Our Association is called the Uechi-Ryu Butokukai. Founded by Sensei Durkin in 1984, the Uechi-Ryu Butokukai consists of the parent dojo (Atkinson, NH) and those dojos whose founders are students of Sensei Durkin.
The work “Butokukai” is derivative of the traditional name given the parent dojo (“Butokukan”) by our seniors in Okinawa. “Bu” (martial) “toku” (virtue) “kai” (gathering). Uechi-Ryu Butokukai: Gathering of students who are practicing the virtues of martial arts. The Uechi-Ryu Butokukai is an association of independently owned Uechi karate schools dedicated to the growth of high quality Uechi karate. The mission of each school within the association is to make its students more successful in life through the practice of Uechi style karate. The Association consists of 13 schools and over 2000 practicing students.