URIKA Newsletter-Winter 2017-2018

  • Note – Color Code: Newest post’s and updates are in RED.
  • Dear All,

    May I take this opportunity to send to you and your family, my very best wishes during the celebration of the 4th of July festivities.    Let us not forget our men and women now serving in Uniform, whether they are in the Military or Law Enforcement, on this great Independence Day.   We thank them, One and All for their Service !  Have a Great Time, Stay Safe and Enjoy !!   Strength and Honor, Warmest Regards,


    Bob Campbell

    Student for Life in the Martial Arts

    Hong Kong 

  • Seminar: The next Uechi International Seminar will be held on Sunday July 20th, at 10-11:30 am. The seminar will be held at the Hanover Police Boy’s Club. Located at 550 Hanover St, Hanover MA 02339. The seminar will be taught by Master Instructor(s) – John Sullivan 7th dan, & Jon Cierri 8th dan. The focus of the seminar will be “Hand-to-Hand self-defense, in relationship to Uechi Ryu. The cost of attending the seminar is “FREE”, and is open to all practitioners of Uechi Ryu & Shohei Ryu.


  • CANCELED – The seminar scheduled for Sunday July 13, 2014, 10 -11:30 am, has been canceled. Due to a schedule conflict.   Once I receive the new date. I will post it and email out the information.  Thank you for your understanding.


  • June 23, 2014 – On behalf of Master Sensei Robert J. Campbell and myself, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of Master Instructor Steve DiOrio 7th dan to the position of Vice President with in the Uechi Ryu International Karate Association.     This appointment reflects Steve’s outstanding leadership and performance over many years, in a number of critical roles he has worked on and personally helped me with.   Steve has a clear understanding of the global nature of our organization, along with sound judgment, exceptional knowledge and understanding of how to interact and affiliate  with all Master Sensei’s, in and out of our association.     Steve brings to the table a wealth of business knowledge and skills that are needed for us as an association to grow and prosper.    I am looking forward to working with Steve on a high level on a number of future projects.  Please join me in congratulating Steve Sensei on his appointment to Vice President.


  • On Saturday June 21, 2014, we had a great day of Uechi Training.  Uechi International held a seminar open to all Uechi Ryu Students.  The seminar was a success.  I would like to thank Sensei’s Steve and Lisa DiOrio for hosting this seminar at their beautiful new dojo, located in Billerica, Massachusetts.  In addition I would like to thank Master Instructor Tim Ford 8th dan, for teaching the seminar.  Master Ford taught a great old fashion traditional Uechi Ryu class, all students attending displayed excitement and enthusiasm.