Thursday, December 18, 2014

December - Holiday News

UIKA Family:

Happy Holidays to each of you!  May you be blessed with safe travels and special memories!  Enjoy the time with family and friends and remember why we celebrate!  To all of the membership, may you be richly blessed in all you do!

Sensei Mitchum was in good spirits during our last conversation.  He is adjusting, playing guitar a little more, and making friends!  We certainly want to wish him a Happy Birthday!  Happy Birthday Sensei!  We love and appreciate all you do.  (Sensei Dan singing in the key of "G"), Happy Birthday to you, happy Birthday to you, happy birthday dear Sensei, Happy Birthday to YOU!

Sensei John Ingram should be resting from a hip operation by now.  I am certain he has Sensei Cindy hopping around at the speed of light.  Take care Sensei John, re-hab is tough, but the harder you push now the better the outcome.  We wish you the best in recovery!

Thank you to the UIKA family, your friendship is priceless.  You all are the best!!  A special thanks to our first generation family, Sensei John Bartusevics, Sensei Tom Lewis, and Sensei Mitchum.  To John and Cindy Ingram, who do so much for us, thank you!

Dan Holloway

Thursday, November 6, 2014

November News

UIKA Family:

First, thank you to everyone that has sent cards or messages to Sensei Mitchum over the past few months.  He really appreciates it!  Over the past 6 weeks Sensei John, Sensei Cindy, and I have visited him.  He is doing well adjusting to new routines, finding new doctors, and getting out of boxes.  His son Jim has helped tremendously and only lives a few minutes down the road.  Thank You Jim!

One of the things Sensei stresses is to keep doing things the way that Master Shimabuku taught.  We see a lot of variations of Isshin Ryu technique, and sometimes lose site of what Master Shimabuku taught in the quest for more bunkai.  Sensei told me, "folks are watching to much crap and not doing what Master Shimabuku did".  One premise that I cannot let go of, I want my students to learn good karate, but more than that, I want to afford them the opportunity to learn what Master Shimabuku taught.

Thank you Sensei....you are the best!

Dan Holloway

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

UIKA Symposium pics

To the UIKA family:

Here are few pictures sent to me for posting!  If we have anyone out there that have more to post just send them over, but this is the start!

 Sensei John Bartusevics, Sensei John Ingram, and Sensei Dan Holloway with Ku Dan certificates.  Congratulations!
 Our group pictures with the Kids!  An outstanding group to work with!
Our participating board members for 2014, (L-R) Cindy Ingram, Dan Holloway, John Bartusevics, and John Ingram.  We missed Sensei Mitchum, but look forward to him feeling better and seeing him at the next gathering!

 UIKA hosts Brian and Lisa Ash with their award from Sensei John Bartusevics a "Honbu Dojo" card.
Sensei Dan Holloway with his  award from Sensei John Bartusevics a "Honbu Dojo" card.
 Sensei Rick McGogy and Brenda with their award from Sensei John Bartusevics a "Honbu Dojo" card.
 Sensei Cindy Ingram teaching advanced UIKA Kids!
 Sensei John Ingram warming up advanced UIKA kids!
 Canada was well represented !!!
 Our UIKA adult class
Not only a "Honbu Dojo Card" award winner but now a 5th Dan, Sensei Steve Kenneman.