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 $20 for …View full post
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
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
I wish to thank all of you who attended and supported this year’s martial arts SummerFest making it one of the most successful events since it was first created in 1983. Also thanks to all of you who sent me email expressing how much you learn and enjoyed the event. Certainly one of the most memorable …View full post
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 …View full post
Feb 08 2006
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Feb 03 2006
Mary S. has volunteered to moderate the new "Chow Now" forum and it may be one of our most popular additions. Check it out and bring your favorite receipts and photos of these dishes. Click Here.
Kevin Guse is another highly qualified moderator in the conditioning field. He’s not just a gifted teacher. . . but he is someone who has taken the information he is giving us and used it in one of the toughest sports imaginable. . . Football. Check out his forum and ask him about your training routines. I know he will give you a helping hand. Click Here.
I’m hosting a couple of physical dojo forums. Since becoming involved with building a new dojo, I’ve become very interested in how the big dojo owners designed their dojo and how they conduct business. Although I don’t appreciate some of their "elitism" attitudes, I do respect how they are able to retain students and turn out respectable martial artist. Check out "Building a Successful Dojo" Forum and participate in the discussion. Click Here.
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Feb 03 2006
Greetings to All,
As promised, I now have a firm price for our IUKF trip to China. This price
will be $3,600 for an all inclusive 2 weeks trip from Boston, to China and
back. Your individual price may vary slightly depending on your point of
origins. This price will not include visa, alcoholic beverages, gratuities,
shopping or meals outside of the main group.
Depending on the selected airline, we will all meet in either San Diego, San
Fran or LA from our prospective airports and leave for Hong Kong together.
Bob Campbell will greet us in Hong Kong and will be our host for the next
two days until we leave by boat to China (not a junk). This boat will take
us into Gin Yoke (Chinese pronunciation, spelling may not be what is listed
in our maps)where we will be greeted by Sifu Wong and our transport to our
hotel in Toi San.
We will spend 10 days of working out and trips to other cities every other
day to shop and sight see. Cities like Gwan Jou, Fosan, Hoi Pin, Toi Narm
and others. We will also be invited to visit some of the most well known
martial arts schools in the area and surrounding towns. There are some
night life in the area, but we’ll talk about that when the time comes.
What I need from all interested is your money deposit of $1,000 by the end
of March. I will need your valid passport sent to me with another partial
payment of $1,000 by the end of April. When I get your visas I will invoice
you for them. By the end of June, 2006 I should have received your payments in full so I can reserve your rooms in Hong Kong, and various parts of
Other then the money commitment, I will make up a form and post it on our
IUKF site. Anyone can download and print out this form and send it back to
me. My address will be listed.
This should be a great educational trip as well as a relaxing exchange of
culture. We will not be going up north to see the great wall this trip.
From where we are going to Beijing is an 8 hour plane ride. We can plan
that for our next trip to China.
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Feb 03 2006
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Feb 02 2006
The series explores 6 different martial arts, Aikido, Capoeira, Karate, Kalaripayyattu, Savate and Muay Thai, in the country of their origin and examines technique, culture, history and philosophy.
Our host Josette Normandeau trains with the masters in each martial art. The series has proven popular worldwide and we believe the DVD will be as well.
Deadly Arts takes a comprehensive look into the world of the martial arts.
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Feb 02 2006
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Feb 01 2006
March 4 & 5, 2006 – Yama Oroshi Dojo
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Jan 08 2006
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Jan 06 2006
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