CFA Magazine Seminars
Isshin Ryu and Shorin Ryu

May 18-20th 2018

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Tenchi Goju Ryu Dojo/Martial Arts Center

3975 Ruby Drive Varnell GA 30756



Isshin Ryu and Shorin Ryu seminars, May 18 - 20th 2018.

Tsuyoshi Uechi, Isshin Ryu 9th Dan.

About Uechi Sensei:

CFA Magazine: Would you please tell me something about your background in Isshin Ryu Karate?

Tsuyoshi Uechi: I joined hone dojo formally in 1975 and was a member until 1986. Then the Okinawa Isshin Ryu Karate Kobudo Kyokai was formed under Uezu Angi, and I was a member of that association until 2003. I established the Isshin Ryu Okinawa Kobu-do Kyokai in 2003, and in May, 2007 I changed the name to Isshin Ryu Okinawa Dento Karate-Do Kyokai.

CFA: Was this your first experience of karate.

TU: No. When I graduated from high school I moved to Kanagawa Prefecture in mainland Japan to work, and while I lived there I studied Shotokan. I came back to Okinawa in 1975 and became a student of Kichiro Shimabuku (son of Founder Tatsuo).

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Our events are designed to make world class instruction available to all karate exponents in North America seeking a higher level of knowledge. All classes are taught by highly respected, experienced, and technically superb instructors whose teaching is truly inspirational. We include Q&A sessions at designated times so that our members can discuss their training and the technical aspects of karate freely with their instructors.

These seminars are sanctioned by the
Karate Do Kenkyukai Public Educational Foundation,
[Not-for-Profit IRS 501(c)(3)] and each segment earns
10 units towards Level A Certification. (
They are open to all styles, all associations, and all levels of ability and experience. You are now able to train with the best in the world, in an atmosphere of cooperation, comradeship, and mutual benefit!

Tenchi Goju Ryu Dojo/Martial Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, purpose build, 11,000 sq.ft. facility made up of two large dojo, a smaller dojo for private tuition, study areas, lounges, changing rooms and reception.

The high ceiling and wooden floor of the Higaonna dojo make it particularly suitable for Kobudo training, while the Miyagi dojo’s matted floor lends itself to studying the applications of kata that involved, throwing, take-downs, joint locks, etc.

The facility is new, professionally run, and immaculately clean and there is ample parking in the dojo’s own lot. Modeled on the Okinawan Prefectural Budokan in Onoyama Koen, Naha City, Okinawa, it has every amenity that the serious martial artist could need or want.



Tatsuo Shimabuku told his most senior students that Isshin Ryu was based on the teachings of Chotoku Kyan (Chan Mi Gwa, Chan Shorin Ryu) and Chojun Miyagi (Goju Ryu). During our seminars you will have the opportunity to study both Isshin Ryu and Chan Shorin Ryu with these very accomplished teachers.

Please register in advance and pay your tuition fees using the Dragon Associates Inc. shopping cart. Your reservation will be confirmed when we receive your full payment. Please wear a standard type karate uniform for training, and be warmed up and ready before classes start.

Training is intense, and features active, detailed, instruction. It is the policy of the Karate Do Kenkyukai in its seminars in Japan and elsewhere, to teach attendees how and what to learn, rather than just repeat standard techniques. In this way we hope that you will leave us with a much greater understanding of the best path to your personal karate goals.

May 18 - 20 2018
General Training
10:00AM - 12:00 PM 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuition for karate training May 18-20 (six seminars).

Sayonara Dinner with the instructors
(for seminar attendees only). $25

Please complete the application form, then go to the shopping cart (Dragon Associates Inc.) to pay for your tuition with a major credit card, PayPal, etc.


Our event hotel for the Tenchi Martial Arts Center seminars in Dalton, GA, is the Hilton Garden Hotel at
879 College Drive, Dalton. Exit 333 from the freeway.

This is a beautiful hotel, conveniently located for both the dojo, and all local amenities.

When you make your reservation please identify yourself in order to receive the reduced rate with the code CFATour.


This is the third major karate event to be hosted by the Tenchi Martial Arts Center. In 2016 & 2017 the events were organized by a team led by the Uchina Minkan Taishi (Okinawan Cultural Ambassador) appointed by the Okinawa Prefectural Government in 2016 for his services to Karate. The 2017 event was also recognized by the Okinawa International Exchange and Human Resources Development Foundation, and supported by them.

Since their inception, the CFA magazine Spring Seminars have been taught by the following instructors: Morio Higaonna Sensei. Goju Ryu 10th Dan Hanshi, (Living Intangible Cultural Asset of Karate, 2013) Seisho Itokazu Sensei, Uechi Ryu 10th Dan; Yoshio Kuba Sensei, Goju Ryu 10th Dan Hanshi; Zenpo Shimabukuro Sensei, Shorin Ryu (Seibukan),10th Dan Hanshi.


Application Form

Complete the application form, check the box to confirm that you
agree with our Terms & Conditions, and submit the form.

Then, using our shopping cart, purchase your reservation.

Okinawan Classical Karate Seminars
Tsuyoshi Uechi, Isshin Ryu 9th Dan.
Kunio Uehara, Chan Shorin Ryu 8th Dan.

Orders will be processed by Dragon Associates Inc.


Sayonara Dinner (for seminar attendees only):



2018 Seminar Instructors

Tsuyoshi Uechi 9th Dan Isshin Ryu

An early student of Shotokan karate in mainland Japan where he worked after high school, returning to Okinawa Uechi Sensei joined the Isshin Ryu Honbu dojo in 1975 and studied with Kichiro Shimabuku (son of the Founder) until 1986 when he became a member of the Okinawa Isshin Ryu Karate Kobudo Kyokai under Angi Uezu. In 2003 Uechi Sensei formed the Okinawa Kobu-do Kyokai which in May 2007, became the Isshin Ryu Okinawa Dento Karate-do Kyokai.


Kunio Uehara, Chan Shorin Ryu 8th Dan

Kunio Uehara studied engineering in the United States, and spent much of his career as an engineering consultant to the US Military. Originally a student of Eizo Shimabuku, his strongest karate influence was that of his last teacher, Shoko Toguchi. With the permission of the Kyan family, they renamed their style, Chan Shorin Ryu to identify and show their respect for their Founder, Chotoku Kyan (Chan Mi Gwa).


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