“Jiteki Jyuku” | “Self-Reliance” School

We are an association of Uechi Ryu Karatedo practitioners as taught by Master Ken Nakamatsu of Okinawa, Japan, and our American Master instructor, Frank Gorman, 9th degree black belt.

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Association is to advance and to perpetuate the study, practice and cultural aspects of traditional Okinawan Uechi-Ryu Karatedo as originally taught per Kanei Uechi. We seek to foster goodwill and provide a teaching assistance platform for Uechi-Ryu Karate to the martial art practitioners of the world.

One shall pursue true passage of their own doctrine. Sorrow and joy should not be affected by the condemnation or praise of others. Self-reliance (belief) is the true nature of being.

We aim to develop and nurture a culture of martial artists, dedicated to a life of strengthening body, mind and spirit; demonstrating self reliance, devoid of ego and self-interest, keeping with the principles and traditions of Uechi-Ryu karate. We keep sacred the traditions of dojo conduct and decorum, providing an example for future generations.

Find a Dojo: Dojo Directory

Download Student Manual: Jiteki-Jyuku Student Manual Sept 2014

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Annual Spring NAJJA Koshukai Training!!

April 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2019.

Sensei Ryan Dean hosts the North American Jiteki Jyuku Association’s annual training to be held at :
Ryan Deans The Dojo
11917 Seminole Blvd
Largo, FL 33778
(727) 542-2911

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Reduced rates apply if you can only attend one or two days of the training. Please contact Treasurer Chuck Melges directly to make alternative payment arrangements.

Koshukai Training Schedule

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

6:00-7:30pm – Kids with The Masters Training
7:30-9:30pm – Koshukai Kick Off with Master Ryan Dean 8th Dan and Master Frank Gorman 9th Dan

Friday, April 12th, 2019

9:30-10:15am – Master Bob Meissau, 6th Dan, Montana 300 Experience
10:15-11:15am – Master Chris Cox, 7th Dan, Fighting Interpretations of Advanced Kata Movements
11:15am-12:00pm – Master Robert Kaiser, 8th Dan, Dan Kumite`s Alternate Techniques
– Break –
6:00pm-6:15pm – Warm ups
6:15pm-7:00pm – Master Ryan Dean, 8th Dan, Explosive and Dynamic Kata
7:00pm-8:00pm – Master Lawrence Devoe, 6th Dan, Breaking Your Opponent’s Stance And Posture; How To Maintain Yours
8:00pm-9:00pm – Master Michael Harrigan, 8th Dan, Iron Body and Uechi Specialty Strike Development
9:30pm – Fun Dinner On The Town (TBD)

Saturday, April 13, 2019

9:00am-10:00am – Master Ryan Dean, 8th Dan, Turning It Up A Notch
10:00am-11:00am – Master Peggy Hess, 8th Dan, Breaking Down Uechi`s Most Technical Blocking Techniques
11:00am-12:00pm – Kata Improvement Group Kata Sessions
12:00pm-1:30pm – Catered Lunch
1:30pm-3:00pm – Bunkai, Dan kumite, & Test Preparation 3:15pm-5:00pm – Dan Test
7:30pm-??? Master Frank Gorman`s Birthday Celebration At The Dojo

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

9:00am-9:30am – 1st Directors Meeting (Executive Committee Only)
9:30am-10:00am – 2nd Directors Meeting (Executive Committee And Directors)
10:00am-12pm – Grand Finale Training!
12:30pm – Farewell Lunch @ Slyce Pizza : 662 150th Ave Madiera Beach Location