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Written on 25/02/2020, 10:31 by admin
open-international-uechi-ryu-and-kobudo-seminar-in-serbiaDue to the current situation with COVID-19, the event will have to be rescheduled. We well get back to you with the new dates. Stay home, stay safe and do Sanchin!  Okikukai Serbia Hombu is known for a long tradition in international events with Okinawan instructors. For 2020, one more event will...
Written on 25/02/2020, 10:10 by admin
uechi-ryu-seminar-in-belgium Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the event will have to be rescheduled. We well get back to you with the new dates. Stay home, stay safe and do Sanchin!  Didier Lorho Sensei (6 Dan) is leading a seminar in Belgium on the 25 and 26 of April. Lucie Bodere Sensei (4 Dan) will assist with...
Written on 25/02/2020, 09:56 by admin
international-okinawa-karate-kobudo-seminar-in-italyTHE EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS The Italian Karate Federation (FIK) is hosting a great seminar in Bergamo this April. The event will take place at the Palazzetto Dello Sport on Saturday, 18 and Sunday 19 of April 2020. The following Okinawan and Italian instructors will lead...
Written on 25/02/2020, 09:27 by admin
seminar-with-fulvio-zilioli-sensei-in-milano-this-march Fulvio Zilioli Sensei (6 Dan), head of Okikukai Italy is leading a seminar this March in Milano. The event will take place on Sunday 22 of March and the venue address is Leopardi 24 MM Cadorna. The seminar starts at 9:30 AM till 13:00.  For more info call: 371-366 94...
Written on 09/12/2019, 00:06 by admin
seminar-with-popovic-sensei-in-italyOne more seminar led by Popovic Vladimir Sensei (8Dan Kyoshi) is organized in Milano, Italy 13-15 of December. The seminar is organized by Palumbo Gaetano Sensei, instructor of Kuro Obi dojo.  More info at: UechiRyu.it

Latest News - Global

Written on 30/05/2019, 07:30 by admin
a-big-international-event-in-argentina One of the biggest international events for 2019 was organized in Argentina this May. A group of 14 Okinawan instructors visited Buenos Aires to teach and train with the local branch of Okikukai Uechi-Ryu. "Okinawa Masters Seminar of karate and kobudo" was organized by Fabio Cristiani Sensei and Daniel Romero Sensei. Besides the local Uechi-Ryu...
Written on 04/08/2018, 17:23 by admin
the-1st-okinawa-world-karate-international-tournamentThe ultimate event for the world of traditional karate and kobudo is a fact! 1200 people from all over the world have been gathered in Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate to participate the tournament and 3000 as whole including the practitioners attending workshops that will be held along with the competitions from the 1st of August 2018 until the 8th...
Written on 23/04/2018, 14:54 by admin
the-unveiling-ceremony-of-the-statue-of-uechi-kanbun22nd of April, 2018, a historical day for Uechi-Ryu! The unveiling ceremony of the Statue of the founder of Uechi Ryu school of Karate, Uechi Kanbun, took place on Okinawa. The statue is 5-meter high and was placed in Sakura no Mori Park on Mount Yae in the own of Motobu. On the sides of the base of the statue, several plates are placed...
Written on 27/02/2018, 17:56 by admin
uechi-ryu-master-s-edition-now-publicly-availableShai Hai Sensei, head instructor of Uechi-Ryu Kenyukai Israel and producer of the documentary "Uechi-Ryu Master's Edition" which has attracted a huge interested of Uechi-Ryu practitioners around the world has offered the full 53-minute production for free over YouTube on the February 2018. Kiyohide Shinjo Sensei is the main figure of the video...
Written on 23/02/2018, 11:13 by admin
okinawa-karate-international-tournament-uechi-ryu-katasThe organizing committee of the 1st Okinawa karate International Tournament has released videos of all the Karate and Kobudo Kata that can be performed in the competition. 28 Kata from Shuri-te kei/Tomari-te kei, 10 Kata from Naha-te kei and 7 Kata from Uechi-Ryu kei have been selected for the Karate Kata competition. Kobudo competitors will...

