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2019 Winterfest Schedule

Deadline for Registering is February 8th! Susan must have a paid, filled out registration form (Found Here) in hand by this Friday. Of course seminar presenters don’t have to pay. . . but must register with a filled out application. . . Weapon training will be outdoors and we can take additional registrations for Gushi …

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Happy New Year!

Last workout in 2018 was a great class with Tim and Patty Dado and Joe Bellone , special guest from New England.  Joe is an amazing Uechi-ryu practitioner who has a boxing and mixed martial background that gives him an insight into the many layers often overlooked in traditional martial arts. We are looking forward to seeing Joe …

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Happy Thanksgiving

The IUKF is extending a sincere wish to our Uechi family for an abundant Thanksgiving. Every year that passes presents different obstacles and so many new gifts. I pray our blessings outweigh any and all our burdens. Please remember the IUKF is your martial art family. We are at the pinocle of the martial art …

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Dennis DesJardin – RIP

Submitte by Al Bennett Dennis DesJardin (6/2/50 to 8/23/18) was a Third Degree Black Belt in Uechi-ryu Karate-do. He passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Last time I did Uechi-Ryu with Dennis was at the Sebring Race Track in 2005. He started Isshin-ryu karate in high school and started Uechi-ryu in Kalamazoo in the …

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Darin Yee – New IUKF President

I want to thank Sensei George Mattson for his trust in me to carry on the IUKF as president. Along with this position comes a huge responsibility involving fairness, compassion and understanding while keeping in mind our enormous affiliations throughout the world.  We must also maintain our insistence to all rules and guidelines with no …

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John Thurston Passes. . .

John Thurston, an Attorney and long-time resident of Marshfield, passed away on July 21, 2018 at the age of 72. John was a beloved husband and father and was a man of many interests. He achieved a 6th degree blackbelt in Uechi-Ryu Karate, and taught classes for many years.He was the beloved husband of Joan …

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Sensei John Bassett Passes

Good Afternoon Sensei George Mattson,  I was tasked with forwarding this information to your attention Re: the passing of our Senior Sensei – John Bassett.  My Teacher Sensei Curtis Smart will be hosting a memorial service “Celebration of Life” for family friends Saturday May 26 at 1393 Pineapple Avenue, Eau Gallie, FL 32935 at 5 …

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Peter McRae – R.I.P.

The Uechi Ryu Karate Do family lost one of its most significant members on February 26, 2018 with the passing of Master Peter McRae. Peter was eloquently eulogized privately and publicly throughout the course of his wake and funeral. Rather than eulogize, I would like to pay tribute to a life truly well lived. Peter …

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Harry Skeffington – Winterfest Presenter

Notice:  Notice to Winterfest Participants Friday’s party will be held at the 1884 Restaurant in Eustis. 6PM.   Thanks. BTW golf begins at 11am on Thursday. The old course at Mount Dora. Presenter: Harry Skeffington Seminar Name:  hojo undō is not a mindless drill  Description: Last Winterfest, we examined hojo undo as a two-person drill.  …

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WinterFest 2019 Update

NOTICE:  Notice to Winterfest Participants Friday’s party will be at the 1884 Restaurant in Eustis. 6PM. Thanks. BTW golf begins at 11am on Thursday. The old course at Mount Dora. WinterFest – 2019  2019 Uechi-ryu WinterFest March 1st,2nd and 3rd, 2019     I am pleased to announce that the 2019 Uechi-ryu WinterFest will again be held …

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