IRKRS Seminars

A link to the past is your bridge to the future: Koryu Uchinadi’s unique system of application practices is a pathway between kata and kumite. Learned correctly, it can enhance the depth and value of any dojo curriculum without adversely affecting its cosmetic appearance or taking anything away from its cultural heritage. KU can also be learned/imparted as a provocative alternative to conventional methods of physical fitness and stress management. Learning how to respond dispassionately to unwarranted aggression requires self-empowerment. Such training promotes an inner-calm and, where conflict exists, helps restore a natural balance to personal and professional relationships.

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2016 Kata Application-based Seminars, Workshops, Study-Group gatherings and other recommended training opportunities around the world with recognised leading authorities of KU
KU Seminars

2016 SEMINAR ITINERARY

KU is a pathway bridging the gap between kata and kumite, which serves to strengthen the delivery system of any traditional Japanese/Okinawan Karate style without adversely affecting its cosmetic appearance or taking anything away from its cultural heritage.

2-3 Jan 2016 – Calgary, Canada: Hatsu-geiko at the University of Calgary [Wrestling Room] with Cody Stewart c/o Al Colter sensei.alan@bunbukan.ca

10 Jan 2016 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti Renshi c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net

16 Jan 2016 – Fredericton, NB (Canada): Fredericton Karate Dojo: KU Concepts & KU Kata applications with Geoff MacDonald c/o Aj LeFort; ajlefort@yahoo.ca

22 Jan 2016 – Watford, England: KU Study Group with Joost Frehe Shidoin c/o West Watford Kai & Steve Howlett steve@westwatfordkarate.co.uk

24 Jan 2016 – Malavicina di Roverbella MN, Italy: Koryu Uchinadi Nyumon with renshi Marco Forti c/o Paolo Savoia koryukanmantova@gmail.com

30/31 January – Königsbrück, Germany: KU Nyumon with Olaf Krey c/o Hendrik Felber furyu@gmx.de

20/21 February – Halle (Saale), Germany: Project 16 with Ante Brännbacka Kyoshi c/o Olaf Krey olafkrey@koryu-uchinadi.de

21 Feb 2016 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti Renshi c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net

27-28 Feb 2016 – Caserta, Italy: KU Nyumon with Marco Forti Renshi c/o ASD Sportiva – karatekai-italia@libero.it

5 Mar 2016 Murrieta, CA, USA ~ Aiki Kenpo Jujutsu with Renshi Paul Lopresti c/o John Relias jwr_3@yahoo.com

13 Mar 2015 – Zevio, Italy: KU Application practices with Marco Forti Renshi c/o Azato Mushin Kai l.gorrieri@libero.it

19/20 March – Potsdam, Germany: KU Curriculum with Olaf Krey c/o Tanja Dreyer tanjadreyer@me.com

19 March 2016 – Fredericton, NB (Canada): Fredericton Karate Dojo: KU Concepts & KU Kata applications with Shidoin Geoff MacDonald c/o Aj LeFort ajlefort@yahoo.ca

20 Mar 2016 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti Renshi c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net

6-10 Apr 2016 – Brisbane, Australia: Oceania KU Gasshuku with Patrick McCarthy c/o paulandkim@westnet.com.au

10 Apr 2016 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti Renshi c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.ne

16 Apr 2016 – Ivrea, Italy: KU Nyumon with Marco Forti Renshi c/o Canavese Arti Marziali info@canaveseartimarziali.it

16/17 April 2016 – London, England: KU Open Course & Grading with Joost Frehé Shidoin c/o joostfrehe@gmail.com

16/17 April – Zittau, Germany: KU Principles with Olaf Krey c/o Dinah Kretschmer dinah.kretschmer@gmx.de

8 May 2016 – Cologno Monzese (MI), Italy: KU Nyumon with Marco Forti Renshi c/o Koryukan Milano – milano.koryukan@virgilio.it

