Okinawan Masters Seminar Sunday, November 8th 2015 Okinawa Prefectural Government The Okinawa Karate-do-Shinko-kai (The Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate) The Okinawa Prefectural Government believes that Traditional Okinawan Karate is a unique cultural asset of Okinawa that has been shared throughout the world. To promote Traditional Okinawan Karate, the Okinawa Prefectural Government is sending …View full post
The third junior Uechi-ryu regional kata and sparring tournament is being held at the Natick Community Center, Saturday, 10/3 from 1:00 to 5:00pm. This is a great series for the kids to continue to develop their sportsmanship and competitive skills. There’s a problem — more judges are needed. If you or any of your adult …View full post
I’ve been sent the new wireless unit to test out and must say that it works great. . . for an entirely different audience and purpose than the original “wired” sensor unit. The wireless sensors are sturdy and weight about 1/2 oz and measure 1″X2″ and are 3/8″ deep. Being wireless gives the program tremendous …View full post
I want to thank Sensei George Mattson and all the participants for another successful Summer Fest. It has always been a pleasure for me to see so many of the seniors whose spent a greater portion of their lives training, developing and sharing their individual skills and knowledge in this fascinating and adaptable art …View full post
I’ve been working on the SummerFest schedule – Remember, many of the guest instructors will not be shown on the schedule. There will be a bulletin board on site with their photograph and day/time of their seminars. The 1st draft of the schedule can be downloaded HERE I am hoping that this year’s SummerFest will …View full post
Dec 16 2006
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Dec 15 2006
If you need directions, please write me firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to forward you directions to my new dojo. May love and wisdom prevail.
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Dec 13 2006
Training with Dave!
(From his Forum)
Originally posted by MikeKThanks Dave, you did. The way things are going I’ll be needing some protection during training in the next couple of months.Just wondering if you ever do any kind of training without the gear on at all and if so what is it like?
Mike we identify the need for training in 8 different stages. This is needed to allow the student to work through their awkward stage through guided discovery, then into their comfort zone, then we can start building proficiency, then adding the stress inoculation.
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Dec 11 2006
SummerFest 2007 – July 27-29th
I had a “blast” at Dave Young’s training last week.
Dave created many of today’s “state of the art” programs now being taught throughout the world by dozens of trainers. He’s not much of a media guy. . . preferring to just “doing it”.
To watch him in action though and you know he is “the man” with the ability, tools and teaching expertise matched by few in the world.
We are indeed lucky to have him as a friend and advisor.
Last week Dave was winding down his very busy seminar schedule for 2006 with a RedMan training course for the Vero Beach prison guards. This particular course was designed specifically for the trainers who will be running programs at the prison on a regular basis.
Watching the program in action, it appeared to be geared as much for the students as the coaches. However Dave pointed out that although the students (those who wore lightweight gear) received lots of practice “drilling” the teachers with kicks, elbows and brutal takedowns, the focus of the training was on the instructors. (Those wearing the “big dog” suits!)
After two days of really serious and heavy training, Dave’s emphasis on safety paid off. No one was injured and everyone came away from the training with a new appreciation for Dave’s instruction and for the built-in protection offered by the RedMan equipment.
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Dec 10 2006
Controversial "full contact" blows – No damage???
Is Jukukai full contact hits to what are considered "very vulnerable/sensitive" areas of the body real or some kind of trickery?
My opinion is that they are real! There just isn’t any way they could safely pull off these feats with trickery.
Now, this isn’t to say that quite a few people haven’t accomplished the feats using trickery. They certainly have. But the videos I’ve seen of Jukukai people performing these feats, I would have to say they are taking/absorbing what we see them taking and absorbing.
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Dec 05 2006
Rules for Juniors Tournaments were revised and consolidated.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Black Belt testing and promotion have been completed, and will soon be published on this website, in installments.
Black Belt candidates shall be pre-tested.
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Dec 05 2006
What is an IUKF member?
It was mentioned that some people think that because they’ve been affiliated with IUKF activities, that they’re a member. Some feel that because they are seniors, they ought to be considered a member. Others who volunteer time and effort on behalf of the organization believe that this equates to being a member. What they all miss is that in order for an organization such as the IUKF to grow and prosper, it needs funding. For it to create projects and items of value to its members, it needs funding, and that comes from all of our dues!
Every bit of those dues received by the IUKF goes to communications and projects on behalf of the members.
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Dec 03 2006
From Dave Young!
Bring a friend with you to the March Training
RedMan Training for Martial Artists!!
This RedMan “Realist Instructor Certification” program
is conducted in a three day format consisting of 10 hours per day.
This special enhancement program was designed for martial artists of all styles who wish to participate in this new and exciting “Instructor Certification System (ICS) that is added to your current traditional or non-traditional training.
This is sanctioned by the International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation (IUKF), and South China Martial Arts Alliance (SCMAA). . The first training session will cover the basic and advanced tactics and requirements for achieving your first realism stripe. Once your own students have successfully completed this additional training, and testing process, you can issue them our Realist Stripe.
There are 5, twenty-four hours phases to complete before you are awarded your Realist Instructor Trainer Certification, and awarded a Realism Self Defense Diploma from Northcentral Technical College.
Location: Mount Dora, FL
Cost: 3-Days $395.00
Date: March 26-28, 2007
Times: 8:00am to 6:00pm
All Martial Art Brown and Black Belts are invited!
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Dec 01 2006
"No Touch" Discussion. . . Again
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Nov 30 2006
Neat, but what is it?
… A new sophisticated kid’s game?
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