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image2A 4-day seminar was organised in Ukraine this week. Okikukai Ukraine and its head instructors, Oleg Bilonogyi Sensei (Shidoin, 3 Dan) and Ruslan Afanasiev Sensei (Shidoin, 3 Dan) offered their students a unique chance to train under Vladimir Popovic Sensei (Kyoshi, 7 Dan) between the 11th and the 14th of August in Kiev. Italian students also joined the event. Practitioners received many technical corrections, suggestions and feedback to improve their Uechi-Ryu skills. Everybody loved the event and looking forward to the next meeting. 


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moulas seminar germany 1A seminar with Arthur Moulas Sensei (Hanshi, 9 Dan), head instructor of Okinawa Uechi Ryu Karate Do Kyokai Australia, is organized this September. Thomas Podzelny Sensei (Shihan, 5 Dan), head instructor of Ki-Shin-Tai Dojo (Erlangen, Germany), is in charge of the organization of the event. The training sessions will take place in Ki-Shin-Tai Dojo from 2nd to 4th of September 2016. Several happenings will be held during the seminar day and Podzelny Sensei will offer free accommodation to the participants in his dojo (which we find super-cool! :D ). The number of participants is limited to 20, and priority will be given to the participants who plan to attend the whole seminar. Registrations have already started! We wish all the best to Podzelny Sensei on this awesome event!!!

Important Info
Date: 2 ~ 4 September 2016
Venue: Ki-Shin-Tai Dojo, Erlangen, Germany (click here for Dojo address and details)
Ki-Shin-Tai Dojo Website 

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Tel.: +49 177 7755117
E-mail: info[at]ki-shin-tai.de

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zililoli fik 2016 1Italian Karate Federation (F.I.K.) is organizing the 9th National Stage of Karate this September. The event will take place in Caorle (Venice) and will last from 30th of September up to the 2nd of October 2016. Fulvio Zilioli Sensei, Okikukai - Uechi-Ryu representative in Italy, will participate in the event demonstrating Uechi-Ryu Karate principles to all interested participants. This seminar is free and open to all, irrelevant of previous Karate experience. 

More info can be found here: http://www.federkarate.it/?q=node/1065


hess trip germany 1Peggy (Marguerite) Hess Sensei (7 Dan, Kyoshi) is on a trip around Europe these days, meeting again with old friends, leading the training sessions in various Dojos and sharing her knowledge with Uechi-Ryu enthusiasts of all ages! Hess Sensei firstly visited England, where Mick Pappas Sensei escorted her in various Dojo and offered her wonderful sightseeing tours. These days Hess Sensei is visiting Germany, where she has many friends as well. Hess Sensei is very active organizing Karate events around the world and was one of the frequent visitors, along with other American and Okinawan instructors, in the seminars organized in Germany during the late 90's and early 2000's. Next stop: France! Great things are about to happen there too... After the trip in France, Mick Pappas Sensei invited Hess Sensei to join him on his annual trip to his fatherland, Greece. Peggy Sensei couldn't resist the beauty of Greek seas in the summer and said yes! Sensei Steve McNally from Liverpool joined the team in Athens, and the three instructors drove to Volos, where they had the chance to practice with the local Uechi-Ryu practitioners. 

More info about Peggy Hess Sensei can be found here.


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martial arts gala june2016 les pieres vivesThe Uechi-Ryu Club of Carrières sur Seine has been invited to make a special demonstration for the Martial Arts Gala. The event is organized by the local Sports Union and will take place on Thursday, 23rd of June 2016. A spectacular demonstration of techniques of Aikido and Karate-do will be presented at the Gala. The entrance is free.

Important info
Date/Time: Thursday, 23 June 2016, 19:30
Venue: Gymnase « les pierres vives »
Address: Rue des Alouettes, 78420 Carrières-sur-Seine, (à côté du lycée des pierres vives) - Google Map
Information: aikido[at]usc.asso.fr - karate[at]usc.asso.fr
Event's webpage: Click Here