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poster smallA great seminar is being organized by Okikukai Uechi-Ryu of Great Britain this September. A unique opportunity to train under three great Okinawan masters for every Karateka, either practicing Uechi-Ryu or not. This 4-day seminar will be led by Tsutomu Nakahodo Sensei (Hanshi, 10.Dan), Shinmatsu Okuhama Sensei (Hanshi, 9.Dan) and Hirokuni Yamashiro Sensei (Kyoshi, 8.Dan). The event will take place in Oxford, at Rosehill Community Centre from 15th up to 18th of September 2016. Organizing committee has done their best to offer several accommodation options, in a wide price range. Moreover, there is a fully detailed travel information booklet, which can be very helpful to anyone interested in the event. Overall, given the significance of the instructors leading this seminar, there has been a great job by the organizers, in order to be able to offer this special experience at a very convenient price.


Important Info:
Dates: 15~18 September 2016
Venue: Rosehill Community Centre, Carole’s Way, Rose Hill, Oxford (OX4 4HF)
Info: Mick Pappas Sensei mickx[at]intbis.com
Okikukai UK home page: http://www.uechi-ryu.co.uk/

You can download the event’s booklet here


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Important Info:
Date: 4 June 2016
Venue: Palais Omnisports Pierre Duprès, Rue de la Digue - Maisons-Laffitte, France
Information: uechiryu.europe[at]gmail.com

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Important Info:
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Info: Daniel Bjelivuk Sensei - daniel.bjelivuk[at]gmail.com

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Important Info:
Date: 5 June 2016
Time: 9:30 ~ 12:30
Venue: Palais Omnisports Pierre Duprès, Rue de la Digue - Maisons-Laffitte, France
Information: uechiryu.europe[at]gmail.com

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