Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tournament Info

UIKA family:
Jerry Lewis is sponsoring his annual Crossroads Karate Games in TN. Sensei Lewis and his dojo are UIKA members and support our symposium, following is the information.

8th Annual Lewis School Tournament

February 27th Competition begins 10AM
Black Belt Meeting 9:30AM
Halls High School Gym
4321 Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN. 37938

All events will have 1st-4th place Awards
Fee $40 up to three events
Spectators $5
Portion of the Proceeds Help the Halls High Art Department!
Any questions please contact Jerry M. Lewis @ 865-386-3297

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Holiday Ring!

UIKA Family:

It is a special time of year, we look back, but still move forward.  We reflect upon our previous activity and look forward to new activity.  Such is the meaning of "Do".  The "do" at the end of "karate do" and "Budo" show us those elements.  The left component of the kanji represents a pathway, life's journey, always moving, and fluid.  The right component is the face of a warrior, representing honor, truth, and service.

The completed kanji represents who you are as Isshin Ryu people.  In as much as it represents who you are, it also tells us who we are not.  We are not people that are self-serving, not disrespectful, not producing activity deemed less than honorable.  You are not hateful and backbiters, you are people with integrity.  That is true budo:

The word "OSU" compliments this definition, a close definition is "In your service and from the heart".

Sensei Mitchum started doing a little exercise and his last check up was full of good reports!  Sensei John and Sensei Cindy are working hard on the weapons side of the martial arts.  We as an organization are so blessed to have each one!

Thank you to the members of the UIKA that are so supportive.  It is what makes us strong.  Travel safe, love and hug on your people, have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.

OSU...Sensei Dan Holloway

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September Update - Late news but Good news!!

UIKA Family:

I apologize for the late news and updates.  I was traveling in July and August, then preparing for a work so time on the "blog" was minimal.

July was a great karate month.  We had time together at the combined UIKA/Tokushin symposium.  With Sensei Mitchum, Bartusevics Sensei, Tokomura Sensei, Adams Sensei present we had a wealth of knowledge to draw upon.  WOW, I was humbled to share floor time with these folks. Additionally, who does a better job hosting than Sensei John, Sensei Cindy, and Sensei Sheri?  Thank You to our hosts!

The UIKA family shared time on the floor with the Tokushin Family and we had a great time.  Jeff Perkins Sensei and Carol Womack Sensei did a great job of not only presenting the Tokushin Weapons systems, but demonstrated their great roots in Isshin Ryu.

Congrats to the folks who were promoted by the UIKA and to Sensei Adams for the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Also, several folk receiving rank in the Tokushin Kobudo system!

Last but not least, Sensei Mitchum, Jim Mitchum, and I were at the Hall of Fame weekend.  We had a great time seeing old friends and participating in the tournament.  Several members of the Holloway Dojo won in kata and sparring.

Dan Holloway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Information update!

UIKA Family:

We need updated information on our membership!  As we launch into a new year we are taking our "connections" to new levels.  Christopher is working on a UIKA - Facebook site.  We are sending information via social media and need your email addresses and any contact information you wish to share.

Please take the time to update your UIKA info by filling out an application and getting it to Christopher at:


For those of you not on facebook, I will continue to support the UIKA website.

Sensei Dan Holloway