A Letter From President Jay Salhanick

Please let me start by saying how proud I am of being the President of Uechi International, and how our association has grown and developed over the past many years. As the years passed and we grew and developed into the world-class association we are today, under the leadership of our Chairman Robert J. Campbell, it was not without a couple of bumps along the road, but nothing we ever considered serious. Just a couple of minor growing pains that actually helped us on to where we are today — as one of the top tier Uechi Associations in the world.

As President, I bring to the table my 48 years of Uechi Ryu and Martial Art training. My beliefs and philosophies below reflect in running the Association as it stands today:

Today, Uechi International, I am proud to report is as strong and cohesive as it has ever been. I am very proud to say, Uechi International is stronger than ever. We are in a great place!

Please let me take a minute to outline our association’s history:

Over the course of time, we have made some incredible advancement along with having the honor of welcoming a variety of new members. Along with implementing new initiatives, seminars, training sessions and a yearly banquet. That banquet draws members and friends in and out of Uechi Ryu and the Shohei Ryu Karate System from all over the United States.

As the President, I am extremely proud and happy to report that this is a very exciting time for Uechi International. We are growing both nationally and internationally. We have initiated many new and exciting events and activities. Such as; Seminars, Training Sessions, General Meetings for all members to meet and get to know each other as people, and not just as a dojo workout partner. This form of social interaction develops real friendships – Not just a casual Dojo friendship.

There is so much more coming to Uechi International.

I am very proud to be the President of this association.

Jay Salhanick
President, Uechi International
9th dan.