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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2014 Kata Application-based Seminars, Workshops, Study-Group gatherings and other recommended training opportunities around the world with a recognised leading authority
KU Seminars

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. 

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4/5 Jan 2014 – Calgary [Canada] with Cody Stewart c/o the Bunbukan sensei.alan@bunbukan.ca

18/19 Jan 2014 – Potsdam [Germany] with Ante Brännbacka c/o Olaf Krey olafkrey@koryu-uchinadi.de

2 Feb 2014 – Tampere/Finland with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o jari.tuominen@satavartio.fi

9 Feb 2014 – Southampton/England: Aragaki Seisan with Ben Ryder c/o Ken fanner Kenneth.fanner@btinternet.com

16 Feb 2014 – Świdwin – Poland: KU Foundation & 2-Person Drills with Marek Knut c/o karate.swidwin@interia.pl

16 Feb 2014 – Cesena, Italy: KU Nyumon with Marco Forti c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net

27 Feb 2014 Wynnum/Australia KU with Patrick McCarthy c/o Sports Karate Australia roggeveen1@bigpond.com

1 Mar 2014 – Oxford/England: KU Study Group Opening with Ben Ryder c/o Ciaran McDonald info@oxfordshiretkd.co.uk

1 March 2014 Sydney [Terrey Hills] Australia with Patrick McCarthy c/o David Nowland david.nowland8@bigpond.com

15 Mar 2014 – Kauniainen/Finland with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o tiina.airola-siponmaa@hotmail.com

16 Mar 2014 – Cesena, Italy: KU Nyumon with Marco Forti c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net

20 Mar 2014 Wynnum/Australia KU with Patrick McCarthy c/o Sports Karate Australia roggeveen1@bigpond.com

21 March 2014 Grand Forks, North Dakota [USA] Motobu Choki Kumite Drills with Paul Lopresti Sensei c/o Jerry Lupkes jlupkes@frontiernet.net

22 March 2014 Warren, Minnesota [USA]  Motobu Choki Kumite Drills with Paul Lopresti Sensei c/o Jerry Lupkes jlupkes@frontiernet.net

22/23 Mar 2014 – Stockholm/Sweden: with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o Andreas Hansson hansonanders@ownit.nu  

23 March 2014 – Świdwin – Poland: KU Aragaki Seisan with Marek Knut c/o karate.swidwin@interia.pl

25-30 March 2014 – Brisbane [Australia] KU Instructor’s Gasshuku with Patrick McCarthy c/o Paul Massey-Reed paulandkim@westnet.com.au

29 Mar 2014 – Kauniainen/Finland with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o tiina.airola-siponmaa@hotmail.com

5 Apr 2014 – Sheffield/England: KU application concepts with Ben Ryder c/o Dill Young @ tel 07722462144

6 April 2014 – Tampere/Finland with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o jari.tuominen@satavartio.fi

13 Apr 2014 – Cesena, Italy: KU Nyumon with Marco Forti c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net

26/27 April 2014 – Świdwin – Poland: KU Nyumon with Marek Knut c/o karate.swidwin@interia.pl

3/4 May 2014 – Vaasa/Finlanda with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o jj.lehtio@luukku.com

03/04 May 2014 – Gärtringen  [Germany] with Olaf Krey c/o Sabrina Lubik binalu@web.de

10 May 2014 Brisbane – Australia KU Application Concepts with Sensei Peter Wetherspoon c/o Shihan Nigel McReaddie jc.nm@bigpond.com

16/18 May 2014 Lohja/Finland with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o jyrki.innanen@iki.fi

17/18 or 24/25 May 2014 [TBA] Helsinki/Finland with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o antebrannbacka@hotmail.com

28 May – 1 June – Veldhoven – The Netherlands: EU KU Gasshuku with Patrick McCarthy c/o the Dutch IRKRS/KU Shibu bertmollen@gmail.com

31 May 2014 Fredericton, NB, Canada – KU Concepts & Kata Application Practices with Geoff MacDonald c/o AJ LeFort achille.lefort@nrcan-mcan.gc.ca

1 June 2014 – Doaktown, NB [Canada]  Tegumi with Geoff MacDonald c/o Rob Wood rwood@elitekenpo.org

7/8 June – Hassloch, Germany:  Kata & Application Practice with Patrick McCarthy c/o Bernd Otterstätter  belotterstaetter@t-online.de

8 June 2014 Murrieta, CA [USA] at the Kobushi Shotokan Dojo with KU Shidoin, Paul Lopresti c/o John Relias  951-733-4882 or  jwr_3@yahoo.com   

