and...
Written on 24/06/2016, 11:40 by admin
the-4th-okinawa-karate-kobudo-worldwide-seminar The 4th Okinawa Traditional Karate and Kobudo Worldwide Seminar is being organized this August in Okinawa. The seminar will start on the 24th until the 28th of August 2016 in Okinawa Budokan and will include Uechi-Ryu, Goju-Ryu, Shoring-Ryu and Kobudo Courses of some of the top Okinawan masters. Important Info:Dates: 24 ~ 28 August...

Kobudo News

Written on 10/10/2016, 09:00 by admin
a-great-kobudo-seminar-in-crete-greece-with-viet-senseiA great Kobudo seminar with HA Quoc Viet Sensei from Okinawa is being organized in Heraklion of Crete, Greece, on Sunday, 16th of October 2016. The event is held by Kenkukan Karate Dojo (Shito-Ryu Shukokai) and its head instructors, Stergios Tsakalakis Sensei (4 Dan) and Giorgos...
Written on 31/05/2016, 10:55 by admin
kobudo-batto-jutsu-seminar-with-andreas-quast-this-julyOne more Kobudo and Batto-Jutsu seminar is organized this July in Germany. Andreas Quast Sensei will lead the sessions, which will take place in Esslingen, on the 16th of July, 2016. The event is planned to start at 10:30am till 17:30pm at "Kampfsport Akademie Esslingen",...
Written on 16/05/2016, 12:49 by admin
dreametal-kobudo-weapons-and-equipment-handctafted-in-greeceUpdate: New on-line shop just launched!!! - http://www.weaponskobudo.com/ Dreametal Kobudo is a newly established company based in Athens, Greece. We came across its Facebook page we contacted company's owner and here is the story...DreaMetal company specializes in...
Written on 16/05/2016, 07:39 by admin
ryu-kyu-kobudo-seminar-with-dell-hamby-sensei-in-erlangenOne more seminar with Dell Hamby Sensei (5.Dan) is organized in Ki-Shin-Tai Dojo of Thomas Podzelny Sensei (4.Dan), in Erlangen, Germany. The seminar will start on Friday, 13th of May till Monday, 16th of May 2016. For the participants who want to save themselves from hotel...
Written on 15/03/2016, 17:52 by admin
100-kobudo-kata-challenge-2016EVENT INFORMATION (as published by the organizers): You are warmly invited to join us in the 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge on April 3rd 2016. This international event is open to all and is free of charge. Join us in Okinawa or overseas at your dojo and take on the 100 Kata Challenge -...

Other Karate News

Written on 26/02/2016, 10:09 by admin
hawaii-university-okinawa-archives Recently we came through this page: http://www.hawaii.edu/asiaref/okinawa/digital_archives.htmlwhich includes a great collection of old books, historical manuscripts and printed material about Okinawa. The collection includes:- The Sakamaki Hawley Collection including five scrolls and two books.- The Hawaii Karate Muesum...
Written on 23/02/2016, 09:35 by admin
farewell-to-zermeno-senseiJim (Sunny) Zermeno Sensei:Farewell to a Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Karate Do early American pioneer. By Katherine Loukopoulos Sensei. Pdf file download 
Written on 27/01/2016, 14:04 by admin
new-uechi-ryu-book-in-frence-by-shimabukuro-senseiThe first book in French on Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do is finally released. Directed end edited by by Yukinobu Shimabukuro Sensei, 9th dan Uechi-ryu shubukan, Uechi-ryu representative in Europe by the Uechi-ryu Soke Association (Shubukan). The book includes chapters like the history of Uechi-Ryu Karate, Shimabukuro Sensei's personal stories and experiences...
Written on 27/01/2016, 08:24 by admin
loukopoulos-newsletter-34Sensei Katherine Loukopoulos, one of the most active instructors in Europe, is creating a periodic newsletter every three or four months including all the events related with Traditional Karate of Okinawa and Kobudo organized in Greece, or by Greek organizations. As Sensei Loukopoulos informed us the newsletter is being mailed digitally to a popular...
Written on 22/12/2015, 23:53 by admin
free-2016-calendarDid you get your free 2016 calendar? You may download it from here in high resolution Pdf format, ready for printing! Happy 2016! The www.uechiryu.eu team