The Okinawan Karate Do Union Summer Seminar
July 11 and 12, 2008
Jim Alley, 6th Dan, Isshin-ryu Don
Roberts, 9th Dan Isshin-ryu
Jim LaRocco, 9th Dan Isshin-ryu
Ed Daniels, 7th Dan Shoto-Jitsu Chuck Reynolds, 5th Dan
Jeff Bryant, 6th Dan, Isshin-ryu
Keith Lowry, 5th Dan Isshin-ryu Kathryn Eldridge, 5th Dan,
Isshin-ryu Dixie Webb, 5th Dan, Isshin-ryu
Sonny Newman, 5th Dan, Isshin-ryu Johnathan Forester, 3rd Dan, Shuiri-ryu Adam Perry, 3rd Dan, Isshin-ryu
When and Where: Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00 pm Wheeler’s Karate
School, Powell, Tenn.
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00 pm Days Inn, Knoxville, Tenn.
Include: Sweeps, Detroit Sparring, Arm Bars, Biscuits and Gravy, Eiku Kata*, Seisan Kata Bunkai, Kardio Kumite, Tanbo**, Jujutsu,
Wheeler’s Kyusho-Jutsu, Mixing Up the Martial Arts, Bo-Bo Kumite, and much more.
Instructors will be available if you need help with Kata (empty-hand or weapons)
*Note: Bring Bo or eiku if you plan on attending this class. **
Bring a 24” long escrima stick, some will be provided
Cost: All of this for only $50 for the
(Non OKU members add $12) Note: you will also receive 2 issues of The
THE AWARDS BANQUET
The awards Banquet will be held at the Days Inn, Knoxville
on Saturday, July 12 at 7:00 pm. It is private buffet with a variety of excellent
meats, vegetables and desserts. Cost per person is $20. Recognition and awards will be presented to outstanding contributors to the OKU organization and to the
martial arts community. Remember to bring your awards, student promotions, certificates,
gag gifts, etc. This is a great opportunity to recognize your students
or fellow instructors! Don’t miss out on this evening of fellowship and fun!
This year the seminar hotel will be Days Inn, Knoxville,
Tenn. Saturday classes and the awards
banquet will both be held here. This hotel is located on Central Avenue Pike,
just off Merchants Drive (this is just a few miles
from Wheelers Dojo. Please call Kay Rivard to receive the special OKU rate. The Days Inn phone number is 865-687-5800. There
are several other hotels in the Merchants Drive area.
a 2008 OKU Seminar tee-shirt with pride! This 100% pre-shrunk cotton tee is guaranteed
to be a winner. $16 each. Limited
Patches, Books, DVDs, Martial Arts Supplies will be available for purchase during the weekend.
Cash or Check (no credit cards)
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Don & Jan Roberts, Address: 610
Waterboy Rd, Fairburn, GA 30213, Phone: (770) 964-7472 or 770-719-4102 e-mail: Gambatteisshin@aol.com Website: www.oku.com We are looking forward to seeing you at the OKU seminar July 11 and 12.
Directions to Wheeler’s Karate School – From the
north Take I-75 South to Exit 112 Emory Rd. Turn right and go approx. 2 miles. Dojo
will be on left. From the north -- Take I-75 North to Exit 112 Emory Rd. Turn
left and go approx. 2 miles. Dojo will be on left.
Directions to Days Inn -- From the north take I-75 to Exit 108 Merchants Drive, turn left go to Central Avenue Pike and turn left. Hotel will be just after you turn. From the south take Exit
108 Merchants Drive, turn right, turn left at 1st traffic light, hotel will be just after you turn.
A Note of Thanks.
OKU Board of Directors is looking forward to seeing everyone at the seminar again this year.
We would like to thank all of the instructors and participants in advance for all of your effort, hard work, friendship,
and ongoing support of the OKU. Without you there wouldn’t be an OKU. We would also like to express our most sincere gratitude and deep appreciation to
the founders of the OKU, and to the late Grand Master Allen Wheeler for providing the catalyst that brings us all together.
Thank you Sensei. We miss you.
Board of Directors
Mail Registration Form with payment to: OKU 3225 Vista Dr. NW, Cleveland,
(you may also register at the door – if you
do not register in advance, please drop us an email giving us your name & information below – thank you)
Phone: __________________________________ Email: _________________________________ Birth date: __________________________
plan to attend two days: Friday ____, Saturday____ $50____
plan to attend Friday_____ only: $30_____
I plan to attend
the OKU Awards Banquet: $20 each. How many? ______
am a current 2008___ or lifetime ____ OKU member ______
I was an OKU
member last year & would like to renew my membership – add $12 _______
have not been an OKU member for 2 or more years and would like to join – add $20 ______
would like an OKU 2008 Summer Seminar Tee-Shirt: $16 each. How Many? ____ What
I have enclosed $___________.
Cash, please or make checks payable to the O.K.U. (Okinawan Karate Do Union)