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IOTKA News/Updates page updated 8/11/09.

Uechi-sensei was awarded 8 Dan (Kyou-shi) from RENGOUKAI on 30 July 09. It is an honor to Karate-Ka.   Please celebrate his 8 Dan of Karate award.


These pictures were taken July 31, 2009 at the Isshinryu Hall Of Fame in Tennessee.  Please visit IHOF Official Site for 2009 Awards Finalist.

Congratulations to the following Isshinryu Masters Shinsho (Ciso) Shimabuku, Kensho Tokumura, John Bartusevics, Harvey Hastings, Karl Hovey, and Ron Honeycutt for their induction to the Isshinryu Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Isshin-Ryu Hall of Fame Inductees - Uechi-sensei and Tome-sensei



IOTKA would like to Thank Perkins Sensei for providing these photos.

Visit the Karate Five website for more photos of this Event

Master Uechi will be featured in the upcoming edition of Classical Martial Arts
Master Shimabukuro Zenpo is featured in the current edition of Classical Martial Arts
Sensei Lars Anderson (Denmark) and his Sensei Terry Creamer (USA)  traveled to Okinawa in May to train with Master Uechi.  Anderson Sensei has posted pictures on this site.
Okinawa Prefecture Government will sponsor the

Okinawa Traditional World Karate Tournament on 14, 15, and 16 August 2009