Category Archive: Articles of Interest

Articles of Interest

Sep 29

Message from the Chairman

INTERNATIONAL UECHI-RYU KARATE FEDERATION A CALL TO JOIN IUKF ——– By Henry Thom, 9-Dan, Hanshi   As a brief introduction, IUKF is a federation of Uechi-Ryu practitioners who share a common lineage to Grandmaster Kanei Uechi.  A member of the South China Martial Arts Alliance [SCMAA] and the Okinawa Family of Uechi Organizations, the IUKF …

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Apr 22

Canada IUKF Administrator’s Blog

Rank by David Mott The rank that I really wanted above all ranks was a green belt. Since I started Uechiryu at the Boston YMCA and spent a year as a white belt there, followed by another year at the Mattson Academy as a white belt, It seemed like I was forever a white belt. Remarkably the rest …

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Apr 22

How The DanTest Process Works!

IUKF Dan Testing Ranks (Shodan through Godan) By Harry Skeffington, International Black Belt Test Administrator The International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation (IUKF) encourages teachers to conduct Dan tests for ranks Shodan through Godan (1st through 5th Dan) with other dojo.  While this is not a requirement, it is meant to encourage IUKF dojo to support each …

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Apr 22

Darin Yee, VP

Hello Friends and Senseis, This is a reminder to watch for the next regional workout being held near you. There is no politics.  Just a great workout with our Uechi Family and a dinner/social afterwards at a nice pub right across the parking lot.  All respectable dojos are welcome and encouraged to attend. This 2 …

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Apr 20

Brett Maine Appointed. . .

Uechi-ryu sensei Brett Maine has been formally appointed as IUKF Membership Director. Brett, in his new position, will be in charge of handling all membership issues, including updating the master database, issuing permanent ID numbers with a membership kit. Good luck Brett in your new jobs. Brett’s email address is: membership.iukf@gmail.com

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