Greetings to all of you and I hope this finds you well. Thank you to all membership helping the UIKA in transition this past year. A lot of new and exciting events are coming and we welcome your input.
First, a lift up in prayers for Jim Mitchum's daughter Amy. This young lady is first class in every way imaginable. I met her sometime ago, but got to know her last year as she helped take care of Sensei Mitchum. She is going through treatments for cancer and I'm asking the membership here to lift her up in prayer as she pushes through the treatments.
Second, its official and GAME ON!! The UIKA / Tokushin Ryu symposium is on in Tampa again this year. In speaking with Sensei Jeff Perkins he tells me Tokumura Sensei is excited to teach once again. A local Ninja guru told me about a new kata from Tokumura Sensei...
Here is the teaser flyer for the event along with this link. https://goo.gl/KJFcsE
Last year's event was excellent and at the same time we all missed Sensei Mitchum. Let's continue to remember him and push through to become what he wanted, the best of Isshin Ryu.