Open to students and teachers of all ranks and from all Uechi related groups. The International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation [IUKF] believes in thinking globally and acting locally. The IUKF is a world-wide organization that consists of regional Uechi-ryu dojo that conduct black belt grading twice a year, based on Internationally recognized standards documented in the Black Belt Test Guide and interpreted/clarified by the IUKF "Rules Committee".
The IUKF is a member of the South China Martial Arts Alliance [SCMAA] and the Okinawa Family of Uechi Organizations. You can participate in the future of Uechi-ryu by joining the IUKF today!
This statement for the IUKF provides a guideline for behavior of instructors towards students and between students. Martial Arts and Self Defense training plays an important part in a student s life and as such places a responsibility on the school, instructors, senior students and school director to provide quality instruction. The following Rules of Behavior and Ethics supplement the IUKF code of conduct.They seek to enhance the standards of dojos and apply Master Kanei Uechi s Precepts for the Uechi-Ryu Practitioner. All members of the IUKF must agree to the Code of Conduct and Ethics.View full article..
For the past 50+ years I have had the privilege of watching Uechi-ryu grow and prosper. The strength of the style, on its own, will ensure the system's continued place in martial arts history.Working together, however, as a unified and strong association, will propel Uechi-Ryu to become one of the leading fighting arts systems in the world.View full article..
People come to a Uechi dojo for a multitude of reasons. IUKF teachers are trained to help their students achieve their short and long range goals. IUKF teachers are sensitive role-models for their students. The IUKF dojo provides a helpful environment for learning the ancient art of Uechi-ryu karate. IUKF teachers complete extensive training and tests to qualify as a Sensei. The most important aspect of their training is learning how to run a successful dojo. Although part of this training involves administrative and business policies, IUKF teachers are taught how to build a dojo by providing expert, sensitive and quality instruction to their students.View full article..