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Last up date:Jul,18/2017

Okinawa Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Association Tokyo Branch was established Feburary ,1995 as organization of approved dojos in Kanto area and ever since, tried to exchange mutural reration ship through traning camp, promotional test and summer camp etc.
Presently , Tokyo Branch try to expand Okinawa Karate-Do & Kobu-Do through international seminor etc at Shonan Fujisawa Dojo, Shonan Chigasaki Dojo, Shonan Kamakura Dojo,Shonan Hiratsuka Dojo, Shonan Fujisawa Kugenuma Dojo,Yokohama Tsurumi Dojo, Yokohama kounan Dojyo, U.S Air Force Yokota A/B Dojo, Tokyo Uptown Karate club, Yokohama Uptown Karate club and Tokyo Bayside Karate Club.






Tokyo Branch's New Information

<Last up date Jul,18,2017>


<Jul,18,2017>

Revised edition of the biography "The Untold Story of Kanbun Uechi" (Author Mr. Fujimoto, President of Okinawa Uechi-Ryu Karate Association Tokyo Branch) will be issued from the book publisher "Yojushorin". The first edition of the books (both Japanese version and English version) have been pleased by many people in the world. In the new edition, more Kanbun Uechi's footprints newly found after publishing the first edition are added. The new edition includes some more messages and memorable episodes directly given by Kanbun Uechi to his students at his later life about his training days in Fuzhou, China. However many unconfirmed stories about Kanbun's life have been swirling around for the past many years, this book may bring a definitive end to the debate about the origin of Uechi-Ryu.


New book


<Jul,17,2017>

Tokyo Branch sponsored the 21st Metropolitan Karate-Do Championship for Children in Muraoka Elementary School Gym (Fujisawa City) on July 16 (Sunday), 2017. More than 80 children from 8 dojos participated and showed exciting performances on categories of Individual and Team Kata, Individual and Team Kumite. We would like to express our gratitude for cooperation done by committee members, judges & referees and families and friends.


Referees meeting

Kata tournament

Group Kata tournament (8-5 Kyu group)

Demonstration(Tameshi wari)

Seisan Kata (Mr.Michael White from U.S California)

Uechi-Ryu Dan kumite

Kanchin kata (Sensei Hirao Hiroko / 6th Dan)

Sanseiryu kata (Sensei Fujimoto Keisuke / 8th Dan)

Lunch time

Kumite tournament

Kumite tournament

Awarding ceremony

Group photo(80 participant from 8 dojos)

Thank-you party for referees

Thank-you party for referees


<Jul,15,2017>

From Jul,9-23 ,Tokyo branch will have cultural exchange with Mr.Michael White
(1st Dan) from U.S California.


Jul,9 Yokohama Tsurumi Dojo

Jul,11 Zushi Dojo

Jul,11 Terrasmole Karate school

Jul,12 Jugenuma Dojo

Jul,13 Shonan HQ Dojo

Jul,13 Lunch time

Jul,13 Tokyo bayside Karate club


Jul,13 Welcome dinner


Jul,15 Chigasaki-minami Dojo


Jul,15 Fujisawa Dojo


Jul,15 Fujisawa Dojo


<Jun,11,2017>

From Jun,5 to Jun,11 ,27,2017 Tokyo branch held cultual exchange with David Hayward sensei from Australia.


Jun,6 Zushi dojo

Jun,7 Kugenuma dojo

Jun,8 Life town dojo

Jun,8 Tokyo bayside club

Jun,10 Hiratsuka dojo

Jun,10 Fujisawa dojo

Jun,10 Fujisawa dojo

Jun,11 Life town dojo

Jun,11 Tsurumi dojo


<May,29,2017>

Tokyo Branch invited Water Mattson Sensei from the United States to Tokyo Branch Shonan Shubukan HQ Dojo for the seminar for instructors above 3 Dan. Mattson Sensei instructed mainly Uechi-Ryu Kyu Kumite and Dan Kumite to 11 advanced members.


Opening

Kyu kumite(1)

Kyu kumite(2)

Dan kumite(1)

Dan kumite(2)

Sanseiryu demonstration

Group photo

Reception for Walter Mattson sensei (at dojo's 2nd floor)

Mr.Fujimoto/Tokyo branch chairman & Walter Mattson sensei


<May,27,2017>

On May,27,2017 Shonan Fujisawa Dojo held cultual exchange with Walter
Matton sensei(Hanshi 10th Dan).


Welcome dinner with instructors(May,26)

Sanchin

Kata demonstration

Group photo

Dinner time with instructors

<May,21,2017>

On May,25,2017 Tokyo Bay side Karate club held cultual exchange with Walter
Matton sensei(Hanshi 10th Dan).


