Okikukai HQ held meeting & exchanging party
with foreigh branch instructors on Dec.14.
Dan promotional testing at Okikukai HQ on Nov.18th
For the result, please check the Dan testing corner of HQ information.
STOUGHTON MA USA NOVEMBER 11, 2007
Students of Jack Summers 9th dan held Dan testing at Steve Banchick's dojo in Stoughton, Ma
Steve Banchick, 7th dan
2007 All Okinawa Karate do Championship Series & party for participants
Participants from Okikukai Slovenia
for 2007 All Okinawa Karate do Championship Series.
Kick off meeting for 2007 All Okinawa Karate do Championship Series.
On 16th/sept, We held kick off meeting for All Okinawan Karatedo Championship Series.
We had consensus for schedule and rules of the tournament, We introduced selected participant and we heard statement from the selected participant and announced the guidance for special training for those selectedparticipant.
Year 2007 All Okinawa Karate-Do champion ship
Okikukai HQ will hold "The 2007 All Okinawa Karate-Do Champion ship" on Nov.10.
*Place/Okinawa city martial arts hall
*Entry sheet<PDF file>/click here& Fax to Okikukai HQ <Fax +81-98-936-4413>
*Dead line of entry/Oct.10
*Black belt Karate-ka can entry it
Boston, MA May 20, 2007
May 20, 2007 Dan Test Hosted at the Plymouth Dojo.
Walter Mattson 9th dan
Clark Jones 8th dan
Peter McRae 8th dan
Paul Fenichel 7th dan
Robert Rossati 7th dan
William Repoff 7th dan
Joseph Graziano 7th dan
Test Candidates from Southborough and Shrewsbury Dojos
QUINCY, MA APRIL 29, 2007
On Sunday April 29th students and friends of Jack Summers got together to honor him upon his receiving the 9th dan promotion.
Many old friends as well as former students turned out for the occasion joining current students for good food and conversation.
There were no political boundaries as members of Shohei ryu and Uechi ryu USA organizations partied together at the Fours banquet facility in Quincy Mass.
There was a presentation of the diploma sent over from Okinawa as well as a notebook containing letters from well wishers from all over the world.
This party came as a complete surprise as everyone was able to hold back from sharing any information with Summers sensei during the weeks of planning.
Summers sensei is most grateful for this honor and will continue to carry on in the manner that is expected of him as a 9th dan.
Jack Summers, Quincy Massachusetts USA Okikukai Promoted to 9 dan
Summers sensei met the stringent time qualification standards in November 2006.
On January 28, 2007 the Okikukai Board of Promotions decided upon promoting
Summers sensei to 9th dan as the first order of business
at the board meeting in the New Year.
It was unanimously approved.
Congratulations Summers sensei.
Okikukai HQ's new year party
On January 28th, Okikukai Head Quarter held annual New Year party at training center. Many of Okikukai members were participated in this party including executive teachers from each Dojyo.
A New Year party started from president's greeting then Inada counsel gave a toast. After meal time, all of members enjoyed various different games, 100 yen Jyanken, bingo and so on. In this year's 100 yen Jyanken game, Inada counsel and Higa counsel went up to the final and Inada counsel got a New Year special bonus (Otoshidama) as a reward for the game. After the games, each of executives teachers made New Year speech then the party was ended with Okuhama vice president's closing ceremony.
In addition, instructor license was given to Mr. Oshiro and Mr.Nagamine during this party.
＜Tomoyose counsel entrance into Uechi Ryu Karate-do Union honorary adviser＞
Tomoyose counsel entrance into Uechi Ryu Karate-do Union honorary president on December 19th, Heisei 18.
Master Katsuyoshi Higa’s (Chatan Dojo) promotion party was held on December 17th.
The warm atmosphere party was held with approximately 50 participants.
First, Asato vice president made opening speech then Master Takamiyagi introduced
Master Higa’s martial arts history.
After that, bouquet was given, Master Higa made speech then President gave celebration speech for him. Tomoyose adviser gave a toast to his success.
There was folk song show given by Machida brothers and Mr. Kiyuna (ti chi ka ya zu), magic show was given by Mr. Skotto Kiser as special entertainment.
During the party, Chatan town mayor and Kitanakagusuku village’s chief made speech to encourage him.
The party was ended with Okuhama vice president’s closing words.
From 27th/Sept to 2nd / Oct, 2006
Chairman Yonamine sensei , Shihan Takashi Aragaki (Ginowan Dojo)
Shihan Shozen Aragaki (Tokyo fukagawa OKIKUKAI) visited
Argentina for instruction of Karate and exchange friendship
First they taught at Miyagi Dojo (Shihan Kaoru Miyagi)A.M and P.M