Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Nov 15 2019

President Darin Yee of IUKF 2019 Visit to Honolulu Uechi-ryu Karate-do Club

November 14, 2019 In the Hawaiian Language, the word “ALOHA” mostly functions as a salutation and a greeting. But the word actually conveys a deeper sense of meaning, which the locals expound upon, by breaking the individual letters down into other Hawaiian terms: A – Akahai: Kindness, expressed with tenderness L – Lokahi: Unity, expressed …

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Jun 09 2019

IUKF President visits Knoxville

Recently 9th degree and newly appointed president of the IUKF, Darin Yee, paid a visit to our school in Knoxville, TN. It is a privilege to be able to learn from Master Yee’s vast knowledge from not only Uechi-ryu but also his many other martial arts styles. These influences are easily seen, especially Wushu and …

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Apr 11 2019

GrandMaster Ryuko Tomoyose Passes!

Death Notice from Okinawa: Attached are Ryuko Tomoyose’s funeral announcement. One is Japanese message as a death announcement ( I send this document as authentication!) and my translation. There are more articles about him by master Nakahodo and his profile from Okinawa Time on the same day. I have to go to his funeral this …

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Mar 09 2019

John Sullivan. . . R.I.P.

Posted on Facebook by Judy Durkin The world lost a wonderful, kind and gentle friend today…John Sullivan was a US Marine, a Vietnam Combat Veteran, police officer, a Uechi Ryu International Master, 9th Dan and, most importantly, an amazing husband, dad, family man. Rest In Peace, our friend. 🙏❤️ John was a warrior in the true …

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Feb 05 2019

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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Dec 30 2018

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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Aug 29 2018

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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Mar 10 2018

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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Feb 08 2018

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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