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Uechi Ryu Seminar 2017 Bad KissingenA great seminar is being organized by Alexander Renninger Sensei, this September, in Bad Kissingen, Germany from Friday the15th till Monday the 18th of September 2017. James Thompson Sensei (Hanshi, 10 Dan) will lead the training, assisted by Brian Diamond Sensei (Kyoshi, 7 Dan). Master James Thompson is a first generation student of Grandmaster Kanei Uechi. He began his training in early 1960's while a member of the US Army's elite 1st Special Forces Group(Airborne) on Okinawa. Thompson Sensei was promoted to his current rank of Hanshi Judan in August of 2016 by his current instructor Yoshitsune Senaga. Brian Diamond Sensei started training Uechi Ryu in 1981 at Thompson Sensei`s Okinawan Karate Academy. He is the secretary of the Uechi Ryu Karate Kokusai Kyokai. 

Contact information:
Spitalgasse 2, 97688, Bad Kissingen
Mobile: 0049 174 306 77 18 (from abroad)
0174 306 77 18 (within Germany)

Seminar's leaflet

received 1305481489505640A seminar of Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do is organized this May in the Republic of Komi, at the city Ukhta. Evgeny Rybin Sensei will lead the training. The event will be held from May 1 to 3, 2017. A second event will take place in the Republic of Bashkortostan, at the city of Neftekamsk on May 20-21, 2017 and a third one in the city of St. Petersburg on May 27-28, 2017.

uechi seminar france 2017One more great Seminar is being organized in Europe this year. More specifically, in Maisons-Lafitte, Frace. Kanshu Uechi Sensei (7 Dan), Soke of Uechi-Ryu Shubukan will lead the seminar, assisted by Haruki Kawasaki Sensei (3 Dan). The seminar will take place on Sunday, 4th of June 2017 from 9:30am up to 12:30pm, Palais Omnisports Pierre Dupres and is open to all styles and practitioners older than 14 years. Participation fees are 15eur for the members of the UechiRyu Karate-Do Europe Association (Shubukan) and 25eur for non-members.

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or contact: uechiryu.europe[at]gmail.com


takashi arakaki sensei 2017 serbia seminar 2017

UPDATE: On behalf of Okikukai Serbia Hombu Dojo we were informed that Takashi Arakaki Sensei will be the event's special guest from Okinawa. Arakaki Sensei is among the most respected masters of his generation in Okinawa, both in Karate-Do and Kobudo. He is an excellent instructor and a wonderful person!


The annual seminar of Okikukai Serbia Hombu has become a tradition over the last years. This year's seminar will take place at the indoor gym of "Stari Grad" elementary school,  on Herceg Stjepana str., No. 7, Belgrade Serbia, from Sunday 30th of April up to Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 and will have two training sessions per day (10:00~12:00 in the morning and 14:00~16:00 in the afternoon). Kyu/Dan Tests will also be held during the last day of the event. Vladimir Popovic Sensei (Kyoshi 7 Dan), chief instructor of Okikukai Uechi-Ryu Serbia Hombu and Milan Dimitrieski Sensei (Renshi 6 Dan) will lead the training. People from over 7 countries have already applied. However, there are still open places. 

For more information please contact: okikukai.serbia.hombu[at]gmail.com
Official Site: http://www.okikukai.org.rs/index_e.htm



summercamp polandA wonderful Karate Summer Camp for kids is organized this year in Jastrzebia Gora, in Poland, from the 7th up to 18th of July 2017. Jastrzebia Gora is a village on the south coast of the Baltic Sea known for its beauty and the climatotherapy facilities for the treatment of different chronic diseases. This camp is organized by the Polish Federation of Karate Uechi-Ryu and will include joint training of Uechi-Ryu, Kyokushin and Shidokan karate schools. The participation fee is 1500zl (almost 350eur).

For more information please contact Zbigniew Rychlevski (tel. 606-160-325)

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