Saturday, March 5, 2016

UIKA Symposium News

Dojo Family:

UIKA Family:

I had a chance to have a few days with Sensei Mitcum in February.  He's doing well and I had a chance for some Florida sunshine.

Here is the poster of the up and coming Embukai in September.  It is never to soon to start planning.  We have several 1st generation guests committed to coming and will celebrate 60 years of Isshin Ryu.  We will commemorate Master Shimabuku's birthday as well.

You can follow this link for information

Let me encourage you to be there!!  Sensei

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tokushin Kobudo Weapons Training

Dojo Family:

We have a new association with Tokomura San and his kobudo style, Tokushin Ryu. I work with Sensei Jeff Perkins and learn new techniques and weapons methods. Sensei Perkins is the "hancho" for Tokomura here in N. America.

I met Tokomura in 2001 and found him to be honest and respectful. Through the years I found him an excellent karate and kobudo practitioner.  I learned from him on many occasions and found him to be one of the most authentic people I've met. His effort to continue the legacy of Okinawan weapons is noble and his willingness to share his understanding with others is inspirational.

We are proud to be apart of the Tomono kai and a training facility for Tokushin Ryu.

In April (TBD) the dojo starts a new weapons training class on Saturdays at 8:45 am.


Monday, July 13, 2015

UIKA Updates

Dojo Family!!
I attended the UIKA annul symposium this past weekend.  The UIKA and Tokushin Kobudo held a joint event in Tampa, FL.  I was able to polish some kata and had a great time.  John and Cindy Ingram are great hosts and along with their daughter Sheri made the event memorable.

In particular I got to spend some time with Sensei Mitchum and it is always good to get time one's Sensei.  He is incredibly supportive and I appreciate his knowledge and willingness to share.  Additionally, I was able to spend time with Sensei Bartusevics, Tokumura San and members of his group.  There were a lot of old friends, making new memories, and just having down time.

Pictures are coming!