To all Uechi International Members and Friends of the Association:
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Sensei Steve Vosa (5th dan) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico has officially been accepted and joined the Uechi Ryu International Karate Association. Please contact Steve and welcome him to our association. Email Address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: I will be Steve's official Sensei, and I will be responsible for all his training.
Short background and lineage on Steve Vosa:
Began study of Uechi-Ryu in 1971 under Senseis George Mattson & Bob Campbell at the Hancock St. Dojo in Boston, MA.
1976 - Shodan Test, Providence, RI - NAUKA Tested
1988 - Nidan Test, San Diego, CA - NAC Tested
1994 - Sandan Test, Summer Camp. MA - IUKF Tested
2002 - Yondan Test, George Mattson Seminar, CO - IUKF Tested
2005 - Shihan Award presented by George Mattson for 32 years of teaching & 44 years a student
2015 - Godan Test, George Mattson Seminar, NM - IUKF Tested
Steve has a Dojo in Albuquerque, NM, that he has been operating for many years.
Over the years Steve has trained, he has attended many classes around the world and the country. Here is a short list of Sensei's teaching the training classes he has attended.
Master Sensei's: Grand Master Kanei Uechi, Ryuko Tomoyose, Takamiyagi, Yonamine, Nakamatsu, Shinjo, George Mattson, Bob Campbell, Jerry McDonald, Paul Haydu, et al.
On Behalf of our Chairman Robert Campbell and myself Jay Salhanick, we are both very pleased to reconnect and welcome Steve into our association family.
Jay Salhanick 9th dan
Vice Chairman / President
Testing requirements for adult dan ranks have been posted in the About section
Sensei Bill Ng will be going on a trip of good will and training in Okinawa
Uechi International is please to welcome its newest member, Steve Vosa in Albuquerque, New Mexico