Kobudo News

Written on 29/10/2018, 11:56 by admin
ryukyu-kobudo-seminar-with-dell-hamby-athens-greeceThe first Ryukyu Kobudo Seminar under  Dell Hamby Sensei is being held in Athens, Greece in the 2, 3 and 4 of November 2018. Hamby Sensei has been living in Okinawa during the last years, training at the Shimbukan Hombu Dojo under Hiroshi Akamine Kaicho. Hamby Sensei is a...
Written on 05/02/2018, 14:46 by admin
akamine-hiroshi-sensei-on-a-european-tour-this-marchAkamine Hiroshi Sensei (9 Dan), head instructor of Ryu-Kyu Kobudo Shimbukan is on tour through Europe this March. Akamine Sensei, with the assistance of Hamby Dell Sensei (6 Dan) will teach four seminars in Barcelona (Spain), in Basilea (Switzerland), in Sondrio and Milano (Italy)....
Written on 12/04/2017, 17:08 by admin
kobudo-seminar-with-shozen-arakaki-sensei-in-russiaA great Ryu-Kyu Kobudo seminar is being organised this May in Russia. Shozen Arakaki Sensei will lead the sessions.   More info soon...
Written on 10/01/2017, 11:11 by admin
ryu-kyu-kobudo-seminar-with-katherine-loukopoulos-sensei    Photo from Loukopoulos Sensei's recent seminar in Austria. 2017 starts very strong for the Kobudo enthusiasts in Greece with Katherine Loukopoulos Sensei giving the first national seminar of the year this January. The seminar will take place in...
Written on 29/12/2016, 11:52 by admin
kobudo-seminar-with-hiroshe-akamine-in-germany-june-2017Hiroshi Akamine Kaicho, Hanshi 9th Dan, President of the Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan, will be conducting a Kobudo seminar in Erlangen, Germany (June 15-18, 2017). The event will be held by Thomas Podzelny Sensei, Shihan 5th Dan Uechi-Ryu/ 4th Dan Ryukyu Kobudo and Ki-Shin-Tai Dojo, in...

Other Karate News

Written on 18/05/2017, 19:56 by admin
the-untold-story-of-kanbun-uechi-a-book-by-keisuke-fujimoto-senseiA new book by Keisuke Fujimoto Sensei, chairman of the Okinawa Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Association (Tokyo Shibu), is now available in English. The name of the book is "The Untold Story of Kanbun Uechi" and describes the life, times, and personality of Kanbun Uechi, as well as the origins and history of Uechi-ryu. Inside the 175 pages of this book, Fujimoto...
Written on 14/05/2017, 21:03 by admin
katherine-loukopoulos-sensei-on-m-a-masters-magazine-2Katherine Loukopoulos was interviewed by Martial Arts Masters Magazine, Issue Summer 2017. On an 8-page interview, she went through her life achievements, ongoing projects, and future plans. You can read the whole interview here: https://issuu.com/atzounis/docs/the-sky-is-the-limit-1    Masters Magazine...
Written on 24/04/2017, 13:16 by admin
uechi-kanbun-sensei-statue-fundraising-projectThe 4th Sōke Uechi Sadanao Sensei has started the project of raising funds to build a statue of the founder of Uechi-Ryu Uechi Kanbun in Yaedake Sakura no Mori, Cherry Blossom Park, in Motobu Town. This is the birthplace of Uechi Kanbun sensei. The estimated construction cost is: 9,000,000 yen (statue and pedestal) and the executive committee led...
Written on 24/04/2017, 13:03 by admin
okinawa-day-london-2017The annual Okinawa Day 2017 has been announced for this June. The event was firstly launched in 2009 and this is the 9th time that will be organized by the London Okinawa Sanshinkai. This exceptional cultural organizing will include Okinawan folk music, Okinawan Karate and Kobudo demonstrations, dancing workshops and much more! The event will be held...
Written on 26/02/2016, 10:09 by admin
hawaii-university-okinawa-archives Recently we came through this page: http://www.hawaii.edu/asiaref/okinawa/digital_archives.htmlwhich includes a great collection of old books, historical manuscripts and printed material about Okinawa. The collection includes:- The Sakamaki Hawley Collection including five scrolls and two books.- The Hawaii Karate Muesum...
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