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All skill levels are welcome to apply. Below you can find our application procedure and introductory program information.

Uechi Ryu Butokukai

Our association is called the Uechiryu Butokukai. Founded by Sensei Buzz Durkin in 1984, the Uechiryu Butokukai consists of the parent dojo in Atkinson, New Hampshire, and those dojos whose founders are students of Sensei Durkin. The word "Butokukai" is a derivative of the traditional name given the parent dojo Butokukan by our seniors in Okinawa. "Bu" (martial) "toku" (virtue) "kai" (gathering). Uechiryu Butokukai: Gathering of students who are practicing the virtues of the martial arts.


The Uechiryu 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 karate. The association consists of 12 schools and over two thousand practicing students.

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