Category Archive: Membership Director’s Corner

Communications from the IUKF's membership director

May 23 2014

IUKF Update. . .

IUKF has been growing very quickly. Our new site administrator has made great progress re-designing and updating the black belt registry of rank and honors. The old registry has been one of our site’s most popular feature, accessed by thousands of people checking on their rank or others. Now that our registry is being incorporated …

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Jan 15 2014

Want to compete in the Uechi WorldCup?

  I’ve promised to field a Uechi-Ryu team to compete in this year’s Uechi World cup held in Miami, FL this year on June 9th 2014.  I want to invite any and all Uechi student in the northeast to come work out with me once a week either on Friday nights which is a sparring …

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Sep 28 2012

Dues are Due!

DUES R DUE It’s that time of the year when I sit down for hours and hand write invoices for membership dues for IUKF/SCMAA. Not being very computer literate, in spite of Sensei Mattson’s guidance and throwing his hands up, I do this ritual a couple times a year. I try to cycle the due …

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Jul 26 2012

I don’t want a promotion – rank is not important to me!

How many times does a junior student or a lower dan rank hear this from their Seniors? Many times. Probably more often than not. We think what? You don’t want higher rank? Why not? Many of our martial arts Black Belts have different reasons. Some are that they are in a tournament circuit and are not allowed …

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