Information from Head Quarter


[Head Quarter]
1-20-12 Ginowan Ginowan City Okinawa, Japan

Contents
New Information
Update/Jun,17,2017
Dojo news from Okinawa
Update/Jul.22,2010
Regulation for accounting
Update/Jan.11.2010
Regulation for commendation
Update/Jan.12.2010
Official Dojo Certificate
Update/Jan.12.2010



New Information !
<Last up date /Jun,17,2017>


Jun,17,2017

Futenma dojo article on Okinawa Tims "Weekly Karate news" , May,28,2017.
 

May,28,2017



Jun,5,2017

Okinawa Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Association sponsored Special seminar, Grading test, Social gathering party and General meeting on June 3rd and June 4th, 2017 with celebrating the 140th anniversary of the birth of Master Kanbun Uechi in the facility (named Yaedake Guest House) where was built on a memorial site Kanbun Uechi was brought up. More than 50 Uechi-Ryu members from the world participated in the events and deepened their friendship each other beyond the difference of dojos, groups, organizations and countries.


 

Seminor instructors(Jun,3)


Participant from Okinawa,Tokyo,Aichi,USA,Austra
lia,Russia,China


Hojyo Undo


Grand master, Shintoku Takara<10th Dan>


Grand master,Walter Mattson<10th Dan>


Grand master,Arther Moulas <9th Dan>


Kata bunkai teqnics


Sanchin


Dan testing


Sanchin testing


Kotekitae testing


Yakusokukumite testing


Kata bunkai testing


Kata testing


Kumite testing


Group photo


Welcome dinner party


President Tamayose


Welcome dinner party


Break fast time(Jun,4)



General meething


Group photo



Apr,15,2017

Okinawa Uechi-ryu Karate-Do Association will have a memorial event for thinking about goodness of late Kanbun Uechi the founder of Uechi-ryu at his birth place, Yaedake, Motobu Town on Jun 3rd (Saturday) and 4th (Sunday).

June 3rd (Saturday) : Memorial Seminar, Spring Promotion Test, Welcome Party
June 4th(Sunday) : General Meeting
※Original towel will be prepared at the event.


Yaedake Guest House

Restrant

Jun/2012



Mar,3,2017

All Okinawa Uechi-ryu Karate Tournament for Cadet and Jounior was held in Kadena Junior High School Gym on February 20, 2017 with 180 participants. Many of our members from Futenma Dojo participated in the tournament and achieved excellent results. Many thanks to people for great cheers for them.











Jan,24,2016

OUKA Headquarter held the occasional meeting and new year party in Okinawa City on January 22nd (Sunday).
The Board approved a new branch dojo setablished in Oita Prefecture (in Kyushu Island), Japan. It will be set up on March, 2017.











Jan,1,2016

<New year's greeting message>


Grand Master

Shintoku Takara


Let us express the greetings of the season.
We would like all of all the members to join forces to improve ourselves and to develop the organization. May this year be a happy and great year for all of you.

Adviser
Nobumine Ohomasa

A Happy New Year!
I wish you a year filled with peace, happiness and good health.

Adviser
Walter Mattson

A Happy New Year!
I wish you a year filled with peace, happiness and good health.

Adviser
Arthur Moulas
A Happy New Year!
I wish you a year filled with peace, happiness and good health.

President
Katsuji Tamayose
I hope all of you are greeting the New Year of 2017 in good health and peace.
This year will be the 7th year after establishment of our organization. I hope this year be a successful lucky seventh year by your continuing support and cooperation.
I wish everyone great health and success.
Chairman of the board of directors
Kensho Kina
I wish you a Happy New Year. I would like to say thank everyone for your attending the seminar, grading and general meeting in Okinawa last year. I can feel further development of the association year after year.
Karate Do, originated in Okinawa, was selected for the event at 2020 Olimpic games of 2020 in Tokyo. I hope it will give a good impact on our further growth of the association. We are scheduling to have Spring events in Motobu Town where Master Kanbun Uechi's birth place this year. I hope many of you to join the events on June.
Again, I wish for your good health and happiness.
Vice President
Kazuya Takara
Season's greetings and Best wishes for the New Year.
I would like to power up strength of the organization for further development of entire Uechi-ryu Karate Do. Now let me kindly ask for your cooperation.
Vice President
Keisuke Fujimoto
I wish you a happy New Year and the year of 2017 be prosperous for all of you and Uechi-ryu Karate-Do.
I look forward to seeing you in Okinawa on June.

