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IRKRS Logo 101New Koryu Uchinadi iKata now available from the IRKRS
Nothing beats hands-on instruction from a qualified KU instructor but this new and easy iKata download from Dropbox has to be the next best thing! Finally, here’s the perfect way to study KU kata exactly the way they should be performed and in the privacy of your own home and convenience.

…now available via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

Yara Kusanku iKata

NEW iKATA RELEASE – YARA KUSANKU
Available now at only $6.95 USD the presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. Yara Kusanku is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payable via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

Nepai

Available now at $6.95 USD The presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

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Happoren, Kume Sanchin and Yongchun Saamchien kata are now available for $14.95 USD
The presentation features the kata routine itself and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

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Ryushan

Now available at $6.95 USD
The presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

IRKRS Logo 101NOW AVAILABLE at $6.95 USD Koryu Uchinadi’s Motobu Naihanchi Kata is now available. The presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU Yudansha who are interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!” Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

Now available at $6.95 USD
The presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

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Now available at $14.95 USA The 12 Motobu Kumite drills, and KU henka [variations] are presented in four different views: 2 traditional and 2 representing the Koryu Uchinadi variations. The video runs approximately 30 minutes and includes a close up and slow motion feature for the more intricate techniques. Available through Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

Now available at $14.95 USA
The 12 Motobu Kumite drills, and KU henka [variations] are presented in four different views: 2 traditional and 2 representing the Koryu Uchinadi variations. The video runs approximately 30 minutes and includes a close up and slow motion feature for the more intricate techniques.
Available through Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

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Now available at $6.95 USD
The presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

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KU Matsumura Passai

SOLD OUT!!! 

Due to the popular demand of this new DVD [Matsumura Passai Seminar] we are working  to produce a downloadable version as quickly as possible. 

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Now available at $6.95 USD
The presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

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Now available at $6.95 USD
The presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

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Now available at $6.95 USD
The presentation features the kata routine itself from four separate angles. Chokyu-gata is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

* Note:
The term Chokyu represents the combination of two separate ideograms: Cho/長 & 宮/Kyu: *Cho* represents the alternative pronunciation for the first ideogram of the Japanese/Okinawan surname *Naga*mine (as in Nagamine Shoshin). *Kyu* represents the alternative pronunciation for the first ideogram of the Japanese/Okinawan surname *Miya*gi (as in Miyagi Chojun).

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     NOW AVAILABLE at $6.95 USD Koryu Uchinadi’s Aragaki Niseishi Kata is now available. The presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU Yudansha who are interested in, “getting it the CORRECT way!”     Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

NOW AVAILABLE at $6.95 USD
The presentation features the kata routine itself from several angles and includes close-ups & slow-motion of otherwise hard to see techniques. The kata is also curriculum-based and required learning for any and all KU student and instructor interested in “getting it the CORRECT way!”
Payment via Paypal c/o patrick_mccarthy@mac.com

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The Commemorative Challenge Coin The commemorative challenge coin was not produced exclusively as an anniversary worthy of remembering but also as something to help celebrate our individuality, creative expression and desire for inner-peace, balance and happiness in life. I combined my dedication to the IRKRS and love for KU to produce this beautifully crafted symbol. In addition to reproducing the meaningful IRKRS logo on one side, I also included our Bushi Matsumura-inspired motto, "Virtue Before Vice - Values Before Vanity - Principles Before Personalities." On the KU side of the coin I reproduced our meaningful Bunbu [文武] Pen & Sword logo along with our training motto, "Condition The Body - Cultivate The Mind - Nurture The Spirit." In spite of our individuality we all share common goals, which make us like-minded. Practicing KU inconspicuously links us to a wonderful heritage; through training together we forge important bonds of friendship, and by living the art we honour its legacy, which in turn, keeps its spirit alive. The commemorative challenge coin is not just another collectible but rather minted especially to represent pride, loyalty, respect, and the wonderful memories shared. What separates us is not as important as what brings us together and I sincerely hope that this small but meaningful symbol might also serve to remind us of this message.

The Commemorative Challenge Coin
The commemorative challenge coin was not produced exclusively as an anniversary worthy of remembering but also as something to help celebrate our individuality, creative expression and desire for inner-peace, balance and happiness in life. I combined my dedication to the IRKRS and love for KU to produce this beautifully crafted symbol. In addition to reproducing the meaningful IRKRS logo on one side, I also included our Bushi Matsumura-inspired motto, “Virtue Before Vice – Values Before Vanity – Principles Before Personalities.” On the KU side of the coin I reproduced our meaningful Bunbu [文武] Pen & Sword logo along with our training motto, “Condition The Body – Cultivate The Mind – Nurture The Spirit.” In spite of our individuality we all share common goals, which make us like-minded. Practicing KU inconspicuously links us to a wonderful heritage; through training together we forge important bonds of friendship, and by living the art we honour its legacy, which in turn, keeps its spirit alive. The commemorative challenge coin is not just another collectible but rather minted especially to represent pride, loyalty, respect, and the wonderful memories shared. What separates us is not as important as what brings us together and I sincerely hope that this small but meaningful symbol might also serve to remind us of this message.

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Unsolicited Testimonials
*Very nice indeed, clear and precise - the ikata are just an invaluable learning tool to complement the courses run by Hanshi McCarthy and his KU Instructors around the world… excellent. – Ken Fanner [The UK]

*In comparison to books & pdf’s these are truly excellent ! Without these it would be far more difficult and time consuming to learn/improve our kata. Eternally grateful for your efforts - Koryu Uchinadi Cork Ireland [Joe Glavin]

*I started watching your [Matsumura] Passai DVD today and almost immediately that magnetism of expression you so vividly have a hold of,  took a hold of me again just like it did when I first met you on that Saturday private Aragaki Seisan training session 18-years ago in 1995, and at every seminar I attended thereafter.  I actually felt like I was there with you in Deutshland …… das is wunderbar mein herr. - John Forza [Goju Yonshin Kai Karate Do, Melbourne, Australia]

*Great reference… I learn better from being able to see the movements, body mechanics etc, how things are supposed to be done. Great resource! - Eric Forsythe [Belfast]

*I like that I see kata I wouldn’t get a chance to learn unless there is a seminar or KU training session coming up. It s a great learning reference. Thank You – Dave Leduc
[Ontario, Canada]

*What a wonderful resource and I especially appreciate the close-up and slow motion feature because it makes the hard parts so much easier to learn. Ken Ohara [Qld, Australia]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The videos are being made available through my private Youtube account. Therefore, you will need a gmail account or Youtube–friendly e-mail address in order to watch any of these videos.