Category Archive: NewsLetters


May 25

FREE Autographed Copy of the Black Belt Test Guide Available

The Black Belt Test Guide

We are excited to announce that the IUKF will provide the Shihans (head instructors) of all IUKF-member dojos in good standing with an autographed copy of the Black Belt Test Guide by Sensei George Mattson as a gift from the organization.  We would like to note that while the IUKF will continue to use the Black Belt …

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Sep 03

A Message from IUKF President on Free Virtual Classes

A healthy hello to all our IUKF members, dojos, and Uechi-Ryu students. I thank you for your dedication to the advancement of Uechi-Ryu during these trying times and your commitment to a respectable organization where we can all be proud to wear an IUKF black belt. As a supportive organization, the IUKF has been running …

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Apr 11

Pictures from Winterfest

Winterfest was a smashing success this year, we all had a fantastic time learning and interacting with Uechi practitioners from all over. We also had the great pleasure of Janet Okazaki taking photos throughout the seminar! Here are some of them for you to enjoy! At Winterfest, we learned! We practiced! We laughed! AND We …

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Apr 08

A Winterfest Experience

Winterfest 2020

A Sandan of Uechi-Ryu, Chelsey Schultz, attended Winterfest 2020 and shared her experiences on her blog. If you would like to read about her experience, click HERE!

Apr 07

IUKF President, Darin Yee, Addresses Bogus Ranks

I have been inundated with a lot of scuttlebutt regarding “bogus” promotions, lack of “Bushido,” and despicable, shameless people claiming superior rank in our system, lowering the standards of Uechi-Ryu throughout the world. To my friends and associates, I would like to illuminate my thoughts not only as Darin Yee, a humble student of the …

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