14/15 June – Cesena, Italy:  Kata & Application Practice with Patrick McCarthy c/o Marco Forti marco@marcoforti.net

21/22 June – Dresden, Germany: Kata & Application Practice with Patrick McCarthy c/o Hendrik Felber mail@furyu.de

27-29 June 2014 Kihon Waza with Wolfgang Vogel c/o Oceanic Dojo (ZDK) Magnetic Island admin@ohaf.com.au

24-29 June – Ireland – Galway: KU Instructor’s Training with Patrick McCarthy c/o the Irish Shibu damien.costello@gmail.com or damienm.walker@hse.ie

28 June-1 July 2014 – Świdwin – Poland: Kids KU & Sport KU with Marek Knut c/o karate.swidwin@interia.pl

1-4 July 2014 – Świdwin – Poland: Adult KU with Marek Knut c/o karate.swidwin@interia.pl

4-6 July 2014 Sydney, Australia – Annual KU Kan-geiko with Shidoin Bill Johansen and Shihan Bob King c/o Darren Viemero dsviemero@iinet.net.au

5/6 July – Győr – Hungary: Kata & Application Practice with Patrick McCarthy c/o András Kern shotokai@freemail.hu

18/20 July 2014 Madrid Spain with KU Renshi, Ante Brännbacka c/o Jesús Espiga koryukanmadrid@gmail.com 

19 July 2014 – Gold Coast, Australia: Koryu Uchinadi with Patrick McCarthy at the Southern Cross Martial Arts [南十字武道研究會/Minami-juji Budo Kenkyukai] c/o Sensei Damien & Hannah Martin damien@southerncrossmartialarts.com 

24/25 Aug 2014 Christchurch NZ – KU/YR Concepts with Sensei Wolfgang Vogel c/o Hayden Spatcher haydens102@gmail.com

13 Sept 2014 – Espoo/Finland, KU kata with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o info@koryukan.fi

20/21 September 2014 Denver, CO, USA – KU Concepts & Kata Application Practices with Patrick McCarthy c/o Richard Gould & Erik Anger Hofer teangerhofer@gmail.com  

24-27 September 2014 – Toronto, Canada KU Gasshuku with Patrick McCarthy c/o Helen/Brian Sakamoto hcsakamoto@rogers.com

27/28 Sep 2014 – Hassloch  [Germany] with Olaf Krey c/o Bernd Otterstätter belotterstaetter@t-online.de

* 4/5 Oct 2014 – Fredericton, Canada with Patrick McCarthy c/o Geoff MacDonald kimudo@gmail.com

* 5 Oct 2014 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net

* 10~12 Oct 2014 NSW KU Shochu-geiko at Myuna Bay with Sensei Bob King rejking@gmail.com
* 11/12 Oct 2014 – DC, USA with Patrick McCarthy c/o Darrin Johnson darrinj1969@mac.com
* 18/19 Oct 2014 – Calgary, Canada with Patrick McCarthy c/o Verlin Koch koch@sannan.ca 
* 18/19 Oct 2014 – Königsbrück  [Germany] with Olaf Krey c/o Hendrik Felber furyu@gmx.de

18-19 Oct 2014 – Ivrea, Italy: KU Nyumon with Marco Forti c/o CAM – Sergio Chiarotto info@canaveseartimarziali.it

25 Oct 2014 – Kauniainen/Finland, Yamaneryu bojutsu basics with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o tiina.airola-siponmaa@hotmail.com

* 01/02 Nov 2014 – Chemnitz  [Germany] with Olaf Krey c/o Sven Köhler ko_sv@web.de

* 22 Nov 2014 – Kauniainen/Finland, Unshu kata + oyo jutsu with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o tiina.airola-siponmaa@hotmail.com
* 22-23 Nov 2014 – Montichiari, Italy: KU Nyumon with Marco Forti c/o Shinkitai Montichiari marco@marcoforti.net
* 21 Dec 2014 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net
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2015 IRKRS Seminars

* 11 Jan 2015 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net
* 8 Feb 2015 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net
* 8 Mar 2015 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net
* 28/29 March 2015 – Helsinki/Finland with Renshi Olaf Krey c/o jyrki.innanen@iki.fi or info@koryukan.fi
* 12 Apr 2015 – Cesena, Italy: KU Italy Study Group with Marco Forti c/o Seishinkai Cesena marco@marcoforti.net
* 15/17 May 2015 – Lohja/Finland, KU summer camp with Renshi Ante Brännbacka c/o jyrki.innanen@iki.fi

* TBA May 2015 – Brisbane [Australia] KU Instructor’s Gasshuku with Patrick McCarthy c/o Paul Massey-Reed paulandkim@westnet.com.au

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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.