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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October News

Hey folks!

Sensei Mitchum update!

I spoke to Sensei Mitchum last week and he is settling in nicely.  His son Jim is a few minutes away and he is making his rounds at the doctor's offices.  Getting his meds in order and establishing new relationships with new doctors is a big process.  Moving for anyone can be monumental, so keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he adjusts.  He said he was feeling better and liked his new home.

I did not get to attend the Tokumura Sensei embukai but heard it went well.  Sensei John Ingram, Sensei Cindy, Sensei Steve Kenneman, and Sensei Bartusevics were in attendance.  From past experience Tokumura Sensei puts on a great seminar.

We have frost on the old pumpkin here and the leaves are in full color.  Halloween is just around the corner and we do a big emphasis on safety rules including stranger danger this month.  For everyone, be safe!

Let us hear from you, send pictures or information and we will get it posted.

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.