Director
Chosho Chinen

A Happy New Year!
I wish you a year filled with peace, happiness and good health.
Director
David Hayward
I wish all Okinawa Uechi Ryu Karate Do Association members a happy and prosperous new year. Let's work even harder in 2017 to make our Association stronger whilst at the same time working with other Uechi Ryu associations in friendship and comradeship.
Director/Executive secretary
Tsutomu Shikiya
I hope Uechi-ryu Karate-Do acts as a bridge to connect our hearts together beyond organizations, countries and religions.
Best wishes for continuing good health and success.
Director
Hiroko Hirao

A Happy New Year!
I look forward to seeing you in Okinawa on the seminar and general meeting.

Director/Communication Manager
Hitoshi Sumida
I'm very grateful to you for the kindness all of you showed me last year. I wish you a year filled with peace, good health and happiness.
Director
Isamu Sakihama
I wish you a Happy New Year.
I would appreciate it if you could cooperate for further development of the organization.

Accounting audit
Sadayoshi Higa
A Happy New Year!
I wish you a year filled with peace, happiness and good health.


Jan,1,2016

On Dec,30,2016,Futenma Dojo held Kyu promotion test & end year party.





Kata testing



Kumite testing



Awarding of certification



Sanchin Kitae for Ms.Matsui from Tokyo branch



Group photo



End year party



Message for the new year




Oct,24.2016

<Event schedule of Spring, 2017 in Okinawa)

OUKA Headquarter is scheduling 2017 Spring event as follows. More detail will be updated as it will be decided.

*June 3rd (Saturday), 2017 :Seminar, Grading and Party in Motobu, Okinawa
*June 4th (Sunday), 2017 : General Meeting

Please start arranging your schedule to attend the events.



Jun,7.2016

OUKA Headquarter sponsored annual event including special seminar, promotion test, general meeting and island tour on June 4th and 5th in Iejima island in where Uechi-Ryu founder, late Kanbun Uechi put his remaining years. He opened the last dojo here and brought up young students.
30 members from inside and outside of Japan visited memorial places and thought about the goodness of the deceased founder.
Decisions of a general meeting will be reported shortly.



Ie island(Jun,4)



On the ferry boat(Jun,4)



Walking tour at Ie island(Jun,4)



Photo with Kanbun Uechi's students since Wakayama dojo at the site of Kanbun Uechi's last dojo was located.
They told us that Kanbun Uechi used to train with Makiwara put next to Okinawan Banyan Tree behind.(Jun,4)




Climbing up Iijima Tacchu (Castle Mountain) (Jun,4)



Climing up Iijima Tacchu (Castle Mountain). Photo at the top of the hill. Kanbun Uechi oftern trained here with enjoying great view of the island.

(Jun,4)



Lunch Time (Jun,4)



Ie beach(Jun,4)



Special seminar in B&G Center Gym in the afternoon. Members from Okinawa, Tokyo, U.S, Australia, Germany and Russia participated in the seminar(Jun,4)



Two students of late Kanbun Uechi also joined the seminar
(middle and right in photo) (Jun,4)



Mr. S.K explained technique he learned from Kanbun Uechi in Wakayama dojo (middle in photo).



Sanchin (Jun,4)



Dan testing(Jun,4)



Dan testing(Jun,4)


Dan testing of Takara Kazuya sensei(Jun,4)



Sensei Kina's Kata demonstration for his 9th Dan promotion.
(Jun,4)



Takara sensei 's comments for seminor & testing(Jun,4)



Waktang sensei(Russia)'s demonstration(Jun,4)



Group photo(Jun,4)



Beach party(Jun,4)



Beach party(Jun,4)



Breakfast(Jun,5)



Genelal meeting in B&G Center Gym (Jun,5)



Group photo(Jun,5)




Mar,25.2016

Mr. & Mrs. Nikura (Tokyo Branch members) visited Futenma Dojo and Ginowan Dojo for Karate training.
It was very special occasion for Mr. Nikura, who took out the instructor license on March 1st, to improve his capability as OUKA certified instructor.



