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Summerfest 2017

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Art Rabesa’s New Book!

Go to Amazon and get this book today. 

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2017 SummerFest

Very Important Note Regarding SummerFest! I wish to thank Buzz Durkin and the members of the Butokukai, for stepping up after I was diagnosed with cancer last August, offering to help organize and manage SummerFest until I recovered fully from my illness. 2017 SummerFest promises to be one of the best in the long history of …

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2016 Black Belt Celebration

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Hit Fast – Hit Hard Program Tested at Winterfest

This year’s Winterfest featured, what I consider to be, a very interesting and important self-defense topic and test.The ability to combine a calm alertness with the skill to go from a normal walking or standing posture into a reaction-ready fighting mode able to deliver a strike within a fraction of a second . I’ve been training …

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Great Holiday Gift Suggestions

Valentine’s Day  is quickly approaching. We would like to suggest giving a Uechi ring.  We recently placed an order, but there have been some requests for info since then. If there is enough interest, we will place another order. Rings must be ordered by January 14 to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day. Here is the …

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RIP Kanmei Uechi!

Uechi Sensei was hospitalized with Pneumothorax (collapsed lung) on Sept 11, 2015 .This illness took his life on September 13 and Funeral was held on  September.

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All New “Herman”!

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 …

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My Week in England!

  This is the first opportunity I’ve had to discuss my trip to Great Britain and to formally tell all my old and new friends there what a wonderful time I had. Two all day seminars wore me out, but the Guinness after-workout-therapy sessions revitalized me completely! 🙂 The trip was made even more special …

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Masters Celebration Update

Building the 2015 list of Awardees for Master Ranks and Titles: 10 dan: Arthur Rabesa 9th dan: Henry Thom,  8th dan: Gary W. Geddes, Enrico Paone, Sheldon Dunn, Victor Swinimer 7th dan: Harry Skeffington, , Justin Testa, 6th dan: Andrew Summerley, Honors: Hanshi-sei: Arthur Rabesa Kyoshi: Harry Skeffington Renshi: Andrew Summerley 2015 Achievement Award: Buzz Durkin Please …

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