13 May 2016 – Watford, England: Taisabaki Oyo Waza with Joost Frehé Shidoin c/o West Watford Kai & Steve Howlett steve@westwatfordkarate.co.uk

13/15 May 2016 – Lohja/Finland, KU summer camp with Kyoshi Ante Brännbacka c/o jyrki.innanen@iki.fi

27/28 August – Fritzlar, Germany: KU Curriculum with Olaf Krey c/o Hans Joachim Engewald  vorstand@karate-fritzlar.de
 

17 September – Tampere, Finland with Kyoshi Ante Brännbacka c/o Jari Tuominen jari.tuominen@satavartio.fi

24/25 September – Fulda, Germany: KU Curriculum with Olaf Krey c/o Mathias Schäfer mathias.schaefer83@gmx.de

1/2 October – Madrid, Spain with Kyoshi Ante Brännbacka c/o Jesús Espiga koryukanmadrid@gmail.com

15/16 October – Cork, Ireland with Kyoshi Ante Brännbacka c/o Joseph Glavin jcglavin@eircom.net

22/23 October – Königsbrück, Germany: KU Curriculum with Olaf Krey c/o Bernd Otterstätter BELOtterstaetter@t-online.de

4 Nov 2016 – Watford, England: KU Study Group with Joost Frehé Shidoin c/o West Watford Kai & Steve Howlett steve@westwatfordkarateclub.co.uk

5/6 November – Bielefeld, Germany: KU Principles with Olaf Krey c/o Andrea Polzien andrea@karate-bielefeld.de

12 November – Kauniainen, Finland with Kyoshi Ante Brännbacka c/o Tiina Airola-Siponmaa tiina.airola-siponmaa@hotmail.com

12 Nov 2016 ~ Rochester, NY, USA: Kime Karate with Renshi Paul Lopresti c/o Aric Keyes akeyes@kime-karate.com

19 November – Tampere, Finland with Kyoshi Ante Brännbacka c/o Jari Tuominen jari.tuominen@satavartio.fi

19/20 November – Chemnitz, Germany: KU Principles with Olaf Krey c/o Sven Köhler ko_sv@web.de

26/27 Nov 2016 –  Montichiari, Italy with Renshi Marco Forte c/o Michele Lombardo koryukan.montichiari@virgilio.it 

3 December – Parkano, Finland 17 with Kyoshi Ante Brännbacka c/o Juha Tuominen juha.tuominen@caselli.fi

4 Dec – London (Swiss Cottage), England: KU Study Group with Joost Frehé Shidoin c/o Basil Mason basilmason@hotmail.com

10 Dec 2016 – Fredericton, NB (Canada): Fredericton Karate Dojo: KU Concepts & KU Kata applications with Geoff MacDonald c/o Aj LeFort; ajlefort@yahoo.ca

McCarthy Hanshi’s Summer Itinerary
4-8 May 2016 ~ Veldhoven, The Netherlands ~ EU Gasshuku c/o BENELUX Shibu bert.mollen@koryu-uchinadi.nl
21/22 May 2016 ~ Hassloch Germany c/o Bernd Otterstaetter belotterstaetter@t-online.de
14/15 May 2016 ~ Stockholm, Sweden c/o Sensei Anders Hansson anders@tatsu.nu
23 ~ 31 May 2016 ~ Galway/Cork, Ireland c/o Irish Shibu damienwalker@yahoo.co.uk
4/5 June 2016 ~ Ayr, Scotland c/o Scottish KU Study Group/Sensei Jamie Gray Jamie.Gray@viewpoint.com
8 June 2016 ~ Newton Abbott, England c/o Sensei John Burke keikokarate@aol.com
9 June 2016 ~ London, England c/o IRKRS/KU London Shibucho Joost Frehe joostfrehe@gmail.com
11/12 June 2016 ~ Budapest, Hungary c/o Hungarian Shibucho Andras Kern koryukanhungary@gmail.com
17/19 June 2016 ~ Madrid, Spain c/o Jesus Espiga koryukanmadrid@gmail.com
25/26 June 2016 ~ Cesena, Italy c/o Italian Shibucho Marco Forti marco@marcoforti.net
27 june 2016 ~ Prague, Czech Republic c/o David Kraus kraus.d1991@gmail.com
28 June ~ 3 July 2016 ~ Swidwin, Poland c/o Polish Shibucho Marek Knut karate.swidwin@interia.pl

