Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sensei Mitchum's Obituary

UIKA Family:

Sensei Mitchum's obituary follows. I'll be traveling to the funeral on Friday and Saturday. 
The obituary has a note for a special memorial service in November of this year. That service will be the Honor Guard at the National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL. Details to be published later, this is from his son Jim Mitchum:
Harold M. Mitchum Sr.
1933 - 2016
Harold M. Mitchum a resident of Fort Walton Beach, FL passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016. He was born to Thomas and Annie Mitchum on December 17, 1933 in Stiefletown, SC. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 18 June at 1:00 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Burial services will take place at Barrancas National Cemetery and will be scheduled in November 2016 after the return of his grandson from military deployment. Harold is survived by his former wife of 28 years, Shige. He is also survived by two sons: James (Pamela) Mitchum of Valparaiso, FL; Stephen (Jackeye) Mitchum of Albany, GA; one step-daughter, Hiroko Eubank of Jupiter, FL; and one daughter-in-law, Robin Mitchum of Snellville, GA. In addition, he is survived by ten grand children: Christopher (Elizabeth), Amy (Chris), Jonathan, Tyler, Tanner, Nicholas, Jacob, Ethan, Ryan, and Tony. And, four great grand children: Ava, Anabelle, Maela, and Leah. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald and Jimmie Mitchum; one sister, Irene Mitchell; two sons, Harold Jr., and Leon Mitchum; one son-in-law, Ricky Eubank; and his love of 25 years, Glenda Osborne. A career in the U.S. Marine Corps had him deployed once to Korea, twice to Vietnam, and had him stationed in South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Georgia, and Okinawa Japan. He enjoyed physical fitness, playing the guitar, fishing, and sharing his vast knowledge of Okinawan IsshinRyu Karate. His legacy will be the unforgettable impact he made on the many lives he touched. His memory will be forever cherished by those fortunate enough to know him, and he will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to his favorite charity, the Salvation Army.
Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online atemeraldcoastfuneralhome.com

Monday, June 13, 2016

Our Sensei

UIKA Family:

On June 11, 2016 Jim Mitchum posted about the passing of Sensei Mitchum, his father.  Most of you have kept abreast of the situation through Facebook.

Sensei Mitchum suffered a massive stroke during the weekend of June 4th.  He was unable to recover and passed on June 11th.  Jim and his family were by his side.  John and Cindy Ingram got to see him.  John Bartusevics and I spoke to him on Friday as well.

I spoke to him on June 1st and he was excited to be coming to Detroit again.  He and Jim were to travel here on June 23rd, then all of us were participating with Sensei Willie Adams and the KIAI during the weekend. We had a short seminar planned for Sensei Adams, then a good weekend of fellowship.

There is not much to say at this point, I struggle for words.  He was my Sensei, I can only say I loved him.  As more information comes in I will share it.

Sensei Dan Holloway

Saturday, March 5, 2016

UIKA Symposium News

UIKA Family:

I had a chance to have a few days with Sensei Mitcum in February.  He's doing well and I had a chance for some Florida sunshine.

Here is the poster of the up and coming Embukai in September.  It is never to soon to start planning.  We have several 1st generation guests committed to coming and will celebrate 60 years of Isshin Ryu.  We will commemorate Master Shimabuku's birthday as well.


You may follow the link for additional information.
http://on.fb.me/1VW2wCN

Take care and I hope to see you soon!
Sensei Dan

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:

unitedisshinryukarate@gmail.com

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

Sensei Dan Holloway