Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Europe

Uechi-Ryu Oryukai is affiliated to Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Europe (URKDE) representing in Europe the Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Association (上地流空手道協会) based in Futenma (Okinawa, Japan) and founded by Kanei Uechi (上地 完英).

Nowaday, the Okinawan Organization is headed by the Sōke Sadanao Uechi (上地完尚) – most known in the martial art world ‘Kansho’ Uechi.

Futenma Dojo (Okinawa 60’s)

Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do Europe organization is representing the Sōke in Europe and has been created by Yukinobu Shimabukuro (9°Dan) and is currently headed by Didier Lorho (Uechi-Ryu French Federation Expert).

Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do populate Uechi-Ryu Karate within European countries (Poland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France). For more information do not hesitate to give a go to their website.

Lionel Reynaud with Yukinobu Shimabukuro (2019)

Mattson Academy of Okinawa Karate

As Lionel Reynaud has learned a lot with George Mattson, it was obvious to keep the link with Mattson sensei and the US community.
Lionel is leading an On-line class in the Mattson Academy and teaches Uechi-Ryu to different nationalities (USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Czech Republic, Italy, France, …..).
By default all members of our community of practice (Uechi-Ryu Oryukai) have access to these international classes.
It is a powerful to progress in Karate and also in English too (if you are a non native English speaker).
It is also a way to meet practitioners all around the world.

We tend as well to attend international seminars (USA, Europe and also Japan too).

Mattson Academy Weekly Class

Our community of practice is affiliated International Uechi-Ryu Karate Federation (IUKF).
This federation has been founded by Mattson sensei and from 2019 has been headed by Darin Yee.