8/10 July 2016 ~ Strasbourg, France c/o Serge Heckle s.heckel@gsa-avocats.com
McCarthy Hanshi’s Autumn Itinerary
3/4 Sep 2016 ~ Bathurst, NSW, Australia c/o Sports Karate Australia
7-11 Sep 2016 ~ Calgary, AB, Canada: KU Gasshuku c/o Alan Colter sensei.alan@bunbukan.ca 
14 Sep 2016 ~ Aurora, ON, Canada c/o Steve Armes steve@shoshinkan.ca

15 Sep 2016  ~ Georgetown, ON, Canada c/o Tony Rampulla tony@rampullasmartialarts.com
17/18 Sep 2016 ~ Toronto, ON, Canada c/o Mike Coombes hatsuunjindomartials@gmail.com
20 Sept 2016 ~ Quebec City, Canada c/o Dojo Pierre Marceau  ~ Jean-Francois Lafortune lafortune.jeff@gmail.com 
23/24 Sep 2016 ~ Miami, FL, USA ~ Karate-Do Legends Tournament c/o Jose Fundora usakensho@gmail.com
28 Sep 2016 ~ Frederick, MD, USA ~ KUMA Koryukan c/o Danny Spletter

1/2 Oct 2016 ~ Fredericton, NB, Canada c/o Geoff MacDonald kimudo@gmail.com
8/9 Oct 2016 ~ Albany, NY, USA c/o William Reid 1budokai@nycap.rr.com
11 Oct 2016 ~ Toronto, ON, Canada c/o NKS & Cezar Borkowski hanshinks@me.com

13 Oct 2016 ~ Toronto, ON, Canada c/o NKS & Cezar Borkowski hanshinks@me.com
15/16 Oct 2016 ~ Toronto, ON, Canada c/o Brad Jones jonesbrad123@gmail.com
17/18 Oct 2016, Toronto, ON [Canada] c/o Omar Maldonado maldonadoomar67@yahoo.ca

21-23 Oct 2016  ~ Vancouver, BC, Canada c/o Frank Clayton frankclayton@telus.net & Norma Foster guseikai@hotmail.com

25/26 Nov 2016 ~ Noosa Northshore, Australia c/o Rene Roggeveen roggeveen1@bigpond.com

10 Dec 2016 ~ Canberra, ACT, Australia ~ c/o Reece Cummings reece@matsubayashi-ryu.com.au

2017 Itinerary

20/21 May 2017 Helsinki, Finland with Patrick McCarthy c/o Ante Brannbacka antebrannbacka@hotmail.com 
Wed 24 May ~ Sun 28 May 2017 ~ Veldhoven, The Netherlands: 10th Annual EU Gasshuku with Patrick McCarthy c/o Bert Mollen bert.mollen@koryu-uchinadi.nl 
10/11 June 2017 Dresden, Germany: with Patrick McCarthy c/o Hendrik Felber ursuspellitus@gmx.de 
1718 June 2017 Cesena, Italy, with Patrick McCarthy c/o Marco Forte marco@marcoforti.net 

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Deep roots strengthen the foundation of this art and yet wings provide the means to continue forth on the journey of discovery. Practicing Karate links us inconspicuously to its past; through discipline and sacrifice we discover our inner-self; by training together we forge important bonds of friendship and by living the art we honor its heritage…

If you’re hosting/teaching a sanctioned KU-related seminar and it’s not listed here please contact me c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com to have it listed immediately