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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


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 Daniel Bjelivuc Sensei sent us the following information:

In the period from 21 to 22/05/2016 OKIKUKAI CROATIA (Uechi Ryu dojo RIVER KARLOVAC Dojo) organized a seminar of traditional Okinawan Karate Uechi Ryu in Rijeka, led by Vladimir Popovic Sensei (7. Dan Kyoshi) and Tatjana Zakić Sensei (5. Dan Shihan).
Dan and Kyu testing were held on the 22nd of May 2016. Candidates for Dan grades who successfully passed the test are:
Dinko Cupic - 1. Dan, Berislav Bilic - 1. Dan, Filip Badurina - 1. Dan
and for Kyu ranks:
Adriano Škibola - 3.kyu.
Bjelivuk Sensei would like to thank Jovica Opacic (3. Dan) and Radovan Jelic (1. Dan) who traveled from Belgrade with Popovic Sensei, joined the event and offered their assistance during the training.
On this occasion, Bjelivuc Sensei would like to express his great recognition and gratitude to Vladimir Popovic Sensei for the many years of commitment and hard work in the development of traditional Uechi-Ryu karate in Croatia.

Daniel BJELIVUK 5. Dan Shihan

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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

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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kuno seminarShubukan Dojo and Jose Cifuentes Sensei organize one more seminar of classical Uechi-Ryu Karate with Yasushi Kuno Sensei this June. The 2-day seminar will take place from 18 till 19 of June 2016, at Shubukan Dojo in Madrid. 

Important Info:
Date/Time: 18 June (19:00~21:00) - 19 June (10:00~12:00)
Venue: Dojo Shubukan
Address: C/ Puerto Navacerrada n°79. Polígono Industrial Las Nieves. Móstoles (Madrid)
Info: (Tel) +34 678 644 942
Web-Site: http://www.dojoshubukan.com/  -  Facebook page