Sanchin

Group photo

Welcome dinner


<May,21,2017>

On May,21,2017 Tokyo branch held spring Dan testing & boad meeting.











<May,14,2017>

Shonan Shubukan of Tokyo branch sponsored Shonan regional tournament for child members on May 13th, 2017 in Fujisawa Dojo. More than 60 children participated and showed good spirits and techniques in Kumite and Kata categories. We look forward to watching their improvement at Tokyo Metropolitan Championships in this July.


Opening

Athlete's oath of fair play

Kata tournament

Kata tournament

Kumite tournament

Commendation ceremony

Group photo


<Apr,10,2017>

Thomas Shihan from Germany trained with Tokyo Branch students in Shonan Shubukan - Kamakura Dojo and Fujisawa Dojo on April 8th, 2017. Thomas Sensei traveled to Japan with his Aikido students and visited to us before going to Aikido training in Ibaraki.








<Jan,22,2017>

On Jan,14 Tokyo Branch/Shonan Shubukan instructors held new year's party at HQ dojo.








<Jan,3,2017>

On Jan,3 Tokyo Branch/Shonan Shubukan HQ dojo held special class for new
year.


Hojyo undo

Sanchin

Kata

Group photo

Lunch time at HQ dojo


<Nov,23.2016>

Tokyo Branch had an exchange training session with national team members of Ghana Karate -Do Association (5 members ) from Republic of Ghana in Shonan Shubukan Honbu Dojo on November 23, 2016. One of their main purposes of vising us was to have training experience of Uechi -ryu Karate -Do and to discuss about introduction and future development of Uechi-ryu Karate -Do in Ghana. We suggested OUKA could keep communicating with Ghana Karate -Do Association through Tokyo Branch in the meantime to provide them with necessary assistance and advice.



Hojyo Undo

Sanchin

Sanchin Game

Yakusoku Kumite

Kata

Kata

Kumite

Group photo

Lunch meeting

Ghana member

<Oct,24.2016>

Tokyo branch held 20th Karate tournament & special seminor on Oct.20 - 23.
From Okinawa, Tamayose sensei,Kina sensei,Takara sensei, joined & helped our event.
















<Sep,23.2016>

Karen W. Stuntz san from Uechi Ryu Butokukai Peter Pippos Karate Center, Acton, Mass, USA joined a practice in Lifetown Dojo of Tokyo Branch on September 22nd. She has been staying in Japan with her husband for 10 days and stopped in our dojo during their stay in Tokyo.






<Sep,13.2016>
Mrs. H.K, who was a lady student of the late Kanbun Uechi at his Iejima Dojo, visited Tokyo Branch and enjoyed watching students practice in Life Town Dojo on August 28th.



Tokyo Branch gave a "Thank-you " party for the Biography translation project members on July 30. It has been almost 2 years since the biography Japanese version was published. English version is going to be ready soon for international members. Because publishing the Russian and Spanish version is also requested by the mwmbers, Tokyo Branch will continue discussing the project.



Project members from the left: Mr. Satake (Kamakura Dojo ), Shihan Fujimoto, Ms. Niikura (Zushi Dojo ), Mr. Garone (Tokyo Bayside Dojo ), Mr. Sumida (Tokyo Bayside Dojo ) and Mr. Fukuhara (Kobujutsu).
**Special thanks for the helps from US - Mr. Hannan (OUKA US ) and Mr. Melissa (Jitekijuku ).



Tokyo Branch sponsored 20th Metropolitan Karate Do Children Tournament on July 17th, 2016. More than 80 children from 8 dojos participated and all of them played exciting matches on categories of Individual Kata, Individual Kumite, Team Kata and Team Kumite in front of may audience.
Also Kata performance of Karate and Kobujutsu, demonstration of square bars breaking by arm and thigh, and demonstration of breaking boards by toe (sokusen geri) on half time show. We thank Mr. Michael White from Sacramento Dojo for his Seichin Kata demonstration.
We schedule to invite Sensei from the headquarter for the adult tournament and fall seminar in Tokyo.



Opning ceremony


Judge's meeting


Athlete's oath of fair play


Kata tournament


Kata tournament


Kata tournament


Kumite tournament


Kumite tournament


Kumite tournament


Team Kata tournament


Team Kata tournament


Team Kumite tournament


Demonstration time by black belt member


Dan Kumite by Mr.Sugimoto & Mr.Yamamoto


Kobujyutsu / Sai wepon by Mr.Sumida


Seichin Kata by Mr.Michael White from U.S



Tameshiwari by Mr.Wakatsuki
*Movie; click here



Tameshiwari by Sokusen(toe) Kick /
Cedar wood boad 8 by Mr.Fujimoto
*Movie; click here



Current & old style Seisan Kata by Ms.Hirao & Mr.Fujimoto



Ceremony of awarding an honor



Group photo


On July 14, 2016, Tokyo Bayside Karate Club members enjoyed practice with a guest from Sacramento California, Michael White. Also Sam (Jiteki Juku, USA) joined us. He had trained in Tokyo Bayside and Nakano Dojo till 6 months ago and he temporally visited Tokyo for his paper presentation in Meiji University. Abe sensei from Nakano Dojo practiced together.