Futenma Dojo(May.18)


Ginowan Dojo(May.21)


Feb.2.2016

Okinawa Headquarter held the Directors meeting with attendance of directors and officers from Okinawa and Tokyo on January 30, 2016. After the meeting, the headquarter sponsored New Year's Party at Ginowan Dojo inviting more than 20 people including OUKA directors, officers and many guests who shared a good time with enjoyable conversation, great food and lots of Awamori.

<Flash news from the meeting>

1. Schedule of 2016 Spring events:
June 4th, 2016 (Saturday) : Special Seminar, Grading, Sightseeing and Beach Party in Iejima Island.
* Visiting the last dojo of late Kanbun Uechi's.
* Inviting living students of Kanbun Uechi's in Iejima Island.
June 5th, 2016 (Sunday) : General meeting.



Students of Kanbun Uechi's who studied Uech-Ryu
at Wakayama and Ie island Dojo.
(left person;90 years old / right one ;80 years old)



Mt.Gusuku in Ie island. On the top, Kanbun Uechi trained Karate with them.

2. Uechi Ryu Karate Do 100th anniversary of its founding
OUKA start discussing about 2025 Uechi Ryu 100th anniversary events (ceremony, reception, seminar, commemorative items etc.)
OUKA tries to take the lead in calling out to Uechi Ryu organizations in Wakayama, Okinawa and mainland to ask for cooperation.
More detail will be announced later.



Board meeting



New Year's Party main dishes



New Year's Party "Kanpai"



Shintoku Takara sensei's speech



New Year's Party


Jan.1.2016

OUKA New year's greeting message




President

Katsuji Tamayose
I hope all of you are greeting a new year. It was a busy year with 5th anniversary events of the Association and 20th anniversary celebration of Tokyo branch last year. On our 6th year, I would like to make the best effort for further development of the Association. Then I am looking at overseas, especially interested in South American countries and I think it will be great if we can visit there for seminars.When it will be happened, your cooperation will be appreciated.
I wish you a healthy year of 2016 and please encourage yourself for further improvement of Karate technique and spirit.

Chief Director of The Boards

Kensho Kina
A Happy New Year!
I appreciated your participating in 5th anniversary events last year on your busy schedule.
I wish all of you a healthy and prosperous 2016.
Adviser

Walter Mattson
I hope you are enjoying holiday season with your family, friends and students.
Time goes so fast and 2015 is ending within a few days.
I would like to ask you to give me your new year's greeting message to our members. Short message will be fine. It will be uploaded to our website.
May 2016 be a healthy and prosperous year for all of you.

Adviser

Arthur Moulas



To All Okinawa Uechi-Ryu Karate Do Members,
Angela and I would like to wish you and your families a safe and healthy New Year 2016, we are looking forward to meeting and training with you in June.
Best wishes to you all
.
Director of
the boards

David Hayward
"I wish all OUKA members a happy and prosperous 2016. I encourage all members to keep training hard to improve our standard of Uechi Ryu Karate.
For those who can make it, I look forward to seeing you at our annual seminar in Okinawa in early June."
Kindest regards






HQ & Dojo guidance in Okinawa !
<Renewed on Dec,13th,2009>

Dojo's name
Master Instructor
Dojo's adress
TEL
Ginowan Dojo

Katsuji Tamayose
<9th Dan>
1-20-12 Ginowan Ginowan City Okinawa
098-893-3147
Itoman Dojo
Nobumasa Omine
<9th Dan>
337 Kiyan Itoman City Okianwa
098-997-3411
Futenma Dojo
Kazuya Takara
<7th Dan>
Ginowan City  
Ishikawa Dojo

Kensho Kina
<8th Dan>
Uruma City




Uechi-Ryu Okikukai Head Quarters
Activity Plan,2016

Jun/5
General meeting <Ie island>
Jun/4
Special seminor / Dan testing / Beach Party <Ie island>
Jan/30
Borad meeting / New year's party




Official Dojo Certificate



Uechi-Ryu Official Tie

Now Planning




Minute of Boad meetings






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