In his era as a heavyweight World Champion fighter and martial artist, Joe Lewis has done it first and done it best.
For years, Uechi practitioners were satisfied with the gold stripes representing the titles of Renshi, Kyoshi and Hanshi. At one time, a board of Okinawa grandmasters awarded these titles. Kiyohide Shinjo and I were two of the first recipients of the Renshi gold stripe after being interviewed and tested by one of the Titles committee board …View full post
On behalf of the IUKF Dojo committee I am very excited to announce that Grand Master George Mattson will be conducting a seminar for the IUKF Dojos and IUKF members on Saturday Nov 8th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Owner Sensei Peter Pippos of Peter Pippos Karate Center in Acton Mass will be hosting …View full post
These very special pins, with a screw-back, have been out of stock for many years. I discovered the original art work for these pins during a storage unit visit and decided to have them recreated in a new 1″ diameter size and a 3/8″ screw-post. (To ensure a secure attachment.) Retail price, only $15 for …View full post
Thank you very much for attending our timekeeper, scorekeeper and corner judging seminar. We are striving to make our tournaments as fair, impartial and enjoyable as possible for all our students. I also want our judges to understand tournaments are not a “must win” for our personal dojos. We are all Uechi-Ryu and we wish …View full post
Uechi Ryu Black Belts, Have you ever thought about taking the next step in your Uechi Ryu training and possibly opening your own Uechi Ryu school? If you imagine having a large school or a small dojo, the IUKF can help support and guide you in your dream of being a dojo …View full post
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May 08 2008
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May 02 2008
I am very proud to announce the following candidates names have been submitted to the “Titles” Committee by the candidates’ instructors and the IUKF Committee of Hanshi and have been submitted to both the “Titles” Committee and the Board of Directors for final approval:
James Maloney – 9th dan and Hanshi
Buzz Durkin – 9th dan and Hanshi
Bruce Witherall – 8th Dan
Ken Brown – 6th dan and Renshi
Paul Haydu – 6th dan and Renshi
Greg Postal – 6th dan and Renshi
Bill Meiklejohn – Renshi
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Apr 30 2008
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Apr 23 2008
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Apr 13 2008
For more information, please go to our web site, www.uechikaratechampionshipseries.info. If you have any question for any of us, there are telephones numbers listed in the web sit. Please call.
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Apr 03 2008
Dear Fellow Uechi-ryu Practitioners,
In support of our friend, Darin Yee, I would like to encourage you to try your best to attend future get together for training and tournament series talk. His tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 7 at the “Jungleplex” in Plymouth.He does a great job in conveying his perspective on tournament play at his meetings. The Uechi-ryu Karate Championship Series was designed to assist young practitioners to understand the competitive aspects of martial arts.
I know that many of you are thinking, What’s the value of competition? My school teaches our students how to protect themselves. My school teaches them how to be upstanding citizens, etc. That’s great. Beyond that, is something deep inside all martial arts practitioners, that can only be understood by a competitor. That something, in part, is real self understanding. What are you really about? How do you stand up in the face of adversity? Does what I do really work?
Those questions get answered very quickly with someone your age and rank (skill level) during competition. With the correct guidance from a caring Sensei the student becomes more self confident and also a caring citizen. The thing is, you know what, never underestimate the value of losing. Losing will bring out the best in most kids. Because a loss will bring out something in that kid that will help him succeed his whole life.
Try to support our Series. Sensei Bethoney, Sensei Yee, Sensei Testa and myself are not perfect. But I firmly believe, we’re here not just for the kids and their parents, we’re here for you too–our fellow Uechi-ryu Sensei and practitioners. Send me an email anytime, I guarantee a response.
Welcome to the the newest IUKF Board Member.
Roy Bedard has been appointed and he has accepted the position as a board member of IUKF.
Roy is a 6th degree black belt and holds the Renshi title.
Besides all his other Uechi related projects, Roy is working with me as the editor for my 50th anniversary “memories” book, scheduled to be published this August. GEM
Upcoming Events You Don’t Want to Miss!
A group of Bostonians are coming to visit and ask me to set up a workout for them. What a great excuse for a group get-together!
I’m planning to make a day of it.
10AM – Noon (Morning session
Noon – 1PM (Lunch at the dojo)
1PM – 2PM (aftenoon session)
If you would like to workout with us, please email me at
Hi Sensei Mott,
I have had a chance over the past couple days to try your excercises. I think that they are a great compliment to our training as Uechi Ryu students.
Folowing the instructions of the DVD you have created is like taking a guided tour of the body. It encourages awareness and intention , a place that we are often to preocupied to be in.
I found your exercises encouraged a more intimate sense of what your muscles should be doing in a movement. For example, you very quickly connect with relaxing the muscles which don’t need to be in a state of action. Tensing every muscle in our body is such a common temptation in our training.
At best most of us develop a sense of connecting with mother earth and drawing energy up through the hips and out the arm. Your exercises encourage more movement not only in the physical body but also in the energy you are generating and how it moves. As opposed to moving energy from earth straight up the body and out the arm it takes on a more circular action which provides an opportunity for much a much more efficient and powerful technique.
These exercises provide an opportunity for Uechi Ryu students to connect with elements of body mechanics and energy flow at an earlier stage of their training . I think this is important because many students stop training before they ever come close to experiencing any of this. I feel your DVD will inspire students as it did me to look at themselves and their Uechi training with more depth.
Again I thank you Sensei Mott for sharing through the DVD you have created. I will recommend this DVD to all Uechi students I come in contact with here in Nova Scotia.
Wishing You and your family all the best
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Apr 01 2008
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Mar 11 2008
Chow for Now!
One of the forums’ most popular feature. . .
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Mar 11 2008
Old Gallery discovered... Some of you “regulars” might remember a very large “Gallery” on this site that covered the years 2001 – 2004. Lots of very interesting pictures. BTW – you must be a “registered” member of the Uechi-ryu Karate site to access this very special gallery. (For those who are still trying to figure out how to find things - look to the “Table of Contents” in the left frame.) Click on “Galleries”. If you don’t see “Gallery 2″, you are not registered. Remember… This site is on a different server than the Forums and require a separate registration process. It is easy, painless and free.
Now I know why.
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