Yakusoku-Kumite(The right;Mr.Michael White)

Group photo

After the special event in Okinawa on June 4th and 5th , David Sensei, Corrine san and Chantel san from Australia visited Tokyo Branch to train and exchange culture with Tokyo members.
Australia Branch and Tokyo Branch are planning the student exchange program. It will be announced soon.



Jun,8,2016 Welcome dinner in Fijisawa City

Jun,9 Life town Dojo


Jun,9 Tokyo Bayside club



Group photo



Welcome dinner



Jun,10 Sight seeing tour at Yokohama City



Lunch time at Yokohama China Town



At Kamakura Tsurugaoka Shrine



Jun,11 Chigasaki north Dojo



Chigasaki north Dojo



Chigasaki north Dojo Kumite traning



Chigasaki north Dojo group photo



Lunch time with instructors



Jun,11 Kamakura Dojo



Sanchin Kitae



Kamakura Dojo group photo with Devid sensei



Lunch time in Kamakura City


Jun,11 Fujisawa Dojo



Kids traning



Group photo with instructors



Group photo



Jun,11 Yokohama konan Dojo



Sanchin check



Kick mitt traning



Question time



Group photo



Welcome dinner party



Jun,12 Shonan lifetown Dojo(HQ of Tokyo branch)



Sanchi KItae



Yakusoku kumite


Kids traning



Kata traning



Group photo



At entrance of Dojo



BBQ party at HQ Dojo



BBQ party at HQ Dojo



BBQ party at HQ Dojo



Jun,12 at Tokyo DisneySea



Jun,12 at Tokyo DisneySea



Jun,12 at Tokyo DisneySea



Jun,13 sight seeing in Tokyo<Shibuya>


Jun,13 Meiji Jingu Shrine



Jun,14 ShonanTerrace Mall Karate school


Jun,14 Zushi Dojo



Jun,14 Dinner time with black belts of Zushi Dojo
 

On May 29,2016, Tokyo branch had spring Dan testing.



Hojyo undo


Jiyu Kumite


Group photo


Mr. Eytan Glassberg (Uechi-Ryu Kenyukai Israel) stopped by Tokyo Branch and shared good time with Toshi (Communication Manager) in Downtown Tokyo on May 16. They enjoyed Okinawan atmosphere in Okinawan Restaurant in Shinjuku because Mr. Glassburg has never visited Okinawa yet. We will keep fruitful exchange with Karate friends all over the world.



The left; Mr. Eytan Glassberg

On April 23rd, Shonan Shubukan Dojos of Tokyo Branch hosted Children Karate-Do Championship which could be said a preliminary encounter of Metropolitan Karate Do Championship on July. More than 70 children from Shonan district dojos ,Yokohama Tsurumi Dojo and Yokohama Konan Dojo participated in the event and showed great performance.









Lia Wohlfeiler san from Israel (a former member of Tokyo Bayside Club) stopped in Tokyo on the way to the Karate training trip to Okinawa. Tokyo Branch members re-united with her for good conversation about Karate in the world on April 11th.





<Tokyo branch new year event report>

Tokyo Branch invited President Tamayose and Chief Director Kina for New Year Special Sessions.
Both Senseis traveled 9 dojos of Tokyo Branch from January 14 to 17 to train members and give Karate and Kobujutsu Special seminars to applicants.
Such a great experience as direct instructions from Okinawa Senseis made the events very fruitful and significant for Tokyo members.


<Jan/14 Shonan terasmole Karate school>


<Jan/14 Tokyo bay side Karate club>


<Jan/15 Shonan Zushi Dojo>


<Jan/16 Shonan Kamakura Dojo>


<Jan/16 Tokyo Nakano Karate Club>


<Jan/16 Shonan Yamato Dojo/ Kobujyutsu seminor>


<Jan/16 Shonan Fujisawa Dojo/ Karate seminor>


<Jan/16 New year party at HQ Dojo>


<Jan/16 New year party at HQ Dojo>


<Jan/17 HQ Dojo>


<Jan/17 Seminor for black belt member>


<Jan/17 Seminor for black belt member>


<Jan/17 Seminor for black belt member>


<Jan/17 Seminor for black belt member>


<Jan/17 Yokohama Tsurumi Dojo>


<Jan/16 Breakfast time at HQ Dojo>




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