New Year’s Greeting,
To all of Okinawa Karate-Do association members of abroad.
I wish you a happy new year 2015.
Thank you for your continuous support.
I am looking forward to seeing my old karate friends as many as possible this year.
And seems to be able to meet new members too.
I hope we will continue to exchange our friendship for the sake of development of our association.
I wish you a year filled with peace, good health and happiness.
The President of Okikukai,
The Okinawan Karate Dojo is pleased to announce hosting of a training camp for all practitioners of Shohei‐Ryu and Uechi‐Ryu on August 4 through 9, 2014, in celebration of the dojo’s 40 th anniversary. We are excited to announce that Master Tsutomu Nakahodo, 10th dan Hanshi and council member of Okikukai, Master Toshio Higa, 10th dan Hanshi and the President of Okikukai, and Asao Nakasone, 4th dan, kata champion in 2010, 2011 and 2012 of the Okikukai World Championship and secretary general of Okikukai Chatan dojo, are the special invitees.
DeCosta sensei recently traveled to Okinawa, Japan, where he was promoted to 9th dan by his sensei, Master Nakahodo, and Master Higa. DeCosta has been studying karate for over 50 years and is a member of the Okikukai Association and the Uechi‐Ryu Association.
The training seminars will be held at two locations in North Attleboro, Massachusetts:
Main dojo ‐ 24 North Washington Street
Freemason Lodge ‐ 46 South Washington Street
Monday, Wednesday and Friday ‐ 10:30am to Noon at the main dojo
* Limited to first 25 sign‐ups received and is only available to attendees selecting
‘All Evening Sessions’
Monday through Friday ‐ 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at the Freemason Lodge
A dan test for 6th dan and above will be held Saturday, August 9, and farewell banquet will follow. Further information will be forthcoming on these two events.
Prices and class training sessions are listed on the application form. Please register early as space is limited.
Ed Decosta ‐ 9th Dan