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1 Takamiyagi Anniversary 03As described in our previous article, Okikukai Serbia Hombu and its affiliated dojos both in Serbia and abroad, organized, under the guidance of Sensei Popovic, a very successful event for the one year from the passing of Master Shigeru Takamiyagi. The event was videotaped, edited and Sensei Popovic came up with a series of 3 excellent videos last week. You can watch them, as long as many other historical videos on Okikukai Serbia Hombu Youtube Chanel

 

 

 

 

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The event in Okinawa, organized by Chatan Dojo:

 

 

 

takamiyagi memorial serbiaA great event took place last Saturday, 17th of October in Belgrade Serbia at Sumice Sports Cener. Sensei Popovic Vladimir, head of Serbia Okikukai with the cooperation of the OKIKUKAI Sanchin Dojo (Belgrade) and OKIKUKAI Novi Sad Dojo, OKIKUKAI Kisić Dojo and Dojos of Kragujevac, Prokuplje, Pecinci and Lebane organized the 1st Memorial for Takamiyagi Shigeru Sensei's passing last year. Sensei Takamiyagi was one of the supreme advisors of Serbian Okikukai, in the past had visited the country serveral times for seminars, teaching and spreading Uechi-Ryu. He has been a mentor to many Uechi-Ryu practitioners in Balkan and European area and will be greatly missed.

Representatives from 9 countries participated in the demonstrations. 

– SERBIA
• OKIKUKAI SERBIA HOMBU DOJO:
Popovic Vladimir, Zakic Tatjana, Djordjevic Vladimir, Panajotov Milos & Jelic Stefan;
• OKIKUKAI SANCHIN DOJO:
Dimitrieski Milan, Koncar Miloc, and team of juniors (Dimitrieski Stefan, Petrovic Andreja, Todorovic Filip, Dimitrieski Elena, Mijailovic Vukasin & Spasic Ognjen);
• OKIKUKAI NOVI SAD DOJO:
Gobeljic Vuk, Maric Luka, Petkovic Sara, Djuric Marko, Starinac Vuk, Celic Aleksandra, Raljic Milos and Mijat Tomislav;
• OKIKUKAI PROKUPLJE DOJO: Vlahovic Dusan, и
• OKIKUKAI ZRENJANIN: Protić Zoran

– GREECE
• OKIKUKAI HELLAS HOMBU DOJO& ARGO DOJO:
Grigoris Michail, Tzounis Antonis, Theodoridis Nikos and Arivantopulos Kostas.

– REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA (BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA)
• OKIKUKAI ZMAJ DOJO- ZVORNIK: Kukolj Triso.

– CROATIA
• OKIKUKAI KARLOVAC DOJO: Bjelivuk Daniel and Matijevic Goran.

– RUSSIA
• OKIKUKAI MOSCOW DOJO: Nabatnikov Mikhail.

– UKRAINE
• OKIKUKAI KYIV DOJO: Afanasiev Ruslan.

– REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
• OKIKUKAI VELES DOJO:
Videvski Bore, Levkov Levko, Murzdev Vlado and Cvetic Irena.

– ITALY
• OKIKUKAI MILAN:
Tirindelli Anna, Palombo Gaetano, Mulas Cezare and Carreri Stefano.

– AUSTRIA
• OKIKUKAI LIEZEN: Vlacic Radoslav.

Announcement on Okikukai Serbia Web Site: http://www.okikukai.org.rs/1-Takamiyagi-Anniversary_e.html

 

 

Poland Shimabukuro Shimoji Oct2015

Sensei Zbigniew Rychlewski (4 Dan) and Polish Federation of Uechi-Ryu Okinawa Karate organize a seminar led by sensei Yukinobu Shimabukuro (9 Dan) and Sensei Yasuo Shimoji (9 Dan) this October. The seminar will take place at 17th of October. For more information feel free to contact Sensei Rychlewski at the telephone: +48 606-160-325.

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yamashiro russia 2015 2Sensei Yamashiro Hirokuni, Kyoshi 8Dan of Okikukai is on seminars tour in the Balkan area and Russia. Yamashiro Sensei has so far visited Croatia for 3 days (25th to 27th of September), Serbia for 1 day (27th of September) and his next stop is in Russia for 2 days (3rd to 4th of October). Croatia seminar was organized and hosted by Karate Klub Karlovac and Karate Klub Uechi Ryu Rijeka and Sensei Daniel Bjelivuk - Shihan 5Dan (http://okikukai-croatia.com/), in Serbia by Serbia Hombu Dojo and Sensei Vladimir Popovic - Kyoshi 7Dan (http://www.okikukai.org.rs/) and in Russia by Sempai Evgeny Rybin - Shidoin 3 Dan (http://komidzumi.livejournal.com/).

Next big event for Okikukai Serbia Hombu and the affiliated dojos in Europe is on Saturday, 17th of October, in Belgrade for the Memorial Event of Takamiyagi Shigeru Sensei's passing last year (See related article). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the Seminar in Croatia:

Photos from the Seminar in Serbia:

Photos from the Seminar in Russia:

cupedefrance2105The Cup de France Uechi-ryu 2015 (Uechi-Ryu French Cup) was held in the 6th of June 2015 at Maisons-Laffitte.
Haruyoshi Shimabukuro sensei was guest of honor in this competition. The event attracted over 170 martial artists
and fighters in all categories.

In Sunday 7th of June, Haruyoshi Shimabukuro Sensei led a course where he demonstrated all technical aspects of Uechi-ryu.

An article about the Coupe de France Uechi Ryu appeared in the magazine of the French Karate Federation.

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Cup France Uechi-ryu 2015 – Kumite results

Cup France Uechi-ryu 2015 – Kata results

More photos are available here