It was my pleasure to observe the annual International Uechi-ryu Karate Federation Winterfest training session that took place in Mount Dora, Florida on March 10, 11, 12, 2017. The instructors were exceptional and the participants trained with enthusiasm and dedication.
It was rewarding to see such excellence in martial arts by all who participated. I also had the honor of sitting on the testing board and witnessing martial artists that demonstrated extremely high levels of accomplishment in their respective rank test requirements.
Those testing came from Germany, Canada, Argentina, Cuba and America. Each individual that tested was awarded their respective testing rank and titles where appropriate.
If you have an opportunity to participate in or observe an IUKF training session, I highly recommend and encourage you to do so. Your martial arts will truly benefit from your involvement.
Tom Bentley, SCMAA President